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.