Hartley Named A Candidate For Lieberman Award

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Senior All-American Bria Hartley is a candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Award, it was announced today. The award, which was established in 2000, is given annually to the nation’s top point guard.

The criteria for selection require that players demonstrate the floor leadership, play-making abilities and ball-handling skills that Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman embodied in her career. Hartley is seeking to become the fourth UConn player to win the award, joining Sue Bird (2000-2002), Diana Taurasi (2003, 2004) and Renee Montgomery (2009).

Hartley is averaging 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.1 steals in 30.3 minutes this season for the top-ranked Huskies.

Rich

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  1. Willie E.Goldsmith says:

    Moriah Jefferson is the Point Guard for UConn,not Bria.Rich,would you please notify the committee.It is a total lack of respect to Jefferson.Sims is the only PG playing better than Moriah,and Moriah out played her Heads -up.

  2. Alan says:

    Odyssey Sims, another candidate for the Lieberman Award, is a great player. But why is it that when she spun Stephanie Dolson to the ground with 2:54 left in the game, did ESPN not show her actions in a replay. If you watch the game, Sims misses her runner, players fall to the ground trying for the rebound, Sims then grabs Dolson from behind, pulling her back, and spinning her to the ground. She was called for a foul. She was most likely very frustrated. But this obvious display of poor sportsmanship was not covered in their replay.

    Again, Sims is a great player. But does she need to be coddled when she displays poor sportsmanship?

  3. Alan says:

    If Jefferson is our point guard, why is only Hartley up for the Lieberman Award? Moriah is having a great season, as is Bria, and I hope she gets recognition from more than the coaches, players, and UConn fans.

  4. James Duh says:

    Bria’s: ball handling, decision making, defense, leadership, drives to the basket, are all tens. However, her 3pt shot will keep her from winning the award. Wish she would find her 3pt shot, it has been hurting the team. Her misses are often very bad. That injury, last year, did her 3pt shot in. hope some how it will change down the stretch. Will need it in the final four.

  5. Mike McManus says:

    Bria has had an up and down career especially since her injury and has never shot as well consistently since then. But I think she deserves to be a candidate for the award and I sense that she will continue to excel as the season progresses. Sims has the notoriety and ppg but when it comes to leadership qualities, I was not impressed with her performance and body language in the UCONN game/