Hartley On Lieberman Watch List

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Bria Hartley has selected by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a candidate for the 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award which recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I College Basketball.

The criteria for selection require that players demonstrate the floor leadership, play-making abilities, and ball-handling skills that Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman embodied in her career.

Since its inception in 2000, three Huskies have taken home the award a total of six times. UConn point guards earned the honors in the first five consecutive years of its existence, with Sue Bird earning it the first three years (2000-2002) and Diana Taurasi receiving the accolades in the subsequent two years after Bird (2003, 2004). Renee Montgomery was the last Husky to net the award in 2009.

  Hartley has posted excellent numbers for the top-ranked Huskies this season and leads an offense that outscores opponents by an average of 36.7 points. The senior ranks second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.9 points per game, and has been dynamic in her passing game with 4.4 assists per game.


  Her success this season has translated to recognition on several levels, including league nods as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 18 after a 29-point effort against Penn State to match her career-high. The conference also selected Hartley as a preseason All-Conference Honorable Mention choice, while her name has surfaced on both the Wooden and Wade Award Watch Lists so far this season. Hartley was a WBCA/State Farm All-American in her sophomore year and, more recently, an NCAA All-Tournament honoree following UConn’s ninth National Championship last season.


  More information on the Nancy Lieberman Award can be found here.



2014 Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List




Player Name                        School Name


Kacie Cassell                            University of Akron


Calli Berna                                University of Arkansas


Odyssey Sims                          Baylor University


Brittany                                     Boyd University of California


Bria Hartley                              University of Connecticut


Senee Shearer                           University of Detroit Mercy


Chelsea Gray                            Duke University


Jerica Coley                              Florida International University


Yashira Delgado                       Florida State University


Damika Martinez                        Iona College


Samantha Logic                        University of Iowa


Lexie Brown                              University of Maryland


Valencia McFarland                   University of Mississippi


Ashley Deary                            Northwestern University


Tiffany Bias                              Oklahoma State University


Fantasia Hilliard                         Sacramento State University


Keena Mays                              Southern Methodist University


Amber Orrange                          Stanford University


Natasha Cloud                          Saint Joseph’s University


Jamierra Faulkner                      University of Southern Mississippi


Ariel Massengale                       University of Tennessee


Jennifer Newsome                     University of Tennessee at Martin


Jordan Jones                            Texas A&M University


Andola Dortch                           University of Toledo


Joanna Harden                          Troy University


Jennifer Schlott                                     Utah State University


Chelsea Douglas                       Wake Forest University


Rebecca Henricson                   Western Illinois University


Dequesha McClanahan              Winthrop University


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