Breanna Stewart was surprised by Tamika Catchings in the middle of a school day to to find out that she was the Gatorade Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year. She added another trophy to her mantle last week when she won the Gatorade Girls’ Athlete of the Year.
You can find the audio of the interview by going to soundcloud and the link below.
Below are some of Breanna’s accomplishments as listed on the Gatorade Player of the Year site. She was a most deserving winner of the Athlete of the Year Awards, and I will watch her career unfold at UCONN with great interest.
The 6-foot-4-inch senior forward led the Northstars to a 19-3 record, the Section 3 Class AA championship and a berth in the Class AA state tournament semifinals. The state’s returning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Stewart is averaging 25.7 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 3.2 assists and 3.2 steals entering the postseason final four. A member of the USA Basketball Women’s U19 National Team that won the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, she has been selected to participate in both the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Game. Stewart is New York’s Section III career leader for points scored, and the HoopGurlz ESPNU 100 rates her as the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2012. Stewart will play basketball on athletic scholarship at the University of Connecticut this fall.
Stewart has maintained an A average in the classroom with a senior cumulative GPA of 4.08.
She has volunteered locally on behalf of Ronald McDonald House charities, the March of Dimes, the Special Olympics, The Salvation Army, youth basketball programs and a literacy-outreach program.