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Big East Announces All-Conference Team

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File: Bria Hartley, Tiffany Hayes (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

File: Bria Hartley, Tiffany Hayes (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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UConn freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis received the Big East Sixth Man Award as the conference named the women’s all-conference team prior to the start of the Big East  Tournament starting Friday at the XL Center in Hartford. UConn sophomore Bria Hartley and senior Tiffany Hayes were named to the All-big East First Team,

In all, eight schools are represented on the All-Big East First Team.

Also named to the first team were Anna Martin, DePaul;  Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown; Shoni Schimmel, Louisville; Skylar Diggins, Natalie Novosel and Devereaux Peters, all of Notre Dame; Khadijah Rushdan, Rutgers; Shenneika Smith, St. John’s, and Asya Bussie, West Virginia.  Higgins and Martin were unanimous selections.

Mosqueda-Lewis was named to the All-Big East second team,  along with
Dayeesha Hollins, Cincinnati; April Sykes, Rutgers, Nadirah McKenith and
Da’Shena Stevens of St. John’s;  Jasmine Crew, Seton Hall; Jasmine Wynne, USF; Kayla Alexander and Iasia Hemingway of Syracuse, and Laura Sweeney, Villanova.

UConn’s Stefanie Dolson received Honorable Mention.

Defensive Player of the Year is Devereaux Peters of  Notre Dame.
Jasmine Wynne of USF was named Most Improved Player and Deanna Ortiz of  DePaul and Da’Shena Stevens of  St. John’s received the Sportsmanship Award.

Awards for the Big East Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year will be announced Friday.

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