ARCHIVE: UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?
STORRS, Conn. – In this week’s edition of “UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?”, we explore the beginning of a historic four-year run for the University of Connecticut softball program.
Jane Jagodzinski, a graduate of the Class of 1990, was part of the first UConn team to win a Big East Championship – as the Huskies went on to win four straight titles from 1990-93 under head coach Karen Mullins.
Of the eight conference titles that UConn softball has won, Jagodzinski was on the first team to accomplish the feat, while the Huskies picked up seven more from 1991 to 2001. The 1990s was the most successful period in program history.
For the past 24 years and counting, the former UConn catcher has resided in Virginia Beach following her three-year softball tenure in Storrs.
Sports continue to be one of the biggest parts of her life through her successful career at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex and City View Park on the beach, where she helps bring events into the city.
Over 400,000 people are brought through the Princess Anne Athletic Complex on a yearly basis.
To catch up with Jane, read her responses below:
Where do you live now?
I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia where I moved to in 1992.
What was your major at UConn?
I majored in Parks and Recreation, Sport and Leisure Studies.
Where do you work?
I am employed with City of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Department and I am the Athletic Complexes Supervisor.
What is your greatest accomplishment since graduating from UConn?
Being a part of opening and supervising the U.S. Field Hockey National Training center that was home to the U.S. Field Hockey National Team.
Favorite memory at UConn?
My fondest memory of UCONN softball is winning the first ever Big East Tournament Title for Softball.