- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Connecticut sophomore Maya Moore is the runaway choice as The Associated Press’ college basketball player of the year.

Moore became only the second sophomore to win the award. She joins Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris, who won in 2007.

Moore averaged 19.2 points and 8.9 rebounds, helping UConn to a 37-0 record and within two wins of the school’s third unbeaten season. The Huskies play Stanford on Sunday night in the Final Four.

She is the sixth UConn player to win the award and was honored four days after she was the only unanimous selection to the AP All-America team.

Moore received 37 votes from the 45-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Teammate Renee Montgomery was second in the balloting with four votes.

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