TAMPA, Fla. – Breanna Stewart has joined another exclusive club, and she is only a junior.
Connecticut’s versatile star is the winner of the Associated Press Player of the Year award for the second consecutive year, becoming just the fifth player to accomplish the feat. Florida State’s Sue Semrau was selected as coach of the year for the first time.
The pair accepted their awards at the women’s Final Four on Saturday. Stewart was honored to receive the award with Semrau, who coached her on the USA Basketball under-19 world championship team in 2011.
Stewart, a unanimous All-American for the second straight season, got 20 votes from the 35-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd received the other 15.
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