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Diane Wright Honored As Part Of

Feb. 13, 2010

STORRS, Conn. - Former University of Connecticut field hockey coach Diane Wright, who led the program from 1975-1989 and to a pair of NCAA Championships in 1981 and 1985, was honored by UConn on Saturday night as part of "National Girls and Women In Sports Day". Wright was honored at the UConn vs. St. John's women's basketball game.

Each year, in commemoration of "National Girls and Women In Sports Day", the UConn Division of Athletics, in conjunction with the BIG EAST Conference, honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of women's sports on campuses.

Wright won 212 games during her UConn career and was named the National Coach of the Year in 1983. Three of her student-athletes earned National Player of the Year honors while another 27 were named All-Americans. She led UConn to five national semifinal appearances

The 24th annual "National Girls and Women In Sports Day" was celebrated around the country on Wednesday, Feb. 3. The theme to this year's celebration was "Stay Strong, Play On."

UConn Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway and Associate Director of Athletics Pat Babcock made the presentation to Wright.