UConn So. All-American candidate F Breanna Stewart was named the American Player of the Week after she averaged 26.5ppg and 10.5rpg while shooting 54.1 percent from the floor and helped the #1 ranked and undefeated Huskies go 2-0 for the week with wins at No. 2/2 Duke and over No. 21/20 California. Stewart opened the week with a 24-point, 11-rebound performance against the Blue Devils in the Jimmy V Classic in Durham. Stewart followed that with a career-high tying 29 points versus Cal in the Maggie Dixon Classic. She shot 12-for-18 from the field in only 27 minutes of action and added 10 rebounds for her third consecutive double-double.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected UConn So. All-American candidate F Breanna Stewart as its Ann Meyers Drysdale Women's National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Dec. 22. As the AAC Player of the Week, Stewart was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week. Stewart, a 6-4 sophomore from Syracuse, N.Y., who was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four in April, averaged 26.5ppg, 10.5rpg and shot 54.1 percent from the field and had two double-doubles for the #1 ranked and undefeated Huskies in wins over then-No. 2 Duke and then-No. 21 California as the defending NCAA champions stayed unbeaten at 12-0.