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Impacting Champions: July

July 2, 2014

Each and every gift you make to support UConn Athletics has a direct impact on the lives of our student-athletes. As the stories below illustrate, by making a contribution you help provide deserving young people with an opportunity to be champions both athletically and academically.

To everybody who has made an investment in UConn Athletics, we would like to say thank you! The level of success we have been able to enjoy would not be possible without your continued generosity.

"I really love all the fans that come out to see us play and the donors who support us. I want to thank each of them for everything they do. Our donors and fans are the best. I feel very fortunate to have so much support from them."

Jakob Nerwinski (Sophomore, Men's Soccer, Exploratory Major, Lawrenceville, New Jersey)

"It's a real privilege to be a student-athlete at UConn. The support we receive from our donors and fans is amazing. I consider myself very lucky to have this opportunity."

Brent Norris (Sophomore, Men's Ice Hockey, Exploratory Major, Ottawa, Ontario)

"What I have enjoyed most about my time at UConn are the people I have met, the friendships I have formed, and the opportunities I have been fortunate enough to receive. UConn is an amazing university with great academics and athletics. Even within a large school, I receive so much support from my coaches, teammates, the athletic community, professors, advisors, and many others. I feel so lucky to be a part of this school."

Alyson Fazio (Junior, Women's Lacrosse, Methuen, Massachusetts)

"My favorite part about being a student-athlete at UConn is the energy that surrounds the program. Each day, I am very fortunate to have an opportunity to compete at the highest levels on the court and in the classroom. To all the donors who have made this possible, I would like to say thank you, it really means a lot."

Amy Christensen (Senior, Women's Volleyball, Pre-Teaching Major, Ashburn, Virginia)

"I am so lucky to be a recipient of the Joseph J. Morrone Scholarship. I have always dreamed of playing college soccer. I am so proud that I have a chance to lace up my cleats and represent this great university each time I wear the Husky uniform. Without the generosity of Coach Morrone, this would not have been possible. I can't thank him enough for making my dreams become a reality. I am proud to say, I am a Husky for life."

Gabby Cuevas (Redshirt Sophomore, Women's Soccer, Psychology Major, Wayne, New Jersey, Joseph J. Morrone Endowment Fund Recipient)