Three Huskies Named To All-Region 1 Team By WBCA
STORRS, Conn. – Senior center Stefanie Dolson, senior guard Bria Hartley and sophomore forward Breanna Stewart have each been selected to the All-Region 1 Team as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday, March 25. This marks the second selection for both Dolson (2013) and Hartley (2012) and the first for Stewart.
The WBCA All-America selection committee will select the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team from these 52 All-Region picks.
Dolson, a 2013-14 All-American Athletic Conference First Team pick, is averaging 12.3 points and leads the squad at 9.1 rebounds per contest. She is seventh nationally in field goal percentage and recently became only the fifth Husky all-time, along with Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Rebecca Lobo, and Jamelle Elliott, to register at least 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. The 2013-14 American Conference Defensive Player of the Year and Sportsmanship Award winner, Dolson is a finalist for the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award.
Hartley, a 2013-14 All-American Conference First Team selection, is second on the team with 16.4 points per game and 154 assists. She is in the league’s top-five in scoring, assists, assist-to-turnover ratio, steals and three-point field goal percentage and has scored 20 or more points 11 times this year. The USBWA National Player of the Week on January 20, Hartley is only the second Husky all-time, along with Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi, to post at least 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists.
Stewart, who was recently selected as the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference and espnW Player of the Year, is leading the top-ranked Huskies at 19.7 points per game and is second on the squad at 8.1 rebounds per contest. She ranks in the league’s top-10 in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, blocks and free throw percentage.
The North Syracuse, N.Y. native was honored as the 2014 American Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 21.7 points per game en route to leading UConn to the inaugural title. The 2013-14 American Conference Preseason Player of the Year has been selected as the USBWA National Player of the Week and is a finalist for the Naismith Trophy and the Wooden Award.
The All-Region honorees are as follows:
Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Breanna Stewart University of Connecticut Sophomore Forward 6’4”
Stefanie Dolson University of Connecticut Senior Center 6’5”
Bria Hartley University of Connecticut Senior Guard 5’8”
Marissa Janning Creighton University Sophomore Guard 5’8”
Brittany Hrynko DePaul University Junior Guard 5’7”
Jasmine Penny DePaul University Senior Forward 6’1”
Shoni Schimmel University of Louisville Senior Guard 5’9”
Sara Hammond University of Louisville Junior Forward 6’2”
Katherine Plouffe Marquette University Senior Forward 6’3”
Keena Mays Southern Methodist University Senior Guard 5’7”
Courtney Williams University of South Florida Sophomore Guard 5’8”
Aliyyah Handford St. John’s University Sophomore Guard 5’9