American basketball player Paige Bueckers has made history as she became the first woman who won the Wooden award as a freshman. After winning the award she has joined former Huskies star Maya Moore as one of two women underclassmen to ever get the Wooden Award. UConn has held six Wooden Awards since the honor was first bestowed to a woman in 2004.
After winning the award she expressed gratitude and commented that these individual awards mean a lot to her. She added that it’s a piece of true evidence to her whole crew and everything that they’ve done for her.
She has also expressed gratitude for the coaching team who taught her and she reached this position. Furthermore, Paige also received the Associated Press Player of the Year honor as well as the Naismith Trophy after her standout season. She is the first freshman to acquire the Naismith Award since it commenced in 1983.
The basketball player has got a total of 20 points, 5.8 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals while executing 52.4% from the field and 46.4% from 3-point distance. She directed the Huskies to a 28-2 record and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.