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Impacting Champions

May 5, 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 have truly enjoyed my time at UConn, both on and off the basketball court. I came here unsure what I wanted to do after my playing career but UConn offers all sorts of incredible opportunities and pairs that with guidance on what is best for me. Choosing to become a Husky has been the best decision of my life."

Breanna Stewart
(Sophomore, Women's Basketball, Syracuse, New York)

"The best part about being a student-athlete at UConn is the community. Throughout campus, everybody takes great pride in having the privilege to be part of such a great university. I consider myself very lucky to be part of such a great student-athlete community, where everybody is always pushing each other to be the best that we can be. To all the donors and fans that have helped provide me with this opportunity, I want to say thank you. Being a member of the track and field team has allowed me to reach my goals both athletically and academically."

Paul DeSalvo
(Senior, Men's Track and Field, Economics & Finance, Plymouth, Minnesota)

"There are so many great things about being a student-athlete at UConn. I love the comradery with my teammates, my fellow student-athletes and all the students who go to UConn. Without the support of our donors, we couldn't do what we do. I really appreciate them and love seeing them in the stands cheering us on."

Kyle Huson
(Sophomore, Men's Ice Hockey, Pre-Communications, Parker, Colorado)

"The culture and atmosphere of being a student-athlete at UConn is amazing. The emphasis on academics allows me and my teammates to excel in classroom in subjects we are interested in. I am very grateful for all the contributions our donors make. They really benefit and help all UConn student-athletes."

Felix Samuels
(Junior, Men's Swimming & Diving, English & Communications Major, London, England)

"The best part about my experience at UConn has been the successful athletic environment and the highly-regarded academics, which has been gratefully funded by The Schwartz Family Women's Athletics Scholarship Fund."

Elaine Chuli
(Sophomore, Women's Ice Hockey, Waterford, Ontario Canada)