The UConn Huskies women’s team are easily the most dominant team in all of collegiate sports today as they have won 71 straight games and are going for their fourth straight national championship. For senior Breanna Stewart, she has certainly proven that she belongs on the team as she won her third consecutive AP Player of the Year award.
She has been one of the best players in the country and solidified that with the award on Saturday. This is ahead of her team’s match-up against the Oregon State Beavers in the Final Four.
UConn's Breanna Stewart named The AP Player of the Year in women's college basketball for a record 3rd time. pic.twitter.com/X1SPO2F7m4
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During the year, Breanna Stewart averaged 19.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while shooting .418 percent from beyond the three-point line. She joins her coach, Geno Auriemma, as he won the AP Coach of the Year award as well.
It’s not very rare to see a UConn player be named the best player in the country and this is all the more special. Stewart can cap off her great season with a win on Sunday and then in the national championship game against either Syracuse or Washington on Tuesday.
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