Five players who showed up in Storrs and made an impact on the UConn women's basketball team as freshmen:
Maya Moore (2007-08)
Started 30 games in 2007-08 and averaged 17.8 points and 7.6 rebounds to become the first freshman in
history, men or women, to be named conference player of the year. She also was named first-team All-American by the Associated Press after helping lead the
to their first Final Four since 2004.
Started 14 games on a talent-packed 2000-01 team, but helped lead it to the Final Four by averaging 10.9 points and shooting 38.6 percent on three-pointers. She led the team in free throw percentage.
Scored 538 points (14.5) in 37 games, second only to Moore (678) among freshmen scorers in program history. Her 235 rebounds are third all-time behind Tina Charles and Moore and her 90 steals are second behind
. Made the Big East's all-tournament team.
Tamika Williams (1998-99)
Started 19 games, averaging 22.4 minutes, 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Named freshman of the year by The Sporting News and Big East. She scored a career-high 25 points against Miami on Feb. 6 as a freshman.