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UConn's Stewart, Notre Dame's Loyd headline AP preseason women's All-America team

  • FILE - In this March 29, 2014, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd (32) drives between Oklahoma State guard Tiffany Bias (3) and Roshunda Johnson (00) during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. Loyd has been selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    FILE - In this March 29, 2014, file photo, Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd (32) drives between Oklahoma State guard Tiffany Bias (3) and Roshunda Johnson (00) during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. Loyd has been selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) shoots against Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride (21) during the first half of the championship game in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Stewart has been selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo, Connecticut forward Breanna Stewart (30) shoots against Notre Dame guard Kayla McBride (21) during the first half of the championship game in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Stewart has been selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, left, drives past Louisville's Shoni Schimmel during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the American Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament  in Uncasville, Conn. Mosqueda-Lewis has been selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, left, drives past Louisville's Shoni Schimmel during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the American Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament in Uncasville, Conn. Mosqueda-Lewis has been selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

Connecticut teammates Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis headline The Associated Press' preseason women's All-America team for the second straight season.

They are the first teammates to twice be honored as preseason All-Americans.

Joining them on the squad announced Tuesday are Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd, Duke's Elizabeth Williams and South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell.

Stewart and Loyd received all 35 votes from a national media panel, becoming the 10th and 11th players to be unanimous selections. Chiney Ogwumike was a unanimous choice last season.

Stewart was the AP's player of the year last season and is the only player returning from last season's All-America team.