Kia Nurse (Double G Media) College Six Huskies Named to AAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams by Gregg Snyder March 2, 2018 The American Athletic Conference announced its annual women’s basketball awards on Friday. As expected, the Connecticut Huskies were seen prominently throughout the awards. Napheesa Collier, Kia Nurse, Katie Lou Samuelson, Gabby Williams were all named First Team All-Conference. Azurá Stevens was named Second Team All-Conference while Crystal Dangerfield was named to the Third Team. In addition to the First Team honor, Nurse was named the conference Defensive Player of the Year. UConn led the conference in scoring defense (52.8 PPG) and Nurse has 38 steals on the season. She’s no slouch with the ball either, where she averages 14.5 points per game. The senior ranks fourth nationally with a 47.4 3-point field goal percentage. Also receiving multiple honors is Stevens. The junior was named Sixth Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in addition to making Second Team. The transfer from Duke ranks 12th in the conference in scoring (14.6 points per game) and ninth in rebounding. The American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year will be announced at the annual awards press conference on Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m. at Mohegan Sun’s Caberet Theater. The Aaron’s American Women’s Basketball Championship will be played at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., March 3-6. Connecticut enters the tournament as the top-seed and will take the court on Sunday in the quarterfinals against the winner of No. 8 Memphis and No. 9 Tulane. The full tournament bracket can be found, here. Post Views: 1,846 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Gregg Snyder Latest posts by Gregg Snyder (see all) ITZ Staff Makes Super Bowl LV Predictions. Which team wins? Who is MVP? - February 5, 2021 Jets And Nike Create New Jersey High School Girls Flag Football League - February 3, 2021 NJ Sports Photographer, Lauren Guillen, Raising Funds For Local Youth Holiday Gifts - December 11, 2020 President Trump Awards Lou Holtz With Medal of Freedom - December 3, 2020 Related TopicsAzura StevensCollege BasketballCrystal DangerfieldGabby WilliamsKatie Lou SamuelsonKia NurseNapheesa CollierUCONN Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 More in College You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Master P’s Son, Hercy, Commits to Tennessee State Master P’s son, Hercy Miller, is committing to Tennessee State to play basketball. While... EA Sports Plans to Revive College Football Video Game EA Sports announced that they plan on making college football video games again. The... UVM Women’s Basketball Team Quits 2020-2021 Season The University of Vermont (UVM) women’s basketball will be ending their 2020-2021 season early... D3 Women’s Basketball Tournament: Montclair State vs Old Westbury 1st round Preview Rutgers’ Cinderella Story Isn’t Over Yet. Can They Keep it Rolling Against Purdue?