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2016 Final Four Weekend Awards Roundup: UConn sweeps, courageous winners and media recognition

Photos © Lee Michaelson, All Rights Reserved. United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Ann Meyers-Drysdale National Player of the Year: Breanna Stewart (UConn) Coach of the Year – Geno Auriemma (UConn) Freshman of the Year…

Moriah Jefferson named the recipient of the 2016 Dawn Staley Award

Moriah Jefferson, University of Connecticut’s Senior Guard, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Dawn Staley Award. “The Dawn Staley Award is given to the most outstanding collegiate guard in the country; a player…

UConn continues to collect honors with AP Coach of the Year and Player of the Year awards

Congratulations to #ncaaW @AP Coach of the Year Geno Auriemma! #WFinalFour pic.twitter.com/kRSl9XYlzy — NCAA Women’s Basketball (@ncaawbb) April 2, 2016 Congratulations to #ncaaW @AP Player of the Year Breanna Stewart #WFinalFour pic.twitter.com/58840VbK0r — NCAA Women’s…

2016 WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Team announced

The WBCA announced its 2016 Division I Coaches All-America Team at the site of the Final Four on Saturday in Indianapolis. Five members of the team are competing in the Final Four including: Kelsey Plum…

UConn’s Moriah Jefferson is the 2016 WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Moriah Jefferson | 2016 WBCA Defensive Player of the Year #Going4Eleven pic.twitter.com/k2cXTbVpTP — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) April 2, 2016 Moriah Jefferson of the University of Connecticut is the 2016 WBCA Division I Defensive Player…

2015-16 Senior CLASS Award winners announced

Three-time first-team AP All-American Breanna Stewart of the University of Connecticut has been selected as the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award winner in NCAA Division I women’s basketball. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of…

Georgia’s Joni Taylor named 2016 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year

Joni Taylor, head coach at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, is the 2016 recipient of the Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)…

2016 John R. Wooden Award Women’s All-Americans announced

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2016 John R. Wooden Award Women’s All-Americans as selected by hundreds of national college basketball media members and the Award’s former winners The team consists of, alphabetically: Rachel…

2016 AP All-Americans announced

2016 AP All-Americans Breanna Stewart – UConn Moriah Jefferson – UConn Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State Rachel Banham – Minnesota A’ja Wilson – South Carolina Stewart made the team for the third time, only the…

WBCA announces winners of its inaugural Assistant Coaches of the Year award

From the WBCA: The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced its inaugural Assistant Coaches of the Year in each of the six WBCA membership divisions. The Assistant Coach of the Year award is presented…

Finalists for 2016 Wade Trophy announced

The Wade Trophy Committee and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced  the 15 finalists in contention for the Wade Trophy. The award is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA Division I women’s basketball player.…

Notre Dame signee Erin Boley named the 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Notre Dame signee Erin Boley of Elizabethtown High School (Elizabethtown, Ky.) is the 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year.  The 6-2 forward is a two-time returning Gatorade State Player of the Year. At the time of…

2015-16 All-Region nominees for the 2016 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the All-Region nominees for the 2016 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.  The selection committee will select the 10-member Coaches’ All-America Team from these 52 candidates.…

Finalists for the 2015-16 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year named

The finalists for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year include include Geno Auriemma (University of Connecticut), Muffet McGraw (University of Notre Dame), Scott Rueck (Oregon State University) and Dawn Staley (University of South Carolina).…

Lauren Cox named 2016 WBCA High School Player of the Year, WBCA All-America Team announced

Lauren Cox (Flower Mound, Texas) is the 2016 WBCA High School Player of the Year and headlines the 2016 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America Team. From the WBCA: Cox, a 6-foot-4 senior, is the top-ranked player…

UConn recruit Crystal Dangerfield named Morgan Wootten Player Of The Year

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee is the winner of the girl’s 2016 Morgan Wootten Players of the Year. The honor is given to those that display “outstanding character, showing leadership and embodying the values of…

2016 Naismith Trophy Girl’s High School All-American teams announced

The Naismith Awards Girl’s High School Player of the Year will be announced on March 10, 2016. NAME HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS POSITION COLLEGE 1st Team All-America Erin Boley Hodgensville, KY Elizabethtown Senior PF Notre…

2015-16 John R. Wooden Award Women’s Final Ballot

The John R. Wooden Award, headquartered at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, announced the 2016 Wooden Award Women’s National Ballot today. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot consists of 15 student-athletes…

Semifinalists: 2016 Naismith Trophy Women’s College Player of the Year

Four finalists will be announced Friday, March 18, 2016. The winner of the award will be announced Monday, April 4, 2016. The Naismith Awards were founded by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to recognize accomplished athletes, coaches, officials…

Dishin & Swishin 3/3/16 Podcast: Army’s Kelsey Minato and West Viriginia’s Bria Holmes are two seniors leading the way to postseason success

Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). [display_podcast] Finally we have made it to March, and conference tournament…

No. 1 UConn celebrates their seniors, takes care of Tulane, 80-40

STORRS, Conn. – It was the best of times and the worst of times for the UConn Huskies Saturday afternoon at Gampel Pavilion. They started the day honoring their four seniors: Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson,…

Dishin & Swishin 2/25/16 Podcast: Moriah Jefferson ready to join the Huskies of Honor, but what comes next?

Dishin & Swishin 2/25/16 Podcast: Moriah Jefferson ready to join the Huskies of Honor, but what comes next?

Dishin & Swishin interview in 2012 with a freshman Moriah Jefferson. [display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast…

2016 Naismith Trophy Girls’ High School Player of the Year finalists

Naismith Trophy Girls’ High School Player of the Year finalists: Name Hometown High School Position College Erin Boley Hodgensville, Kentucky Elizabethtown PF Notre Dame Lauren Cox Flower Mound, Texas Flower Mound F Baylor Crystal Dangerfield…

Finalists for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award announced

Ten NCAA women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as finalists for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA…

2016 John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20

The John R. Wooden Award announced a women’s late season top 20 list of outstanding student-athletes who are the frontrunners for the honor at roughly two-thirds of the way through the 2015-16 season. The list…