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