Two members of the five-person All-FIBA U19 World Championship Team were U.S. players, including Ariel Massengale and Breanna Stewart (right), who blocked 1.7 shots per game to list second in the USA

A member of two USA teams in 2011 and an All-FIBA U19 World Championship Team honoree, USA Basketball today announced Breanna Stewart (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./North Syracuse, N.Y.) as the 2011 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.

“It is exciting because this is a pretty big award,” Stewart said. “I’m just honored to be thought of as USA Basketball’s Female Athlete of the Year.”

A member of the gold-medal winning 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team that competed July 21-31 in Puerto Montt, Chile, Stewart also played for the 2011 USA Pan American Games Team that competed Oct. 21-25 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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