NEW YORK — University of Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart and Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds won the AAU James E. Sullivan Award yesterday as the most outstanding U.S. amateur athletes who also demonstrate premier leadership, character and sportsmanship.
Last week Stewart led the UConn women’s basketball team to its fourth straight national title. Also, during the NCAA championship game last week versus Syracuse, Stewart scored the last six points she needed to tie former Husky Dianna Taurasi for fourth place on the NCAA Tournament all-time scoring list. She came into the game with 422 points in tournament games.
Reynolds led Navy to a school-record 11 wins against two losses and the academy’s best end-of-season ranking in more than 50 years at Number 18. He finished his career as the FBS leader ins touchdowns (88) and rushing yards by a quarterback (4,559).