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Breanna Stewart Wins Honda Award

Stewart received the prestigious honor and also saw her name on a list of the most powerful women in the sports world.

Ian Bethune

Every year, Honda presents an award to the athlete they judge to be the collegiate woman of the year. A UConn women's hooper has won the award four times in its 39-year history. Breanna Stewart was named the 40th winner on Tuesday morning.

Stewart joined Rebecca Lobo, Jennifer Rizzotti and Maya Moore, who won the award twice.

Stewart's senior year performance included an undefeated season and a fourth consecutive national title. She also won her fourth Final Four Most Outstanding Player this past season (no one has won more than two) and swept all relevant 2016 player of the year awards.

The former UConn star was also named to Adweek's 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports along with the likes of Serena Williams, Ronda Rousey, and a number of major executives at large organizations such as Under Armour, WWE, Nike, Gatorade as well as many major sports leagues.

Reacting to the nomination on Facebook, Stewart said "It is incredibly humbling to be included on this list of amazing women."

Adweek said in its post, "these women represent the best of the game- whatever that game happens to be," and described Stewie as a "transformative player, equally proficient in the paint and beyond the three-point line."

Stewart was named to the list for her decorated college career and potential to be the next great WNBA star. She was the first overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft and will compete for the United States in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.