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Moore gets Honda Sports Award

Connecticut forward Maya Moore (23), a four-time All-American with 3,000 career points, is headed to the WNBA after her college career came to a close last week. 

Connecticut forward Maya Moore (23), a four-time All-American with 3,000 career points, is headed to the WNBA after her college career came to a close last week. 

During the week she was selected first overall in the WNBA draft, Maya Moore got another honor Thursday when she was named the Honda Sports Award winner as the top athlete in women’s basketball.

The Connecticut star is now entered into the pool for Honda-Broderick Cup honors as the collegiate women’s athlete of the year for all sports. She won that award last year and a repeat would make her only the second two-time winner, joining Florida swimmer Tracy Caulkins, the national woman of the year in 1982 and 1984.

Moore, who scored 3,036 points in her college career and also maintains a 3.669 GPA in sports media and promtion, signed a contract Thursday with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.