ARCHIVE: UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?
STORRS, Conn. – In the early 1990s, the University of Connecticut softball team was dominant – cruising to four straight Big East championships. At the heart of that period was Pat Conlan, one of the program’s all-time greats.
The “UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?” series continues with Conlan, who is a graduate of 1993. It was her senior season that turned out to be her best, as she was named Second Team All-American, All-Region First Team and All-Big East First Team.
In 1993, the Huskies also qualified for their first-ever College World Series, earning the program’s only CWS win over Florida State in eight innings.
Conlan’s pitching brilliance is what helped lead UConn softball to its most prominent run in program history under head coach Karen Mullins. The Huskies won more than 30 games each season with Conlan, with a program-record 45 victories in 1993.
The former UConn pitcher ranks near the top of several career statistical categories, including fourth in victories (55), fifth in complete games (55), fifth in shut-outs (26) and fifth in ERA (0.62).
She holds the single-season program record in victories (26), complete games (29) and consecutive innings without an earned run (73.2 innings) – all of which came in 1993.
As a junior, she went 14-4 with a 0.39 ERA in the circle and a 75-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio. As a sophomore she was 15-5 with a 1.06 ERA and an 80-34 strikeout-to-walk mark.
A native of Waterbury, Conn. and graduate of Holy Cross High School, Conlan will enter her 11th season as head coach of Georgetown softball in 2016-17. Check out her responses below:
Where do you live now? Fairfax, VA
What was your major at UConn? Human Development and Family Relations
Where did/do you work? Head Softball Coach at Georgetown University
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment since graduating from UConn? Building a family - I have two year old twin boys (Hayden and Owen) that are the light of my life.
What's your favorite UConn softball memory? NO BRAINER!!! Playing in the 1993 Women's College World Series and all of the friendships and memories from those years. I will always bleed the Husky blue!!!!