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Posts Tagged ‘Maya Moore.’

Baylor’s Griner, Mulkey pick up AP Awards

 

Brittney Griner

Kim Mulkey

Baylor University Bears center Brittney Griner, who averaged 23.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots per game this season, was named the Associated Press women’s basketball Player of the Year.

Just a junior, the Houston native is 6’8, 208-pounds, wears a men’s size 17 or 18 shoe and has a arm span of 86″.

Griner is the first Baylor player to win the award. She received 36 votes Saturday from the 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

Griner’s win ended a run of three straight seasons that a Connecticut player has been player of the year, Maya Moore won the award last season.

Lady Bears head coach Kim Mulkey was selected the AP Coach of the Year.

Mulkey has guided her team to an undefeated season, and Baylor needs one more win to become the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games in a season. They’ll play Notre Dame in the women’s championship game on Tuesday night in Denver.

 

Info compiled from Baylor University, Radio & TV news

Minnesota Lynx 2011 WNBA CHAMPS!; finishes off Atlanta 3-0 in finals

 

(courtesy of WNBA via wikipedia commons)

Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx wrapped the postseason with a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals with a 73-67 win over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.

The championship is the first for Minnesota.

Augustus scored 16 points and Maya Moore, returning to her Atlanta home, scored 15 to lead a balanced scoring attack.

Info compiled from WNBA & Minnesota Lynx news

Fredette, Moore win college basketball awards

 

Jimmer Fredette (courtesy of BYU athletics)

The college basketball awards are still being handed out and this time, the honors go to Jimmer Fredette of BYU and Maya Moore of Connecticut.

Fredette won the John R. Wooden Award as the top college basketball player of the year in the men’s game, easily beating UConn’s Kemba Walker.

Maya Moore (courtesy of UConn atheltics)

Maya Moore of UConn won the women’s award for the second straight year.

 

compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

UConn star Moore and coach Auriemma earn top awards

Maya Moore (courtesy of UConn athletics)

University of Connecticut star Maya Moore is the best of the best.

Moore has been named the Associated Press player of the year for the second time. She becomes the third player to win the award twice.

Moore, who joins Seimone Augustus of Louisiana State University and Chamique Holdsclaw of Tennessee as the only two-time winners, also won the award as a sophomore.

Moore’s head coach Geno Auriemma is the best coach, but he has to share the award. The Associated Press coach of the year is a three-way award. The other two coaches are Tara VanDerveer of Stanford and University of Miami’s Katie Meyer.

This is the first time in AP history that a college award has ended in a tie.

OSU’s Lavender named first-team All-American

 

Jantel Lavender (courtesy of OSU athletics)

Ohio State senior center Jantel Lavender has been named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press for the second straight season.

Lavender is a four-time Big Ten Player of the Year, averaging 22.8 points and 10.9 rebounds in leading the Buckeyes to the Sweet 16.

The other members of the AP team include UConn’s Maya Moore, who became only the second four-time women’s All-America player.

Lavender and Moore join Baylor’s 6’8 sophomore Brittney Griner, Stanford senior Jeanette Pohlen of and Texas A&M senior Danielle Adams.

 

compiled from OSU athletics, staff, Radio & TV news

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