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Stewart a unanimous AP All-American. Mosquesda-Lewis, Jefferson and Tuck also honored.

POSTED March 31, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


STORRS: It’s award season and the number one ranked team in the land is going to have to make room in the trophy case once again.

University of Connecticut junior Breanna Stewart was unanimously selected to the Associated Press All-American First Team, it was announced Tuesday.

Fellow Huskies Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson were named to the AP All-American Second Team while Morgan Tuck was an honorable mention for her outstanding campaign.

That’s two straight years for Stewart, who along with Mosqueda-Lewis and Tuck, combined to score 73 of their teams 91 points in their Elite Eight win over Dayton on Monday night at the Albany Regional Final.

Stewart was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Albany Regional after averaging 27 points and 14 boards in her team’s two weekend victories. She becomes the first player since Maya Moore to garner back to back honors with the best players in the country.

Jewell Loyd from the University of Notre Dame was the only other unanimous choice.

Mosqueda-Lewis made seven or her ten three point attempts in the Monday win and is now the all-time leader in three pointers made in women’s college basketball history with 395 and counting.

Jefferson has had an amazing junior year that ranks her as one of the top point guards in the entire country. She was named the Most Improved Player in the American Athletic Conference this past season after averaging just over 12 points per game. 

She is the floor general, the one that flicks the switch on the Huskies engine that has run like a finely tuned race car that’s pretty hard to beat.

Tuck bounced back after knee injuries a year ago to become on the toughest inside players in the country, averaging over 14 points per game on a team that averaged nearly 90 per game.

The Huskies are on to the Final Four and will be taking on Maryland in the second game on Saturday night (8:30) in Tampa, Florida.

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