All Time Uconn Women's Basketball Team
I did the Mens team yesterday so, it only feels right to show what the greatest Uconn Women's team would look like.
While I’m a die hard fan of the Uconn men’s team, it became boring to watch the women’s team because, they have been so dominant. They’ve won about half of their National Championship games in the Geno Auriemma era by 20 plus points and have gone undefeated 6 times since Auriemma was hired in 1985.
Head Coach, Geno Auriemma 1985-Present: Much like Calhoun on my men’s All Time Team, Auriemma is the clear cut pick and you cannot make an argument against it.
Guard, Sue Bird 1998-2002: A career filled with awards and accolades including two National Championships. Bird won the Lieberman Award 3 times and was a two time All American. In her career as a Husky, she averaged 11.7 points per game and shot 45% from three.
Guard, Diana Taurasi 2000-2004: Bird and Taurasi were huge reasons why the Huskies won the 2002 National Title but, after Bird graduated, Taurasi was not done. She would go on to win titles in ‘03 and ‘04 along with being a three time All American, a two time Naismith Award winner, a two time recipient of the Lieberman Award, a two time Big East Player of the Year, and was the AP National Player of the Year.
Forward, Maya Moore 2007-2011: Moore was a star at the heart of the Huskies dynasty and is the all time scorer for Uconn with 3,036 points. Her accolades remind me of Emeka Okafor and the only thing you can say is “What didn’t Maya Moore do?”. She won two National Titles, was a four time All American, a three time Wade Trophy recipient, a three time Big East Player of the Year, a two time Wooden Award and Naismith Award winner, and also received the AP Player of the Year twice. I said the same about Emeka Okafor being the greatest mens Husky of All Time and I’ll say that Moore is the greatest women’s player to walk the campus in Storrs, CT.
Forward, Breanna Stewart 2002-2006: Maybe, the only other player you can argue that was better than Maya Moore and for good reason. Stewart won four National Championships and is the only Husky to win three Naismith awards and three AP National Player of the Year awards. Along with the four National Titles, Stewart won the Wade Trophy twice, AAC Player of the Year three times, a three time All American, and won the Wooden Award twice. She is second all time in scoring for the Huskies with 2,676 points, just 364 points behind Maya Moore.
Center, Rebecca Lobo 1991-1995: Lobo was recruited by nearly 100 colleges to play hoops but, she ended up picking the Huskies and for that, all Uconn fans are grateful. Lobo was the leader on the Huskies 1995 National Championship squad and in that same year she won the Naismith College Player of the Year, the Wade Trophy, was AP player of the Year and even won the Honda-Broderick Cup which is given to the best female collegiate athlete. In her career, Lobo averaged 16.9 points per game, 3.1 blocks, and 10.1 rebounds.
Bench, Tina Charles 2006-2010: It was difficult leaving Charles out of the top 5 but, the players above Charles are just better. She was a two time Champion and the 2010 Wooden Award Winner.
Bench, Kara Wolters: Wolters was a phenomenal Husky and you could make the case to have her in the starting 5. She is a one time Champion, a two time Big East Tournament Player of the Year, the 1997 Big East Player of the Year, and the 1997 AP Player of the Year.
Bench, Katie Lou Samuelson: Maybe it’s because I have seen her play recently but, Katie Lou was a hell of a baller. She’s a one time Champ and was a two time AAC Player of the Year.
Bench, Swin Cash: The 2002 second overall pick was a great hooper for the Huskies. She was an All American, a two time Champion, and the 2002 Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Bench, Moriah Jefferson: Jefferson was also a number two pick in the WNBA draft when she was taken in 2016. A four time Champ, a two time All American, and a two time Lieberman Award recipient.