Thursday, February 27, 2014
A trio of Huskies have been identified as national semifinalists for the 2013-14 Women's Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Thursday. UConn All-Americans Sr. C Stefanie Dolson and Sr. G Bria Hartley as well as All-American candidate So. F Breanna Stewart were three of ten players to be named semifinalists. UConn leads all schools with three players in the running and the American Athletic Conference leads all leagues with four representatives including Louisville's Shoni Schimmel. Notre Dame is the only other institution to have multiple players selected in Jewell Loyd and Kayla McBride. The Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T is awarded annually to the men's and women's college basketball players of the year. The voting academy bases its criteria on player performance throughout the season. The Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors will narrow the top 10 semifinalists down to four finalists, which will be announced on March 21. The Naismith Award winner will be announced on April 7.