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UConn Seniors Named Naismith Trophy Semifinalists. Press Release.

POSTED March 04, 2019
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


UConn Seniors Named Naismith Trophy Semifinalists

ATLANTA – Seniors Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson were named as two of 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Monday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

UConn is the only program with multiple semifinalists. The Huskies have won 10 Naismith Trophies all-time, the most of any program.

The four finalists will be announced on March 22, 2019, and fans will have a chance to vote for their favorite player of the four beginning that same day through April 3, by visiting naismithtrophy.com/vote to cast their ballot. The fan vote will account for five percent of the overall vote. The 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 6, 2019. The winner will be honored at her school on a later date.

Collier leads UConn with 20.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game while Samuelson is second on the team in both categories (18.9, 6.7). The duo have combined for 4,457 career points, the most by a pair of classmates in UConn history.

The Huskies close the regular season Monday at USF at 7 p.m.

2019 Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Semifinalists

NAME

CLASS

POSITION

SCHOOL

CONFERENCE

Kristine Anigwe

Sr.

C/F

California

Pac-12

Kalani Brown

Sr.

C

Baylor

Big 12

Napheesa Collier

Sr.

F

UConn

AAC

Asia Durr

Sr.

G

Louisville

ACC

Megan Gustafson

Sr.

F

Iowa

Big Ten

Sabrina Ionescu

Jr.

G

Oregon

Pac-12

Teaira McCowan

Sr.

C

Mississippi State

SEC

Arike Ogunbowale

Sr.

G

Notre Dame

ACC

Katie Lou Samuelson

Sr.

G

UConn

AAC

Alanna Smith

Sr.

F

Stanford

Pac-12

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