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University ofconnecticut Connecticut support staff 7 All-Americans • 24 All-Conference • 25 Playoff Appearances • This is UConn Country aul F. Pendergast is the President of the Saint Francis Foundation and P the Senior Vice President of Development for Saint Francis Hospital. His position puts him among the leading executives for Saint Francis Hospital reporting directly to President and CEO Christopher Dadlez.

Paul F. Pendergast was the President of the Saint Francis Foundation and the Senior Vice President of Development for Saint Francis Hospital. His position puts him among the leading executives for Saint Francis Hospital reporting directly to President and CEO Christopher Dadlez. Pendergast served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Corporate Relations for the UConn Division of Athletics from 1998 to 2002 and then as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development until 2006. In his role at UConn, Pendergast was responsible for growing their Athletics donor base with primary emphasis on major gifts. During his time in charge of development, private giving to the Division of Athletics averaged approximately $14.6 million per year and membership in the UConn Club reached an all-time high of 8,000 members during his tenure. From 1968 until his retirement in 1998, Pendergast had held various managerial and executive level positions with the IBM Corporation and its affiliates, both domestically and abroad. Pendergast is active with many community non-profit boards, advisory boards and committees in the Greater Hartford area. He sits on the boards for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, Mandell Jewish Community Center Development Committee, Ray of Hope Foundation advisor, CT Whale of the American Hockey League advisor, Urban League of Greater Hartford, CT Chapter of American Heart Association, and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. Pendergast is Chairman of the Board for the Connecticut Veterans Parade and Chair to that organization’s Foundation. In addition, Pendergast was appointed in 2006 by Governor M. Jodi Rell to be one of five members of the State of Connecticut Gaming Policy Board. Pendergast is a 1968 graduate of Grove City (PA) College with continuing work on an advanced Business degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. He and his wife Linda have a family of five children and 12 grandchildren. They reside in Avon, CT.

DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS MEDICINE The department of Sports Medicine in the University of Connecticut Division of Athletics works as an integrated multidisciplinary team whose purpose is to provide the optimal, safe environment for the hockey student-athletes to train and participate in their sport. The staff takes great pride in the individual attention paid to each student-athlete. They are devoted to preventing injury, rapidly diagnosing and treating injury, and maximizing athletic performance. The disciplines of athletic training, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, orthopaedic sports medicine, optometry, nutrition, exercise physiology, and psychology work in concert to provide comprehensive care for the student-athlete. Physician coverage of the men’s hockey team is provided by Jeffrey Anderson, M.D., the Director of Sports Medicine and Team Physician Thomas Trojian, M.D. The Orthopedic Sports JEFFREY Medicine Specialists for the team include Robert ANDERSON, M.D. Arciero, M.D., Thomas DeBerardino, M.D., and Augustus Mazzocca, M.D. of the New England Director of Sports Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Medicine Services Connecticut Health Center, and Michael Joyce, M.D. of Orthopaedic Sports Specialists in Glastonbury. The Department of Sports Medicine works intimately with the Departments of Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences on the University of Connecticut campus. This affords the student-athletes with the input of several nationally recognized exercise scientists. This cooperation also keeps the sports medicine staff at the cutting edge of developments in the fields of human performance and sports nutrition. Members of the sports medicine staff are actively engaged in research that directly benefits the care of all student-athletes. The UConn Sports Medicine team is housed in state-of-the-art facilities in the Hugh S. Greer Field House and the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, as well as a new and expanded sports medicine treatment center located in the UConn Football Facilities Building. In addition to providing the finest in medical care for the UConn hockey program, the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut administers to the daily needs of 650 male and female intercollegiate studentathletes who are competing in 24 different varsity programs. The Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut plays a critical role in assuring that all UConn student-athletes have 24-hour access to the finest medical support and quality health care possible. Through patient care and ongoing research and education, the department continues to provide Husky teams a competitive edge from the medical perspective.

COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETES

The University of Connecticut is committed to each hockey player, and all of its student-athletes, as a total person. Participation in athletics is important, but it represents only one aspect of the players college experience. At the University of Connecticut, academic achievement is the primary concern. Impressively, for the past six years the Connecticut student-athlete retention rate has been 99.0 percent. The University’s commitment to the student-athlete is a dual one. Participation in athletics is not viewed as an obstacle to the attainment of one’s educational goals, rather it is seen as a complementary activity. Each supports the other. Athletic excellence is stressed, but academic achievement is never compromised - indeed, it is given the utmost priority. The University realizes that the hockey team and all BECKY TAYLOR student-athletes, due to their academic involvement, are CPIA Counselor required to commit a large percentage of their personal time to University sponsored athletic activities. For this reason, the University recognizes the need for a support program for its intercollegiate athletes. The Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) constantly assists all student-athletes in achieving their academic goals. The CPIA staff serves as a liaison to the academic faculty, the Division of Athletics, and the student-athlete. In serving as a liaison between the Connecticut student-athletes and University faculty and staff, the CPIA counselors also provide assistance in securing appropriate support services available with the University. These include orientation for studentathletes, supervised study halls, individual tutors and tutorial centers (an English/ Writing Center, Math Center and Reading Center), and learning skills seminars. The writing lab and computers have been networked to a national database which allow all student-athletes to do research at their actual computer stations.

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Profile for UConn Divison of Athletics

2011-12 UConn Men's Ice Hockey Guide  

Information on the 2011-12 UConn men's ice hockey with with a history of the program and bios on coaches and student-athletes

2011-12 UConn Men's Ice Hockey Guide  

Information on the 2011-12 UConn men's ice hockey with with a history of the program and bios on coaches and student-athletes

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