LOS ANGELES - Frank Kaminsky of national runner-up Wisconsin and Breanna Stewart of three-time national champion Connecticut have won John R. Wooden Awards as national college basketball players of the year.
They received their trophies Friday night during the first College Basketball Awards at the Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.
For Kaminsky, it was the last in a raft of player of the year awards the senior center picked up this season. His name was announced by Greg Wooden, a grandson of the late UCLA coach. Earlier in the evening, Kaminsky won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year trophy.
Kaminsky led the Badgers to the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles, and the NCAA Tournament championship game, where they lost to Duke after upsetting undefeated and No. 1 Kentucky in the semifinals. He averaged 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 blocks.
Kaminsky received 3,385 points in voting from nearly 1,000 national college basketball experts and online fan voting.
Jahlil Okafor of Duke finished second with 3,060 points. Willie Cauley-Stein of Kentucky was third at 2,361. Jerian Grant of Notre Dame finished fourth at 1,870, and D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State was fifth at 1,583.
On the women's side, Stewart accepted her trophy from retired UCLA star and Wooden family friend Ann Meyers Drysdale.
She averaged 17.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Huskies, who finished 38-1 and won their games by an average of 40.6 points. The junior has won the national title every year of her college career.
Stewart received 469 points. Jewell Loyd of Notre Dame was second at 440. Tiffany Mitchell of South Carolina finished third at 296, followed by Nina Davis of Baylor with 239. Stewart's teammate, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, was fifth at 234.
Stewart is the fourth winner from Connecticut, joining Maya Moore in 2009 and 2011 and Tina Charles in 2010.