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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICU T 2011-12 University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Tennis

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UNIVERSITYTable OFofCONNECTICUT Contents/Quick Facts 2011-12 University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Tennis

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The University of Connecticut

Location ............................................................................... Storrs, Conn. Founded .......................................................................................... 1881 Total Enrollment............................................................................. 30,034 Undergraduate Enrollment.......................................................... 16,765 President ............................................................................ Susan Herbst Interim Director of Athletics ...................................... Paul Pendergast Associate Director of Athletics/Tennis Administrator..... Pat Babcock Administrative Assistants.........................Kim Gibbons, Maria Murray Nicknames ...................................................................... Huskies, UConn Conference .............................................................................. BIG EAST Colors ........................................ National Flag Blue (Navy) & White Athletic Phone ............................................................... 860-486-2725 Athletic Fax .................................................................... 860-486-3300

Athletic Communications

Associate Athletic Director/Director of Athletic Communications ................................................................................................ Mike Enright Assistant Director of Athletic Communications................. Phil Chardis Assistant Director of Athletic Communications.........Patrick McKenna Athletic Communications Assistants................................. Sagan Byrne, ...........................................................................Brendan Flynn, Matt Lee Athletic Communications Phone................................... 860-486-3531 Athletic Communications Fax....................................... 860-486-5085 Athletic Communications Address.....2095 Hillside Road, Unit 1173 Storrs, Conn. 06269-1173 Athletic Department Website..................................UConnHuskies.com Tennis Contact..............................................................................Matt Lee E-mail..................................................................... Matt.Lee@uconn.edu Phone................................................................................ 860-486-1498

Table of Contents .................................................................................. 2 2012 Quick Facts .................................................................................. 2 2012 Spring Schedules ........................................................................ 2 Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall........................................................ 3 Assistant Coach Monica Purice.............................................................. 4 Assistant Coach Daniel Gal................................................................... 4 Men’s Tennis........................................................................................... 5-9 Women’s Tennis................................................................................ 10-14 BIG EAST Conference...........................................................................15 Connecticut Tennis History.............................................................. 16-17 This is UConn Country!.................................................................... 17-27

Connecticut Tennis Information

Director of Tennis............................................................ Glenn Marshall ...............................................................(Connecticut ’89 - 20th season) E-mail........................................................... glenn.marshall@uconn.edu Office Phone................................................................... 860-486-0766 Men’s Assistant Coach............................................................Daniel Gal .......................................................... (Bloomsburg ‘08 - second season) Women’s Assistant Coach................................................ Monica Purice .................................................................. (Oklahoma ’08 - first season) Men’s Tennis 2010-11 Record..................................................... 8-8 (1-2 BIG EAST) Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................................................. 8/2 Team Captain.................................................................... Scott Warden Women’s Tennis 2010-11 Record...................................................5-11 (1-5 BIG EAST) Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................................................. 8/3 Team Captains.................................................................Alexa Gregory

Husky Honor Pride • Responsibility • Respect

February 11 11 17 18 25 26

March 9 12 13 14 21 23 25 31

April

1 4 5 7 14 19-22

Women’s Spring Schedule

at Army vs. Stony Brook (at Army) at Marquette vs. West Virginia (at Marquette) at Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

9:00 am 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 10:00 am 3:00 pm 10:00 am

at Colgate vs. Imperial Valley College (at San Diego)# vs Point Loma (at San Diego)# at UC-San Diego Providence at Seton Hall Bryant at Georgetown

12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 12:00 11:00 am

at Villanova at Rutgers St. John’s DePaul Hartford BIG EAST Tournament (at Tampa, Fla. - USF)

10:30 am 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 10:00 am 12:00 pm

# Spring Break Trip in San Diego, Calif.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to honoring collegiate athletic competition by demonstrating pride, responsibility and respect. The UConn community, fans, alumni, students, coaches and student-athletes promote these core values as proud Huskies and first class competitors.

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BOLD indicates home contest

Men’s Spring Schedule February 10 12

March 2 9 12 13 14 20 25 31

April

1 10 12 14 19-22

vs. Stony Brook (at Army) at Army

7:00 pm 9:00 am

at Boston University at Colgate vs. Imperial Valley College (at San Diego)# vs. Point Loma (at San Diego)# at UC-San Diego# Fairfield Bryant at Georgetown

6:00 pm 3:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 2:30 pm 12:00 pm 11:00 am

at Villanova 10:30 am at Marist 3:00 pm at St. John’s TBA Sacred Heart 12:00 pm BIG EAST Tournament (at Tampa, Fla. - USF)

# Spring Break Trip in San Diego, Calif.

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Head coach glen marshall

2011-12 University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Glenn Marshall

Director of Tennis

Connecticut ’89, ’93 20th Season

In his 15th season as the Director of Tennis at the University of Connecticut, Glenn Marshall enters his 20th season working with the tennis programs overall. He has served as the men’s tennis team head coach since the 1992 season and took the helm of both the men’s and women’s programs in 1997. Throughout his tenure, the women’s tennis team has continued to rise within the BIG EAST Conference. Last season, he led the team to its fourth consecutive appearance in the BIG EAST Tournament. Marshall continues to look to guide the team back to a .500 record as he did in 2006-07 when UConn finished the year with an 11-11 record and a seventh-place finish at the conference tournament. Men’s tennis concluded the year last season 5-8, while picking up impressive wins over Boston University (6-1) and Villanova (4-3). The squad finished the 2008-09 season above .500, with an 8-7 record, for the first time since the 2000-01 (13-8) and reached the BIG EAST Tournament as well. Marshall was elected the president of the BIG EAST Tennis Coaches Association by his peers in 2004. In this position, he represents the interests of all of the BIG EAST tennis programs and facilitates the development of new conference rules and all the details pertaining to the conference championships. In the 2001 fall season, Marshall’s men’s and women’s tennis teams combined for a 27-14 record, for a .659 winning-percentage, the highest for the women’s program since he took over in the 1997-98 season. The women’s tennis team captured the New England Championships that season. Individually, UConn took championships in five of the six singles brackets and two of the three doubles brackets at the New England Championships. Prior to that, Marshall led the men’s tennis team to a 20-5 season in 1999-2000. Twenty wins set a single-season record for total wins while the Huskies capped off the season with a seventh place finish at the BIG EAST Championships. That year, UConn earned notable wins against Maryland, Georgetown, Seton Hall and Providence. Marshall has guided the men’s tennis team to four championships, including in his first year as head coach. In the spring of 1993, he led the Huskies to the New England Championship with men’s tennis capturing the ECAC Championship title that fall (1993). UConn defended each crown the following season, winning the New England Championship and the ECAC titles the following spring and fall of 1994. Off the court, Marshall has assisted in the research and development of tennis racquets for professional players at Bosworth International in Boca Raton, Fla. Marshall serves as the Director of Tennis at the Madison Beach Club during the summer months. He and the staff at Madison instruct over 130 juniors and run an extensive adult program that includes USTA league play and lessons. He attended Keene State College in New Hampshire for a year prior to transferring to the University of Connecticut in the fall of 1986. He was a threeyear letterwinner with the men’s tennis program at UConn, graduating in 1989 with a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in music. Marshall was the top singles and doubles player for the Huskies and was voted the team captain for the 1988-89 season. He completed his master’s degree in sport management in 1993. Marshall resides in his hometown of Glastonbury, Conn., with his wife, Carolyn, and their two children, Carter (16) and Christine (14). • Earned his 100th career women’s tennis victory when the Huskies defeated Villanova, 6-1 on April 6, 2008. • Led the women’s team to a .500 finish in 2006-07 for the first time in four years and its highest finish at the BIG EAST Championship (seventh) with the program under his direction. • Helped the Huskies to an overall record of 27-14 in 2001-02 and the highest combined winning percentage (.659) in his tenure. • Led UConn men’s team to a single-season school record 20-5 (.800) year in 1999-2000. • Guided the Husky men to back-to-back New England Championships and ECAC Championships in 1993 and 1994. • Appointed Director of Tennis in 1997. Recorded his 200th coaching victory, men’s and women’s combined, in the 2004-05 season. • Led the men to a second place finish in the ECAC Championship in 1997 and 1998. • Aided the men’s tennis team to two-consecutive BIG EAST Tournament berths in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. • Helped the women’s tennis team reach the BIG EAST Tournament for the past three-consecutive seasons.

Career Highlights

Year 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

Men 16-6 8-10 8-9 5-14 12-6 8-12 13-7 20-5 10-11 13-8 8-9 7-12 8-11 8-13 5-15 6-9-1 8-7 5-8 8-8 176-180-1

Women --- --- --- --- --- 4-25 6-16 11-14 9-11 14-6 11-9 11-10-1 7-13 7-16 11-11 9-8 9-11 7-11 5-11 121-172-1

Combined 16-6 8-10 8-9 5-14 12-6 12-37 19-23 31-19 19-22 27-14 19-18 18-22-1 15-24 15-29 16-26 15-17-1 17-18 12-19 13-19 297-352-2

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT ASSISTANT CoachES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Daniel Gal Assistant Coach

Bloomsburg ’08 Second Season

Dan Gal begins his second year at Connecticut in 2011-12 as an assistant coach with the University of Connecticut men’s tennis team. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa, Gal was a standout at Bloomsburg University. He was a team captain for three years and played No. 1 singles and doubles his last three years. During his time at Bloomsburg, he won the PSAC singles, doubles and team titles. He was a two-time PSAC men’s tennis Athlete of the Year, two-time PSAC Top-Ten Award recipient and an ITA Scholar Athlete. In 2008, he was awarded the ITA/DII Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. This award, which dates back to 1984, is given to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JuCo men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, humanitarian and tennis achievements. Prior to his arrival at Connecticut, Gal taught tennis at a local club in Pittsburgh, Pa, where he taught nationally-ranked juniors and traveled all over the country to national tournaments. Gal received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bloomsburg in 2008. He currently resides in Vernon, Conn.

Monica Purice Assistant Coach

Oklahoma ’98 First Season

Monica Purice begins her first season on the UConn tennis staff as an assistant in 2011-12. Purice comes to Connecticut after three seasons as the assistant coach of the men’s and women’s programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. As an assistant at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Purice led the women’s team to the 2010 and 2011 Summit League regular season and tournament titles. The women’s squad also captured the 2009 regular season championship. An experienced collegiate player, Purice graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in social science and organization studies in 2008 and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a senior. She excelled at Oklahoma, playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles with the Sooners. Purice has also coached at several youth and adult clubs, most recently serving at the Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, Conn. She previously served as the Tennis Instructor at Lifetime Sports Academy in Fort Wayne, Ind. and at The Bridges Family Resort and Tennis Club. At the youth and amateur level, Purice competed and coached in her native Romania and was ranked in the top-5 in 2003-04.

The University of Connecticut Tennis Courts were dedicated in August 2005 and feature four practice courts and six for competition.

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men’s tennis

2011-12 University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Tennis Senior Scott Warden Team Captain

Men’s Tennis Roster Name

Dave Adams Matt Burns Ricardo Cardona Ryan Carr Wei Lin Teddy Margules Joshua Palmer Jacob Spreyer Peter Surovic Scott Warden Jai Yoon

Yr. Hometown/High School

Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr.

Andover, Mass./Andover Middletown, N.Y./Minisink Valley Guaynabo, P.R./Academica del Perpetuo Socorro Madison, Conn./Fairfield Prep Bayside, N.Y./Benjamin Cardozo New York, N.Y./Professional Children’s School (N.Y.) Dalton, Pa./Abington Heights Denver, Co./Regis Jesuit High Czech Republic/Heritage Academy (S.C.) Boardman, Ohio/Boardman Bayside, N.Y./Indiana University

2010 Spring Results February 12 12

vs. Stony Brook (at Army) at Army

7 8 9 10 17 20 26

vs. Bryant $ vs. Sacred Heart $ vs. Wabash $ vs. Minnesota State at Fairfield at Brown GEORGETOWN*

March

April

3 ST. JOHN’S 10 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) 14 BOSTON COLLEGE 16 VILLANOVA* 18 MARIST 28 vs. Villanova & 29 vs. Louisville & 30 vs. DePaul & $ Spring Break Trip - Puerto Rico & BIG EAST Tournament - South Bend, Ind.

L, 7-0 L, 4-3 W, 5-2 L, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-2 L, 7-0 L, 4-3 L, 6-1 W, 6-1 L, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 6-1 W, 4-2 L, 4-0 L, 4-0

2011 Fall Results September 10 16-18 21 23-25

Fairfield Doubles Invitational Brown Invitational SIENA UConn Invitational

NTF NTF W, 6-1 NTF

3 7-9 14-17 18 28-30

at Hartford Quinnipiac Invitational ITA Regionals (at Cornell) at Quinnipiac Connecticut State Championships (at Yale)

W, 7-0 NTF NTF W, 5-2 NTF

October

Spring Preview UConn opens the spring season with a road trip to West Point, N.Y. to face Stony Brook and Army. They will then travel to Massachusetts on February 22nd to play Boston University. Right before the Huskies leave for their spring break trip, they will face off with Colgate on March 9th in Albany, NY. They will then travel to San Diego, Calif. for the annual Spring Break trip. Connecticut will play matches against Point Loma, Imperial Valley College and UC-San Diego to prepare for the upcoming BIG EAST schedule. Following their spring break trip, they will open up at home against Fairfield on March 20th followed by Bryant on the 25th. The Huskies’ conference schedule begins with a trip to Georgetown and Villanova on March 31st and April 1st, respectively. They will then travel to play Marist and then end the BIG EAST regular season competition at St. John’s on April 12th. Senior day will be played against Sacred Heart on April 14 in Storrs. This year’s BIG EAST tournament will take place in Tampa, Fla. and will be hosted by University of South Florida on April 19-22. Scott Warden was named team captain for the 2011-12 campaign and will be the undisputed No. 1 for his final campaign. Warden recorded a 14-7 overall record in doubles this fall, teaming with freshman Jacob Spreyer for all but one match.

Fall Review The Huskies started off the Fall Season at the Sacred Heart Doubles Invitational. All four teams made the semifinals in their respected brackets. The next weekend was the Brown Invite, which also saw some solid doubles results with three out of four teams advancing to the semifinals in their respective flights. At the UConn Invite, the team finished the weekend with an impressive 20-6 record, including a 14-4 overall mark in singles play as a team. The doubles units also performed well, finishing with a 6-2 mark on Friday afternoon. At the Quinnipiac Invitational, the Huskies had the duo of Jacob Spreyer and Scott Warden make the finals in the “A” Flight draw. Jacob Spreyer won the “C” Flight in singles and Scott Warden and Matt Burns lost in the finals of the “A” and “D” Flights, respectively. At the Connecticut State Championships, Wei Lin and Jacob Spreyer made it to the finals of the back-draw. In dual matches this fall, the Huskies went undefeated at 3-0. They defeated Siena, Hartford and Quinnipiac. In those matches, the Huskies went 8-1 in doubles and 16-3 in singles play. This is the second year in a row that the Huskies finished the fall season undefeated.

NTF - No Team Finish

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Senior

Dave Adams Andover, Mass. Andover

At 6’6” Adams is a big force on the tennis court with a huge serve and controlling forehand ... plays an aggressive style of the game and loves to dictate points from the baseline ... has worked hard to develop his game and become a smarter competitor ... has matured into a solid singles and doubles player who will continue to aid the Huskies in both lineups. Personal: Dave Samuel Adams … son of Dr. Ken and Anita Adams … a finance major … born on Aug. 18, 1989.

Senior

Matthew Burns Middletown, N.Y. Minisink Valley

Crafty all-court player that can construct points with spin or pace ... knows how to open the court and finish points at the net ... able to play from all parts of the court and possesses solid groundstrokes and great hands at the net ... has a cool demeanor and steady mental game ... has the tools and fundamentals of an all-court player ... with added experience will only grow as a competitor. Personal: Matthew Edward Burns … son of Lee and Laurie Burns … an exercise science major … born on Nov. 20, 1989.

Senior

Ricardo Cardona Guaynabo, P.R. Perpetuo Socorro

An extremely talented player who strikes the ball well ... able to dictate points off both sides with his penetrating groundstrokes ... looks to build upon his competitive experience from last year ... incredible potential to be a starter in the lineup this season. Personal: Ricardo Rene Cardona … son of Ricardo Cardona and Ana Maria Maldonado … a resource economics major … born on Feb. 7, 1990.

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Senior Captain

Scott Warden Boardman, Ohio Boardman

UConn’s No. 1 player has developed into a leader both on and off the court ... valuable teammate who is hard working both on and off the court ... an all-court presence and great knowledge of the game ... has a consistent backcourt game and solid volleys ... constructs points intelligently and in a variety of ways with smart shot selection. Personal: Scott Michael Warden … son of Steve and Sally Warden … a finance major … born on April 22, 1990.

Senior

Jai Yoon Bayside, N.Y. Bayside

Has made an immediate impact and proven to be a great addition to the team in both singles and doubles ... a mature and mentally strong player that can make the necessary adjustments to always be a tough competitor ... a very steady and solid player with an all-court game ... can use a variety of spin and pace to keep his opponents off balance and finish points. Personal: Jai Y. Yoon … son of Dong Ha and Kyong Yoon … a economics major … born on May 9, 1989.

Junior

Wei Lin Bayside, N.Y. Bayside

An incredibly talented player with great feel for the game … hard working individual both on and off the court … a natural net player that has worked hard in the fall to become a threat off the ground … has gained tremendous experience thus far in his career … has become a threat in both lineups for the Huskies. Personal: Wei Cheng Lin … son of Kunghung and Wendy Lin … a computer science and engineering major … born on Nov. 3, 1990.

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Sophomore

Ryan Carr Madison, Conn. Fairfield Prepatory

Looks to add value to the line up right away. He has very good groundstrokes and looks to construct points very well. Mentally, he is very mature. Has the chance to be a dominant force in his college career. Personal: Ryan Carr … son of Michael and Lisa Carr … an exploratory major … born on September 11, 1992.

Sophomore

Teddy Margules New York, N.Y.

Professional Children’s School

Has a big serve and likes to develop the point using it ... Always hard working on and off the court ... Will be looking to develop as an all court player in his years to come. Personal: Teddy Margules … son of Eric Margules and Leah Carr … an exploratory major … born on Nov. 13, 1991.

Freshman

Joshua Palmer Dalton, Pa. Abington Heights

Has a big serve and groundstrokes. He will definitely look to make an impact in the line-up. He will learn by getting experience in matches. Personal: Joshua Meade Palmer ... son of Meade and Sandy Palmer ... a physiology and neurobiology major ... born on May 15, 1992

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Freshman

Jacob Spreyer Denver, Colo. Regis Jesuit High

Talented player who looks to build around a big serve. He will be an immediate impact player for the Huskies. He has a lot of potential to be a great player. Personal: Jacob J. Spreyer ... son of Frank Spreyer and Mary Alice Mandarich ... political science major ... born on December 24, 1992.

Freshman

Peter Surovic Czech Republic

Heritage Academy (Hilton Head, S.C.)

A hard-hitting player with an all court game who will be looking to add depth to the line-up. He can play solid defense when he wants. Personal: Peter Surovic ... son of Jurag Surovic and Marcela Surovicova ... born on June 19, 1992 ... management and engineering major

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Senior Alexa Gregory Team Captain Women’s Tennis Roster Name

Julia Allen Sarah Baker Marie Gargiulo Alexa Gregory Sarah Griffin Jennifer Learmonth Abby McKeon Lucy Nutting Natalie Robson Lauren Rothermich Maxene Weinberg Lauren Wilmarth

Yr.

Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Spring Preview Hometown/High School

Raleigh, N.C./St. David’s School Hamden, Conn./Hamden High Weston, Conn./Weston High State College, Pa./State College Area Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire High York, Pa./Central York High Westford, Mass./Westford High Wilmington, Del./Tower Hill School Copley, Ohio/Revere High Sutton, Mass./Sutton High Marietta, Ga./Walton High Andover, Mass./Philips Academy

2010 Spring Results February 12 13 22

vs. Stony Brook at Army vs. UMass (East Hartford Racquet Club)

7 9 9 10 17 22 26 30

vs. Bryant $ vs. Virginia Tech $ vs. Minnesota State $ vs. Valparaiso $ at Fairfield CINCINNATI* GEORGETOWN* at Providence*

March

April

6 at St. John’s* 8 MARQUETTE* 10 WEST VIRGINIA* 15 SETON HALL* 16 VILLANOVA* 19 at Rutgers* 22 at Syracuse* 28 vs. Marquette & (South Bend, Ind.) 29 vs. Cincinnati & (South Bend, Ind.) $ - Spring Break Trip - Puerto Rico & - BIG EAST Tournament - South Bend, Ind.

L, 6-1 L,6-1 L, 6-1 W, 4-3 L, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-2 L, 6-1 L, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 7-0 L, 6-1 L, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 L, 7-0 L, 7-0 L, 4-0 L, 4-0

2010 Fall Results September 11 16-18 23-25

Fairfield Doubles Invitational Quinnipiac Invitational Army Invitational

5 7 15-16 18 21-24

at UMass BOWDOIN New England Invitational (at Sacred Heart) at Quinnipiac ITA Regional Championships (at Yale)

October

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NTF NTF NTF L, 4-3 W, 5-2 NTF W, 4-3 NTF NTF=No Team Finish

The women’s tennis team will prepare for a full slate in the spring, starting with six matches away from home before spring break. UConn opens with two matches in West Point, N.Y. against Army and Stony Brook on February 11 in preparation for the difficult BIG EAST slate. Connecticut then travels to Marquette to face the hosts on February 17 and West Virginia the next morning on February 18. BIG EAST opponents continue on the schedule with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati scheduled for February 25 and 26 with both matches to be played in Cincinnati, Ohio. UConn will play Colgate in Albany, N.Y on March 9 before heading west to sunny San Diego, Calif. for the annual spring break trip. UConn will play Point Loma on March 13 and UC-San Diego on March 14 before heading back to Storrs for the first home match of the season against Providence College. March ends with matches at Seton Hall, home vs. Bryant and on the road at Georgetown. With the BIG EAST Championships approaching, UConn will play at Villanova and Rutgers on April 1 and 4, respectively before finishing the regular season with home matches against St. John’s, DePaul and Hartford on April 5, 7 and 14. The 2012 BIG EAST Championships are set for Tampa, Fla. to be hosted by USF from April 19-22.

Fall Review The UConn women’s squad finished the 2011 fall season with a 2-1 record in dual matches and had several student-athletes perform well throughout the slate of tournaments. In dual action, the Huskies dropped a close match to Massachusetts, 4-3, before taking a 5-2 decision over Bowdoin and a 4-3 result over in-state rival Quinnipiac. Sophomore Lucy Nutting went undefeated at 3-0 in singles during the dual matches while sophomore Jennifer Learmonth and freshman Maxene Weinberg finished the dual matches with a perfect 3-0 record in doubles play. The tournament slate saw UConn finish with an overall singles record of 38-30, led by Lauren Wilmarth at 8-3. At the Quinnipiac Invitational to start the fall season, Wilmarth, Weinberg and junior Julia Allen each lost in the semifinals of their draws. Jennifer Learmonth had a great run in the Flight A singles before losing in the final to a very solid player from the University of Hartford. Connecticut’s top performance of the fall campaign saw UConn win 4-of-6 singles flights and 2-of-3 doubles flights at the New England Invitational hosted by Sacred Heart University. Weinberg, Nutting, Wilmarth and Abby McKeon won Flights 2, 3, 5 and 6, respectively. Alexa Gregory also went on to win the Flight 1 consolation draw. Learmonth and Weinberg combined to take Flight 1 doubles with Gregory and Marie Gargiulo taking Flight 2 doubles.


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Senior

Alexa Gregory State College, Pa. State College Area

Alexa Gregory is a senior captain. She is looking forward to having a great senior season. She is a solid baseline player who works hard all the way until the last point of the match. Alexa has a solid groundstroke game and very good endurance on the court. She has the ability to stay in matches and grind until the end. She is a valuable contributor to both the singles and doubles lineup. She has a great work ethic and is always trying to help the other girls on the team. Alexa is one of the best captains that UConn has ever had. She cares a lot about our program and is always looking to improve the team and as an individual. She is a captain that any coach would want to have. Personal: Alexa Danielle Gregory … daughter of Alex and Dawn Gregory … a communications major … born on Aug. 6, 1990.

Junior

Julia Allen Raleigh, N.C. St. David’s School

Julia Allen is a determined player who runs down every ball and plays with consistency and drive. Her forehand is consistently improving which will enable her to improve on her baseline game. Starting her junior year, we are looking forward to seeing her continued hard work. She has solid ground strokes and placement on shots. Personal: Julia Maria Allen … daughter of Louis and Lynne Allen … an allied health sciences major … born on May 16, 1991.

Junior

Sarah Griffin Cheshire, Conn. Cheshire

Sarah Griffin loves being on the tennis court, loves the game. She is a left-handed baseline player who likes to be aggressive on the court and use her serve to her advantage. Her positive attitude in practice helps the team. She is an all-court player who is focused and determined, always working extra hard to achieve her goals. Her greatest strengths are her consistency, her patience and hard work. Personal: Sarah Courtney Griffin … daughter of Stephen and Maureen Griffin … a marketing major … born on Sept. 25, 1991.

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Junior

Abby McKeon Westford, Mass. Westford

Abby McKeon is a talented all court player who fights for every point. Abby is a great leader in the weight room, on the court and in the classroom as she always gives 100%. She has a big serve, solid ground strokes, and always attacks the net. She is our co-captain and has the ability to really step up her game and help the team improve its overall records. Abby has a strong personality, and is always positive and cheering on her teammates. She is the heart of the team. Personal: Abigail Marie McKeon … daughter of James and Molly McKeon … a pre-kinesiology major … born on Feb. 22, 1991.

Junior

Lauren Rothermich Sutton, Mass. Sutton

Lauren Rothermich is a strong groundstroker with a big serve who will continue to work hard and develop. She is a great athlete and has a great work ethic. This spring she will study abroad at the University of Nottingham in England. She has always wanted to study abroad and experience another culture outside of the United States. The reason why she chose a university in England is because it was in Europe so she can travel easily and they also have a number of classes that relate to her major that are not offered here at UConn. It will be a great experience for her and we are sure she will take advantage of everything England has to offer. Personal: Lauren Elizabeth Rothermich … daughter of Gregory and Susan Rothermich … an environmental science major … born on May 15, 1991.

Junior

Lauren Wilmarth Andover, Mass. Philips Academy

Lauren Wilmarth possesses a well-rounded game. She has very solid groundstrokes and is fearless on the court. She is an athlete who is always looking to improve her game. She works very hard both on and off the court. Her favorite shot is definitely her forehand which she is hitting pretty consistent and aggressively. Lauren is a great singles player who can improve her game considerably in the future. We are looking forward to seeing what her contribution to the team will be this season. Personal: Lauren Alexandra Wilmarth … daughter of Roger and Mary Ann Wilmarth … an animal science major … born on Nov. 2, 1990.

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Sophomore

Marie Gargiulo Weston, Conn. Weston

Marie Gargiulo has a strong forehand that can do formidable damage to any opponent. She has a powerful and consistent serve that is a great advantage in both her singles and doubles game. We are looking forward to seeing what her successful high school career can add to our program. A good addition in singles and doubles...adds great depth to the team... likes doubles and enjoys coming to the net. Her true passion is doubles because she loves being at the net and playing aggressive, fast paced tennis. Personal: Marie Gargiulo … daughter of Edward and Rose Gargiulo … a pre-teaching major … born on Sept. 1, 1992.

Jennifer Learmonth

Sophomore

York, Pa. Central York

Jennifer Learmonth is an all-court player with a complex game who likes to attack from all sides with topspin. She is always looking to improve her game and be the best she can be. She has a strong forehand and serve. Jennifer’s volley skills are a great add on to her game which makes both her singles and doubles game very solid. She loves to play doubles. As a freshman, she immediately had an impact on the team and now in the second year of her college career, we are looking forward to her leading the team into another successful season. Personal: Jennifer Charlotte Learmonth … daughter of George and Nancy Learmonth … an exploratory major … born June 4, 1992.

Sophomore

Lucy Nutting Wilmington, Del. Tower Hill School

Lucy Nutting is a great athlete with a lot of potential. She hits hard on both her forehand and backhand. She is an aggressive player who has no fear on the court. Lucy has a strong groundstroke game and loves the baseline. Her court awareness, shot variety, consistency in her shots and quick hands are her greatest strengths. We are looking forward to seeing what her addition will be for both singles and doubles this year. Lucy always gives her best during matches. Personal: Lucy Elizabeth Nutting … daughter of Bill Nutting and Lelia Ferrer … a pre-communication sciences major … born on March 29, 1992.

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Freshman

Sarah Baker Hamden, Conn. Hamden

Sarah Baker is a backcourt player looking to become more aggressive. Her forehand is her best shot. Sarah is one of three freshmen to join the team this year. While she is a consistent player at the baseline, we are trying to make her game more aggressive. We are looking forward to see what she can bring to the team this year. Personal: Sarah Baker ... daughter of Dean and Amy Baker ... an allied health sciences major ... born May 1, 1993.

Freshman

Natalie Robson Copley, Ohio Revere

Natalie Robson is a hard worker who likes to be as offensive as possible. Natalie is a very positive person who always has a smile on her face. She is one of three freshmen this year and we are looking forward to seeing what she has to offer the team. She hits a flat ball and a powerful first serve but her powerful strengths are her hard work and positive attitude. Personal: Natalie Robson ... daughter of of Jeff and Ann Robson ... a journalism and communications major ... born November 17, 1992.

Freshman

Maxene Weinberg Marietta, Ga. Walton

Maxene Weinberg is one of three freshmen this year. A player with a big forehand and serve who will look to compete in the top half of the lineup right away. Maxene has a solid baseline game but also likes to be aggressive and attacks the net every time she has the opportunity. She also has great volley skills. Maxene is an exciting addition to the team. She is a talented athlete coming off a successful high school career at Walton High in Marietta, Ga. Personal: Maxene Weinberg ... daughter of Gayle and Alan Weinberg ... a biology major ... born May 25, 1993.

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Year-by-Year Results

Year

Fall Spring Total

Men’s Tennis HIstory

Postseason

1981-82

2-3

3-5

5-8

5th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1982-83

2-3

7-4

9-7

8th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1983-84

2-4

6-5

8-9

5th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1984-85

3-4

4-7

7-11

T6th Place, New England Championship, 4th Place, BIG EAST Championship

Head Coach: John Chapman

Year

Fall Spring Total

Postseason

1985-86

4-3

6-6

10-9

4th Place, New England Championship, 3rd Place, BIG EAST Championship

1986-87

3-5

6-7

9-12

9th Place, New England Championship, T3rd Place, BIG EAST Championship

1987-88

4-4

6-6

10-10

8th Place, New England Championship, 6th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1988-89

4-3

8-5

12-8

4th Place, New England Championship, 9th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1989-90

3-4

5-5

8-9

9th Place, New England Championship, 7th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1990-91

2-2

4-4

6-6

5th Place, New England Championship, 8th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1991-92

5-1

12-5

17-6

4th Place, New England Championship, 7th Place, BIG EAST Championship

Head Coach: Ben Kirtland

Year

Fall Spring Total

Postseason

1992-93 5-2

11-4

16-6

1st Place, New England Championship, 3rd Place, BIG EAST Championship

1993-94 1-4

7-6

8-10

1st Place, New England Championship, 1st Place, ECAC Championship, 6th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1994-95 4-2

4-7

8-9

1st Place, ECAC Championship, 8th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1995-96 1-6

4-8

5-14

11th Place, BIG EAST Championship, 5th Place, New England Championship

1996-97 3-2

9-4

12-6

8th Place, BIG EAST Championship, 2nd Place, New England Championship

1997-98 6-2

2-10

8-12

11th Place, BIG EAST Championship, 2nd Place ECAC Championship

1998-99 6-0

7-7

13-7

6th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1999-00 5-2

15-3

20-5

7th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2000-01 4-3

6-8

10-11

2001-02 5-0

8-8

13-8

2002-03 3-0

5-9

8-9

2003-04 2-2

5-10

7-12

2004-05 2-3

6-8

8-11

2005-06 3-0

5-13

8-13

2006-07 3-0

2-15

5-15

2007-08 4-1

6-9-1

10-10-1

9th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2008-09 4-1

8-7

12-8

9th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2009-10 3-1-1

5-8

8-9-1

10th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2010-11 3-0

8-8

11-8

8th Place, BIG EAST Championship

Head Coach: Glenn Marshall

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The University of Connecticut men’s tennis program began in 1932, when coach Marcel Kessel first launched men’s tennis at Connecticut. Through the years, the program has been led by outstanding coaches, including Dr. John Y. Squires, John Chapman and Ben Kirtland. For one year, UConn men’s tennis was guided by legendary Husky men’s basketball coach Hugh Greer, who in 1953 led Connecticut to its first of three Yankee Conference tennis titles. Connecticut, which also won Yankee Conference titles in 1954 and 1964, became a member of the BIG EAST Conference in 1980. Guiding the move to the BIG EAST was veteran head coach John Chapman, who directed the men’s tennis team for 28 years (1956-1984). Current UConn head coach and director of tennis operations, Glenn Marshall, has continued the successful tradition of Husky tennis coaches by leading Connecticut to back-to-back New England Championships (1993 and 1994) and ECAC Championships (1993 and 1994), since taking over for Ben Kirtland in November of 1992. The men’s tennis team has reached the BIG EAST Tournament for the past four seasons and doubled its total wins from the 2006-07 season to the 2007-08 season. The Huskies compete each academic year in both a fall and spring season, with the ambitious spring schedule featuring a spring break trip and several non-conference contests in preparation for the BIG EAST Tournament Championships. This season, USF will host the conference’s championship competition in Tampa, Fla. During the University’s spring break, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams will travel to San Diego for its spring break competition. In recent years, the UConn men and women have taken annual spring trips to Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Southern California, Florida, Arizona and South Carolina.

Men’s Tennis BIG EAST Academic All-Stars Dave Adams....................................................................... 2008-09, 09-10, 10-11 Bryan Adinolfi............................................................................................................. 1999-00 Gregory Bartek........................................................................................... 1990-91, 92-93 Alexander Brandfon.................................................................................................. 2003-04 Matt Burns..................................................................................... 2009-10, 10-11 Ryan Carr.......................................................................................................10-11 Thomas Cook............................................................................................................... 2009-10 Eric Engstrom....................................................................................1994-95, 95-96, 96-97 Mike Furman....................................................................................2000-01, 01-02, 02-03 Joe Goldstein.....................................................................2006-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10 Andrew Graham........................................................................................................ 1995-96 Michael Greenberg................................................................................................... 1990-91 Craig Helstowski.......................................................................................... 2005-06, 06-07 Allon Kallisher............................................................................................................. 1993-94 Go Kamiyama............................................................................................................ 2004-05 Mitchell Katz................................................................................................. 1995-96, 96-97 Michael Louis.............................................................................................................. 2003-04 Andrew Marcus.................................................................2007-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11 Joel Merrifield............................................................................................................ 1996-97 Joey Michaels....................................................................2005-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09 Alex Orbanowski......................................................................................... 1995-96, 96-97 Andrew Porter............................................................................................................ 2000-01 Matthew Pressman..................................................................................................... 1992-93 Brian Ravesloot...............................................................................................2001-02,02-03 Aaron Ribchinsky........................................................................................................ 2005-06 George Rzepecki....................................................................................................... 2003-04 Adam Sadowski................................................................1997-98, 98-99, 99-00, 01-02 Sho Sato...................................................................................................................... 2004-05 Richard Saxe.............................................................................................................. 1997-98 Ben Schueler....................................................................................2006-07, 07-08, 08-09 Andy Sweatt......................................................................2000-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04 Timothy Stonecipher.................................................................................................. 1996-97 Christopher Manimbo................................................................................................ 1998-99 Scott Warden....................................................................... 2008-09, 09-10, 10-11 Jai Yoon.........................................................................................................10-11 Max Zubatsky..................................................................................1999-00, 01-02, 02-03 Bold indicates active student-athlete


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Women’s Tennis History Women’s tennis excellence is an annual occurrence at the University of Connecticut, where current head coach Glenn Marshall is in his 13th year in charge of a program with a long and proud winning tradition dating back to the inaugural 1974-75 season. Entering the 2011-12 season, the Huskies’ overall women’s tennis record for 37 years (69 seasons) is at an impressive 393317-3. Along with annual success in head-to-head matches with various collegiate rivals, the program has also performed well at the New England Championships. The Huskies placed third at the New England Championships in 1992 and 1993, to go along with the consecutive second place finishes in 1990 and 1991. After founding the UConn women’s program in the fall of 1974, former head coach Pat Babcock led the team to winning records each and every fall and spring season. In fact, from 1974-90, a total of 16 years, the Huskies played all 32 consecutive seasons (fall and spring) with winning records. Connecticut is a charter member of the BIG EAST Conference and the Huskies have competed in the BIG EAST Championship 23 out of 28 years. For the past four-consecutive seasons, women’s tennis has competed at the BIG EAST Championships. The 1994-95 season marked the first time in which the men’s and women’s championship were held together during the spring season. The 2012 BIG EAST Championship will be hosted by USF in Tampa, Fla.

Year-by-Year Results

Year

Fall Spring Total

Postseason

1974-75

6-3

4-1

10-4

1975-76

6-4

4-2

10-6

1976-77

8-2-1

4-1

12-3-1

1977-78

11-1

7-1

18-2

1978-79

7-5

5-3

12-8

1979-80

6-6

7-1

13-7

1980-81

8-3

6-0

14-3

1981-82

9-3

5-0

14-3

1982-83

7-5

3-2

10-7

4th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1983-84

10-2

4-1

14-3

4th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1984-85

9-4

4-1

13-5

4th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1985-86

7-6

2-1

9-7

5th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1986-87

6-6

4-0

10-6

8th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1987-88

10-4

3-1

13-5

7th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1988-89

9-1

4-1

13-2

8th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1989-90

6-6

3-0

9-6

8th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1990-91

6-7

1-2

7-9

2nd Place, New England Championship; 7th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1991-92

9-3-1

2-1

11-4-1

2nd Place, New England Championship; 9th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1992-93

10-2

8-2

18-4

3rd Place, New England Championship; 9th Place BIG EAST Championship

1993-94

8-5

4-5

12-10

3rd Place, New England Championship; 8th Place BIG EAST Championship

1994-95

11-1

3-3

14-4

6th Place, BIG EAST Championship

Women’s Tennis BIG EAST Academic All-Stars Melanie Adinolfi.........................................................................................................1995-96 Diane Aivano..................................................................................1996-97, 97-98, 98-99 Tracey Apone................................................................................................1998-99, 99-00 Elizabeth Barrette......................................................................................................2001-02 Lynn Borowiec.............................................................................................................1998-99 Carolina Bravo...........................................................................................................2006-07 Katherine Brazauskas..................................................................................2004-05, 06-07 Christine Brown.............................................................................................1996-97, 97-98 Christine Burek................................................................................2004-05, 05-06, 06-07 Allison Campitiello.........................................................................2007-08, 08-09, 09-10 BreAnn Cheung................................................................. 2005-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09 Kostandina Cyfeku........................................................................2004-05, 05-06, 06-07 Liz Dibbs..........................................................................................2004-05, 05-06, 06-07 April Dixon..................................................................................................................2002-03 Megan Doran.............................................................................................................2007-08 Marie Garcia................................................................................................1998-99, 99-00 Kristen Getchell..........................................................................................................1997-98 Alexa Gregory.......................................................................................... 2009-10 Sarah Griffin..................................................................................2009-10, 10-11 Sarah Grodzicki.........................................................................................................2002-03 Lise Heroux..................................................................................................................1995-96 Candice Jones.............................................................................................................2001-02 Nora Joseph................................................................................................................1995-96 Kara Kaczynski.............................................................................................1998-99, 99-00 Dory Keusch................................................................................................................1997-98 Alison Koch......................................................................................2006-07, 07-08, 08-09 Jennifer Learmonth................................................................................... 2010-11 Tiffany Lee......................................................................................2004-05, 05-06, 06-07 Elizabeth Lighthall......................................................................................................2008-09 Jen LoRusso........................................................................ 2001-02, 02-03, 03-04, 04-05 Kelley LoRusso.................................................................. 2006-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10 Jennifer Marotta............................................................................2006-07, 08-09, 09-10 Sarah Miller....................................................................................1995-96, 96-97, 97-98 Katie Moritz............................................................ 2007-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11 Katie Olsen.....................................................................................1999-00, 00-01, 01-02 Jennifer Ounjian...........................................................................................1995-96, 96-97 Melanie Polanco.........................................................................................................2001-02 Amy Poniatowski..........................................................................................2004-05, 05-06 Jessica Porter................................................................................................2005-06, 07-08 Lauren Rothermich.........................................................................2009-10, 10-11 Trinell Russel..................................................................................................2000-01, 02-03 Sarah Russo.................................................................................................................1996-97 Emily Searle....................................................................... 2008-09, 09-10, 10-11 Tanya Sharf.................................................................................................................2004-05 Jaclyn Shapiro............................................................................................................2005-06 Whitney Simcik...............................................................................2001-02, 03-04, 04-05 Alexandra Venezia.......................................................................2007-08, 08-09, 09-10 Lauren Wilmarth............................................................................2009-10, 10-11 Bold indicates active student-athlete

1995-96

0-9

5-7

5-16

10th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1996-97

7-4

1-10

8-14

13th Place, BIG EAST Championship

Head Coach: Pat Babcock

Year

Fall Spring Total

Postseason

1997-98

3-9

1-16

4-25

12th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1998-99

1-9

5-7

6-16

13th Place, BIG EAST Championship

1999-00

4-5

7-9

11-14

12th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2000-01

4-4

5-7

9-11

2001-02

4-0

10-6

14-6

2002-03

5-2

6-7

11-9

2003-04

2-1-1

9-9

11-10-1

2004-05

1-4

6-12

7-13

2005-06

0-1

7-15

7-16

2006-07

0-1

11-11

11-12

7th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2007-08

0-1

9-8

9-9

11th Place, BIG EAST Championship

10th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2008-09

0-1

9-11

9-12

12th Place, BIG EAST Championship

2009-10

2-2

7-11

9-13

N/A, BIG EAST Championship

2010-11

1-4

5-11

6-15

12th Place, BIG EAST Championship

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With our main campus in Storrs, we’re a major academic institution that values its small-town roots. Students enjoy the familiarity of an intimate academic institution, while being just a short drive from major cities. UConn’s regional campuses are strategically placed across the state in Avery Point, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Hartford, offering a quality education to meet our students’ distinct needs.

7 more than 100 majors Choices abound. Whether it’s education, engineering, English, or environmental science, UConn has something for everyone. Students select an established major or design an individualized plan of study to meet their specific needs. UConn takes pride in offering all students, including those enrolled in our distinctive Honors Program, the opportunity to pursue a major in any of the University’s 100+ programs of study. In addition to academic advisers, online study tools, and tutorial centers, UConn offers career counseling workshops, Study Abroad programs, and internships that offer valuable experience. The University of Connecticut offers many academic choices, yet remains committed to providing students with the support needed to help them achieve their goals.

10 huskymania Division I in all sports, we have a variety of men’s and women’s varsity athletics. Home of Huskymania, sports at UConn include baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball. Since 1995, UConn athletic teams have captured 11 NCAA national championships, including unprecedented dual men’s and women’s basketball championships in 2004 – the first University to do so in NCAA Division I history. UConn’s standard of athletic excellence extends to the gridiron, where the Huskies, who have played in four-straight bowl games, play for sellout crowds of 40,000 roaring football fans at the ultra-modern Rentschler Field.

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CONNECTICUT Distinctions • For 12 years running, UConn has been rated by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 public university in New England – and also ranks among the top 30 public universities in the nation. • UConn is the only public university in New England with its own schools of law, medicine, dental medicine, and social work. • Founded in 1881, UConn is the only public university in Connecticut to be designated a Carnegie Foundation Research University, lauded for breadth and range of research.

• The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education ranks the Neag School of Education’s doctoral program in kinesiology No. 1 in the nation. • Forbes ranks UConn’s School of Business MBA program 13th among public universities nationwide. • The University has been elected to membership in Universitas 21, a preeminent international network of leading research-intensive universities in 15 countries.

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Location • Main campus is located in Storrs, about 30 minutes from Hartford, the state’s capital city, and within driving distance of Boston, New York City, and Providence. • Campuses are situated in ideal locations at Avery Point, Waterbury, West Hartford, Stamford, and Torrington. • UConn Health Center in Farmington and Schools of Law and Social Work in the greater Hartford area complete the University’s high-quality programs available statewide.

acaDemic BreaDth • UConn has 14 schools and colleges. • The University grants 7 undergraduate degrees and offers more than 100 majors. • The University grants 17 graduate degrees in more than 85 fields of study, and provides graduate professional programs in business, dental medicine, law, medicine, pharmacy, and social work.

impressive FacuLty • UConn’s faculty members are world-renowned. Many are recognized as leaders in education, research, and scholarship. • UConn faculty research in regenerative biology produced America’s first cloned calf using non-reproductive cells, creating an international scientific and media sensation. • UConn faculty provided pivotal leadership for the historic UConn-African National Congress Partnership. • Faculty initiative created an unprecedented opportunity for UConn students to study at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. • UConn’s Neag School of Education is home to the renowned National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, the Accelerated Schools Project, and is one of 11 schools nationwide selected for the Carnegie Corporation’s prestigious Teachers for a New Era initiative. • UConn faculty collaborating across campuses, including at the Health Center, are conducting breakthrough research in such cutting-edge areas as nanotechnology, stem cell research, and fuel cell technology. • Faculty members are dedicated to their roles as teachers, student advisors, and mentors. UConn’s undergraduate summer research program offers students the opportunity to participate in original research or receive a grant to work under the direction of our renowned professors.

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AMAZING FACILITIES A Campus for the 21st Century • UConn continues to renew, rebuild and enhance our campuses through an unprecedented $2.8 billion, 20-year investment in the University’s infrastructure. UCONN 2000 has been the most ambitious publicly financed university building program in the country. • Now in its 16th year, UCONN 2000 has invigorated the University’s living and learning environments, helped advance faculty research, and stimulated public and private investment. This investment revitalizes the state’s future by providing the means for the University to attract high-achieving students, prestigious faculty, and funding from public grants and private donors. The multibillion dollar facelift has facilitated UConn’s ascent to national prominence among public research universities. • Applications continue to be on the rise with over 28,000 applicants competing for 3,285 seats at the main campus in Storrs and 1,250 seats at the regional campuses. • For the sixth consecutive year, more than half of the applicants are out-ofstate students, comprising 35 percent of the incoming class.

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2011-12 University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Tennis The landmark UCONN 2000 construction program has created more than 9.7 million square feet of new and renovated space for research, teaching, living, and learning. Completed projects include: • An award-winning building for the department of chemistry — the Chemistry Building is one of the best-designed buildings in the world according to the International Architecture Yearbook. • New buildings for the Schools of Business and Pharmacy. • The modern Biology/Physics Building, Information Technologies Engineering Building, and Agricultural Biotechnology Laboratory. • Additions to the William Benton Museum of Art. • Renovations to numerous facilities, including the Homer Babbidge Library, the historic Wilbur Cross Building, the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. • Construction that includes the latest innovations in student residential communities, ranging from traditional residence halls to suites to apartments. • Revitalized downtown campuses in Stamford and Waterbury, a sophisticated marine facility at our Avery Point campus, and new buildings on our Greater Hartford and Torrington campuses, as well as the UConn School of Law.

Forthcoming projects made possible by UCONN 2000 include: • A $352 million expansion to the UConn Health Center that will include a stem cell research institute, renovations to large lecture halls, and renovations to the dental clinics. • New liberal arts facilities and life sciences buildings at the Storrs campus.

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Consensus All-American Kemba Walker and the men’s basketball team won the NCAA Championship and made the customary trip to the White House.

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ATHLETICS It was a remarkable year for UConn Athletics in 2010-2011. The men’s basketball team won its third NCAA Championship in school history and, in the process, UConn became the first school to ever advance to a BCS bowl game and both the men’s and women’s NCAA Final Four in the same academic year. UConn sponsors a total of 24 sports that compete on the NCAA Division level and is a member of the BIG EAST Conference. UConn has won 11 national championships since 1990 and has won 100 BIG EAST regular season or tournament championships.

Danielle Cecco became the first UConn’s women’s diver in history to qualify for an NCAA Championship.

The UConn men’s track and field team hit the “BIG EAST Double” as it won both the indoor and outdoor championships.

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The fall of 2010 was highlighted by three UConn team all taking part in NCAA Championship action – the field hockey (quarterfinals), men’s soccer and women’s soccer squads. All-American George Springer and the UConn baseball team won the NCAA Clemson Regional and advanced to the program’s first-ever Super Regional.

All-American Jordan Todman and the football team won the BIG EAST Championship and played in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – UConn’s firstever BCS game.

National Player of the Year Maya Moore and women’s basketball team set the all-time record for most consecutive wins in college basketball history and later in the season advanced to its fourth-straight final four.

Trisha-Ann Hawthorne earned All-America honors in the 60-meter dash as the women’s track and field team enjoyed one of their finest seasons ever.

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Rentschler Field

Home of men’s and women’s basketball

Mark R. Shenkman Training Center

The Burton Family Football Complex

Home of men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball

Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum

J.O. Christian Field

Home of men’s and women’s ice hockey

George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex

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Wolff-Zackin Natatorium

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Joseph J. Morrone Stadium

Home of men’s and women’s soccer

Coventry Lake

Home of rowing

Harry A. Gampel Pavilion

The Burrill Family Field At The Connecticut Softball Stadium Home of softball

Hugh Greer Field House

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n Wednesday, June 29, 2011, the Mansfield Downtown Partnership joined with the Town of Mansfield, the University of Connecticut, and Storrs Center master developer LeylandAlliance, LLC and their partner Education Realty Trust (EDR) in welcoming Mansfield residents and friends in celebrating the ceremonial groundbreaking of Storrs Center. Governor Dannel P. Malloy, United States Congressman Joe Courtney, Secretary of State Denise Merrill, State Senator Don Williams, State Representative Gregory Haddad, Mansfield Mayor Elizabeth Paterson, UConn President Susan Herbst, and Mansfield Downtown Partnership Board President Philip Lodewick addressed the crowd of over three hundred who gathered at the intersection of Dog Lane and Storrs Road (Route 195) in Mansfield. Mansfield resident and current UConn student Spencer Hamlin performed the National Anthem to begin the ceremony. Following remarks from the visiting officials, the ceremonial groundbreaking took place near the site of the first building to be constructed as part of the future downtown. Storrs Center, which has been in planning and development for almost ten years, will be a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented town center located within an easy walking distance of the UConn Storrs campus, Mansfield’s Town Hall and Community Center, and E. O. Smith High School. The new downtown will host a wide variety of shops, restaurants, offices, and cafés, along with new residential options, including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. The new, market-rate residential units will appeal to young professionals, empty nesters, faculty, graduate students, and other residents of the area – anyone who desires a quality lifestyle in an upscale town center with all of the social and cultural advantages found near one of the nation’s top universities. Storrs Center has been planned as an environmentally-sensitive and sustainable downtown that combines residential, commercial, civic, and recreational uses within a walkable area. Of the nearly fifty acre site, only about fifteen acres will be developed (twelve acres of which were previously developed). The remaining acreage will be set aside as a conservation area,

which abuts the Whetten Woods, a preserved area held by Joshua’s Tract Conservation and Historic Trust. An intermodal transportation center, adjacent to the new parking garage, will accommodate buses, shared cars, electric cars, and bicycles. Mansfield residents and visitors will have convenient access to many amenities without needing to make multiple car trips. The first phase of Storrs Center, scheduled to open in the fall of 2012, will be located north of Dog Lane, near Buckley residential hall, and will include 127 apartments and 27,000 square feet of commercial space. The second phase, consisting of 160 apartments and 40,000 square feet of commercial space, will be south of Dog Lane and is scheduled to open in fall of 2013. “It is one of the most exciting public/private initiatives in the state,” Governor Malloy remarked during the groundbreaking ceremony. “This project does all the right things: It maximizes the value of the University of Connecticut, puts people to work, and creates a town center to enhance the quality of life around a great university.” For more information, please visit www.storrscenter.com or contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership at 860-429-2740 or mdp@ mansfieldct.org. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available on the Partnership’s website, www.mansfieldct.org/mdp.

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Back Row (L-R):Assistant Coach Dan Gal, Ryan Carr, Jacob Spreyer, Dave Adams, Teddy MargulesMatt Burns, Joshua Palmer, Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall Front Row (L-R): Scott Warden, Wei Lin, Ricardo Cardona, Jai Yoon, Peter Surovich

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Back Row (L-R): Assistant Coach Monica Purice, Lauren Wilmarth, Julia Allen, Jennifer Learmonth, Maxene Weinberg, Lauren Rothermich, Abby McKeon, Marie Gargiulo, Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall Front Row (L-R): Sarah Baker, Natalie Robson, Alexa Gregory, Sarah Griffin, Lucy Nutting

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