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Regional Digest: UConn's Stokes Finalist For Defensive Player of Year

UConn's Stokes FinalistFor Defensive Player of Year

UConn senior center Kiah Stokes was named one of six finalists for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year. Selected as the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in early March, Stokes has set a single-season program record with 145 blocks and also ranks second on the team with 257 rebounds in just 18.6 minutes a game. Earlier this season, Stokes became the fourth member of the Huskies' 300-block club and is No. 3 in the record books with 323 rejections. The other candidates are Syessence Davis (Rutgers), Jordan Jones (Texas A&M), Kendall Noble (Western Kentucky),...