March 5, 2012
STORRS, Conn.– University of Connecticut women’s track and field assistant coach Andrea Grove-McDonough was named the Northeast Region’s Assistant Coach of the Year as announced by the USTFCCCA on Monday afternoon.
“The announcement of Andrea receiving the Assistant Coach of the Year Award is very exciting – voted by her peers, it's an acknowledgement of her work with our middle and distance runners, which has been superb. She would be the first to mention the great group of young ladies she trains as allowing her to be recognized but the reality is Andrea brings a certain 'twist' to the table that allows her to stand out both personally and on the track training. I know the team is very proud of her and what she brings to our team,” stated Head Coach Bill Morgan.
Grove-McDonough is in her fourth year with the Huskies and currently has athletes in five events on the national list. Senior Heather Wilson is seventh in the nation in the 800 (2:04.34) and junior Brigitte Mania is 28th, while the DMR team is thirteenth and freshman Lindsay Crevoiserat is 41st in the mile. The Huskies scored 37 of the team’s 66 points in the distance events at the Big East Championships. The team is currently the highest ranked Northeast region.