Maya Moore snags back-to-back Honda-Broderick Cup

By Tucker Harrington

The former University of Connecticut’s basketball star Maya Moore was recently awarded with the Honda-Broderick Cup, which honors college female athletes of the year, for the second year in a row, according to USA Today.

The announcement came out at Columbia University this past Monday.

“It really makes me appreciate the timing of just coming into the University of Connecticut with the people that I did,” Moore told the news source. “If I didn’t have the coaching staff or the teammates that I had around me, which were phenomenal, this wouldn’t be possible.”

In her years with the Huskies, she contributed to breaking the NCAA record of 90 consecutive victories for both men and women. Moore scored 3,036 points and is the fourth-leading scorer in NCAA history because of it.

Moore, who is originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia, was the number one draft pick overall after college and is now playing for the Minnesota Lynx professional women’s basketball team.

This the first time that an athlete has won this recognition award two years in a row.