Monday, June 27, 2011
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Photo: Andrew McMurtrie. Minnesota Lynx' rookie Maya Moore, a Collins Hill grad, drives the lane against the Atlanta Dream June 19 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.
NEW YORK -- Former Connecticut star and Collins Hill grad Maya Moore has won the Honda-Broderick Cup for the second straight year as the top female college athlete.
Moore, the No. 1 overall draft pick of the Minnesota Lynx, joined swimmer Tracy Caulkins (1982 and '84) as the only athletes to win the award twice.
The announcement was made Monday at Columbia University as Moore beat out fellow finalists Sheila Reid, a distance runner from Villanova, and Penn State volleyball player Blair Brown.
Moore is the fourth-leading scorer in NCAA history and helped lead the Huskies to four Final Four appearances, including two national titles.
Previous winners include Candace Parker (2008), Misty May (1999), Mia Hamm (1994) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1985).