Print this story

Stewart selected as Capital One Academic All-District I First Team member.

POSTED February 06, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut junior standout Breanna Stewart has been named to the five-member 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District I First Team, as announced by the Academic All-America Committee on Thursday.

Stewart becomes the eighth different Husky player to earn the prestigious accolade and first since Maya Moore in the 2010-11 season. In total, UConn players have earned 16 nods to the All-District I Academic squad.

The Syracuse, N.Y. native boasts a 3.33 GPA in an individualized sports in society major.

The Academic All-District teams include the student- divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fourth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Stewart is now eligible to be named as a member of the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America Team, which is expected to be released in mid-March.

On the court, Stewart has turned in a team-best 16.7 points per game average and ranks in the top-10 in the American Athletic Conference in field goal percentage (.526), assists per game (3.3), steals per game (1.8), and blocks per game (2.1). She currently stands at No. 16 on the Huskies’ all-time scoring list with 1,641 points and also ranks sixth all-time in total blocks (228). 

For more from Timothy W. Gaffney click here