The UConn trio of All-American Sr. C Stefanie Dolson, All-American Sr. G Bria Hartley, and All-American candidate So. F Breanna Stewart have been selected to the 2013-14 All-Region 1 Team as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday, March 25. This marks the second selection for both Dolson (2013) and Hartley (2012) and the first for Stewart. The WBCA All-America selection committee will select the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team from these 52 All-Region picks and will be announced on Saturday, April 5, 2014 during the Final Four in Nashville, TN.
Today UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has been selected as the 2013-14 Region 1 Coach of the Year, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). Auriemma is one of eight Russell Athletic/Regional Coaches of the Year and is now a finalist for the inaugural Pat Summitt Trophy to be presented to the 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year. The other seven finalists for the award are Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw (Region 2), South Carolina’s Dawn Staley (Region 3), Bowling Green’s Jennifer Roos (Region 4), Baylor’s Kim Mulkey (Region 5), Indiana’s Curt Miller (Region 6), Colorado State’s Ryun Williams (Region 7) and Oregon State’s Scott Rueck (Region 8). The 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year will be announced during the fourth annual WBCA Awards Show on Monday, April 7, in the Omni Nashville Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom. This event is part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four.