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    May

    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)


    April

    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.


    "Receiving the Joseph B. Burns Scholarship has provided me the opportunity to attend and compete for one of the most well recognized universities in the country".


    Eric Yavarone
    Junior, Baseball, North Haven, CT


    "Coming from Germany, I told myself that going to school in Connecticut would me much different than anything I've experienced but I absolutely made the right decision to come here. UConn has been so much more than I expected. I had the chance to play for a Hall of Fame coach, I won a national championship and I will earn a degree from a top university. Just the whole experience has been wonderful. I couldn't have asked for more."


    Niels Giffey
    Senior, Men's Basketball, Economic Geography, Berlin, Germany


    "The Pappanikou Family Scholarship Fund has made it possible for me to receive an amazing education and it has given me the opportunity to play division one soccer while wearing the husky uniform. Thank you so much, I am very grateful for all these life changing experiences that have been made possible through the Pappanikou Family's generosity."


    Rachel Hill
    Freshman, Women's Soccer/Exploratory Major/Rollinsford, New Hampshire


    "As a student at the University of Connecticut I have been given numerous opportunities that have prepared me for life after track. I am extremely thankful for the Robert E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Not only am I thankful, but I am honored to have been considered for this scholarship by my coaches and the family. It has inspired me to continue to my strong work ethic in school and on the track."


    Deysha Smith-Jenkins
    Sophomore, Women's Track & Field, Broadcasting Journalism Major, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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