Thursday, October 30, 2014

UConn picked to win AAC; Stewart POY; Nurse FOY

For the second consecutive season, UConn was picked to win the American Athletic Conference Regular Season Title, garnering 100 points in a vote of the league’s coaches and UConn All-American F Breanna Stewart was honored as the unanimous choice for AAC Preseason Player of the Year, as announced by the conference on Thursday morning.  In addition, UConn Fr. G Kia Nurse was selected as the league’s Preseason Freshman of the Year, while UConn All-American Sr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Jr. G Moriah Jefferson were placed on the Preseason All-Conference First Team. Sr. C Kiah Stokes earned a spot on the Preseason All-Conference Second Team. Stewart, who was joined by USF’s Courtney Williams as the only unanimous All-Conference picks, becomes the seventh Husky player, and first since Maya Moore, to be selected as the conference Preseason Player of the Year on multiple occasions. Overall, Connecticut boasts 18 Preseason conference Player of the Year accolades.

Preseason Player of the Year:
Jr. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut* 

Preseason Freshman of the Year:
Fr. G Kia Nurse, Connecticut

Preseason All-Conference First Team:
Jr. G Ariel Hearn, Memphis
Jr. G Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut
Sr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut
Jr. F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut*
Jr. G Courtney Williams, South Florida*

Preseason All-Conference Second Team
So, G Feyonda Fitzgerald, Temple
Jr. F Alisia Jenkins, South Florida
Sr. G Alyesha Lovett, Cincinnati
RJr. G Jada Payne, East Carolina
Sr. C Kiah Stokes, Connecticut

* - unanimous pick

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