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Moore tops AP honors

This is now an annual rite of spring for Collins Hill grad Maya Moore, who is fast joining some of the greatest players in women's college basketball.

The Connecticut junior was honored as an All-American by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the third straight year she has made the team.

She was joined on the squad by teammate Tina Charles, Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin, Virginia's Monica Wright and Ohio State's Jantel Lavender.

Moore is the fourth three-time AP All-American. The others are Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, Duke's Alana Beard and Oklahoma's Courtney Paris.

''To be in that same category is surreal,'' said Moore, who next season can match Paris as the only four time All-American. ''I definitely looked up to Chamique Holdsclaw and Alana Beard. I remember thinking how great those women were growing up as a little kid watching the Final Fours.''

This marks the second straight season the unbeaten Huskies had two first-team All-Americans.

''I think it's even cooler because you get to share it with your teammates,'' Moore said. ''It's always nice to be recognized for the hard work that we do.''