There are many ways to become enshrined in the Huskies of Honor, among them being named a WBCA All-American. After Saturday’s announcement, three Huskies locked up their spots as Napheesa Collier, Katie Lou Samuelson, and Gabby Williams were all named All-Americans.
Collier, who just completed her sophomore campaign, started all 37 contests, averaging 30.2 minutes per game. She led the team in field goal percentage (67.8 percent), scoring (20.4 PPG) and rebounding (9.1 RPG). She also led the team with 77 blocks and was second with 64 steals.
Collier was third in field goal percentage, 16th in points per game, and 50th in rebounds per game in the country.
Fellow sophomore Samuelson started every game and led UConn with 31.8 minutes per game. She also led the team in three-pointers made with 119 and was second on the team in scoring (20.2 PPG) and three-point percentage (42 percent).
She was tied for second in the country in three-pointers made, three off the national lead, 17th in three-point percentage and 18th in the country in points per game.
After a stellar junior season, Gabby Williams has been called the most complete player in college basketball by Jay Bilas. She started 37 games, averaging 29.1 minutes per game.
She led the Huskies with 190 assists, was second on the team with 8.4 rebounds per game, and third with 14.3 points per game. Defensively, she was tops among UConn players with 100 steals and her 52 blocks were second-best on the squad.
She was 10th nationally in steals and tied for 24th in assists.
This year’s team returned no All-Americans from the previous year, and had zero named preseason All-American. Now the Huskies have three.