STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut field hockey team was honored at Saturday's women's basketball game at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.
The Huskies made their way onto the court at the first media timeout as fans applauded the players and coaches who made their way to midcourt before posing for photos. UConn head coach Nancy Stevens was recognized for reaching 617 career wins, which is the most across all divisions.
This season, the Huskies appeared in the NCAA Quarterfinals, securing the programs 13th semifinal appearance and eighth under Stevens. The Huskies recorded a program-best 36-game win streak, which dated back to the 2014 national championship run.
UConn tallied multiple accolades, including earning the Big East Regular Season title outright with a perfect 5-0 record in league play before besting Temple, 7-3, to win the Big East Tournament crown for the fourth-straight time. The victory over the Owls marked the 19th time the Huskies had qualified for the NCAA Tournament in the last 20 seasons and the 14th consecutive trip to the national tournament.
The Huskies won the inaugural championship in 1981 and also took home the title in 1985. UConn became back-to-back national champions after winning the national crown in 2013 and 2014.