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Connecticut Huskies
Connecticut Huskies.svg
University University of Connecticut
Conference Big East Conference
NCAA Division I FBS
Athletics director Jeff Hathaway
Location Storrs, CT
Varsity teams 20
Football stadium Rentschler Field
Basketball arena Gampel Pavilion
Baseball stadium J. O. Christian Field
Other arenas XL Center
Mascot Jonathan the Husky
Nickname Huskies
Fight song "UConn Husky"
Colors National Flag Blue [1] and White

             

Homepage UConnHuskies.com
Alternate logo.
This is UConn Country.

The Connecticut Huskies, also known as the UConn Huskies, are the athletic teams of the University of Connecticut in the United States. The school is a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and the Big East Conference for all sports except Men's Ice Hockey (Atlantic Hockey) and Women's Ice Hockey (Hockey East). The major sports at the university are football (played at Rentschler Field) and men's and women's basketball (played on-campus at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion and off-campus at the XL Center), although many of the other sports have large followings and a tradition of success.

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Name

The university's teams are nicknamed "Huskies", named after the homophonic relationship between "UConn" and the Yukon, where Huskies are native. The school was originally named Connecticut Agricultural College, but it became Connecticut State College in 1933. During the Connecticut Agricultural College days, the teams were referred to as the Aggies.[2]

UConn's women's teams are not known as the "Lady Huskies," but merely as "UConn Huskies" in equal billing as the men's team.

Leagues

UConn's teams participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big East Conference, except for hockey, which is not sponsored by the Big East. The men's hockey program competes in Atlantic Hockey and the women's hockey program is a member of Hockey East. UConn is one of only 13 universities in the country offering NCAA division I-A football, division I men's and women's basketball, and division I hockey.

Facilities

Gampel Pavilion: A prospective student tour group is shown the Women's Basketball championship banners

The most notable athletic facilities are:

  • Harry A. Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs campus, the regular home for both men's and women's basketball
  • XL Center in Hartford, the second home for both basketball teams
  • Rentschler Field in East Hartford, home to the football team
  • Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on the Storrs campus, the regular home for both men's and women's soccer and lacrosse.
  • Burton Family Football Complex on the Storrs campus, "serves as the on-campus home of UConn football and complements Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Opened in 2006" (www.uconnhuskies.com)
  • Mark R. Shenkman Training Center on the Storrs campus, adjacent to the Burton Family Football Complex "an 85,000 square foot training complex, featuring a 120-yard long state-of-the-art FieldTurf playing surface, an 18,000 square foot strength and conditioning area, and state-of-the-art video capabilities, the indoor training center provides UConn's football team with the most technologically advanced training equipment" (www.uconnhuskies.com). Also serves as a home to UConn Club and Intramural sports.

Reputation

Approximately 70% of all UConn student-athletes graduate from the university, and almost 50% maintain a 3.0 GPA. The women's lacrosse team had the second-highest team GPA in the country in 2004, and numerous UConn student-athletes, including former basketball star Emeka Okafor, have been named Academic All-Americans.

UConn is best known for having its men's and women's basketball teams consistently ranked in or near the top 10 in the nation in their respective divisions. The men's team (coached by Jim Calhoun) won the NCAA Div. I title in 1999 and 2004, and the women won in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2009, including undefeated seasons in 1995, 2002, and 2009. Emeka Okafor, Richard Hamilton, Ray Allen, Clifford Robinson, Ben Gordon, Caron Butler, Denham Brown, Charlie Villanueva, Kevin Ollie, Hilton Armstrong, Donyell Marshall, Marcus Williams, Rudy Gay, Josh Boone, Travis Knight, Jake Voskuhl, are among the list of professional basketball players to achieve success after attending UConn. As of 2009, UConn has officially become a Nike sponsored school, signing a 10-year, $46 million contract.

Basketball

The players, coaches, and other staff of the 2008-2009 UConn Huskies, winners of the 2009 national championship, are honored at the White House by President Barack Obama on April 27, 2009.

Strong alumni, student, and fan support for UConn's men's basketball teams helped the Huskies' women's basketball program attract Geno Auriemma as head coach. Under the tutelage of Auriemma, UConn has become one of the few schools that consistently competes for the national title in women's basketball. The Huskies are also part of one of the fiercest rivalries in all of women's college sports. In the rivalry between UConn and the University of Tennessee, there is no love lost between Auriemma and Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. The two schools have faced each other seven times in the NCAA Tournament, and four times in the NCAA Championship Game. UConn leads 5-2 in those games including a 4-0 record in the finals. UConn leads the all-time series 13-8. Summitt ended the regular season series in the summer of 2007. It is unknown why the series was ended, but media outlets reported that Tennessee reported to the NCAA that UConn committed minor recruiting infractions with the recruitment of Maya Moore which included a tour of ESPN while Moore was a junior in high school. Rebecca Lobo, Jennifer Rizzotti, Carla Berube, Svetlana Abrosimova, Shea Ralph, Nykesha Sales, Kelly Schumacher, Swin Cash, Kara Wolters, Tamika Raymond, Diana Taurasi, Asjha Jones, Sue Bird, Ann Strother, Barbara Turner, Paige Sauer, Rita Williams, Jessica Moore, Ashley Battle, Barbara Turner, Willnet Crockett, Ketia Swanier, Charde Houston and Renee Montgomery are among the women's professional basketball players or WNBA draftees that attended UConn.

In 2002, UConn became the only school ever to have 4 women drafted among the top 10 of the first round of the 2002 WNBA draft, with National Player of the Year Sue Bird drafted 1st, Swin Cash drafted 2nd, Asjha Jones drafted 4th, and Tamika Williams Raymond drafted 6th. The 5th starter on the UConn 2001–2002 NCAA championship team was future No. 1 WNBA draft choice and future 2-time National Player of the Year Diana Taurasi. A total of 14 UConn alumnae played in the WNBA in the 2008 season, and another was on leave due to injury.

In 2004, UConn became the second school ever, and the first in Division I, to win the men's NCAA National Championship and the women's basketball title in the same season. It was also the first school to ever have both teams ranked number 1 in the nation at the same time (during the 1994-95 season), and has also spent the most weeks by far with both teams holding the number one spot, with the Duke Blue Devils being the only other team ever to achieve the feat, for a short period during the 2003–2004 season.

In 2006, UConn became the third school ever to have 4 players drafted in Round 1 of the NBA Draft, and the first school ever to have 5 players selected in the two-round draft. In the first round, Rudy Gay, Hilton Armstrong, Marcus Williams and Josh Boone were selected. In the second round, Denham Brown was selected. It should also be noted that Rashad Anderson also entered the NBA draft and will play for a leading European professional team in the 2006–2007 season.

In 2008, freshman Maya Moore made history by being named Big East Player of the Year, the 1st time a freshman was so honored in either men's or women's basketball. She was named Big East Player of the Year again in 2009.

UConn women entered the 2008-2009 season ranked #1 in all national polls. They finished the season ranked as #1 as well, winning the national championship, finishing the season with a perfect 39-0 record, while winning every game by 10 points or more(BB). At the end of the year, Maya Moore swept the National Player of the Year honors, receiving the Wooden, Wade and Naismith Awards, and she, Renee Montgomery and Tina Charles were named to various All-America teams. Coach Geno Auriemma received his record sixth recognition as the National Coach of the Year.

UConn women entered the 2009-2010 season ranked #1 in all the national polls.

Of the five times women's programs have perfect season and tournament records, UConn has accomplished the feat three times; the Universities of Tennessee and Texas achieved the feat once each.

UConn is not only a pipeline to both the NBA and the WNBA, but to coaching ranks ranks throughout the sport of basketball. UConn alumnae in the coaching ranks include head coaches Jennifer Rizzotti at University of Hartford, Carla Berube at Tufts University, Kris Lamb Caruso at Longwood University, Wendy Davis at Trinity College and Jamelle Elliott at the University of Cincinnati and assistant coaches Shea Ralph at UConn, Tamika Williams Raymond at the University of Kansas, Ann Strother at the University of Colorado, Paige Sauer at Northern Colorado University, Stacy Hansmeyer at the University of Oklahoma, and Morgan Valley at Towson University. Britanny Hunter was an assistant coach at Temple University in the 2008-2009 season, Maria Conlon was an assistant coach at NCAA Div II Champion Southern Connecticut State University and Debbie Baer Fiske is Associate Athletic Director at St Joseph's College. Former UConn assistant coach Tonya Cardoza is the head coach at Temple University. And, former UConn assistant coach Charlene Curtis was the head coach at Wake Forest University.

Only seven women in the history of women's basketball in America have attained the Triple Crown (an NCAA national championship, a WNBA Championship & an Olympic Gold Medal). Four of these women are UConn alumnae: Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Kara Wolters & Diana Taurasi. The other three are Cynthia Cooper of the University of Southern California, Sheryl Swoopes of Texas Tech University, and Ruth Riley of the University of Notre Dame.

Soccer

In addition to its basketball success, UConn is known for its championship soccer teams. The men's team has won two NCAA National Championships, in 1981 and 2000, and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named the undefeated 1948 team the national champion. The men's team won back to back Big East championships in (2004 and 2005) UConn also has the best average attendance in the nation for both men's and women's soccer. Major League Soccer players Chris Gbandi, Damani Ralph, Bobby Rhine, Julius James, Shavar Thomas, O'Brian White, and Chukwudi Chijindu each attended UConn. A consistently competitive and frequent NCAA tournament team, the UConn women's soccer team advanced to the NCAA National Championship title games in 1984, 1990, 1997, and 2003, losing each time to the University of North Carolina.

Football

UConn football moved up to Division I-A status in 2000, was included in official NCAA Division I-A statistics for the first time in 2002, and became a full Big East member in 2004. UConn has been recognized as having the fastest progression out of I-AA in NCAA history, as it was invited into a BCS conference only two years after becoming a full I-A member, was bowl-eligible in its first season in I-A, and was invited to a bowl game in its first season as a conference member. The Huskies defeated the University of Toledo in the 2004 Motor City Bowl by a score of 39–10, with quarterback Dan Orlovsky being named Most Valuable Player. In 2003, the team was also honored for being one of only 7 schools in the U.S. to graduate 80% or better of its members; it was the only public school on the list. In 2007, the Huskies had their best year as they went 9–3, finished 7–0 at home and earned a berth in the Meineke Car Care Bowl, where they were defeated by Wake Forest, 24–10. In 2008, the Huskies finished 7-5 and defeated Buffalo in the International Bowl in Toronto.

Sadly, During the 2009-2010 Football Season, Jasper Howard, a Cornerback for the team was stabbed to death on campus after celebrating the win early that day against the Louisville Cardinals. UConn will honor Jasper for the remainder of 2009 and 2010, which would have been his Senior year.

List of sports

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Baseball

Playing Facility: J. O. Christian Field
Head Coach: Jim Penders
Most Victories: 39 in 2006
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 15
College World Series Appearances: 5 1957, 1959, 1965, 1972, 1979
Last NCAA Appearance: 1994
Big East Tournament Championships: 2 1990 & 1994
All-Americans: 14
Olympians: 2
Players Drafted Or Signed: 119

Notable players

Charles Nagy
Walt Dropo
Pete Walker
Jason Grabowski
Bob Schaefer
Charles "Chuck" Cota
Dan Iassogna
Jim Reynolds
Roberto Hernandez
Jesse Carlson
Jeff Fulchino

Men's Basketball

Playing Facilities: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion & XL Center
Head Coach: Jim Calhoun
Most Victories: 34 in 1999
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 28*
Last NCAA Appearance: 2009
National Championships: (2) 1999 & 2004
Final Fours: (3) 1999, 2004, 2009
Big East Regular Season Championships: (10) 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
Big East Tournament Championships: (6) 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004
NIT Appearances: 11
NIT Championships: 1 1988
All-Americans: 13
Drafted Players: 33
Players Currently In The NBA: 13 (ranks tied for 1st amongst all colleges)
Basketball Hall Of Famers: 1 (coach Jim Calhoun)


*1996 tournament results vacated by NCAA

History and coaches

UConn Men's Basketball was once a regional power, winning 18 Yankee Conference championships between 1947 and 1975, including 12 by Hugh Greer. In 1979, UConn was one of the seven founding schools of the Big East Conference, which was created to focus on basketball. In the early days of the Big East, UConn struggled behind national powers Georgetown and Syracuse. Prior to the 1986-87 season UConn hired Jim Calhoun to be the program's new head coach, but the Huskies difficulties continued and they finished the season with a record of 9-19, their fifth straight losing season. But in 1988, the team showed significant improvement and gained a berth in the NIT. UConn went on a run in the tournament and defeated Ohio State 72-67 at Madison Square Garden to win the NIT, the school's first national basketball title.

The 1990 "Dream Season" would bring UConn basketball to the national stage. Led by Chris Smith, Nadav Henefeld and Tate George, UConn went from unranked in the preseason to winning the Big East Regular Season and Tournament Championships, both for the first time. 1990 also marked the opening of Gampel Pavilion, the program's new on-campus home. In the NCAA Tournament the Huskies garnered a #1 seed in the East Region, but trailed Clemson 70-69 with 1 second remaining in the Sweet 16. Scott Burrell's full-court pass found Tate George on the far baseline. George spun, fired, and hit a buzzer-beater that is known in Connecticut simply as "The Shot". They would be eliminated on a buzzer-beater 2 days later by Duke, losing in overtime 79-78.

UConn rose as a national program throughout the 1990s, winning five more Big East Regular Season and three more Big East Tournament Championships, but the Final Four still eluded Calhoun and the program until the 1999 NCAA Tournament. The Huskies were the top seed in the West region and a win over Gonzaga in the regional finals sent UConn to Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay for the Final Four. They defeated Ohio State 64–58 in the semi-final to face off against Duke in the final. Despite having been ranked #1 for half of the year, the Huskies entered the national championship game as 9-point underdogs. The game was tight throughout, and when the final buzzer sounded, UConn had defeated Duke 77–74.

The 1999 National Championship would not be the last. In 2004, the Huskies returned to the Final Four. Once again, they faced Duke, this time in the National Semifinal, and used a late run to beat the Blue Devils 79-78. Two nights later, led by Ben Gordon and Emeka Okafor, UConn beat Georgia Tech 82-73 to win the championship.

In the 2009 NCAA Tournament, UConn was awarded the #1 seed in the West. Led by AJ Price, Hasheem Thabeet and Jeff Adrien, the Huskies reached the Final Four by defeating #16 seed Chatanooga in the 1st round, #9 seed Texas A&M in the 2nd round, #5 seed Purdue in the Sweet 16 and #3 seed Missouri in the Elite Eight. This marks the 3rd time in the programs history to reach the Final Four. In the 2 other occurrences, UConn also came out of the West region and won the national championship on both occasions.

Notable players

Richard "Rip" Hamilton 1996-99
Ray Allen 1993-96
Emeka Okafor 2001-04
Clifford Robinson 1985-89
Khalid El-Amin 1997-2000
Donyell Marshall 1991-94
Caron Butler 2000-02
Ben Gordon 2001-04
Jake Voskuhl 1996-2000
Josh Boone 2003-06
Hilton Armstrong 2002-2006
Scott Burrell 1989-93
Tate George 1986-90
Tony Hanson 1973-77
Nadav Henefeld 1989-90
Rudy Gay 2004-06
Travis Knight 1992-96
Donny Marshall 1991-95
Kevin Ollie 1991-95
Wes Bialosuknia 1964-67
Doron Sheffer 1993-96
Chris Smith 1988-92
Hasheem Thabeet, 2006-09
Charlie Villanueva 2003-05
Joey Whelton 1975-78
Marcus Williams 2003-06
Dom Perno 1961-64

Notable games

  • February 27, 1954 - Worthy Patterson's buzzer-beater at Holy Cross gave UConn an upset of the then-powerhouse Crusaders, 78–77.
  • March 14, 1964 - UConn upsets Princeton and star forward Bill Bradley 52–50 in the Sweet 16 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The victory was sealed when Dom Perno stole the ball from Bradley with 19 seconds to play. Perno would later become UConn's coach.
  • February 28, 1970 - With 4 players unavailable, and a share of the Yankee Conference Regular-Season Championship on the line, UConn beats Rhode Island 35–32 at the UConn Field House, in what became known as "The Slowdown Game". Played before the shot clock-era, UConn dribbles endlessly for 38 minutes to make up for the limited roster and save energy.
  • March 30, 1988 - UConn defeats Ohio State 72–67 at Madison Square Garden to win the NIT.
  • January 27, 1990 - UConn beats #15 St. John's 72-58 in the first game at Gampel Pavilion.
  • March 11, 1990 - UConn beats Syracuse 78-75 at Madison Square Garden to win its first Big East Tournament Championship.
  • March 22, 1990 - Tate George hits "The Shot" to beat Clemson 71–70 in the 1990 Sweet 16 at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
  • March 9, 1996 - With UConn trailing Georgetown, led by Allen Iverson, 74–63 with 4 minutes remaining, the Huskies close the game with a 12–0 run and win the Big East Championship 75-74 on an off-balance floater from All-American Ray Allen at Madison Square Garden.
  • March 29, 1999 - UConn wins its first National Championship, defeating Duke 77–74 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • April 5, 2004 - UConn wins its second National Championship, defeating Georgia Tech 82–73 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
  • March 12, 2009 - In the quarterfinals of the 2009 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, UConn played a six-overtime game against Syracuse, the longest game in Big East history, and the second longest game in NCAA history. UConn never trailed in the first five overtime periods, but Syracuse won 127-117.
  • March 28. 2009 - defeated Missouri 82–75 to win the Arizona Regional Final to advance to their third Final Four

Women's Basketball

Playing Facility: Gampel Pavilion & XL Center
Head Coach: Geno Auriemma
Most Victories: 39 in 2002, 2009
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 21
Last NCAA Tournament Appearance: 2009
Undefeated Seasons: (3) 1995, 2002, 2009
National Championships: (6) 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009
Final Fours: (10) 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009
Big East Regular Season Championships: (17) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Big East Tournament Championships: (15) 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
All-Americans: 11 (19 appearances), including Maya Moore, only the 2nd freshman nationally named an All-American
National Players Of The Year: 6
Drafted Players: 19
Players in the WNBA: 13 (+1 on leave)
Basketball Hall Of Famers: 1
Only Woman's basketball program to have had every game in a season televised, an annual feat since the 1994–1995 season.

Notable players

Men's Cross Country/Track and Field

Head Coach: Greg Roy
Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships: (6) 1987, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009
Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships: (2) 1982, 2002
Big East Relay Championships: 2
All-Americans: 32

Women's Cross Country/Track and Field

Head Coach: Bill Morgan
Olympians: 1 (In Women's Bobsled)
Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships: (2) 2008, 2009
Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships: (1) 1995
NCAA All-Americans: 9

Field Hockey

Playing Facility: George J. Sherman Sports Complex
Head Coach: Nancy Stevens
Most Victories: 23 in 1999
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 19
National Championships: (2) 1981 & 1985
Final Fours: (9) 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007
Big East Regular Season Championships: (10) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Big East Tournament Championships: (10) 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
All-Americans: 46
Olympians: 2

Connecticut Huskies Football

Main Article Connecticut Huskies football

Playing Facility: Rentschler Field
Head Coach: Randy Edsall
Most Victories: 10 in 1998
NCAA Appearances (I-AA): (1) 1998
Bowl Game Victories: 3
Bowl Game Appearances: 4
Last Bowl Game Appearance: 2010 PapaJohns.com Bowl
Big East Championships: 2007 (shared with West Virginia)
First Team All-Americans: 9
Drafted Players: 14
Players Currently In The NFL: 6
All-Time NFL Players: 72

History and coaches

In the late 1990s, UConn decided to go from I-AA, where it had sporadic success, including making the 1998 I-AA playoffs, to I-A. UConn played as a I-A Independent from 1999 to 2003. During this time, the Huskies went from 2–9 to 9–3, and moved from Memorial Stadium to Rentschler Field. In 2004, the Huskies were admitted as full football members of the Big East, and went 3–3 in conference play, en route to a 7–4 regular-season record. The school made its first-ever appearance in a bowl game, winning the 2004 Motor City Bowl over Toledo by a score of 39–10. 2007 was a breakout year for the UConn Football team. They achieved a national ranking for the first time, becoming the second fastest team ever to attain a ranking after moving to division I-A, shared the Big East Championship with a 5–2 conference record, went 7–0 at home (only the second Big East team to ever do so), finished the season 9–3, and climbed as high as 13th in the BCS standings. The team was rewarded for their efforts with an invitation to the Meineke Car Care Bowl. In 2008 the Huskies earned their second-straight 7+ win season, and on January 3, 2009 in Toronto, Canada they made their school record, second-straight bowl appearance in the 2009 International Bowl, playing against the University of Buffalo. The Huskies struggled with turnovers, but managed a 38-20 win over the Bulls, behind RB Donald Brown's MVP performance. The win gave the Huskies their second Bowl Win in three attempts.

Notable players

Deon Anderson - currently on the Dallas Cowboys
Dan Orlovsky - currently on the Houston Texans
Alfred Fincher - formerly on the Washington Redskins
Tyvon Branch - currently on the Oakland Raiders
Donald Thomas - currently on the Miami Dolphins
Danny Lansanah - formerly on the Green Bay Packers
Donald Brown - currently on the Indianapolis Colts (First 1st-Round Draft Choice in UConn Football history)
Darius Butler - currently on the New England Patriots
William Beatty - currently on the New York Giants
Cody Brown - currently on the Arizona Cardinals
Julius Williams - currently on the Jacksonville Jaguars
Brian Kozlowski - free agent - former member of the NFL Giants ('93-'96), Falcons ('97-'03), and Redskins ('03-'07)
Nick Giaquinto - retired - only former Husky to win a Super Bowl, as a member of the Washington Redskins team that won Super Bowl XVII

Notable former coaches/assistant coaches

Lou Holtz
Skip Holtz
Kirk Ferentz - also played as a linebacker at UConn
Norries Wilson
Steve Spagnuolo - defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants

Men's Golf

Head Coach: Ron Dubois
NCAA Appearances: (1) 1980
Big East Championships: (1) 1994

Men's Ice Hockey

Playing Facility: Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Head Coach: Bruce Marshall
Most Wins at D-I: 20 in 1998–99
Most Wins Overall: 22 in 1991–92 (UConn played in Division III for men's ice hockey only until 1998-99)
MAAC Hockey League Championships: (1) 2000 (League is now known as Atlantic Hockey)
All-Americans: 9

Notable players

Beau Erickson
Todd Krygier
Jonathan Anderson
Archibald Fritz Dessert

Women's Ice Hockey

Playing Facility: Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Head Coach: Heather Linstad
Most Wins: 16 in 2004–05

Women's Lacrosse

Playing Facility: Morrone Stadium/Sherman Sports Complex
Head Coach: Megan Cersosimo
Most Wins: 12 in 2005
ECAC Championships: (1) 2006
All-Americans: 2

Women's Rowing

Home Surface: Coventry Lake
Head Coach: Jennifer Sanford

Men's Soccer

Playing Facility: Joseph J. Morrone Stadium
Head Coach: Ray Reid
Most Victories: 21 in 1980
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 28
Last NCAA Appearance: 2008
National Championships: (3) 1948, 1981, 2000
College Cups: (5) 1981, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000
All-Americans: 33
National Players of the Year: 3
Big East Regular Season Championships: (11) 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009
Big East Tournament Championships: (7) 1983, 1984, 1989, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
MLS Draft Picks: 14

Notable players

O'Brian White
Akeem Priestley
Damani Ralph
Joe Morrone, Jr.
Chris Gbandi
Dan Donigan
Julius James
Ryan Cordeiro
Bryheem Hancock
Mpho Moloi
Len Tsantaris
Kevin Burns
Patrick Kania
Max Baber
John O'Connor
Bonginkosi Macala

Women's Soccer

Playing Facility: Morrone Stadium
Head Coach: Len Tsantaris
Most Victories: 23 in 1997
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 25
Last NCAA Appearance: 2007
NCAA Championship Game Appearances: (4) 1984, 1990, 1997, 2003
College Cups: (8) 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2003
All-Americans: 24
Big East Regular Season Championships: (8) 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Big East Tournament Championships: (2) 2002, 2004
All-Big East Selections: 59

Notable players

Mary Lou Breen
Moira and Tara Buckley
Niki Cross
Susan Lauer
Kristen Graczyk
Mary-Frances Monroe
Sara Whalen

Softball

Playing Facility: Connecticut Softball Stadium
Head Coach: Karen Mullins
Most Victories: 45 in 1993
Women's College World Series Appearances: (1) 1993
Big East Regular Season Championships: (6) 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Big East Tournament Championships: (7) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2001
All-Americans: 7

Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving

Playing Facility: Wolf-Zackin Natatorium
Head Coaches: Swimming - Bob Goldberg | Diving - John Bransfield
Big East Champions: 5
Olympians: 1

Men's Tennis

Playing Facility: UConn Tennis Courts
Head Coach: Glenn Marshall
Most Victories: 20 in 2000

Women's Tennis

Playing Facility: UConn Tennis Courts
Head Coach: Glenn Marshall
Most Victories: 14 in 2002

Women's Volleyball

Playing Facility: Gampel Pavilion
Head Coach: Holly Strauss
Most Victories: 35 in 1979
Big East Regular Season Championships: 2 1994 & 1998

Pageantry

Mascot: Jonathan the Husky Dog
Marching Band: UConn Marching Band, known as "The Pride of Connecticut."

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