UConn’s Tiffany Hayes, Bria Hartley Recognized By WBCA

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Here’s the release from UConn:

Hayes and Hartley Earn Spot on WBCA All-Region I Team
Hayes Earns Second All-Region I Honor

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Senior guard Tiffany Hayes and sophomore guard Bria Hartley have each been honored as All-Region I selections as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday.  On, Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review these 52 candidates and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.

University of Connecticut women’s basketball has now had a total of 44 WBCA All-Region selections since 1986.  2011-12 marks the 14th time UConn has had multiple All-Region picks.

Hayes leads the third-ranked Huskies at 15.1 points per game and she is second in the BIG EAST at 43.2 percent from three-point range.  This marks the second-straight year Hayes has been honored as an All-Region I selection as both she and Maya Moore earned a spot on the 2010-11 squad.  Recently, Hayes was selected as one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year award and was honored as a unanimous selection to the 2011-12 All-BIG EAST First Team.

Hartley earns her first All-Region selection and is one of only two sophomores, along with Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel, on the All-Region I Team.  Hartley, the 2010-11 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, was recently selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team and is a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the nation’s top point guard.  Hartley is third on the team at 13.6 points per game and is fourth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio.
WBCA All-Region 1
Name    Institution    Year    Pos.    Height
Shey Peddy    Temple University    Sr.    G    5-7
Skylar Diggins    University of Notre Dame    Jr.    G    5-9
Natalie Novosel    University of Notre Dame    Sr.    G    5-11
Devereaux Peters    University of Notre Dame    Sr.    F    6-2
Shoni Schimmel    University of Louisville    So.    G    5-10
Bria Hartley    University of Connecticut    So.    G    5-7
Tiffany Hayes    University of Connecticut    Sr.    G    5-10
Nadirah McKenith    St. John’s University    Jr.    G    5-7
Shenneika Smith    St. John’s University    Jr.    G    6-1
Da’Shena Stevens    St. John’s University    Sr.    F    6-1
Sugar Rodgers    Georgetown University    Jr.    G    5-11
Anna Martin    DePaul University    Jr.    G    5-9


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5 thoughts on “UConn’s Tiffany Hayes, Bria Hartley Recognized By WBCA

  1. Judge and Jury

    Pop Quiz: What 2 things are not like the other 10 things?
    Miss Falls Alot and Miss Lost Her Shot

  2. TJ

    Don’t really get how UConn’s KML is left of the team at 15ppg and 5rpg on 43% shooting but hits 85 3’s on 216 attempts but SJU’s Stevens misses 10 games and only averages 11ppg and 6rpg on 43% FG shooting but hits no 3’s on 3 attempts. #SMH #NoRespect

  3. newgirl2

    TJ, I agree with you that Uconn’s KML and Georgetown’s Sugar Rodgers should NOT be left off that list.

    Judge and Jury, I didn’t see your name on the list either. Is it because you were busily involved with sarcasm?

  4. Knickle Ndime

    J and J, Get a life. All those on the list should be honored, and fans should be happy for them. All these young women have worked hard since last August. Doing more work and class room studys than I’d be willing to do for a CEO position. Honor their dedication, work ethic–maybe you don’t think the talent was there–it was, believe me it was. Or none would have been nominated.

    Congratulation Tiff and Bria, you’ve earned the recogntion.

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