Two Huskies on Wooden Ballot

Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of Connecticut are on the final ballot for the 2013 John R. Wooden Award.

Connecticut's Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis have advanced to the final ballot for the 2013 John R. Wooden Award, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Thursday.

Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Hundreds of members of the college basketball media will vote on the Wooden Award Player of the Year and All-America team from Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 27, either online or through the mail

Dolson, a junior center, enters the NCAA Tournament second on the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game and leading the Huskies at 7.0 rebounds per contest. The Port Jervis, N.Y. native was honored as a first team All-Big East selection and is currently second nationally with a .594 field goal percentage. Dolson, a member of the 2013 Big EAst All-Tournament Team, was honored as the Big East Player of the Week twice and the United States Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Week once this year.

Mosqueda-Lewis, a sophomore guard, is UConn's leading scorer at 17.5 points per game and leads the nation in 3-point field goal percentage at .505. A unanimous selection to the All-Big East First Team, she enters the NCAA Tournament four 3-point field goals shy of establishing a new single-season school record UConn is one of three programs, Baylor, Duke and Maryland are the others, with two players on the final ballot.

Banks Has Successful Surgery

Sophomore guard Brianna Banks underwent a successful surgical procedure on her right knee to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Thursday at the UConn Connecticut Health Center, UConn announced.

Banks is expected to be ready for the start of the 2013-14 season and has two years of eligibility remaining. Banks suffered the injury during UConn's 71-65 victory at St. John's on February 2.

"I am very pleased that the procedure on Brianna's knee was a success," coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement issued by UConn. "I know she will work extremely hard during the rehabilitation process and look forward to her being back on the floor next season."


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