Stewart Named to Wooden All-American Team

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Much like Shabazz Napier for the men's team, Breanna Stewart continues to rack up individual honors as the 2013-14 season winds down.

A day after she and four of her teammates were named AP All-Americans, the sophomore forward, considered the best player in the country and maybe the best player to ever come through Geno Auriemma's program, was named to the John R. Wooden All-American Team, becoming the seventh Husky to receive the honor.

(Others include Maya Moore -- a four-time winner -- Tina Charles, Renee Montgomery and Diana Taurasi.)

Stewart is joined on this year's team by Notre Dame's Kayla McBride, Baylor's Odyssey Sims, Maryland's Alyssa Thomas and Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike.

In addition to the Wooden Award All-American team, Stewart was preseason AAC Player of the Year, AAC Player of the Year, Player of the Year, Most Outstanding Player in the AAC Tournament, and the aforementioned AP first-team All-American. She remains a finalist for the Wade Trophy, the Wooden Award, and the Naismith Trophy.

More career-achievement details via the press release:

Stewart registered the eighth-highest single-game point total by a Husky in program history when she dropped 37 on Temple in January. She has logged 11 double-doubles this season and scored more than 20 points in 20 games. Opponents have held Stewart below double digits in just two games this season. On Feb. 16, Stewart recorded UConn's first basket against USF to join UConn’s 1,000 point club as the second-fastest Husky to reach the milestone behind Maya Moore. She is just the fifth Husky to achieve the honor as a sophomore.

Entering Sunday’s National Semifinal matchup against Stanford, Stewart is averaging 17.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. She has hit a team-high 16 of 19 free throw attempts in that span.

The Wooden Award winner will be announced the weekend of April 10-12 at The Los Angeles Club.

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