C-NS High School graduate Breanna Stewart named American Athletic Conference Player of the Year

Published 03/07 2014 09:37PM

Updated 03/07 2014 09:49PM

Breanna Stewart
Breanna Stewart/Photo courtesy of UConn athletics
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Cicero-North Syracuse High School graduate Breanna Stewart has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

The University of Connecticut sophomore averaged 8.5 rebounds and a team-best 19.8 points per game in conference play this year.

Stewart, the American Preseason Player of the Year and AP Preseason All-American, finished second in the American Athletic Conference in scoring and became the fifth sophomore in UConn history to hit the 1,000 career-point mark.

She was a unanimous All-Conference 1st Team selection and led her team to the inaugural American Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

Stewart was named the 2013 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year and is a finalist for the Naismith, Wade and Wooden Awards.

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