Former UConn Academic All-American Kate Foley Graduates #1 from UConn Law

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Former UConn defender Katie Foley
    Former UConn defender Katie Foley

    Oct. 15, 2009

    STORRS, Conn. - Former University of Connecticut women' soccer player and Academic All-American, Kathryn Foley, has finished first in the UConn Law Class of 2009. Foley was a member of the women's soccer team from 1999-2002 and graduated from UConn Law with highest honors with a Certificate in Intellectual Property.

    Foley was a member of the UConn Law Review and at this year's graduation ceremony led her class as standard bearer onto the lawn of the Law School where Connecticut Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers addressed the class. Foley has accepted a position with the prestigious Boston law firm Ropes & Gray and has begun a two year clerkship with the Orlando, Fla. Federal Court.

    As a UConn undergraduate, Foley earned Summa Cum Laude honors in 2004 in the Pharmacy Studies major and graduated Cum Laude in 2006 from UConn's Pharm.D. program. Her undergraduate GPA was a near perfect 3.95.

    In her senior year, Foley helped to bring the soccer team to the NCAA Elite Eight and a BIG EAST Tournament Championship. She lead the team in minutes played as a defensive stalwart.

    In the spring of that academic year, she was the female recipient of the 2003 Kinsman Award, the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes' highest individual award recognizing academic and athletic achievement and improvement, leadership, service, perseverance, and character.