Best players in UConn women's history
UConn forward from 1987-1991 scoring 2,177 points, a record at the time, giving her an average of 18.1 points per game. In 1989 she helped lead Connecticut to its first ever Big East regular season championship, first Big East Tournament championship and first NCAA tournament appearance. In 1990 she led them to the programs first NCAA Tournament win and in 1991 the first ever NCAA Final Four appearance. Bascom is the first UConn player to be named to a national All America team. She would go on to play for the gold medal winning World University Game Team in 1991. When she graduated there was no WNBA but she went overseas to play in Spain for only a year.
More than 100 colleges recruited Lobo, but she chose UConn and played there from 1991-1995. She helped lead the Huskies to the 1995 national championship with an undefeated 35-0 record. In her senior year, she won the 1995 Naismith and College Player of the Year award. Lobo was awarded the prestigious Honda-Broderick Cup for 1994-95. She was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program. Lobo was named the 1995 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. Lobo was the first player in the Big East Conference ever to earn first team all American honors for both basketball and academics. During her time at UConn she scored a total of 2,133 points for an average of 16.9 points per game.
In 1995 Lobo join the national team, which later became the US team for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA where her team won gold. In 1997, the WNBA was formed and its inaugural season. She played in the WNBA from 1997-2003. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Played point guard from 1992-1996. She was the starting point guard on the Huskies first national championship team in 1995. Rizzotti's picture was on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine in recognition of the perfect season. She was awarded the prestigious Honda-Broderick Cup for 1995-96. She was named the 1996 Associated Press Player of the Year. Rizzotti was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program. Rizzotti won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award during the 1995-96 basketball season. During the 1995-96 season Jennifer set school records for assists with 212 and steals with 112. She finished her career at UConn with 1540 points with an average of 11.1 points per game.
Rizzotti was a member of the Jones Cup team representing the USA in 1996. She helped the team to a 9–0 record, and the gold medal. She continued on to play in the WNBA from 1999 until she retired in 2004. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.
Wolters played from 1993-1997. She was a member of the 1995 team that won the championship. During her time at UConn she compiled a 132–8 record (94.3%)
Wolters appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, advanced to the 1996 Final Four, the 1994 and 1997 Final Eights and won four Big East Conference Championships and four Big East Tournament titles. In 1997 she was named the National Player of the Year. She finished her career as Connecticut’s all-time leading rebounder (1286) and shot blocker (396). Wolters was a member of the inaugural class 2006 of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program.
She went on to play in the WNBA from 1999-2003.
Moore played at UConn from 2007-2011. She led the Huskies to a 36–2 record the 2007-2008 season. During her freshman season, Moore averaged a team-high 17.8 points per game, and hit 42% of her three point shots. Moore also placed second on the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game and blocks with 1.6 per game. She was the first freshman, male or female, to be named the Big East Player of the Year. Moore won the award again as a sophomore and then again as a senior. In 2010, Moore led the team in scoring and steals en route to a 39–0 season, ending in the NCAA National Championship. She scored her 2,000th point as a junior. She finished her time at UConn with 3036 points for an average of 19.7 points per game.
After she graduated Moore went on the dominate the WNBA where she still plays today.
A member of the team from 1994-98. In 1995 she helped lead UConn to a NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship as well as a Final Four appearance in the 1996 NCAA Tournament. She was named Rookie of the Year in 1995. In 1997 she was a member of the Gold medal USA Women's World University Games. In 1997-98 she helped the team make two Elite Eight appearances. In the 1997-98 season, she was named to the All-American first team, Defensive Player of the Year, and also the Big East Player of the Year. She was also named to the 1996-97 and 1997-98 Kodak All-America teams. Sales was a member of the inaugural class (2006) of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program. She scored a total of 2178 points during her career at UConn. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 1995 Jones Cup Team that won the Bronze in Taipei, as well as the 1994 squad that won the Gold. Sale joined the WNBA in 1998.
Diana played point guard from 2000-2004. She led the team to three consecutive NCAA championships. In 2003 she was awarded the Nancy Lieberman Award, Wade Trophy, Naismith College Player of the Year, NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player and the Honda Sports Award. In 2004 she was awarded with the Nancy Lieberman Award, Naismith College Player of the Year and NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player award. She scored 2,156 points, averaged 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in her collegiate career. During her time at UConn, her team compiled a record of 139 wins and 8 losses. Diana was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program.
she was drafted to the WNBA in 2004.
Played at UConn from 2005-09. As a freshman she started 35 out of her 37 games and was names Big East Freshman of the Year. Her sophomore season she started in all 36 games. She tallied double-figure points in 29 games, including four 20-point plus scoring efforts. Montgomery led the team with a 13.3 scoring average and 163 assists. She was named first team All-Big East. Junior year, Montgomery was selected as an All-Big East First Team choice for the second consecutive season. She was also selected to the All-Big East Tournament Team for the third consecutive season. Montgomery reached double figure points in all but four games her senior season, and led the Huskies to a 39–0 season and her first and only National Championship. She finished her career in the Top Ten of many categories in the UConn women's basketball record books including No. 1 in games played (150), No. 6 in career points (1,990), No. 6 in FG's (703), No. 4 in 3pt FG's (254), No. 9 in FT's (330), No. 3 in Assists (632), and No. 5 in Steals (266). She was the first Husky to be recognized in the "Huskies of Honor" while still playing in a Husky uniform.
She was selected number 4 overall in the 2009 WNBA draft.
Played for UConn from 2006-2010. In 2009, Charles led the Huskies to a national title as a junior. She was named Final Four MOP and one of the 10 players on the State Farm All-America team during Final Four weekend. On February 13, 2010, Charles became the 12th UConn Women's basketball player to be recognized in the Huskies of Honor and was the 2nd player to be honored while still a player. On March 1, 2010, during a game against Notre Dame, Charles broke two UConn records on the same night. Her fifth rebound made her the all-time leading rebounder at UConn. Charles started the night in third place in career scoring and finished the game as the leading scorer in UConn history. Charles was named the Big East Conference Player of the Year for 2010.
Charles was drafted to the WNBA number one overall in 2010.
Cash was an All-American at UConn from 1998-02. She won the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship with the UConn Huskies in 2000 and 2002. She also helped lead UConn to an undefeated 39-0 season in 2002. Swin was a member of the inaugural class (2006) of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program.
She was selected second overall in the 2002 WNBA draft.