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Four Huskies Named To Naismith Watch List

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The Atlanta Tip Off Club announced the Naismith Midseason Top-30 List today and four Huskies are on the list.  They are:

Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley, Kaleena Mosquda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart.  All four Husky names have also appeared on the Wooden Award Top-20 list announced in January.

 The Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T is awarded annually to the men’s and women’s college basketball players of the year. The voting academy bases its criteria on player performance throughout the season.

The ACC leads all conferences with 10 players hailing from seven different teams. Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel joins the four Huskies as representatives of the American Athletic Conference, which boasts the second-most players.

In the history of the Naismith Trophy, five Huskies have earned the award in seven different seasons. Rebecca Lobo first took home the honors for Connecticut in the 1995 season after winning the program’s first National Championship. In 2002, the Naismith Award was bestowed on Sue Bird after UConn’s first of three consecutive National Titles. Diana Taurasi followed on Bird’s heels as a back-to-back recipient in 2003 and 2004. Most recently, Tina Charles earned the honors in 2010, in between Maya Moore’s two seasons as the Naismith Award winner in 2009 and 2011.

 

Naismith Award Midseason Top 30 List

Natalie Achonwa

Senior

Forward

Notre Dame

ACC

Rachel Banham

Junior

Guard

Minnesota

Big Ten

Tiffany Bias

Senior

Guard

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Brittany Boyd

Junior

Guard

California

Pac-12

Hallie Christofferson

Senior

Forward

Iowa State

Big 12

Jerica Coley

Senior

Guard

Florida International

Conference USA

Diamond DeShields

Freshman

Guard

North Carolina

ACC

Stefanie Dolson

Senior

Center

Connecticut

American Athletic

Aaryn Ellenberg

Senior

Guard

Oklahoma

Big 12

Christina Foggie

Senior

Guard

Vanderbilt

SEC

Markeisha Gatling

Senior

Center

North Carolina State

ACC

Bria Hartley

Senior

Guard

Connecticut

American Athletic

Jordan Hooper

Senior

Forward

Nebraska

Big Ten

Natasha Howard

Senior

Forward

Florida State

ACC

Tricia Liston

Senior

Guard

Duke

ACC

Jewell Loyd

Sophomore

Guard

Notre Dame

ACC

Maggie Lucas

Senior

Guard

Penn State

Big Ten

Tyaunna Marshall

Senior

Guard

Georgia Tech

ACC

Kayla McBride

Senior

Guard

Notre Dame

ACC

Tiffany Mitchell

Sophomore

Guard

South Carolina

SEC

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

Junior

Forward

Connecticut

American Athletic

Chiney Ogwumike

Senior

Forward

Stanford

Pac-12

Theresa Plaisance

Senior

Forward

LSU

SEC

Ebony Rowe

Senior

Forward

Middle Tennessee

Conference USA

Shoni Schimmel

Senior

Guard

Louisville

American Athletic

Meighan Simmons

Senior

Guard

Tennessee

SEC

Odyssey Sims

Senior

Guard

Baylor

Big 12

Breanna Stewart

Sophomore

Forward

Connecticut

American Athletic

Alyssa Thomas

Senior

Forward

Maryland

ACC

Elizabeth Williams

Junior

Center-Forward

Duke

ACC

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