The resident historian of UConn women’s basketball is Carl Adamec, the program’s senior beatwriter from the Manchester Journal-Inqurer. There are times the rest of us are convinced he knows more about the history of the program than Geno Auriemma does, at least when it comes to fact, figures and trivia.
Here is one of the recent gems Carl has dug up concerning UConn’s 1,000-point scorers:
These Huskies are just the fourth team in program history to have four active 1,000-point scorers. Bria Hartley (1,234), Stefanie Dolson (1,147), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (1,012), and Kelly Faris (1,000).
But did you know that the first UConn team with four 1,000-point scorers was its 2000-01 team with seniors Svetlana Abrosimova and Shea Ralph, and juniors Tamika Williams and Swin Cash.
The 2001-02 national championship team had four 1,000-point scorers as Williams and Cash were joined by senior classmates Asjha Jones and Sue Bird.
The 2004-05 Huskies had all four of their 1,000-point scorers reach the milestone in a two-month stretch. Senior Jessica Moore was first, followed by junior Barbara Turner. Junior Ann Strother was next with senior Ashley Battle making it a four on Senior Night against Pittsburgh on Feb. 22, 2005.
On Saturday, Faris became the first Husky since Battle to score her 1,000th point on senior night.
The 2008-09 national championship team just missed: Junior Kalana Greene had 999 points at the end of the season. That wasn’t quite good enough to john Renee Montgomery, junior Tina Charles, and sophomore Maya Moore nearly being joined by junior Kalana Greene.
No UConn team has had five active 1,000-point scorers.