- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maya Moore of Connecticut won the John R. Wooden Award as women’s college basketball player of the year on Friday night, becoming the third player to win it twice.

The four-time All-American ended her career as the Huskies’ career scoring leader with 3,036 points, and ranked second in 3-pointers made and rebounds. Moore averaged 22.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 4.0 assists this season.

She led the UConn to four consecutive Final Fours and two national titles, including their record 90-game winning streak that spanned three seasons.

Moore, who won last year, joined LSU’s Seimone Augustus and Candace Parker of Tennessee as the only two-time winners of the award named for the late UCLA coaching great.

She received 678 votes from a panel of national media that cover college basketball. Britney Griner of Baylor was second with 566 votes.

Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga was third with 283. Stanford teammates Jeanette Pohlen and Nnemkadi Ogwumike were fourth and fifth. Pohlen got 198 votes to Ogwumike’s 185 votes.

Moore received the trophy from Mark Llewellyn, son of the late award co-founder Duke Llewellyn at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Vandersloot and Pohlen didn’t attend because they’re preparing for next week’s WNBA draft.

Llewellyn and Wooden died within days of each other last year.

“This is a perfect way to celebrate their life and I’m just happy to represent,” Moore said. “I’m so grateful to be involved one more year.”

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo was presented the Legends of Coaching award by Nan Muehlhausen, Wooden’s daughter who attended for the first time since a falling out between her family and the award organizers several years ago.

Izzo led the Spartans to their 14th consecutive NCAA tourney appearance this season, where they lost to UCLA in the second round.

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