« Women’s Basketball 2010-11

Maya Moore

School

Connecticut

Position
Forward
Major
Individualized Major
PPG
22.8
RPG
8.2
APG
4.0

Classroom

Moore received several accolades for her work in the classroom in 2010, including both the Big East Scholar-Athlete and CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American of the year. She was also the co-winner of the 2010 Honda Broderick Cup, which recognizes the collegiate female athlete who has outstanding athletic achievement, team contributions, scholastics and community involvement.

Character

Moore is a natural leader and the hardest-working player on the team. She’s involved with Athletes in Action and has attended numerous leadership conferences through the organization. Moore is also a very gifted musician — she plays guitar, drums and sings — who’s very accepting of everyone and can connect with people through music, sports and through her giving personality.

Community

Moore has been very involved with the Children’s Hospital, helping with a teleconference to raise money for sick children as well as visiting children several times. She also volunteered at Geno Auriemma’s charity golf tournament and helped the Salvation Army.

Competition

Moore is one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history. She’s the two-time defending Wade Trophy National Player of the Year as well as a two-time ESPY award winner for Top Female College Athlete. Other accolades from her junior season include WBCA first-team All-American, USBWA All-American, first-team Associated Press All-American, Final Four most outstanding player and All-Big East first team. After leading Connecticut to a perfect season and the NCAA championship, Moore helped Team USA win the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. This season she is poised to become the Huskies’ all-time leader in scoring and rebounding. In 2009, Moore was named the national player of the year by the Naismith Award, Wooden Award, Associated Press, USBWA and ESPN.com.