HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball, football and field hockey teams were honored at the State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon as the annual Husky Day celebration took place.
The teams each visited Governor Dannel Malloy in his office and then were honored with a ceremony in the Hall of Flags where various members of the Connecticut General Assembly spoke along with coaches Geno Auriemma, Kevin Ollie, Bob Diaco and Nancy Stevens.
The 2014 crown marked UConn's fourth title (1981, 1985, 2013, 2014) and second under Stevens. The Huskies capped their incredible season with 14-straight wins and have won eight straight NCAA Tournament contests, hoisting two trophies in as many years. Overall, Connecticut owns a 37-22 (.627) mark in the national tournament and has won 24 of 41 tournament games since Stevens arrived to the Storrs campus prior to the 1990 season. Additionally, UConn swept both the Big East regular season and tournament titles.
Three Huskies,Roisin Upton,DavidsonandAnna Middendorf, were named All-Americans and four different Husky athletes were placed on the All-Big East First Team.Regionally, the team boasted five selections to the NFHCA All-Mideast Region squads.
As a team, UConn was honored on March 11 as one of 71 institutions that achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the 2014-15 academic year. In total, 17 members of UConn's 23-player roster qualified for the 2014 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Husky Day is a tradition which dates back to the mid-1990s.
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