Moore in 2009
|No. 23 – Minnesota Lynx|
June 11, 1989 |
Jefferson City, Missouri
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||174 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||Collins Hill (Suwanee, Georgia)|
|WNBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Lynx|
|2011–2012||Ros Casares Valencia|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Maya April Moore (born June 11, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Moore was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. Moore played forward for the UConn women's basketball team, and won back to back national championships in 2009 and 2010. She was selected as the John Wooden Award winner in 2009 after leading Connecticut to the undefeated national championship. The following season, Moore led Connecticut to its second straight national championship and continued its overall undefeated streak at 78; in the 2010–11 season, she led the Huskies in extending that streak to an NCAA both-gender record (all divisions) of 90. On May 18, 2011, Moore became the first female basketball player to sign with Jordan Brand.
Moore was the first overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, and joined a Minnesota Lynx team that already featured all-star caliber players in Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen. Moore was the third-leading scorer on the team during the regular season with 13.2 points per game, which led all rookies. Moore earned Rookie of the Year honors. Moore then helped lead her team to its first WNBA championship, the second number one draft pick to do so.
Since 2011, Moore has continued to excel, both with the Lynx and with overseas teams in Europe and China. In 2012, she won both the Spanish league title and EuroLeague title playing for Ros Casares Valencia. She won her second WNBA championship in 2013, in a series where she was named MVP. In 2014, Moore was chosen the WNBA's Most Valuable Player. From 2013 to 2015, Moore also won the Chinese league title every year.
Moore has won three gold medals with the U.S. women's basketball team, in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2012 London Olympics, and the 2014 FIBA World Championship where she was named MVP of the tournament.
- 1 Early life
- 2 High school career
- 3 Time with the Georgia Metros
- 4 University of Connecticut career
- 5 University of Connecticut statistics
- 6 Professional career
- 7 WNBA career statistics
- 8 Overseas career
- 9 USA Basketball
- 10 Personal life
- 11 Awards and honors
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Maya April Moore was born on June 11, 1989 in Jefferson City, Missouri. She is the daughter of Kathryn Moore.  Moore had her first exposure to basketball at the age of three when her mother mounted a hoop on the back door of their apartment.
High school career
Moore attended Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County, near Suwanee, Georgia. Moore was a four-year starter at Collins Hill High School, where the Eagles had an amazing record of 125-3. Moore was named to USA Today Freshman and Sophomore All-America Teams.During her junior year in 2005–06, averaged 23.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 5.4 steals as a junior at Collins Hill. Moore led the Eagles to a 31-1 record as a junior and finished No. 2 ranking in the final USA Today National Poll...the Eagles' lone loss was a 79-75 overtime setback vs. No. 1 Christ the King High School, which included current UConn teammates Lorin Dixon and Tina Charles, at the Tournament of Champions Final in Arizona. She is the fourth UConn recruit to win the Naismith Award, joining Tamika Williams (1998), Diana Taurasi (2000) and Ann Strother (2002) Moore was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year. She was only the second junior to win the Naismith award Her first dunk was one-handed off an alley-oop pass in warm-ups at a dunk contest in Charlotte, NC in December 2005. She was 16 at the time. As a senior she averaged 25.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.3 steals. In December 2006, she led the Collins Hill Eagles over Poly (Long Beach, California) by a score of 75–61, resulting in her being selected unanimously as the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament of Champions in Chandler, Arizona. In the title game of the "T-Mobile Invitational" in Seattle, she scored 48 points in a win over St. Elizabeth (Wilmington, Delaware). Moore helped lead the high school to four consecutive state championships appearances including three Georgia state titles and the 2007 National Championship. Moore is a three-time Georgia 5A Player of the Year and 2007 Miss Georgia Basketbal. Moore finished as Collins's High School's all-time leader in points (2,664) rebounds (1,212), assists (407) and steals (467).
In addition to basketball, she also participated in track and field and finished as the first-place runner-up in the high jump at the 2005 Georgia State 5A Championships. She was also an excellent student,as she graduated from high school with a 4.0 grade point average...recipient of the Atlanta Journal Cup, the highest award given to a senior at Collins Hill H.S. and was awarded to the "best all-around" senior, recognizing extra efforts put forth to achieve excellence in academics, leadership and school and community activities. Moore announced that she would play college basketball at the University of Connecticut. Only the second player to win the Naismith National High School Player of the Year award following both junior and senior prep seasons. Moore also won the Naismith and Gatorade Awards as national basketball player of the year for each of those years. She joins Marion Jones, Greg Oden, Brandon Knight, LeBron James and Candace Parker as the only back to back winners of the Gatorade honor. Moore is also a two-Time Parade Magazine First Team All-America, three-time Georgia 5A Player of the Year, three-time Street & Smith All-America Team choice,four-time Georgia Class 5A All-State First Team choice, and 2006 Sports Illustrated All-America Team member. Moore received several awards for her performance her senior year including the 2007 WBCA National Player of the Year, 2007 Parade Magazine All-America of the Year, and 2007 Morgan Wootten Award Winner which is presented to the McDonald's All-America Player of the Year - she joins Tina Charles and Nicole Wolff as past University of Connecticut recruits to win the honor.
High school stats
High school totals
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Time with the Georgia Metros
Maya Moore played for the Georgia Metros 16U Nike Travel Team in both 2005 and 2006. The Georgia Metros went 73-6 in those two travel seasons, and Maya led them to four National Championships: The AAU 16U National Championship in Orlando (where she was the MVP, as a 15-year-old) in 2005; the US Junior Nationals Championship in DC, twice, in both 2005 and 2006; and the Nike Nationals Championship in 2006. Notable teammates while with the Georgia Metros included Kelly Cain (Tennessee), Ashley Houts (Georgia), Alicia Manning (Tennessee), Morgan Toles (Auburn/FSU), Charenee Stephens (South Carolina), Taylor Turnbow (LSU), Jordan Greenleaf (Auburn), and D'Andra Moss (VCU).
University of Connecticut career
Moore led the Huskies to a 36–2 record in the 2007–08 NCAA season, their best record since their Final Four appearance of 2004. During the season, Moore averaged a team-high 17.8 points per game, and hit 42% of her three-point shots. She was second to Candace Parker in the Associated Press Player of the Year voting. Moore also placed second on the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game and blocks with 1.6 per game. She was the first freshman, male or female, to be named the Big East Player of the Year.
Moore continued her stellar play in her sophomore year. Moore averaged 21.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.3 blocks while shooting .625 (25-of-40) from the field en route to earning 2009 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors. Moore became the fastest player to reach the 1,000-point milestone in UConn history, doing so in her 55th career game with 40 points vs. Syracuse and became the second UConn player to score 40 or more points in a game, while she also broke the UConn and BIG EAST records for made three-point field goals with 10, while grabbing 13 rebounds for her eighth double-double against the Orange, put together third double-double in last four games with 18 points and 12 rebounds in win over DePaul (1/13). By the end of her sophomore year, she was named the AP Player of the year, only the second time in history a sophomore has won the honor. The other recipient was Oklahoma's Courtney Paris.Moore also earned Big East Player of the Year for the second straight year and was a unanimous 2008–09 All-Big East 1st team selection. Moore also earned almost all the possible National Player of the Year awards, including the John R. Wooden Award, Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year, USBWA National Player of the Year, Naismith College Player of the Year, ESPY for Top Female College Athlete and ESPN.com National Player of the Year. Moore averaged a team-high 22.2 points per game during UConn's five-game march through the NCAA Tournament and named the NCAA Trenton Regional Most Outstanding Player and helped lead her team to an undefeated 39-0 season and the 2009 National Championship, and was named to the 2009 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team
Moore played in all 39 Husky victories and started 38 times and led the team and ranked No. 22 nationally at 18.9 points per game, while she was second on the team with 8.3 rebounds per contest and registered a team-high 150 assists (3.8 apg.). Moore also led the squad with 82 steals and was second with 40 rejections. Moore posted a team-best 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio, which also the 19th-best assist-to-turnover ratio in the country. A scoring threat from virtually anywhere, Moore led the team with 80 3-point field goals made and recorded double-digit scoring in all but one game and tallied at least 20 points on 19 occasions, while she registered double-digit rebounds 14 times and double-digit defensive rebounds three times. She ranked in the top-12 of 10 BIG EAST statistical categories including No. 1 in points per game, No. 6 in rebounds per game, No. 6 in assists per game, No. 3 in 3-point field goal percentage and No. 1 in assist-to-turnover ratio She also posted 14 double-doubles. Moore was selected to the Associated Press All-America First Team, BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, All-BIG EAST First Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team. She was the named the NCAA Dayton Regional Most Outstanding Player, BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year, ESPY for Top Female College Athlete, and ESPN The Magazine Academic All- American of the Year. She helped lead her team to a second straight undefeated 39-0 season and the 2010 National Championship, and was named to the 2010 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team
In her final year at UConn, Moore had an amazing senior year, and she played and started in all 39 games. Moore tied her career high in steals (6) and field goal attempts (26) against the Lady Bears. Became UConn's all-time scoring leader with 17 points against Sacred Heart on 12/5. Broke the all-time scoring record at the 12:42 mark of the first half against Sacred Heart on 12/5. Netted a season-high 31 points and blocked five shots vs. Marquette on 12/9. Recorded 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals vs. Ohio State on 12/19. Scored a career-high 41 points on 15-of-24 shooting in UConn's 89th straight win, a collegiate basketball record, vs. Florida State on 12/21. Scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, while adding six steals at Pacific on 12/28. Moore tallied 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals vs. Duke on 3/29 en route to being named the Most Outstanding Player of the Philadelphia Regional and earned her 3,000th-career point on 3/29 Moore scored a game-high 36 points and snared eight rebounds in UConn's National Semifinal loss to Notre Dame on April 3.
Following the end of the regular season, Moore was named a unanimous selection for the Big EAST All-First team, and was awarded the Big East Player of the Year, joining Villanova's Shelly Pennefather and former UConn player Kerry Bascom as three-time recipients. Maya Moore posted career highs in scoring, assists, steals, and free throws, and was named as a fourth straight First-Team All-American(2nd player ever). On February 28 she was enshrined in the Huskies of Honor (3rd time ever for an active player). During the NCAA tournament Moore became the 7th member of the 3000-points club, finishing with 3036 (4th all-time), and earlier in the season she passed 1000 rebounds (4th Huskie ever), finishing with 1276 for her career (2nd all time at UConn). She won the Elite 88 Award, and was voted an Academic All-American (3rd time for Moore), as well as repeating as Academic All-America of the Year (1st player to ever repeat), and graduated with a 3.7 GPA. She won The Wade Trophy (3rd straight), was voted Big East Player of The Year (3rd time), named AP Player of The Year (2nd straight),. In her career as a Connecticut Husky she won 150 games and only lost 4.
The most prolific winner in NCAA history, Moore led UConn to a 150-4 record over her four-year career, which included four Final Four appearances and two National Championships. Moore finished her career as the fourth-leading scorer in NCAA history with 3,036 points and was honored as the Capital One University Division Academic All-American of the Year, BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010, and 2011 andCoSIDA Academic All-American in 2009. A three-time WBCA Wade Trophy honoree and four-time WBCA State Farm First Team All-American She won the Naismith Trophy, Associated Press Player of the Year Award and USBWA Player of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011, also a John R. Wooden Award honoree in 2009 and is a finalist for the award in 2011. One of only two players all-time to earn AP First Team All-America status in each of her four years and was the winner of the 2010-11 Lowe' Senior CLASS Award for women's basketball She wonored as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Tournament and voted as the Most Outstanding Player of the Philadelphia Regional (2011), the Dayton Regional (2010) and the Trenton Regional (2009), earned mention on the 2011 All-NCAA Tournament Team and was named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011, 2009 and 2011 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player, while she inished her career with 50 double-doubles and registered double-figure points in an NCAA record 149 games. She was also an excellent student with a 3.669 GPA in sports media and promotion, and the winner of the 2011 NCAA Elite 88 Award for highest GPA of all student-athletes competing in the Final Four.Only UCONN basketball player (either gender) to amass 3,000 points/1,000 rebounds/500 assists/300 steals in her career. One of only six NCAA Division I players since 1999-2000 to compile 2,000 points/500 rebounds/500 assists/300 steals in her career—others were Alana Beard (Duke), Shenise Johnson (Miami-Fla.), Leilani Mitchell (Idaho/Utah), Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga), and Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame).
University of Connecticut statistics
|Maya Moore Statistics at University of Connecticut|
Maya Moore's professional career, like her high school and college career, has been filled with championships. In her first three years, she made three WNBA finals, one Eurobasket final, and two WCBA finals, and won five of the six possible championships she could have. Along the way, she has established herself as one of the best professional women's players in the game. In 2015, she won the WNBA All-Star MVP award. This makes her one of only two players, the other being Lisa Leslie, who have won the MVP award for the WNBA regular-season, the WNBA finals, and the All-Star game.
2011 Rookie of the Year season
Moore was selected 1st overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. She joined a team that already featured talented players like Lindsay Whalen, Rebekkah Brunson, and Seimone Augustus, and helped the Lynx to their best record in franchise history, as well as the best record in the WNBA. Moore was named WNBA Rookie of the Month for July and August, and played in the WNBA All-Star Game. Though Moore admitted that she struggled at times to adapt to the extraordinary level of talent in the WNBA, her play still earned her Rookie of the Year honors.
During the playoffs, Moore was her team's second-leading scorer. She led her team in scoring once, in the final game of the Western Conference finals, when she poured in 21 points, including six three-pointers. In October 2011, Maya became only the second player in league history to win Rookie of the Year honors and a WNBA championship in the same year.
2012 First Olympic Gold Medal season
In 2012, Moore helped the Lynx begin the season with a 10-0 run, the best start in WNBA history. The Lynx went on to equal 2011's 27-7 mark, finishing as the top seed in the WNBA Playoffs for a second straight year. The Lynx advanced to the 2012 WNBA Finals, for the second straight season, but fell to the Indiana Fever.
2013 Finals MVP season
2013 was the best season of Moore's young career. She led the Lynx in points, and became the first player in WNBA history to lead the league in both three-point field goals and three-point shooting percentage. Moore was twice selected WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month, and three times selected WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week. Meanwhile, the Lynx once again had the best record in the WNBA, finishing 26-8.
The Lynx swept through the playoffs, winning their second WNBA championship. Moore was named WNBA Finals MVP, leading her team in scoring two of the three games in the Finals.
2014 WNBA MVP season
In the fourth game of the 2014 season, Moore set a new WNBA record for scoring 30 or more points in four consecutive games. On July 22, 2014, Maya scored a career high 48 points, the second highest score for one person in the WNBA. She also had a 40-point game just a week later. She then set a WNBA record for having twelve 30+ point games in one season. For the first time in her career Moore won the 2014 WNBA Most Valuable Player Award. Minnesota went into the playoffs as the #2 seed in the Western Conference. They had a record of 25-9, 2nd best record in the West and also the entire WNBA. They played the #3 seed of the Western Conference in the Western Conference Semifinals, the San Antonio Stars. They ended up sweeping them 2-0. Then they faced the #1 overall seeded Phoenix Mercury in the Western Conference Finals. They lost Game 1 85-71, as Maya scored less than 10 points for the 1st and only time the entire season. But in Game 2, she rebounded with 32 points and lead her team to a 82-77 victory. They played in Phoenix for the 3rd and final game, and unfortunately lost 78-96, not making the WNBA Finals for the 1st time in 4 seasons.
WNBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|TO||Turnovers per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|Bold||Career high||League leader|
|Career||4 years, 1 team||136||136||31.0||.476||.385||.866||6.2||3.2||1.6||0.7||1.84||18.0|
|Career||4 years, 1 team||29||29||32.0||.464||.401||.864||5.6||3.1||1.4||0.7||1.79||17.4|
2011-12: EuroLeague and Spanish champions
Moore signed with the Spanish club Ros Casares Valencia for the 2011–2012 season. She joined the team late due to her title run with the Lynx.
Three weeks later, Ros Casares also won the Spanish domestic league (Liga Femenina de Baloncesto) title, with Moore scoring a team-high 20 points in the April 24 final. The win over Perfumerías Avenida also revenged the March loss in the Copa de la Reina (Queen's Cup) final, when Moore scored a game-high 24.
2012-15: 3-peats in China
In 2012, Moore signed with the Chinese club Shanxi Flame, playing under Spanish coach Lucas Mondelo. It was the club's first year in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association, and they started the season 0-2 with American import Ebony Hoffman. As soon as Moore arrived and replaced Hoffman (since the league only allows 1 non-Asian player per team), the team won 10 in a row. In her third game, she had 60 points, 13 rebounds, 6 blocks and 5 steals against Yunnan. Moore finished her first season in Shanxi averaging 37.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.5 steals per game, leading the Flame to the championship in a 3-1 series over Zhejiang.
In Moore's second year with Shanxi, she again took her team to the finals, averaging 43.3 points per game in a 3-1 series win over Beijing. It was Moore's fifth professional championship in three years. For the season she averaged 39.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 4.3 steals per game.
In the 2014-2015 season, Shanxi won its third straight title, beating the Brittney Griner-led Beijing 3-1 in the finals after dropping the first game. She averaged 30.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.6 steals per game for the season while fighting a knee injury.
Despite the language barrier Moore is well-liked in Shanxi, not solely for her on-court dominance but also for her humility and friendly interactions with fans, who called her the "Invincible Queen" (不败女王). For her contributions to the city, she was awarded "Honorary Citizen of Taiyuan" by Taiyuan's municipal government.
Moore was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009, one of only three college players and the only junior to be invited to the training camp. The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics was chosen from these participants. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team traveled to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they competed in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.
Moore was one of twenty players named to the national team pool. Twelve of this group were chosen to represent the USA in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.
The USA National team began training in April 2010 to prepare for the FIBA World Championship starting in September 2010. Moore was one of the players selected for the training sessions, run by the national team coach Geno Auriemma. The teams played informal scrimmages, with one team made up of the players expected to be on the national team, and the other team made up of invited all star college players, referred to as the select team. Although Moore was still in college, she was invited to be part of the national team. In the first two ten-minute games, Moore played with the national team and helped them to two wins. Then Moore switched jerseys, and played for the select team. In both games, the select team won, with Moore making the assist to put the team ahead, then stealing the ball and making the game winning shot in the final seconds. Moore ended up being on the winning side in all four games.
Moore was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball. This game replaced the normal WNBA All-Star game with WNBA All-Stars versus USA Basketball, as part of the preparation for the FIBA World Championship for Women to be held in the Czech Republic during September and October 2010. Moore was selected to be a member of the National team representing the USA at the World Championships held in September and October 2010. The team was coached by Geno Auriemma. Because many team members were still playing in the WNBA until just prior to the event, the team had only one day of practice with the entire team before leaving for Ostrava and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Even with limited practice, the team managed to win its first games against Greece by 26 points. The team continued to dominate with victory margins exceeding 20 points in the first five games. Several players shared scoring honors, with Swin Cash, Angel McCoughtry, Moore, Diana Taurasi, Lindsay Whalen, and Sylvia Fowles all ending as high scorer in the first few games. The sixth game was against undefeated Australia — the USA jumped out to a 24-point lead and the USA prevailed 83–75. The USA won its next two games by over 30 points, then faced the host team, the Czech Republic, in the championship game. The USA team had only a five-point lead at halftime, which was cut to three points, but the Czechs never got closer. Team USA went on to win the championship and gold medal. Moore averaged 8.7 points per game.
Moore was one of 21 finalists for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster. The 20 professional women's basketball payers, plus one collegiate player (Brittney Griner), were selected by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee to compete for the final roster to represent the USA at the 2012 Olympics in London. Moore won a gold medal with Team USA in 2012, in doing so joining Sheryl Swoopes, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Ruth Riley, Tamika Catchings and fellow UConn alums Kara Wolters, Swin Cash, Sue Bird, and Diana Taurasi on the elite list of female basketball players to have won NCAA titles, WNBA Championships and Olympic gold medals.
Moore was one of 33 finalists for the U.S. Women's FIBA World Championship for Women Roster. The 32 professional women's basketball players, plus one collegiate player (Breanna Stewart) were selected by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee to compete for the final roster to represent the USA at the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey during September and October 2014. Moore made the final roster of 12 players, announced on September 23, 2014. Moore won the gold medal with the team in 2014, having now won 3 gold medals with the U.S. team. She was named to the all-tournament team and won the tournament MVP award.
Moore is a Christian. Moore has spoken about her faith saying, "Even though I’ve got a lot of awards and honors, it’s nothing compared to what the Lord has done to my heart and what He’s done for the world" and "I’m grateful to have the platform of an elite student-athlete and professional basketball player, and I want to do His will with my life."
Moore was the subject of an ESPN Sports Science video clip, discussing her vertical leap, court vision, and muscle memory. They discussed her ability to steal, noting that she can move her hands faster than the striking speed of a rattlesnake.
On October 28, 2013, Moore was featured as Betty Lou in "Uncle Drew: Chapter 3" of the Pepsi Max series of advertisements written and directed by Kyrie Irving. She is the first WNBA player to be a part of the series and alongside 'Lights' played by Nate Robinson and 'Uncle Drew' played by Irving, they hustle a courtyard of young players at Seward Park in Chicago, Illinois.
Moore was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30: The Sports World's Brightest Young Stars for 2015.
Moore's father Mike Dabney, who was not part of her life growing up, played collegiate basketball for Rutgers University in the 1970s. He was the 36th pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1976 NBA Draft, though he did not play in the NBA. Moore's young sister Olivia Dabney plays basketball for Rutgers Preparatory School and is a rising star in New Jersey. Another sister Ashley Dabney was a track and field athlete in college.
Awards and honors
- She was named to the U.S. U-18 National Team in 2006, and helped that team qualify for the 2007 U19 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.
- In 2008, she became the first freshman in Big East Basketball history (men or women) to be named as the Big East Player of the Year.
- Through Moore's two seasons at UConn, Moore had only 3 games where she didn't reach double digits. Those games are a 7-point performance vs. Pittsburgh on March 10, 2008, 7 points vs. Rutgers on April 1, 2008 and 8 points vs. Villanova on February 24, 2009.
- Moore also broke the UConn single-season record for most points as a freshman (678) breaking the mark set by Svetlana Abrosimova, who had 538 in 1997–98.
- Scored her 1,000th career point on January 20, 2009 (in just her 55th game at UConn) at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut while scoring 40 points over the Syracuse Orange. The previous UConn record for the least games needed to reach 1,000 points was 63 by Svetlana Abrosimova.
- Maya Moore becomes UConn's all-time single-season scoring leader with 712 points, ends season with 754 points
- Moore finished the 2009–10 season with 736 points, the second most points scored in a season by a UConn player only to herself (754 pts in 2008–09). In addition, this brings her career total to 2,168 points, 178 short of the UConn record of 2,346 points held by her teammate Tina Charles.
- Moore was named the co-winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup (along with Megan Hodge from Penn State), awarded to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. The criteria include "outstanding athletic achievement but also team contributions, scholastics and community involvement".
- Moore won the 2010 ESPY Award for Best Female College Athlete.
- Moore was selected to play in a basketball game organized by President Barack Obama to entertain wounded troops. The players invited included some current and former stars: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Bill Russell and Magic Johnson.
- Moore scored a career-high 41 points while adding 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 3 blocks in UConn's historic 89th consecutive victory on Dec. 21, 2010 against 22/22 Florida State.
- In March 2011, Moore earned All-American honors, becoming the second four-time All-American women's basketball player.
- In April 2011, Moore was named Associated Press Player of the Year for the second time.
- Moore was selected Best Female Amateur Athlete by Connecticut Magazine for 2010
- Won a gold medal with Team USA in the London Olympics
- Over the course of her career, Moore has been invited to receive honors at the White House five times, prompting President Obama to joke that "basically, there's like a Maya Moore wing in the White House."
- Naismith National Girls' High School Player of the Year
- WBCA All-American
- WBCA High School Game MVP (Red team)
- Big East Freshman of the Year
- Big East Player of the Year
- USBWA National Freshman of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association
- AP All America First Team
- First freshman (man or woman) to be named Big East Player of the Year
- State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team
- Big East Player of the Year
- Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Performer
- CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America First Team
- USBWA National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association
- AP All-America first team
- Women's NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
- State Farm Wade Trophy Player of the Year
- State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team
- Naismith Trophy
- Women's John R. Wooden Award
- ESPY for Best Female College Athlete
- All-BIG EAST First Team (unanimous)
- Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- Academic All-America of the Year award
- AP All-America First Team
- State Farm Coaches' All-America Team
- State Farm Wade Trophy Player of the Year
- NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
- Honda Sports Award, basketball
- Honda-Broderick Cup, co-winner
- ESPY for Best Female College Athlete
- Best Female Amateur Athlete by Connecticut Magazine
- Honda Sports Award, basketball
- Elite 88 Award Division I women's basketball
- AP All-America First Team
- All-BIG EAST First Team
- Big East Player of the Year
- State Farm Wade Trophy Player of the Year
- Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
- Honda-Broderick Cup
- ESPY for Best Female College Athlete
- 2011 WNBA All-Star
- WNBA All-Rookie Team
- WNBA Rookie of the Year
- WNBA Champion
- WNBA Champion
- WCBA Champion
- 2013 WNBA All-Star
- 2013 WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month (2x)
- First Team All-WNBA
- WNBA Finals MVP
- WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month for May 2014
- WCBA Champion
- ESPY for Best WNBA Player
- 2014 WNBA All-Star
- WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month for July 2014
- WNBA MVP
- FIBA Gold Medalist, Women's Basketball
- MVP of FIBA World Championships for Women
- Named one of ESPNW's Impact 25.
- WNBA Champion
- 2015 WNBA All-Star
- WNBA All-Star Game MVP
- List of NCAA Division I women's basketball players with 3000 points
- List of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball players with 1000 points
- List of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball players with 1000 rebounds
- Connecticut Huskies women's basketball
- 2008–09 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team
- 2009–10 Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team
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