Breanna Stewart, the Associated Press national player of the year, was named the Ann Meyers Drysdale national Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association at a press conference at Bridgestone Arena Sunday.
She is the second UConn sophomore to win the honor along with Maya Moore in 2009. UConn director of athletics Warde Manuel accepted the honor on Stewart’s behalf.
Stewart is also a finalist for the Wade Trophy, Wooden Award, and Naismith Award. Other UConn players to pick up the USBWA honor are Rebecca Lobo (1995), Diana Taurasi (2003), Moore (2009, 2011) and Tina Charles (2010).