Category: Athletics

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Will Athletic Trainers Make High School Sports Safer?

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NFL Taps UConn to Administer and Research Athletic Trainer Program

Hoping to make high school sports safer, the NFL Foundation has tapped UConn to administer and research a program to get athletic trainers in high schools in four states this fall.Read Full Story

Former All-American Caron Butler Makes Gift to Basketball Center at UConn

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Coach Jim Calhoun, Caron Butler, UConn President Susan Herbst, and Athletics Director Warde Manuel, with Caron’s family and friends during his Huskies of Honor induction ceremony.

The UConn Foundation is excited to announce that former UConn men’s basketball All-American Caron Butler and his wife Andrea have made a gift in support of the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center.
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UConn Donor Makes His Mark on UConn’s New Basketball Practice Facility

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UConn alum Ted Lunney with his wife, Melissa.

Ted Lunney ’92, a loyal alum and Husky basketball fan, will be one of the first donors to have a locker named after him in UConn’s new Werth Family UConn Basketball Champion Center.

Lunney says he wanted to contribute because of the strong connection he feels toward UConn, where he majored in business and formed lifelong friendships.
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Football Student-Athletes Honored for Graduation Rate

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(Credit: Steve Slade)

The UConn football team was honored by the American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award program.

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UConn Players Work Hard—On and Off the Court

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Rodney Purvis ’17 (Credit: UConn Athletics)

Rodney Purvis ’17 rolls his eyes when he’s asked how he juggles the dual responsibilities of being a student and one of the best basketball players on one of the top Division I teams in the country.

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Freshman Sensation Dreamed of Being a Husky

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Katie Lou Samuelson ’19 (Credit: UConn Athletics)

Growing up, Katie Lou Samuelson ’19 would go to Stanford University every year to watch her older sisters play the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.

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Student-Athletes Meet the People Who Make It Possible

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Donors Norene and Arnie Foster (far left, far right) with student-athletes Lexi Gifford and Nico Darras. (Credit: Steven Slade/UConn Photo)

UConn baseball pitcher Nico Darras looked out at fellow Husky athletes and donors at the annual UConn Athletics Endowment Dinner on Monday, October 5, and talked about how easy it is to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and glory of being a Husky champion.
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Student-Athlete Strong: Wyatt Million ’17

Wyatt Million, men's cross country and track, athlete in the classroom at the Biology/Physics building on Sept. 24, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Wyatt Million, men’s cross country and track, athlete in the classroom at the Biology/Physics building on Sept. 24, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn’s student-athletes are often lauded for their on-field achievements, but there’s an equally important—often unseen—dimension to the student-athlete. Read Full Story

Student-Athlete Strong: Emily Armstrong ’16

Emily Armstrong, second from left, in an education class taught by associate professor Thomas Levine. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Emily Armstrong, second from left, in an education class taught by associate professor Thomas Levine. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn’s student-athletes are often lauded for their on-field achievements, but there’s an equally important—often unseen—dimension to the student-athlete. Read Full Story

UConn Nation Launches ‘Drive for 5K’ Initiative

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Noel Thomas flanked by Jim (left) and Marylee Oleksiw (right).

UConn’s prowess in the sporting world is well known. UConn Nation has come to expect—and receive—national championships in exchange for their loyalty and passion.
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