UConn's Moore wins Naismith Trophy

Updated: April 6, 2009, 4:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

UConn sophomore Maya Moore was named the winner of the 2009 Naismith Trophy as the top women's player in college basketball, becoming just the sixth player to win the award at two different levels.

Moore also was named the Naismith winner as the nation's top prep player in 2006 and 2007.

Moore averaged 19.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game for the undefeated Huskies, who are trying to win their sixth national championship when they face Louisville in the national title game on Tuesday night.

Other finalists for the 2009 Naismith Trophy were Louisville's Angel McCoughtry, Oklahoma star and four-time Naismith finalist Courtney Paris and fellow UConn teammate Renee Montgomery.

Moore, also a two-time Big East player of the year, joins elite company in winning the Naismith Trophy both in college and high school. Past players to achieve the feat include: UConn's Diana Taurasi, Tennessee's Tamika Catchings, Chamique Holdsclaw and Candace Parker, and Southern California's Lisa Leslie.

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