Women's Basketball: Stewart brings home two ESPYs

BY tyler keating • july 14,  2016 • 11:10 a.M.

Recent UConn graduate Breanna Stewart won two honors at the 2016 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Stewart was chosen as Best Female Athlete and Best Female College Athlete.

“I’d like to thank my fans, my family, UConn, my coaches and all my teammates,” Stewart said when accepting the award for Best Female Athlete. Stewart, who is currently excelling as a rookie for the Seattle Storm, beat out fellow WNBA star Elena Della Donne, swimmer Katie Ledecky and gymnast Simone Biles for the honor.

Stewart will add the two awards to a packed trophy case that also includes four national championships as a member of the UConn women’s basketball team. She capped an incredible UConn career earlier this year with her fourth title, in addition to being named AP Player of the Year for the third time.