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UConn Three Named to Naismith Trophy Midseason list. The Press Release.

POSTED February 11, 2019
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


UConn Three Named to Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

ATLANTA – UConn trio Katie Lou Samuelson, Napheesa Collier and Crystal Dangerfield were selected to the 30-player Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team Monday.

UConn is one of three teams with at least three nominees. On March 4, 2019, the competition will narrow as the midseason team of 30 becomes 10 national semifinalists. The four finalists will be announced on March 22, 2019, and the 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 6, 2019.

Last week, the three were named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20. The trio have led Connecticut to a 21-2 record in 2018-19. The three were named preseason First Team All-Conference as well as to every major award's preseason watch list. Collier leads the Huskies in points and rebounds while Samuelson is second in both categories. Dangerfield leads the team in assists.

UConn has featured 10 Citizen Naismith Trophy winners, the most of any program.

2019 Citizen Naismth Trophy Women’s Midseason Team

NAME

CLASS

POSITION

SCHOOL

CONFERENCE

Kristine Anigwe

Sr.

C/F

California

Pac-12

Kalani Brown

Sr.

C

Baylor

Big 12

Bridget Carleton

Sr.

G

Iowa State

Big 12

Chennedy Carter

So.

G

Texas A&M

SEC

Kaila Charles

Jr.

G

Maryland

Big Ten

Napheesa Collier

Sr.

F

UConn

AAC

Lauren Cox

Jr.

F

Baylor

Big 12

Sophie Cunningham

Sr.

G

Missouri

SEC

Crystal Dangerfield

Jr.

G

UConn

AAC

Asia Durr

Sr.

G

Louisville

ACC

Megan Gustafson

Sr.

F

Iowa

Big Ten

Ruthy Hebard

Jr.

F

Oregon

Pac-12

Natisha Hiedeman

Sr.

G

Marquette

BIG EAST

Anriel Howard

Sr.

F

Mississippi State

SEC

Megan Huff

Sr.

F

Utah

Pac-12

Sabrina Ionescu

Jr.

G

Oregon

Pac-12

Marina Mabrey

Sr.

G

Notre Dame

ACC

Tiana Mangakahia

Jr.

G

Syracuse

ACC

Tynice Martin

Jr.

G

West Virginia

Big 12

Teaira McCowan

Sr.

C

Mississippi State

SEC

Beatrice Mompremier

Jr.

F

Miami

ACC

Maci Morris

Sr.

G

Kentucky

SEC

Arike Ogunbowale

Sr.

G

Notre Dame

ACC

Satou Sabally

So.

F

Oregon

Pac-12

Katie Lou Samuelson

Sr.

G

UConn

AAC

Jessica Shepard

Sr.

F

Notre Dame

ACC

Destiny Slocum

So.

G

Oregon State

Pac-12

Alanna Smith

Sr.

F

Stanford

Pac-12

Brianna Turner

Sr.

F

Notre Dame

ACC

Jackie Young

Jr.

G

Notre Dame

ACC

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