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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