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UNIVERSITY2011-12 OF UCONN CONNECTICUT SWIMMING AND DIVING 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

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of Contents General Information...............................................................................1 Head Coach Bob Goldberg....................................................................2 Diving Coach John Bransfield...............................................................3 Assistant Coaches....................................................................................3 Men’s Season Preview.............................................................................4 Women’s Season Preview.......................................................................5 2011-12 Rosters......................................................................................6 Student-Athlete Profiles....................................................................7-13 Season In Review............................................................................14-15 Connecticut Champions................................................................16-17 BIG EAST Academic All-Stars........................................................... 18 All-BIG EAST Selections.................................................................... 19 UConn School Records .................................................................... 20 Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame................................................. 21 Wolff-Zackin Natatorium................................................................... 22 2011-12 Qualifying Standards............................................................ 23 UConn Support Staff.......................................................................... 24 Administrative Staff............................................................................. 25 The University of Connecticut......................................................26-27 Living The UConn Experience......................................................28-29 Amazing Facilities...........................................................................30-31 Top Ten Reasons To Attend UConn...........................................32-33 Storrs Center........................................................................................ 34 President Susan Herbst........................................................................ 35 Prominent UConn Alumni............................................................36-37 Close To Storrs...............................................................................38-39 The “State of UConn”...................................................................40-41 The City of Hartford........................................................................... 42 Athletic Facilities.................................................................................. 43 UConn Athletics.............................................................................44-45 Athletic Development.......................................................................... 46 J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum........................ 47

On The Cover - 2011-12 Seniors Clockwise from top left: Matt Connor, Nick Majtenyi, Mitch Dansky, Erin DeVinney, Ye Ling, Caitlin Gallagher, Kelly McCauley, Samantha Cisneros, Chelsea Peitz and Ali Aserlind.

Credits The 2011-12 UConn Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Media Guide was produced by the UConn Athletic Communications Office. Editing coordinated by Luanne Dunstan. Design and layout by MB Design, Portola Valley, CA. Photography by Steve Slade and Bob Stowell.

2011-12 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT QUICK FACTS Location .............................................................................. Storrs, Conn. Founded ........................................................................................... 1881 Enrollment . ................................................................................... 30,034 Colors ............................................ National Flag Blue (Navy) & White Nicknames ..................................................................... Huskies, UConn Conference . ............................................................................ BIG EAST President ....................................................................... Dr. Susan Herbst Director of Athletics ........................................ Paul Pendergast (interim) Athletic Phone ................................................................ (860) 486-2725 Athletic Fax . ................................................................... (860) 486-3300 Athletic Ticket Office . ................................................... (860) 486-2724 Facility (Capacity) ................................ Wolff-Zackin Natatorium (800)

2011-12 SWIMMING AND DIVING Head Coach . ........................ Bob Goldberg (Springfield College, 1969) Season ................................................................................................ 24th Men’s Record at UConn .......................................................... 159-60-0 Women’s Record at UConn ..................................................... 163-59-3 Combined Record at UConn ................................................. 322-119-3 Head Diving Coach ............. John Bransfield (St. Francis (N.Y.), 1974) Season ................................................................................................ 14th Assistant Coach ...... Janelle Atkinson Wignall (Florida ’05), 2nd Season Assistant Coach ............... Tyson Hurst (Oregon State ’05), 2nd Season Volunteer Assistant Diving Coach . ............................ Cynthia Dumaine (California-Fullerton), 2nd Season Volunteer Assistant Coach ................................................................... Ilya Largi (Saint Petersburg State University For Water Communication, Russia, Indiana University), 1st Season Office Phone .................................................................. (860) 486-5618 Office Fax ....................................................................... (860) 486-4652 Office E-Mail .............................................. robert.goldberg@uconn.edu Office Mailing Address ......................... 2095 Hillside Road, Unit 1173 Storrs, CT 06269-1173

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Associate Director of Athletics/Communications ......... Michael Enright Athletic Communications Secretary ............................. Luanne Dunstan Communications Office ................................................ (860) 486-3531 Communications Fax ..................................................... (860) 486-5085 Husky Sports Hotline .................................................... (860) 486-5050 Athletics Web Site ................................................... UConnHuskies.com

2011-12 Schedule October

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HOMECOMING MEET HUSKY INVITATIONAL (UConn, Providence, Vermont, Fordham, Maine) BIG EAST QUAD MEET .................................. 4:00 p.m./ (UConn, Villanova, Rutgers, Georgetown)...........10:00 a.m.

November 5 at Army.................................................................. 12:00 p.m. 13 PENNSYLVANIA................................................ 12:00 p.m. 18-20 at Pittsburgh Invitational

December 2-3

at U.S. Short Course Nationals (Atlanta, Ga.)

at Seton Hall............................................................ 1:00 p.m. COLGATE........................................................... 12:00 p.m.

February 5 DARTMOUTH (Senior Day)............................. 12:00 p.m. 11-12 at BIG EAST Diving Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 15-18 at BIG EAST Swimming Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

March 3-9 at NCAA Diving Zone Championship (Buffalo, N.Y.) 15-17 at NCAA Women’s Championship (Auburn, Ala.) 22-24 at NCAA Men’s Championship (Federal Way, Wash.) Home Meets in CAPS • All Home Meets At The Wolff-Zackin Natatorium • All Dates and Times (Eastern) are Subject to Change

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEAD COACH BOB GOLDBERG 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Head Coach Bob Goldberg 24th Season • Record: 322-119-3 There have been a lot of changes in Storrs, Conn., in the years that Bob Goldberg has been the head coach for men’s and women’s swimming and diving at the University of Connecticut. Perhaps none more impactful than the University’s new national ranking in 2011, moving it into the top 20 public universities in the nation according to the US News and World Report. “There are so many levels and categories of exciting things that can happen on a university campus, and achieving this goal has clearly been one of them,” says Goldberg. There is no shortage of excitement across the athletic department with UConn coming off perhaps one of the best years in the history of all college athletics in 2010-11; the football team played in a BCS bowl game, the women’s basketball program setting the all-time consecutive win record in all of NCAA Basketball, the men’s basketball team winning the incredible 11 season-ending games that resulted in a conference and NCAA Championship, baseball qualifying an NCAA Super Region, men’s track and field winning the conference championship and on it goes. Goldberg and his staff are committed to taking an already high quality swimming program that has experienced a great deal of success and bring it the right way to the highest level possible, “the UConn level”! Over the past 23 seasons Goldberg has consistently roamed the Huskies’ pool deck and there is clearly no drop off in his energy, goals and excitement for the program, the university and for the 50 or so swimmers in the program. With an overall men’s and women’s combined dual meet record of 324 wins, only 119 losses and three ties at UConn, the coach has the experience and attitude to back up his goals. “We want to be in a position to challenge for a conference championship and to find individual swimmers who want to work hard enough to qualify for and swim at the fastest swim meet in the world at the NCAA Championships,” says Goldberg. “These are the goals I have always had and work towards. The difference between us and some other programs is the manner in which we do things. We have a very strong emphasis on individual effort in academics along with individual responsibility both in and out of the pool and demanding that our swimmers have and display a high level of personal integrity. “As you look around, there are so many quality coaches, programs, teams and swimmers in the country, that there are not too many bad choices for committed and quality student athletes to make when choosing a school, but because of the way we approach everyday responsibilities, I feel strongly that the University of Connecticut itself, my program and our staff and swimmers’ perspective represent the best of all worlds that is available. I run a demanding program, but one that recognizes the outside demands that we all face I our lives.” The 2010-2011 season was a very strong season for the Huskies. The women posted a dual meet record of 7-2 and the men a record of 8-1, finishing the season with convincing dual meet wins against instate rival Yale. Throughout the season the teams posted nine new school records and had multiple NCAA ‘B’ cuts and far too many personal bests to even count. Couple their successful swimming performances with the accomplishment of both teams posting academic records that qualified them for CSCAA AllAcademics recognition made for an incredibly successful season. Goldberg has consistently run a program that expects each of the athletes in the program to assume personal responsibility for their training. “I want our people to be able to recognize what needs to be done both in the short term and in the long term. Anyone can see a need and can be tempted to jump on the ‘next best thing’ on the immediate horizon. I want our people to be able to see beyond that and to anticipate the long term expectations in the pool and the classroom and thereby budget their time, energy and resources properly in order to meet those expectations. This is not an easy skill when you are an adult, let alone a college studen… and

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some take a while to learn that skill. But in the long run, it proves to be the best way to go in developing competitive athletes in the pool and competitive people in life.” Goldberg brings a wealth of experience to the UConn deck and he has experienced a great deal of coaching success in his career. He has 15 years of very successful coaching experience at Penn State, while also serving as an assistant professor in the kinesiology department. In his three years on the faculty at North Carolina State, he was instrumental in building an Olympic size pool as part of an expended athletic/ physical education complex. He has had national and international experience as a coach and has been part of aquatics at the highest level, having coached at the very first US Olympic Sports Festival in Colorado Springs in 1978, at the US Olympic Trials, at US Short and Long Course Nationals and the NCAA Championship. UConn has had swimmers qualify for and compete at the Canadian, Australian and United Statse Olympic trials, and has had swimmers compete in the Olympic Games, World Championships and Pan-Am Games. At UConn, he has had national champions from Israel and Ireland, as well as YMCA National Champions and swimmers on National Teams from Canada, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Australia and Poland. In 1984, he was the coach of the US National Team to Rostock, East Germany. All the while, the focus from Goldberg is not on what he or his athletes have done in the past, but on getting the next great race from his swimmers. “It is wonderful to look back and remember what various teams and kids have done while working with them, but what really makes me get up and go to work every day and work with our kids, is trying to impart the feeling that they can each succeed, they can each reach some higher personal goals and find an extraordinary level of achievement in their personal lives, and eventually leave UConn with a feeling they have accomplished something special. That ‘special thing’ may be a time or a place in any given race, but it also may be a lesson in effort that will carry them forward personally to great things. Hopefully someday, they will have a 20-year look back at their time at UConn and feel that is was truly a great experience. In the stories’ end, I hope I will have had something to do with that!” Goldberg resides in Mansfield, Conn. with his wife Alyce. They have three married children; David and his wife Donna who live in Austin, Texas; Scott and his wife Amy who lives in Cincinnati; and Sarah and her husband Mark who live in South Windsor, Connecticut. They have five grandchildren - Vanessa, Victoria, Zachary, Keeley and Fisher. 2011-12 Coaching Staff

Left to right: Tyson Hurst, John Bransfield, Janelle Atkinson Wignall, Ilya Larin, Bob Goldberg


UNIVERSITY OF AND CONNECTICUT SWIMMING DIVING COACHING STAFF 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Head Diving Coach John Bransfield 14th Season Currently in his 14th season directing the UConn diving program in 2011-2012, John Bransfield is coming off yet another successful season at the deep end. For the second consecutive year, the Huskies competed at the NCAA National Championship. Danielle Cecco became the third UConn diver to qualify for the meet, following a dominating performance at the Zone qualifying meet, winning both springboard events. Bransfield coached graduated senior Steven Ferreira to the NCAA Championships in 2010 after he won the Zone three meter event the previous year. Along with Cecco, also a BIG EAST finalist in two events, three other UConn divers scored at the Conference Championships. Five UConn divers qualified to compete at the NCAA Zone Championships. Bransfield has coached several national qualifiers including a four-time NCAA Division II Champion. In 2003, Melissa Kull became the first Connecticut diver to compete at the NCAA National Championship. Developing champions is not something new to the 2006 BIG EAST Women’s Diving Coach of the Year. In his 35 years of coaching, Bransfield has had many conference champions and at least one conference champion at each and every school that he has worked at, including Army, Maine, Springfield College and Northern Michigan.

Janelle Atkinson Wignall Assistant Coach Janelle Atkinson-Wignall is in her second year as an assistant coach at UConn after spending the previous four seasons at Wright State. The 1999-2000 National High School Swimmer of the Year, Atkinson-Wignall earned 10 All-America honors while competing at the University of Florida. She also received three First Team All-Southeastern Conference accolades, had three top-three finishes in three years at the NCAA Championships and was a three-time SEC Champion. Atkinson-Wignall was part of the 2002 team that became SEC Champions and was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll four times. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Atkinson-Wignall is a two-time Olympian taking part in the 2000 Sydney, Australia and 2004 Athens, Greece Games; finishing fourth in the 400-meter freestyle and ninth in the 800-meter freestyle in Sydney. In 2002, the Jamaica native won a pair of bronze medals in the 400-meter and 800meter freestyle events at the Commonwealth Games held in Manchester, England. In 2001, Atkinson-Wignall claimed a silver medal in the 800-meter freestyle and a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle event at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. She was a triple silver medalist at the 1999 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and took part in the 2003 games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She was also a seven-time recipient of the Jamaican Swimmer of the Year award and a six-time nominee for the Jamaican Sportswoman of the Year. Before coming to Wright State in August 2006, Atkinson-Wignall worked a year as a community relations officer for the Jamaica Information Services in Washington, D.C., and was an assistant coach at Western Kentucky University before that. On the international scene, Atkinson-Wignall was selected as the head coach for the Jamaican National Team at the 2009 Swimming World Championships in Rome, Italy. Atkinson-Wignall earned a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality management from The University of Florida in 2005.

Cynthia Dumaine Assistant Diving Coach Back on deck for the 2011-2012 season with UConn diving for the third year, Cynthia Dumaine brings great enthusiasm and perspective. A former diver with a rich background, which includes a coach and legendary Sammy Lee, Dumaine comes from a family of diving. Her brother Jeff Huber is the head diving coach at Indiana University and she has been a passionate fan of the sport for decades. A successful owner of a business in Connecticut, she has a keen interest in the development of the college athlete for life through sport.

The diving squad this year will be led by the returning veterans, Danielle Cecco, Zone qualifiers Kelly McCauley (Captain) and Nicole Borriello, along with Grant Fecteau, a Conference and Zone finalist from 2010 who was injured last spring. Bransfield’s background extends beyond the collegiate realm of diving. He enjoyed many years of success with U.S. Diving as a Junior Olympic coach, and was the recipient of a stipend in 1988 to work with two U.S Olympic Coaches. In 1992, Bransfield was appointed as a Regional Technical Director of United States Diving, and while at West Point, hosted numerous clinics for U.S Diving Coaches. In 1998 he served as the Competition Manager of the Goodwill Games in New York. Bransfield has taught numerous coaching clinics for Grass Roots fundamentals, Spotting Training and Safety Certification and has twice served on the NCAA Diving Rules Subcommittee. In the summer of 2003, Bransfield spent close to three weeks in the People’s Republic of China. The opportunity allowed him to closely observe the training programs at two Provincial sites and attend the Asian Junior Championships. Bransfield is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., where he received his bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College. He earned a master’s at Northern Michigan University and continued to study biomechanics while at Springfield College. Bransfield and his wife, Ginny, have four sons, and presently reside in Storrs.

Tyson Hurst Assistant Coach Tyson Hurst returns for his second year with the UConn swimming and diving teams after a successful 2010-2011 season. “I am excited to be here for a second year and feel that the progress we made last year as a staff will only grow exponentially with this new class coming in,”says Hurst. He primarily worked with the sprinters, flyers and breaststrokers. Hurst also played a huge role working with athletes on stroke efficiency utilizing underwater videotaping and implementing progressive power-training regimens. His coaching career started off in 2006 coaching all levels of the Cascade Aquatic Swim Club in Redmond, Ore., and served as assistant at Redmond High School for three years. His collegiate career began at Indiana University as a volunteer assistant and he was part of two women’s Big Ten titles. Hurst was also involved with the Campus Recreational Sports administration at IU. Tyson received an undergraduate degree in education and a master’s in teaching from Oregon State.

Ilya Larin Assistant Coach Ilya Larin is entering his first year at UConn as a volunteer assistant for the swimming and diving teams A native of Russia, Larin started swimming at the age of nine and his collegiate career began at Saint Petersburg State University For Water Communication where he earned a degree in economics. He also swam for the Russian National Team, where he set a national record in 800-yard free relay in 2008. From 2006-2009 he frequented the podium taking home many titles including gold at an International Meet in Uster, Switzerland in the 400 free in 2008. He catapulted his United States career as a distance swimmer for Indiana University from 2009 to 2011 and earned his degree in arts and sciences. His first big showing in the U.S. came at the December 2010 Short-Course Nationals where he placed eighth in the 1650-yard freestyle. NCAA accolades include a third place finish in the 1650-yard at Big Ten Championships and 17th place at the NCAA Championships -- both in 2011. His accomplishments have earned him a spot in the Top 10 all-time at Indiana for the 1000-yard freestyle. He is the son of Klara Larina and Yura Larin.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT MEN’S PREVIEW 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

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he University of Connecticut men’s swimming and diving team opens up its 2011-12 season with big shoes to fill following a great campaign last season. A record of 8 -1, a great showing at the mid-season Terrapin Cup, a first-ever win over in-state rival Yale and a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Conference Championship made for a successful season. The great news for head coach Bob Goldberg is that the cupboard is not bare. The graduation of UConn’s top backstroker Alex Davidson along with Tomasz Sobek and Tim Krompinger will be a hard loss for the Huskies, but there are returning swimmers and new additions that can help soften the blow. Starting with the backstroke events, the Huskies will rely on sophomore Keith Piper (Naperville, Ill.). “Keith had an outstanding training year last year and made great strides with good times,” says Goldberg. “He is, however, even better than last season’s times indicate and will need to show that for us.” Piper can be a top eight finalist at the conference meet. Piper will have good support in freshman Sawyer Franz (Pine, Colo.), who posted a solid 1:48, 200 backstroke last year and will be a factor. Junior Sean Cook (Doylestown, Pa.) is on the verge of breaking out and as a junior will be a key. Redshirt sophomore Justyn Alexandre (Wallingford, Conn.) has potential to score especially in the 100-yard. Senior Mitch Dansky (Wichendon, Mass.) can also be called on for help, especially in the 200-yard. The breaststroke was weak for the Huskies last year and two freshmen will be a key for this event. Freshman Lachezar Shumkov (Sofia, Bulgaria) has great potential in the water and great times from his home in Bulgaria to back that up. Rapidly improving freshman Wyatt Boliek (Greenville, S.C.) looks faster than originally thought and will certainly challenge for a top spot. Sophomore Asher Garcia (Pinecrest, Fla.) returns with a year of seasoning and will be very competitive. As a taper swimmer, senior Matt Connor (Ventia, Pa.) will be strong at the championships meets. The butterfly could be a real strength for UConn. All the “fliers” return including junior Nick Cerra (New Hyde Park, N.Y.), junior Joe Glowacki (Erie, Pa.), senior Nick Majtenyi (St. Catherines, Ont.), sophomore Chris Alvanos (Chester Springs, Pa.) and sophomore Ben Yacano (Glen Allen, Va.). Franz and Dansky can also be used in the 200-yard butterfly and sophomore Kyungsoo Yoon (Toronto, Ont.) and Garcia will be

competitive in the 100-yard butterfly as sprinters and for a relay spot. “The fly events can be a great event for us this year,” says Goldberg. Sprinting was a strong point for the Huskies last year with the men’s 400 freestyle relay posting times under 3:00 several times last year. Yoon, junior Karim Zayed (Montreal, Que.), Piper and sophomore Sean Battle (Allison Park, Pa.) all return and are all good. Pushing them for spots are junior Sean Cook (Doylestown, Pa), Cerra, Majtenyi and Shumkov. The distance events will also remain strong. Dansky, Alvanos, sophomore Zach Coleman (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), Franz, Majtenyi, freshman Luke Zalewski (Burlington, Conn.) and Zayed make up a formidable force. It will be interesting to see freshman Franz compete for the Huskies after posting very respectable distance freestyle times last season in high school. “If Sawyer is as competitive as he appears, that frees up Majtenyi and Dansky to swim in a lot of places. We immediately become a better team,” says Goldberg IM’s will also be solid as Garcia, Connor, Franz and Coleman fill in those spots. The returning divers on the team are junior Grant Fecteau (Delmar, N.Y.), who shows unparallel drive for success for the season according to head diving coach John Bransfield. He was injured mid-season last year and missed the championship season, but is determined to reclaim his position among the top divers in the BIG EAST Conference and score at the NCAA Zone Championship. Junior Anthony Cortright (Wallingford, Conn.) is coming off a successful first year of diving at UConn. Cortright aims to continue adding difficulty to his competitive list. With refined moves and increased awareness, he should score at the BIG EAST Conference Meet, and possibly test the water at zones. “Our team has a singular goal in 2012,” says Goldberg. “We are not resting for the entire season and totally aim for our best meet at the BIG EAST Conference Championship. We will hopefully advance some swimmers to the NCAA’s. Our relays also have a solid chance this season to make the NCAA cut. If this approach costs us a dual meet during the year we are prepared for that, but I think this team is competitive enough that we will rise to the occasion even unrested and be pretty good all year in regular season meets.” The UConn schedule is another plus in the eyes of the coach. The team has very competitive meets with Army, Pennsylvania, Colgate and Dartmouth and conference foes Seton Hall and Georgetown. Competing in the Pitt Invite in the BIG EAST Conference Championship pool is a plus, as is long course meets at Pitt and the US Nationals. UConn also has a great training trip to Puerto Rico again as in 2011. “Our schedule will prepare us for excelling at the right time. We are excited,” says Goldberg. Another plus for the Huskies is the current coaching staff. Returning with Goldberg, now in his 24th season at UConn, are Tyson Hurst and Janelle Atkinson-Wignall. “As second season coaches with the Huskies, Tyson and Janelle have a great perspective of where we can and would like to go. Volunteer coach Ilya Larin from Russia brings a new and interesting perspective to practice! We are happy with the current team, we are recruiting swimmers that can take us even higher and laying a groundwork for a truly competitive team on the national level. Our facilities are great, our university is great and the potential for the next 10 years is exciting!” Senior Nick Majtenyi serves as one of the this year’s Husky captains and will help lead a talented group of butterfliers.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT WOMEN’S PREVIEW 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Senior captain Erin DeVinney is also set on breaking the butterfly records for the Huskies.

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ver the 23 years head coach Bob Goldberg has been at the helm of the University of Connecticut women’s swimming and diving team, they have had a record of excellence reflected by the quality of student-athletes in the program and the quality of graduates who have come out of the program. “I am so proud of the accomplishments of so many of our women swimmers and divers while at Connecticut and in the years after they graduate,” says Goldberg. “Someday I’d love to chronicle all that they have accomplished!” Leading the team this year is an outstanding group of six swimmers who have persevered over their years to become outstanding swimmers, role models and students. One of the most successful student athletes and swimmers on the team is captain and breaststroker senior Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas). Aiming for the UConn records and an NCAA berth is part of Gallagher’s agenda this year and she is capable of achieving both. In addition, she is in the prestigious UConn Honors Program. Senior captain Erin DeVinney (Avondale, Ariz.) is also set on breaking the butterfly records for the Huskies. This is an extremely personal goal, as Erin not only wants to swim fast, but the current 200-butterfly record is held by her sister Katie! Erin is in the challenging nursing major at Connecticut. There are two swimmers in this class who have their sights set eventually on medical school. Senior Samantha Cisneros (Garden Grove, Calif.) is an accomplished sprint freestyler and IM’er and senior Ali Aserlind (Coral Gables, Fla.) is another captain and backstroker. Both Cisneros and Aserlind, along with all the seniors, are heavily involved with the team study group sessions. Senior Ye Ling (Lake Worth, Fla.) is the current school record-holder in the 50-yard freestyle and can sprint most events. Finally, senior Chelsea Peitz (Fenton, Mich.) has had a great career at UConn, starting out as a breaststroker and now one of the team’s best butterflier. Not only is Peitz a team captain, but she has also been elected as the president of the UConn Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC), a post several swimmers have held over the years. “We are lucky to have experience this year in our upperclassmen,” said Goldberg while speaking of the seniors and juniors. “They have the experience and the desire to excel and can lead this group of women to good things.” Leading the way for the juniors is the school record-holder in the 1650yard freestyle Jordan Bowen (Lake Elmo, Mich.) “Not only can Jordan race anyone in the mile, she is a sparkplug in every relay because she gives so much in a race… and she wants to be the anchor of the relay to win the meet,” says Goldberg. Still searching for that perfect niche is junior Mary deMarrais (Bernardsville, N.J.). “The problem with Mary is that she can swim everything and swim it well. Her range is the 100 to the

mile in freestyle, both IM’s and both butterflies. My job is to find the best spot for her and commit to those events,” says Goldberg. Junior Kate O’Leary (Brookfield, Conn.) is an emerging talent for the Huskies in breaststroke. She has chased very good breaststrokers for two years and now she is keeping up with them. Another junior breaststroker is transfer Devin Arch (Marietta, Ga.). “Having a full season with Devin will allow us to taper her properly for the conference meet and I think that could make her very competitive,” says Goldberg. Strong freestyle is also a part of this class with Kate Dobler (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Isabelle Nat (Barrie, Ont.). “Both Kate and Bella are quality swimmers who have shown consistent excellence in the pool and both should contend for spots on the relays at year’s end,” says Goldberg. Dobler has range from the 50 to 500 and Nat centers around the 100 and 200. McGuire Kelly (West Hartford, Conn.) is a strong distance freestyler who is rehabbing from shoulder surgery and hopes to be ready by mid-year. The backstroke event is well covered by Kim Fleming (Mississauga, Ont.). Last season, Fleming broke the magic two-minute barrier in the 200yard backstroke and hopes to challenge the UConn record this year. The sophomores are a small but critical class. Kati Kyle (Lithia, Fla.) is a beautiful backstroker who, when combined with Fleming and Aserlind, gives UConn a great backstroke team. “Kati’s 50 back on the relay and 100 back can be really special,” says Goldberg. Courtney Gregorian (Burlington, Ont.) has ability in both the butterfly events as well as many distances of freestyle events. As she becomes more aggressive in races, she can become a real force. Finally, Catherine Chang (Savage, Minn.) is a multi talented swimmer who can compete in the breaststroke and fly events but her best events are clearly the 200 and 400 IM’s. The freshman group has brought some good versatility to the team. Chin Pigot (Miami, Fla.) is a native of Surinam and has competed in the Pan Am and Olympic Games and brings some talent to the sprint events -- much needed for the Huskies. Holly Gallagher (Haddon Township, N.J.) comes from the rich background of the Jersey Wahoos and brings a lot of potential to the fly and mid freestyle events. Hanna Perna (Hillsborough, N.J.) will be a surprise to many in the distance freestyle while Kate Munzenmaier (Lake George, N.Y.) will also surprise some as she adjusts to college swimming and competes in the free and IM events. Caryn Smith (Huntington, N.Y.) comes from a great training at LIAC and can compete in backstroke for the Huskies. Talya van Embden (North Miami Beach, Fla.) and Sharon Scott (Shelton, Conn.) are working hard to become contributors to the Huskies. The UConn divers are a strength of the team under the direction of head coach John Bransfield. Junior Danielle Cecco (Hicksville, N.Y.) is coming off a terrific sophomore season, where she swept the NCAA Zones with titles in the one-meter and three-meter diving and advanced to the NCAA Championship in both events. A BIG EAST finalist on both boards last year, she looks to have continued gains in boardwork and entries and should be in the hunt again down the Championships stretch. Senior Kelly McCauley (Cortland, Manor, N.Y.) looks to finish her career strong. A consolation finalist her sophomore and junior years in the BIG EAST Conference Meet, she has the potential to make the top eight this year, as well as qualify again for the NCAA Zone meet. Junior Nicole Borriello (Montgomery, N.Y.) is very excited to get back into competition with a new outlook on diving and striving to reach her potential. Confidence will be key to Borriello’s success. The UConn women have been consistently good over the past many years, accumulating an overall team record of 150-56-3 in Goldberg’s 23 seasons and consistently have swimmers perform well at the conference level. They believe they can now climb to the top tier of the Conference standings with a true focus on the ultimate goals at the end of the year. With the coaching staff that is in place, the facilities and training devices that are available to UConn swimmers, and the challenging schedule that has been put in front of them, they are excited to begin the season and prove they are one of the best teams in the conference.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 2011-12 SWIMMING ROSTERS 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Men’s Roster Name

Event

Justyn Alexandre Chris Alvanos Sean Battle Wyatt Boliek Nick Cerra Zack Coleman Matt Connor Sean Cook Anthony Cortright Mitch Dansky Grant Fecteau Sawyer Franz Asher Garcia Joe Glowacki Nick Majtenyi Keith Piper Lachezar Shumkov Ben Yacano Kyungsoo Yoon Luke Zalewski Karim Zayed

Freestyle Freestyle Freestyle Breaststroke Fly/IM Freestyle IM/Breast Back/Free Diving Freestyle Diving Distance Free/Back/IM IM Fly/Sprint Free Freestyle/Butterfly Back/Free Breaststroke Butterfly Sprint Free Freestyle Free/Fly

Class

SO SO SO FR JR SO SR JR JR SR JR FR SO JR Sr. SO FR SO Jr. FR JR

Hometown/Last School/Club

Wallingford, Conn./Sheehan/Cheshire YMCA Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown/Golden Rams Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny/Allegheny Greenville, S.C./James L. Mann Academy/Team Greenville New Hyde Park, N.Y./Herricks/L.I.A.C. Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem/Islip Aquatics Venetia, Pa./Peters Township/JCC Sailfish Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West/Central Bucks Wallingford, Conn./Cheshire Academy Winchendon, Mass./Gardner/Greenwood Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem Central/Flip N’ Rip Pine, Col./Platte Canyon/DU Hilltoppers Pinecrest, Fla./Miami Palmetto/Miami Metro Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep/Erie Aquatic Club St. Catherines, Ont./Brock Niagara Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central/Wheaton Sofia, Bulgaria/7th High School/SC Sofia Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run/NOVA Toronto, Ont./Earl Haig Secondary/North York Aquatic Club Burlington, Conn./Lewis Mills/Cheshire Sea Dogs Montreal, Que./John Abbott College/Pointe-Claire Aquatic

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Name

Event

Devin Arch Ali Aserlind Nicole Borriello Jordan Bowen Danielle Cecco Catherine Chang Samantha Cisneros Mary deMarrais Erin DeVinney Katie Dobler Kim Fleming Caitlin Gallagher Holly Gallagher Courtney Gregorian McGuire Kelly Kati Kyle Ye Ling Kelly McCauley Katy Munzenmaier Isabelle Nat Kate O’Leary Chelsea Peitz Hannah Perna Chinyere Pigot Sharon Scott Caryn Smith Talya Van Embden

Breaststroke Free/Back Diving Free Diving Breast/IM Freestyle Fly/Free/IM Free/Fly Freestyle Backstroke Breaststroke/IM Fly/Free Butterfly Freestyle Backstroke Freestyle Diving Freestyle/IM Sprint Free IM/Breast Fly/IM Distance Free Sprint Free Free/Fly Freestyle Free/Breast

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JR SR JR JR JR SO SR JR SR JR JR SR FR SO JR SO SR SR FR JR JR SR FR FR SO FR FR

Hometown/Last School/Club

Marietta, Ga./Lassiter/Marietta Marlins Coral Gables, Fla./Gulliver Preparatory/Metro Aquatic Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central/Viking Diving Lake Elmo, Minn./Stillwater Area/St. Croix Silver Rays Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville/Long Island Divers Savage, Minn./Burnsville/Aquajets Garden Grove, Calif./Rancho Alamitos/Mission Viejo Bernardsville, N.J./Bernardsville/Someret Hills YMCA Avondale, Ariz./Westview/YMCA Westside Silver Fins Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford/PACK Swim Team Mississauga, Ont./Cawthra Park Secondary/Dolphins Lawrence, Kan./Free State/Lawrence Aquahawks Haddon Township, N.J./Haddon Township/Jersey Wahoos Burlington, Ont./Notre Dame/Dolphins West Hartford, Conn./Conard/Sonoco Lithia, Fla./Newsome/Brandon Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista/Lake Lytal Lightning Cortland Manner, N.Y./Walter Panas/Hudson Valley Lake George, N.Y./Lake George/Glen Falls Gators Barrie, Ont./Nouvelle Alliance/Dolphin Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield/Western Connecticut Fenton, Mich./Powers Catholic/Flint YMCA Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough/Scarlet Aquatics Miami, Fla./Doral Academy Prep/Miami Metro Aquatics Shelton, Conn./Shelton/L.I.A.C. Huntington, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial/L.I.A.C. N. Miami Beach, Fla./Miami/Pinecrest Swim


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Justyn Alexandre

Sean Battle

Sophomore Freestyle Wallingford, Conn/Sheehan Cheshire YMCA

Sophomore Freestyle Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny Allegheny

Redshirt sophomore with potential speed in all sprint events following in brother Jules’ footsteps.

Outstanding sprint/mid-distance freestyler who comes from a strong swimming family.

Chris Alvanos Sophomore Freestyle Chester Springs, Pa./ Downingtown Golden Rams Aquatics Another red shirt sophomore who can contribute in the butterfly and mid-distance freestyle.

Devin Arch Junior Breaststroke Marietta, Ga./Lassiter Marietta Marlins After transferring mid-year last season, Devin is experiencing her first preseason with the Huskies…that training will go a long way in seeing the talented breaststroker reach her real potential.

Ali Aserlind Senior Free/Back Coral Gables, Fla./Gulliver Preparatory Metro Aquatic One of the influential captains of the team, Ali is training hard to finish her career with personal best times in the backstroke…they are well within her reach.

Wyatt Boliek Freshman Breaststroke Greenville, S.C./James L. Mann Academy Team Greenville Brings real potential and much needed speed to the breaststroke events.

Nicole Borriello Junior Diving Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central Viking Diving In her third season, Nicole is very excited to get back into competition….having a new outlook on diving, she is striving to reach her potential…confidence will be key to her success.

Jordan Bowen Junior Freestyle Lake Elmo, Minn./Stillwater Area St. Croix Silver Rays Truly sensational in the BIG EAST meet last year establishing a school record in the mile, Jordan will continue to be a major factor in the Husky lineup…she can swim any freestyle event well.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Danielle Cecco

Sam Cisneros

Junior Diving Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville Long Island Divers

Senior Freestyle Garden Grove, Calif./Rancho Alamitos Mission Viejo

Coming off a terrific sophomore season, Danielle is looking forward to the season…A BIG EAST finalist on both boards last year, she won both the one-meter and three-meter events at the NCAA Zone Meet and she qualified for the NCAA Championship…with continued gains in boardwork and entries, she should be in the hunt again down the championships stretch.

Nick Cerra Junior Fly/IM New Hyde Park, N.Y./Herricks Long Island Aquatic Club Nick is finally recovered from a freshman injury and will add greatly to the butterfly and IM events.

The California native has been a steady and important influence on the team with her solid freestyle events and her effective and consistent influence on the younger members of the team in study groups.

Zach Coleman Sophomore Freestyle Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem Islip Aquatics Showed some real improvement at the end of the season as a freshman and should start out strong this season.

Matt Connor Catie Chang Sophomore Breast/IM Savage, Minn./Burnsville Aquajets Catie’s IM’s were strong last season, but needs a stronger breaststroke – her best event…she is working hard this fall to get the breaststroke fast.

Senior IM/Breast Venetia, Pa./Peters Township JCC Sailfish With his final BIG EAST Conference Championship in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Matt will have impressive swims to close out his career.

Sean Cook Junior Back/Free Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West Central Bucks Has been on the verge of some great swims in his first two years and is looking to move into the upper echelon of the team as a junior.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Anthony Cortright

Kate Dobler

Junior Diving Wallingford, Conn./Cheshire Academy

Junior Freestyle Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford PACK Swim Team

Coming off a successful first year of diving at UConn, Tony aims to continue adding difficulty to his competitive list…with refined moves and increased awareness, Tony should score at the BIG EASTs and possibly test the waters at the NCAA Zone Meet.

Mitch Dansky Senior Freestyle Winchendon, Mass./Gardner Greenwood One of the hardest workers in the pool he looks to finish his career strong and head into the coaching ranks with a great swimming background.

Mary deMarrais Junior Fly/Free/IM Bernardsville, N.J./Bernardsville Somerset Hills YMCA One of the most talented swimmers in the Husky pool, Mary is poised for a breakout season….it is hard to pick out her best events from the butterfly, IM and every distance freestyle.

Success in big moments has become common for Kate as she has excelled in relays and championships…consistency in season this year will set her up for a great championship.

Grant Fecteau Junior Diving Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem Central Flip ‘N Rip Grant shows unparallel drive for success for the season….he was injured mid-season last year and missed the championship season… Grant is determined to reclaim his position among the top divers in the BIG EAST Conference and score at the NCAA Zone Championship.

Kim Fleming Junior Backstroke Mississauga, Ont./Cawthra Park Secondary Dolphins Swim Club Kim broke the magic two-minute barrier in her 200-yard backstroke last season and spent the summer in hard training…big things are expected this year.

Erin DeVinney Senior Free/Fly Avondale, Ariz./Westview YMCA Westside Silver Fins The second DeVinney to be a team captain at UConn, Erin is training to win permanent custody of the family record in the 200-yard butterly from her sister Katie…looking at early season training, it may very well change hands this year.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Sawyer Franz

Asher Garcia

Freshman Distance Free/Back/ IM Pine, Col./Platte Canyon DU Hilltoppers

Sophomore IM Pinecrest, Fla./Miami Palmetto Miami Metro

There is little doubt that with his skill and racing ability, Sawyer will be a surprise freshman to many at the end of this season.

Cailtin Gallagher Senior Breast/IM Lawrence, Kan./Free State Lawrence Aquahawks

Joe Glowacki Junior Fly/Sprint Free Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep Erie Aquatic Club

After training much of last year with a broken arm and still swimming her best 200yard breaststroke, big things are possible this year‌the NCAA Championship is a goal.

Joe broke through last season in his butterfly events and, after a strong summer of training, he will be a factor in both butterfly events at the BIG EAST Conference meet this year.

Holly Gallagher

Courtney Gregorian

Freshman Fly/Free Haddon Township, N.J./Haddon Township Jersey Wahoos A natural butterflier, Holly will develop into a member of a strong butterfly crew for the women and learn from the senior fliers.

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With IMs being Asher’s strongest events, he is looking to improve his breaststroke and butterfly events to match the quality of his IMs.

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Sophomore Butterfly Burlington, Ont./Notre Dame Dolphins Swim Club Has skills in the butterfly and freestyle events with potential to go fast in both.


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

McGuire Kelly

Kelly McCauley

Junior Freestyle West Hartford, Conn./Conard Sonoco

Senior Diving Cortland Manner, N.Y./Walter Panas Hudson Valley

Coming back from shoulder surgery in the off-season is a challenge that McGuire is clearly up to….she will regain her speed and spot in the distance lane.

In her final year, Kelly looks to finish strong….a consolation finalist her sophomore and junior years in the BIG EAST, she has the potential to make the top eight this year, as well as qualify again for the Zone Meet.

Kati Kyle Sophomore Backstroke Lithia, Fla./Newsome Brandon With a solid year of training and now sophomore experience, NCAA and Olympic trial cuts in both backstroke events are within Kati’s reach.

Kate Munzenmaier Freshman Free/IM Lake George, N.Y./Lake George Glen Falls Gators A multi-sport athlete in high school it will be interesting to see how far this talented freshman swimmer can go with a full season in the pool.

Michelle Ling Senior Freestyle Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista Lake Lytal Lightning The school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle and an important key to UConn’s sprint success.

Isabelle Nat Junior Sprint Free Barrie, Ont./Nouvelle Alliance Dolphin Swim Bella has natural speed in the 50-yard through 200-yard freestyle events and is needed to improve those events for the Huskies.

Nick Majtenyi Senior Freestyle/Butterfly St. Catherines, Ont./Holy Cross Secondary Brock Niagara With the arrival of some of the freshmen, Nick will get a little freedom to swim more butterfly and shorter freestyle…that will be a big plus for the team and Nick.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Kate O’Leary

Chinyere Pigot

Junior IM/Breast Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield Western Connecticut

Freshman Sprint Free Miami, Fla./Doral Academy Prep Miami Metro

Has shown incredible improvement in training and racing in her first two years, but most impressive is the development of her leadership qualities.

A gifted sprinter who has Pan Am, World Championship and Olympic experience…as she translates that to college swimming, she can become a force for the Huskies.

Chelsea Peitz

Keith Piper

Senior Butterfly/IM Fenton, Mich./Powers Catholic Flint YMCA

Sophomore Back/Free Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central Wheaton

One of the four women captains who has developed as a butterflier after starting her career as a breaststroker….Chelsea is coming off a full summer of great training.

Keith made incredible strides last year throughout the season…with one year’s experience, he can carry that improvement to the BIG EAST meet and step in for the graduated Alex Davidson.

Hannah Perna Freshman Distance Free Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough Scarlet Aquatics A strong club swimmer form New Jersey, Hannah will make an impact in the distance lane…she has shown to be a great trainer in practice.

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Sharon Scott Sophomore Free/Fly Shelton, Conn./Shelton L.I.A.C. Sharon should develop some competitive events with a season of training with the Huskies.


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Lachezar Shumkov

Kyungsoo Yoon

Freshman Breaststroke Sofia, Bulgaria/7th High School SC Sofia

Junior Sprint Free Toronto, Ont./Earl Haig Secondary North York Aquatic Club

The native of Bulgaria brings a very talented breaststroker to the Huskies...the accomplished swimmer can also be used in any number of events.

Caryn Smith Freshman Freestyle Huntington, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial L.I.A.C. Caryn has the ability to challenge for some sprint spots in the Husky line up with continued training.

Talya Van Embden Freshman Free/Breast N. Miami Beach, Fla./Miami Pinecrest Swim Coming off some injuries, Talya has the ability to swim in the Husky line up.

A gifted swimmer, Kyungsoo has the ability to challenge for a conference championship in the sprintfree and fly event…“Soo” make the Husky relays very strong.

Luke Zalewski Freshman Freestyle Burlington, Conn./Lewis Mills Cheshire/Sea Dogs The Connecticut native has shown early toughness in training in his freshman year and could see time drops that will score at the BIG EAST Conference level.

Karim Zayed Junior Free/Fly Montreal, Que./John Abbott College Pointe-Claire Aqautic If Karim can put his best races in the right spot, there is no doubt he can win at the conference level and advance to the NCAAs.

Ben Yacano Sophomore Butterfly Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run NOVA As Ben transfers his long course butterfly skills and times to the short course format, he can become a solid scorer for the Huskies.

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UNIVERSITY 2010-11 MEN’S RESULTS OF CONNECTICUT 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

2010-11 UConn Men’s Swimming And Diving Top Times And Results 50 Freestyle

200 Individual Medley

Kyungsoo Yoon...................................................................................20.42 Karim Zayed.......................................................................................20.73 Jeremy Ramshaw.................................................................................21.02

Jeremy Ramshaw..............................................................................1:50.10 Karim Zayed....................................................................................1:53.04 Asher Garcia....................................................................................1:53.54

100 Freestyle

400 Individual Medley

Karim Zayed.......................................................................................44.56 Kyungsoo Yoon...................................................................................44.94 Sean Battle..........................................................................................46.42

Jeremy Ramshaw..............................................................................3:57.39 Asher Garcia....................................................................................4:02.83 Matthew Connor.............................................................................4:04.72

200 Freestyle

1 Meter 6 Dives

Karim Zayed....................................................................................1:36.28 Jeremy Ramshaw..............................................................................1:40.05 Kyungsoo Yoon................................................................................1:40.29

Grant Fecteau...................................................................................315.80 Adam Genuario................................................................................314.85 Anthony Cortright............................................................................265.50

500 Freestyle

3 Meter 6 Dives

Karim Zayed....................................................................................4:26.55 Nicholas Majtenyi............................................................................4:34.05 Mitchell Dansky..............................................................................4:38.88

Adam Genuario................................................................................336.83 Grant Fecteau...................................................................................334.58 Anthony Cortright............................................................................251.18

1000 Freestyle Nicholas Majtenyi............................................................................9:31.85 Mitchell Dansky..............................................................................9:44.13 Zach Coleman.................................................................................9:46.75

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1650 Freestyle

October

Nicholas Majtenyi..........................................................................15:58.74 Mitchell Dansky............................................................................16:04.85 Zach Coleman...............................................................................16:12.79

100 Backstroke Alex Davidson.....................................................................................49.90 Jeremy Ramshaw.................................................................................50.02 Keith Piper..........................................................................................50.76

200 Backstroke Alex Davidson..................................................................................1:48.18 Jeremy Ramshaw..............................................................................1:48.48 Keith Piper.......................................................................................1:50.77

100 Breaststroke Tomacz Sobek.....................................................................................56.60 Jens Peter Traff...................................................................................57.45 Asher Garcia.......................................................................................58.38

200 Breaststroke Tomacz Sobek..................................................................................2:00.94 Jens Peter Traff................................................................................2:05.72 Asher Garcia....................................................................................2:06.44

100 Butterfly Kyungsoo Yoon...................................................................................49.22 Joseph Glowacki.................................................................................50.34 Nicholas Cerra....................................................................................50.56

200 Butterfly Joseph Glowacki..............................................................................1:50.91 Nicholas Majtenyi............................................................................1:52.27 Nicholas Cerra.................................................................................1:52.63

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HUSKY INVITATIONAL............ UConn 854, Fordham 661, ....................................................Fairfield 320, Providence 249 vs. Villanova..............................................................W, 263-90 vs. Georgetown.......................................................W, 224-127

November 6 ARMY....................................................................W, 153-147 13 at Penn....................................................................W, 175-125 18-20 at Terrapin Cup (College Park, Md.)................ Second of seven

December 4

HARVARD............................................................. L, 182-118

January 22 28 29

SETON HALL.......................................................W, 176-120 at Bucknell........................................................W, 177.5-116.5 at Bison Invitational (Lewisburg, Pa.)................ No team scores

February 5 YALE......................................................................W, 157-143 11-13 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Louisville, Kent.) 16-19 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP.......................... Fifth of eleven


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 2009-10 WOMEN’S RESULTS 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

2010-11 UConn Women’s Swimming And Diving Top Times And Results 50 Freestyle

200 Individual Medley

Ye Ling...............................................................................................24.08 Kathryn Dobler...................................................................................24.29 Sophie Staskiewicz..............................................................................24.45

Caitlin Gallagher..............................................................................2:02.67 Catherine Chang..............................................................................2:06.41 Chelsea Peitz....................................................................................2:07.70

100 Freestyle

400 Individual Medley

Kathryn Dobler...................................................................................51.74 Jordan Bowen.....................................................................................52.48 Isabelle Nat.........................................................................................53.07

Caitlin Gallagher..............................................................................4:22.37 Mary deMarrais................................................................................4:23.57 Catherine Chang..............................................................................4:26.69

200 Freestyle

1 Meter 6 Dives

Jordan Bowen..................................................................................1:50.23 Kathryn Dobler................................................................................1:52.58 Courtney Gregorian.........................................................................1:54.00

Danielle Cecco..................................................................................312.45 Nicole Borriello.................................................................................268.05 Kelly McCauley................................................................................265.13

500 Freestyle

3 Meter 6 Dives

Jordan Bowen..................................................................................4:51.20 Mary deMarrais................................................................................4:57.75 Erin DeVinney.................................................................................5:00.47

Danielle Cecco..................................................................................317.85 Kelly McCauley................................................................................259.65 Nicole Borriello.................................................................................255.68

1000 Freestyle Jordan Bowen................................................................................10:01.18 Mary deMarrais..............................................................................10:18.25 Catherine Kelly..............................................................................10:34.89

2010-11 Women’s Results (6-2)

1650 Freestyle

October

Jordan Bowen................................................................................16:35.68 Mary deMarrais..............................................................................17:10.90 Catherine Chang............................................................................17:29.74

100 Backstroke Katlin Kyle..........................................................................................55.51 Kimberly Fleming...............................................................................56.25 Emily Luchansky.................................................................................59.20

200 Backstroke Kimberly Fleming............................................................................1:59.74 Katlin Kyle.......................................................................................2:00.59 Alexandra Aserlind...........................................................................2:06.52

100 Breaststroke Caitlin Gallagher..............................................................................1:03.90 Kathleen Baust.................................................................................2:19.98 Catherine O’Leary...........................................................................1:06.56

200 Breaststroke

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HUSKY INVITATIONAL............ UConn 831, Fordham 532, ................................ CCSU 399, Fairfield 246, Providence 180 vs. Georgetown.........................................................W, 257-96 at Rutgers................................................................W, 224-129 vs. Villanova............................................................. L, 200-153

November 6 ARMY....................................................................W, 164-127 13 at Penn............................................................... L, 171.5-126.5 18-20 at Terrapin Cup (College Park, Md.)...................Third of eight

January 22 28 29

SETON HALL.......................................................W, 187-108 at Bucknell..............................................................W, 190-109 at Bison Invitational (Lewisburg, Pa.)................ No team scores

February

Caitlin Gallagher..............................................................................2:15.89 Kathleen Baust.................................................................................2:19.98 Devin Arch......................................................................................2:23.34

5 YALE......................................................................W, 168-132 11-13 BIG EAST Championship (Louisville, Kent.) 16-19 BIG EAST Championship (Louisville, Kent.)...Eighth of eleven

100 Butterfly

March

Chelsea Peitz.......................................................................................56.29 Erin DeVinney....................................................................................57.52 Courtney Gregorian............................................................................58.02

11-12 NCAA Diving Regional (Annapolis, Md.)......... No team scores 17-19 NCAA Championship (Austin, Texas)............... No team scores

200 Butterfly Erin DeVinney.................................................................................2:02.26 Chelsea Peitz....................................................................................2:03.71 Mary deMarrais................................................................................2:05.62

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT MEN’S CHAMPIONS 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving Schrader, Killeen McKee, Buchholz, Killeen, Schrader McKee, Dippold, J. Zakrzewski, Schrader

2009-10 NCAA QUALIFIER AND NCAA ZONE CHAMPION Stephen Ferreira

One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving

2003-2004 100-yard Butterfly

48.26

100-yard Butterfly

48.35

2002-2003 BIG EAST CHAMPION Dustin Rogers

2001 ISRAEL NATIONAL CHAMPION Ofri Brener

50-meter Breaststroke

29.68

MACABIAH GAMES CHAMPION Ofri Brener

100-meter Breaststroke

104.99

1999 IRISH NATIONAL CHAMPION Barry Hoey

1500-meter Freestyle

15:42.00

1997-1998 BIG EAST CHAMPION P.G. Schrader

100-yard Backstroke

49.64

1996-97 100-yard Freestyle

44.45

1995-1996 BIG EAST CHAMPION Sean Tedesco

200-yard Breaststroke

2:01.45

100-yard Breaststroke 50-yard Freestyle 100-yard Freestyle 100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Medley Relay

57.42 20.98 45.69 49.64 1:33.12

400-yard Medley Relay

3:23.12

400-yard Freestyle Relay

3:04.25

100-yard Freestyle 100-yard Backstroke 100-yard Butterfly 100-yard Breaststroke 200-yard Breaststroke 400-yard Medley Relay

45.50 49.98 49.99 57.58 2:03.76 3:27.62

400-yard Freestyle Relay

3:05.41

800-yard Freestyle Relay

6:49.96

50-yard Freestyle 100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Freestyle Relay

20.86 49.64 1:24.20

100-yard Backstroke One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving 50-yard Freestyle 100-yard Freestyle 200-yard Freestyle 100-yard Butterfly 200-yard Breaststroke 500-yard Freestyle 1650-yard Freestyle 200-yard Medley Relay

53.06 432.69 NA 21.75 46.47 1:42.25 50.79 2:05.79 4:31.68 5:41.33 1:35.13

400-yard Medley Relay

3:28.48

ECAC CHAMPIONS Greg Rotberg P.G. Schrader Schrader, Rotberg, Zacharczyk, Tedesco Schrader, Tedesco, Zacharczyk, McKee Zacharczyk, Tedesco, McKee, Schrader

6:51.66

One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving

450.05 454.80

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Dan Webster

1992-1993 NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Mike Coady Dan Webster David Zakrzewski John Zakrzewski Bianco, D. Zakrzewski, Govoni, Coady Trudell, D. Zakrzewski, Hart, Coady Killeen, Funk, D. Zakrzewski, Coady Killeen, Funk, Lambert, Coady

50-yard Freestyle 100-yard Freestyle One-meter Diving 100-yard Breaststroke 500-yard Freestyle 1650-yard Freestyle 200-yard Medley Relay

20.73 45.51 430.85 57.27 4:33.44 15:51.59 1:33.18

400-yard Medley Relay

3:24.65

200-yard Freestyle Relay

1:23.46

400-yard Freestyle Relay

3:04.34

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Mike Coady Steve Mullaney David Zakrzewski John Zakrzewski Mullaney, D. Zakrzewski, Govoni, Coady Trudell, D. Zakrzewski, Govoni, Coady Coady, Funk, Wallace, Mullaney Coady, Funk, Wallace, Mullaney Mullaney, J. Zakrzewski, Dyer, D. Zakrzewski

50-yard Freestyle 100-yard Freestyle 100-yard Breaststroke 1650-yard Freestyle 200-yard Medley Relay

20.88 45.65 58.02 15:42.15 1:34.45

400-yard Medley Relay

3:28.15

200-yard Freestyle Relay

1:24.19

400-yard Freestyle Relay

3:04.98

800-yard Freestyle Relay

6:50.99

25-yard Freestyle 100-yard Freestyle 400-yard Individual Medley 100-yard Breaststroke 200-yard Freestyle Medley

20.77 46.45 4:21.64 58.05 1:25.06

400-yard Freestyle Relay

3:07.11

1990-1991

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS P.G. Schrader Sean Tedesco Schrader, Tedesco, Baroni, McKee McKee, Tedesco, Zacharczyk, Schrader Schrader, Moran, Dippold, McKee

800-yard Freestyle Relay

1991-1992

BIG EAST CHAMPION Dan Freddino

3:08.11

1993-1994

BIG EAST CHAMPION Dustin Rogers 

400-yard Freestyle Relay

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Mike Coady Hale Thomas David Zakrzewski Funk, Wallace, Coady, D. Zakrzewski, D. Zakrzewski, Funk, Wallace, Coady

1994-1995 ECAC CHAMPIONS Tom Killeen P.G. Schrader Schrader, Killeen, Tedesco, Dippold

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Jim Bianco Jesse Cyr Tom Killeen P.G. Schrader Sean Tedesco John Zakrzewski Schrader, Rosenthal, Baroni, Killeen Baroni, Tedesco,

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving 2010-11

1994-1995

NCAA QUALIFIER Danielle Cecco

BIG EAST CHAMPIONS Hilliary Krug Dawn Reppucci Jen Salamon

One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving

NCAA ZONE CHAMPION Danielle Cecco

One-meter Diving Three-meter diving

NCAA QUALIFIER 200-yard Breaststroke

2007-08 NCAA QUALIFIER Courtney Haney

200-yard Breaststroke – Automatic Qualifier 100-yard Breaststroke

2006-07 100-yard Backstroke

2005-06 BIG EAST CHAMPION Allison Coleman

One-meter Diving

263.75

NCAA QUALIFIER Ryan Smith

200-yard Backstroke 100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Individual Medley

2004-2005 NCAA QUALIFIER Ryan Smith

200-yard Backstroke

2003-2004 BIG EAST CHAMPION Jacquelyn Craft

100-yard Breaststroke 200-yard Breaststroke

1:03.26 2:14.03

NCAA QUALIFIER Jacquelyn Craft

100-yard Breaststroke 200-yard Breaststroke – Automatic Qualifier

NCAA QUALIFIER One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving

2000-2001 2:02.7

50-yard Freestyle

23.75

1995-1996 ECAC CHAMPIONS

3:33.31

100-yard Breaststroke 200-yard Individual Medley One-meter Diving 100-yard Backstroke 400-yard Individual Medley 100-yard Butterfly 200-yard Butterfly Three-meter Diving 200-yard Medley Relay

1:08.62 2:09.31 NA 57.33 4:28.26 58.56 2:05.57 423.05 1:49.10

400-yard Medley Relay

4:01.24

400-yard Freestyle Medley

3:34.74

800-yard Freestyle Medley

7:48.29

200-yard Freestyle 200-yard Backstroke

1:50.96 2:00.65

100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Backstroke 200-yard Butterfly 200-yard Medley Relay

56.62 2:01.06 2:04.38 1:47.54

100-yard Backstroke

1:09.70

200-yard Breaststroke 100-yard Breaststroke 50-yard Freestyle 100-yard Freestyle

2:22.77 1:07.29 24.54 53.27

100-yard Breaststroke 200-yard Breaststroke 50-yard Freestyle

1:08.10 2:23.49 24:89

200-yard Breaststroke 200-yard Individual Medley

2:23.52 2:11.55

BIG EAST CHAMPION Hilliary Krug

ECAC CHAMPIONS

1992-1993 Danielle Fisher Jen Lyons

1991-1992

One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving 100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Backstroke 200-yard Medley Relay

368.10 342.40 57.13 2:02.63 1:47.25

400-yard Medley Relay

3:53.51

400-yard Freestyle Relay

3:32.11

Danielle Fisher

200-yard Individual Medley One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving 100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Backstroke 400-yard Individual Medley 200-yard Butterfly 100-yard Butterfly 400-yard Medley Relay

2:09.36 434.00 443.80 57.99 2:04.92 4:30.17 2:06.53 58.45 3:57.29

One of the most decorated swimmers in UConn history, Hilliary Krug was a six-time BIG EAST Champion, seven-time ECAC Champion and five-time New England Champion in addition to making a pair of appearances on the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team.

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Tory Fleming Lisa Galpin Hilliary Krug Dawn Reppucci Jen Salamon Krug, Peluso, Salamon, Welch

400-yard Freestyle Relay

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS

BIG EAST CHAMPION

Lisa Galpin Hilliary Krug Krug, Diachenko, Salamon, Billen Krug, Peluso, Salamon, Fleming Billen, Krug, Welch, Fleming

2:07.58 57.26 2:01.75 4:23.57 2:04.18 57.80 1:48.78

1993-1994

Danielle Fisher 200-yard Backstroke

1996-1997 Hilliary Krug

200-yard Individual Medley 100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Backstroke 400-yard Individual Medley 200-yard Butterfly 100-yard Butterfly 200-yard Medley Relay

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPION

YMCA NATIONAL CHAMPION Cassie Novak

Tara Diachenko Tory Fleming Lisa Galpin Hilliary Krug Dawn Reppucci Elena Semler Krug, Diachenko, Salamon, Walls Fleming, Diachenko, Reppucci, Walls Fleming, Stephens, Walls, Krug Fleming, Stephens, Mikuszewski, Krug

Hilliary Krug Dawn Reppucci Krug, Salamon, Diachenko, Toelke

2002-2003 Melissa Kull

Tory Fleming Hilliary Krug Dawn Reppucci Jen Salamon Fleming, Diachenko, Salamon, Hubbell Salamon, Fleming, Walls, Welch

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS

YMCA NATIONAL CHAMPION Carlyn Lungmus

56.43 2:01.60 2:04.89 57.31

ECAC CHAMPIONS

2008-09 Caitlin Gallagher

100-yard Backstroke 200-yard Backstroke 200-yard Butterfly 100-yard Butterfly

NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS Danielle Fisher Jen Lyons

1990-1991 NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS

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MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

Name........................................................................................... Year

Name........................................................................................... Year

Jeff Anderes........................... 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 Adrian Astiz...........2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Sean Battle....................................................... 2010-11 John Bellinger....................... 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 Ofri Brener..........................................................2001-02 Brett Buchholz..................................... 1992-93, 1994-95 John Callahan......................................................1998-99 Errol Carter..........................................................1995-96 Nick Cerra....................................................... 2010-11 Jim Ciliberto..........1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02 Carl Ciplinski......................................................1995-96 Michael Clifford.................................. 2005-06, 2007-08 David Cohen.......................................................2002-03 Zachary Coleman............................................ 2010-11 Matthew Connor.................................................2009-10 Nick Conrad........................................................2005-06 Sean Cook........................................ 2009-10, 2010-11 Rob Cousineau.................................... 1986-87, 1987-88 Andrew Culmo .................................................. 2008-09 Mitchell Dansky ............................. 2008-09, 2009-10 Seth Darley..........................................................2006-07 Alex Davidson......................................................2010-11 Frisk Driscoll.......................................................2007-08 Chase Dunlap...................................... 2002-03, 2003-04 Grant Fecteau................................... 2009-10, 2010-11 Kevin Ferreira.................................................. 2010-11 Stephen Ferreira.................... 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10 Robert Folan..........2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 Asher Garcia.................................................... 2010-11 Adam Genuario.....2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Dominic Gillen.................................... 1998-99, 1999-00 Joe Glowacki.................................... 2009-10, 2010-11 Matt Greenberg................................... 1995-96, 1996-97 Geoffrey Hammond.............. 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 Sean Hannan........................ 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Barry Hoey..........................................................2000-01 John Hogan...........2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Mark Izzo...............1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 Tristan Jones......................... 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Tim Krompinger................... 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11 Jon Kunces........................................... 2004-05, 2005-06 Steve Kustra...........2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Ben Levine...........................................................2005-06 Atti Libertiny....................................... 2000-01, 2001-02 Marshal Livingstone.............. 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Bill Magin..............2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Tim Mahar........................... 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06 Nick Majtenyi ................ 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Donald McCluskey..............................................1987-88 Mark McKee........................................ 1996-97, 1997-98 Kevin McKinney.................................. 2000-01, 2001-02 Ray Metro............................................ 1989-90, 1990-91 Bill Monaghan..................................... 2002-03, 2003-04 Neal Newhouse....................................................1991-92 Craig Orski........................... 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Tod Pesses............................................................2005-06 Sean Phostole.......................................................1995-96 Keith Piper...................................................... 2010-11 Dustin Rogers....................... 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 Greg Rotberg....................................... 1996-97, 1997-98 P.G. Schrader........................ 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 Mark Sharma.......................................................1999-00 Matt Smith.......................................... 2000-01, 2002-03 Matthew Sprang...................................................1995-96 Sean Tedesco........................ 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 Ryan Thompson................... 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Jens Traff.............................................................2010-11 Gregory Veillette....1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 Daniel Webster....................................................1992-93 Jeff Wight............................................................2000-01 Jon Wong .......................................................... 2008-09 Kyungsoo Yoon................................ 2009-10, 2010-11 Ryan Zacharczyk..................................................1997-98 John Zakrzewski................................... 1992-93, 1994-95 Joseph Zielinski.................................... 2003-04, 2004-05

Ali Aserlind .................... 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Kate Baust .......................... 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Alyson Berg........................... 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01 Kelly Bergkessel......1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Abigail Bloom......................................................1990-91 Zoe Bohl.............................................. 1995-96, 1996-97 Nicole Borriello................................ 2009-10, 2010-11 Jordan Bowen.................................................. 2009-10 Colleen Bower ................................................... 2008-09 Cathy Brown........................................................2004-05 Colleen Cavanaugh.............................. 2006-07, 2007-08 Danielle Cecco.................................. 2009-10, 2010-11 Karri Charpentier.................................................2000-01 Samantha Cisernos........................... 2009-10, 2010-11 Nora Claus.............2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 Allison Coleman................... 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Beth Cyphers.......................................................1995-96 Ann Czerniakowski.............................. 1996-97, 1997-98 Allyson DeLucia...................................................1998-99 Mary DeMarrais............................... 2009-10, 2010-11 Erin DeVinney.................................. 2009-10, 2010-11 Kate DeVinney............. 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Tara Diachenko...................................................1995-96 Katie Dobler........................................ 2009-10, 2010-11 Jennifer Donalds..................................................1995-96 Kydani Dover...................................... 2003-04, 2004-05 Anna Drinka........................................................2009-10 Diane Duncheskie................. 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Karina Dyer......................................... 1996-97, 1997-98 Jessica Erasmus..................................... 1997-98, 1998-99 Karen Fish............................................ 1994-95, 1995-96 Danielle Fisher.....................................................1992-93 Kim Fleming........................................................2009-10 Brittany Frank...................................... 2005-60, 2007-08 Caitlin Gallagher ................ 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Gabrielle Garcia...................................................2007-08 Lisa Galpin...........................................................1995-96 Eugenia Gibbons..................................................1998-99 Suzannah Glaeser ............................................... 2008-09 Sarah Golden....................................... 1995-96, 1996-97 Lauren Grant.......................................................2007-08 Courtney Gregorian........................................ 2010-11 Heather Grieb....................... 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Courtney Haney................... 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Lindsay Hansen.................... 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04 Rachel Harrison ................................. 2008-09, 2009-10 Kristen Heiligman................................................1995-96 Lauren Horoszewski.............................................2001-02 Savitri Horrigan...................................................2009-10 Jessica Hovancik....2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Shelley Jackson.......1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01 Lauren Jacob......................... 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06 Kate Jelus............................................. 2002-03, 2003-04 Amber Johnston........................................................ 2001 Catherine Kelly................................. 2009-10, 2010-11 Kristalynn Kempton.......... 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Liz Klink................1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01 Jessica Kolesar...................................... 1995-96, 1996-97 Catherine Kolodzey.............................. 2002-03, 2003-04 Lauren Kopajtic................................... 2000-01, 2001-02 Hilliary Krug........................................ 1994-95, 1996-97 Laura Kunces....................................... 2006-07, 2007-08 Tanya Lama.........................................................2009-10 Kate Larson........................... 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Heather Law..........1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02 Karen LeBlanc......................................................1997-98 Mary LeBlond......................................................1996-97 Alisha Lee............................................. 2003-04, 2004-05 Ye Ling ........................... 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Catriona Love......................................................2004-05 Emily Luchansky ................. 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Carlyn Lungmus..................................................2009-10 Amy Luysterborghs.............................. 1995-96, 1996-97 Jennifer Lyons...................................... 1991-92, 1992-93 Megan MacKenzie.1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 Liza Marianni........................ 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09

2011-12 UCONN SWIMMING AND DIVING

Chrissy Martin..................................... 2000-01, 2001-02 Jackie Martin....................................... 2000-01, 2001-02 Sarah Massey........................................................2002-03 Allison May..........................................................1998-99 Anne McAndrew....1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02 Kelly McCauley.................2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 Molly McGroarty................................. 2008-09, 2009-10 Erin McLaughlin.................................. 2007-08, 2008-09 Amy Mikuszewski................................................1995-96 Erin Moran.......................................... 1999-00, 2000-01 Isabelle Nat....................................... 2009-10, 2010-11 Lindsey Nichols.....1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02 Karla Nieforth....................... 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90 Samantha O’Donnell........................... 2006-07, 2007-08 Kate O’Leary.................................... 2009-10, 2010-11 Juliet Paradine......................................................2005-06 Chelsea Peitz................................................... 2010-11 Danielle Peluso....................................................1998-99 Dana Pinther.......................................................2000-01 Audrey Prior........................................ 2007-08, 2008-09 Dana Puskas.........................................................1996-97 Kelly Recupero...................... 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 Bridget Regan........2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 Deb Repass..........................................................2000-01 Dawn Reppucci................................... 1995-96, 1996-97 Jenn Riha.............................................................1994-95 Michal Rinkevich...1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Taylor Ruby.......................... 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03 Andrea Ryan......................... 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 Jen Salamon.........................................................1995-96 Danielle Sanders.............. 2005-06, 2006, 207, 2007-08, 2008-09 Elena Semler........................................................1996-97 Karen Sherk......................................... 1996-97, 1997-98 Rachel Silverstein.................................................2005-06 Taryn Smith......................................... 1998-99, 1999-00 Krista Swana........................................................2001-02 Bonnie Tellgmann...............................................1990-91 Sarah Thomas........2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 Kailly Thull..........................................................2003-04 Michelle Ulatowski..............................................2003-04 Rosie Verderber................................... 1995-96, 1996-97 Michela Vidi......................... 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02 Amy Walls........................................... 1996-97, 1997-98 Sophia Willis........................................ 1990-91, 1992-93 Sandy Wintermute...............................................1989-90 Jordan Zarin........................................................2004-05 * Boldface indicates returnees

Steve Kustra was a four-time member of the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team from 2006-10.


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT ALL-BIG EAST TEAM 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving MEN

EVENT

YEAR

Karim Zayed 200-yard Freestyle 2010-11 Kyungsoo Yoon, Jeremey Ramshaw, Sean Battle, Karim Zayed 400-yard Freestyle Relay 2010-11 Steve Ferreira 3-Meter Diving 2009-10 Alex Davidson 200-yard Backstroke ^ 2008-09 200-yard Backstroke 2007-08 Abed Kaaki, Tristan Jones, Bill Monaghan, Connor Murphy 400-yard Freestyle Relay 2004-05 Tristan Jones, Michael Brocki, Mike McNulty, Bill Monaghan 800-yard Freestyle Relay 2004-05 *Dustin Rogers 100-yard Butterfly 2003-04 Dustin Rogers, Connor Murphy, William Monaghan, Marshal Livingstone 400-yard Freestyle Relay 2002-03 Marshal Livingstone 200-Yard Freestyle 2002-03 *Dustin Rogers 100-yard Butterfly 2002-03 Dustin Rogers, Craig Orski, Bill Monaghan, Marshal Livingstone 800-yard Freestyle Relay 2001-02 Barry Hoey 1650-yard Freestyle ^ 1998-99 P.G. Schrader, Jeff Robinson, Mark McKee, Dan Freddino 400-yard Freestyle Relay 1997-98 P.G. Schrader, Jeff Robinson, Mark McKee, Dan Freddino 800-yard Freestyle Relay 1997-98 *P.G. Schrader 100-yard Backstroke 1997-98 P.G. Schrader, Sean Tedesco, Dan Freddino, Jeff Robinson 400-yard Medley Relay 1997-98 P.G. Schrader, Jeff Robinson, Greg Veillette, Dan Freddino 200-yard Freestyle Relay 1997-98 Sean Tedesco 200-yard Breaststroke 1996-97 *Dan Freddino 100-yard Freestyle 1996-97 *Sean Tedesco 200-yard Breaststroke 1995-96 Sean Tedesco 100-yard Breaststroke 1995-96 P.G. Schrader 100-yard Backstroke 1995-96 Tom Killeen, Steve Funk, David Zakrzewski, Mike Coady 200-yard Freestyle Relay 1992-93 Steve Mullaney 100-yard Freestyle 1991-92 John Zakrzewski 1650-yard Freestyle 1991-92 Wes Faunce, Dave Krantz, Tom Birmingham, Doug Rounds 200-yard Freestyle Relay 1984-85 Brian Gibson 50-yard Freestyle 1983-84 *John Trites 100-yard Backstroke 1981-82 *Doug Williams 100-yard Breaststroke 1980-81 *John Trites 200-yard Backstroke 1980-81 *John Trites 100-yard Backstroke 1980-81 *Mike LaMonica 200-yard Butterfly 1980-81 *Bill Fowley, Paul Barry, Jim Gawronski, Tom Lewis 800-yard Freestyle Relay 1979-80 *Ken Faykes, Jim Gawronski, Tom Lewis, Mike LaMonica 400-yard Freestyle Relay 1979-80 *John Trites 100-yard Backstroke 1979-80

WOMEN

EVENT

YEAR

Danielle Cecco 3-Meter Diving 2009-10 Caitlin Gallagher 200-yard Breaststroke 2008-09 400-yard IM ^ 2008-09 Liza Marianni Three-Meter Dive 2008-09 Allison Coleman Most Outstanding Diver 2007-08 One-Meter Dive Runner-Up Second Place Three-Meter Dive Runner-Up Second Place Courtney Haney 200-yard Breaststroke ^ 2007-08 Liza Marianni One-Meter Dive Runner-Up 2006-07 Three-Meter Dive Runner Up 2006-07 Allison Coleman Most Outstanding Diver 2005-06 One-Meter Dive Champion 2005-06 Sarah Kearns 1650-yard Freestyle 2004-05 Ryan Smith 200-yard Backstroke 2004-05 Ryan Smith, Jacquelyn Craft, Lindsay Hansen, Kydani Dover 400-yard Medley Relay ^ 2003-04 Ryan Smith 100-yard Backstroke 2003-04 *Jacquelyn Craft 200-yard Breaststroke 2003-04 *Jacquelyn Craft 100-yard Breaststroke 2003-04 Kate Larson 100 and 200-yard Breaststroke 1999-00 Lital Kashriel 100-yard Backstroke 1997-98 *Hilliary Krug 50-yard Freestyle 1996-97 Hilliary Krug, Tara Diachenko, Jen Salamon, Tory Fleming 200-yard Medley Relay 1995-96 Jen Salamon 100-yard Butterfly 1995-96 Hilliary Krug 200-yard Backstroke 1995-96 Hilliary Krug, Tara Diachenko, Dawn Reppucci, Tory Fleming 200-yard Medley Relay 1994-95 *Jen Salamon 100-yard Butterfly 1994-95 *Dawn Reppucci 200-yard Butterfly 1994-95 *Hilliary Krug 200-yard Backstroke 1994-95 *Hilliary Krug 100-yard Backstroke 1994-95 *Hilliary Krug 200-yard Backstroke 1993-94 *Hilliary Krug 200-yard Freestyle 1993-94 Suzy Lyons 100-yard Backstroke 1987-88 * BIG EAST Champion ^ UConn Varsity Record -Note: Prior to the 1995-96 season, the All-BIG EAST team consisted of the top two finishers in each event at the BIG EAST Championships. Since 1995-96, the top three performers comprise the All-Conference squad.

Danielle Cecco was a 2011 NCAA Zone Champion and qualified for the NCAA finals. 2011-12 UCONN SWIMMING AND DIVING

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UNIVERSITY CONNECTICUT UCONN SCHOOL RECORDS OF / 2010-11 TEAM 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

UCONN MEN’S SCHOOL RECORDS EVENT

NAME

RECORD

50-Yard Freestyle 100-Yard Freestyle 200-Yard Freestyle 500-Yard Freestyle 1000-Yard Freestyle 1650-Yard Freestyle 100-Yard Backstroke 200-Yard Backstroke 100-Yard Breaststroke 200-Yard Breaststroke 100-Yard Butterfly 200-Yard Butterfly 200-Yard Ind. Medley 400-Yard Ind. Medley 200-Yard Medley Relays 400-Yard Medley Relays 200-Yard Freestyle Relays 400-Yard Freestyle Relays 800-Yard Freestyle Relays One-Meter Diving Three-Meter Diving

Abed Kaaki 20.40 Dan Freddino 44.45 Karim Zayed 1:36.28 Karim Zayed 4:26.55 Barry Hoey 9:28.06 Barry Hoey 15:40.31 Alex Davidson 48.78 Alex Davidson 1:46.02 Tomasz Sobek 55.39 Tomasz Sobek 2:01.19 Abed Kaaki 48.24 Adrian Astiz 1:46.57 Adrian Astiz 1:48.31 Jeremy Ramshaw 3:57.39 J.H. Dasinger 1:30.30 Tomasz Sobek, Adrian Astiz, Jules Alexandre Alex Davidson 3:18.86 Tomasz Sobek, Adrian Astiz, Jules Alexandre Kyungsoo Yoon 1:21.26 Sean Battle, Keith Piper, Karim Zayed Kyungsoo Yoon 2:59.52 Jeremy Ramshaw, Keith Piper, Karim Zayed Kyungsoo Yoon 6:37.57 Jeremy Ramshaw, Keith Piper, Karim Zayed (6) Steve Ferreira 338.60 (11) Bruce Sweet 516.80 (6) Steve Ferreira 367.43 (11) Bruce Sweet 526.50

UCONN WOMEN’S SCHOOL RECORDS

YEAR

EVENT

NAME

2006-07 1996-97 2009-10 2009-10 1998-99 1998-99 2009-10 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2008-09

50-Yard Freestyle 100-Yard Freestyle 200-Yard Freestyle 500-Yard Freestyle 1000-Yard Freestyle 1650-Yard Freestyle 100-Yard Backstroke 200-Yard Backstroke 100-Yard Breaststroke 200-Yard Breaststroke 100-Yard Butterfly 200-Yard Butterfly 200-Yard Ind. Medley 400-Yard Ind. Medley 200-Yard Medley Relays 400-Yard Medley Relays 200-Yard Freestyle Relays 400-Yard Freestyle Relays 800-Yard Freestyle Relays One-Meter Diving Three-Meter Diving

Ye Ling 23.54 2009-10 Lisa Shelps 51.06 2007-08 Lisa Shelps 1:49.42 2007-08 Jordan Bowen 4:49.04 2009-10 Jordan Bowen 10:01.18 2010-11 Jordan Bowen 16:35.68 2010-11 Lisa Shelps 55.36 2008-09 Lisa Shelps 1:58.94 2008-09 Courtney Haney 1:03.08 2007-08 Courtney Haney 2:13.21 2007-08 Jordan Zarin 56.12 2007-08 Katie DeVinney 2:02.06 2006-07 Lisa Shelps 2:01.72 2006-07 Caitlin Gallagher 4:18.10 2008-09 Kati Kyle 1:43.78 2010-11 Caitlin Gallagher, Chelsea Peitz, Ye Ling Ryan Smith 3:46.10 2003-04 Jacquelyn Craft, Lindsay Hansen, Kydani Dover Nicole Frost 1:33.53 2009-10 Anna Drinka, Kate Dobler, Ye Ling Ryan Smith 3:27.67 2003-04 Kydani Dover, Kate Jelus, Jenny Chang Emily Karel 7:26.60 2006-07 Lisa Shelps, Danielle Sanders, Sarah Kearns (6) Melissa Kull 295.49 2000-01 (10) Melissa Kull 495.35 2002-03 (6) Liza Marianni 315.00 2005-06 (10) Melissa Kull 508.30 2000-01

2008-09 2010-11 2009-10 2009-10 2009-10 1975-76 2009-10 1975-76

RECORD

YEAR

2011-12 UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM

Front Row (L to R): Head Diving Coach John Bransfield, Nick Majtenyi, Ali Aserlind, Ye Ling, Caitlin Gallagher, Kelly McCaulley, Sam Cisneros, Chelsea Peitz, Erin DeVinney, Matt Connor, Mitch Dansky, Assistant Coach Janelle Atkinson-Wignall. Second Row (L to R): Nicole Boriello, Isabelle Nat, Nicole Frost, McGuire Kelly, Grant Facteau, Kyungsoo Yoon, Kate Dobler, Mary deMarrais, Kate O’Leary, Head Coach Bob Goldberg. Third Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Tyson Hurst, Danielle Cecco, Talya van Embden, Jordan Bowen, Kim Fleming, Tony Cortright, Devin Arch, Courtney Gregorian, Kati Kyle, Ben Yacano, Caryn Smith, Sharon Scott, Karim Zayed, Joe Glowacki. Fourth Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Ilya Larin, Chinyere Pigot, Hanna Perna, Catie Chang, Lindsey Bolin, Holly Gallagher, Kate Munzenmaier, Asher Garcia, Keith Piper. Fifth Row (L to R): Sean Cook, Jeremy Ramshaw, Adam McNally, Luke Zalewski, Justyn Alexandre, Nick Cerra, Wyatt Boliek, Zach Coleman, Chris Alvanos, Sean Battle, Sawyer Franz.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HALL OF FAME 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

UConn Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame WOMEN

MEN

MARY SCHMIDT

JOHN SQUIRES

SUE LANGENHAN

PETE MCDEVITT

JEN LYONS

STEVE PINNEY

Two-Time All-American 1976 All-American 1977

NCAA Woman of the Year 1993

HILLIARY KRUG

Head Coach 1938-66 Head Coach 1967-1987

All-American 1958

JOHN TRITES

Six-Time BIG EAST Champion 1993-1997

Four-Time BIG EAST Champion 1980-82

DAWN REPPUCCI

DOUG WILLIAMS

BIG EAST Champion 1995

JEN SALAMON

BIG EAST Champion 1995

DEB (RUSH) BRETSCHER Head Diving Coach 1990-98

KELLY BERGKESSEL

Hawaiian Ironwoman Triathlete 2002

MELISSA KULL

NCAA National Qualifier - Springboard Diving 2003

KATE LARSON

All-BIG EAST Team U.S. Open Qualifier Senior National Qualifier Olympic Trials Swimmer 2000

CASSIE NOVAK

YMCA National Champion - 200 Backstroke 2001

RYAN SMITH

All-BIG EAST Team Senior National Qualifier and Finalist NCAA Qualifier BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2005

ALLISON COLEMAN

Two-Time BIG EAST Diver of the Year BIG EAST Champion 2006 All-BIG EAST Selection Four-Time NCAA Zone Championship Participant 2008

COURTNEY HANEY

NCAA “A” Qualifier – 200 Yard Breaststroke NCAA Qualifier – 100 Yard Breaststroke 2008

LISA SHELPS

Holder Of Nine School Records All-BIG EAST Performer NCAA B Cut Performer 2009

LIZA MARIANNI

Four-Time NCAA Zone Championship Qualifier Three-Time All-BIG EAST Selection 2009

SARAH KEARNS

U.S. Open Championship Qualifier All-BIG EAST Performer UConn School Record Holder – 1,650-Yard Freestyle 2007

BIG EAST Champion 1981

SEAN TEDESCO

BIG EAST Champion 1996

DAN FREDDINO

BIG EAST Champion 1997

P.G. SCHRADER

BI G EAST Champion 1998

BARRY HOEY

Irish National Champion 1999

OFRI BRENER

Israel National Champion Macabiah Games Champion 2001

MARSHALL LIVINGSTONE All-BIG EAST Team U.S. Open Finalist Senior National Qualifier

DUSTIN ROGERS

Two-Time BIG EAST Champion Senior National Finalist Olympic Trials 2004

TRISTAN JONES

Two-Time COSIDA All-American BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Of the Year Nominee CPIA Kinsman Award Winner U.S. Open Championships Finalist BIG EAST Finalist Australian Olympic Trials Summer 2007

ADRIAN ASTIZ

U.S. Senior Nationals Qualifier BIG EAST Finalist NCAA “B” Qualifier – 200-Yard Butterfly 2009

STEVE FERREIRA

NCAA Qualifier – One-meter and Three-meter Diving All-BIG EAST Team Five-time BIG EAST Finalist NCAA Zone Champion 2010

ALEX DAVIDSON

All-BIG EAST Team U.S. Open Championship Qualifier Canadian National Team Finalist UConn School Record Holder – 100-Yard, 200-Yard Backstroke 2011

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT WOLFF-ZACKIN NATATORIUM 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

T

he Wolff-Zackin Natatorium is home to the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. The 39,000-square foot natatorium provides one of the finest facilities on the East Coast. Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are the only varsity programs housed in the facility. The Natatorium was built in part of the university’s $28 million Sports Center Complex, which also includes the 171,000-square foot Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, home to the UConn men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball programs. It features several high-tech innovations making the pool one of the fastest in the region. The facility is a 50-meter “stretch pool” that includes two moveable bulkheads, allowing the pool to assume several different configurations. The standard collegiate length of 25 yards can be used in an all-deepwater course in the Wolff-Zackin pool, featuring eight-foot wide lanes and a flow-through bulkhead. A second bulkhead provides an enclosed warm-up and warm-diving area, while also allowing for a separate diving area. The diving area includes two one-meter boards and two three-meter boards mounted on concrete. A dry board and trampoline with spotting rigs, and one and three-meter boards with rigs over the top makes for excellent training. Some of the other features of the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium include a state-of-the-art Colorado Electronic Timing System V, men’s and women’s team record boards, a videotape replay system and an underwater viewing window. In addition, there are individual coaches’ offices, men’s and women’s varsity locker rooms and visiting team locker rooms. The spectator area can accommodate 800 Husky fans. Adjacent to the Natatorium is Brundage Pool which is available to UConn coach Goldberg and his staff to enhance the Husky training program. Between the two pools, the Huskies have 18 lanes available to them for training purposes.

The $14 million remodeling of Connecticut’s athletic facilities included complete renovation of Brundage Pool, extending and expanding the great facilities UConn has to offer its swimming and diving programs. The Wolff-Zackin Natatorium houses a terrific training facility for divers on the UConn team. There are two one-meter boards and two three-meter boards on shorts stands, with a spotting rig above each level. On deck, there is a dry board and a trampoline, each with a spotting rig, along with two state-of-theart camera/Tivo systems and flat screen televisions for each side. As part of the remodeled athletic complex project, UConn swimmers have the use of a new, state-of-the-art 6,000-square foot weight room, featuring all of the latest in strength and conditioning equipment. The Huskies also have daily access to a spacious athletic training facility with the latest technology for rehabilitating athletic injuries.

Men’s Pool Records

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EVENT

NAME/SCHOOL

RECORD

50-yard Freestyle

A. Righi/Yale

20.14

100-yard Freestyle

A. Righi/Yale

44.30

200-yard Freestyle

K. Zayed/UConn

500-yard Freestyle 1000-yard Freestyle

Women’s Pool Records YEAR

EVENT

NAME/SCHOOL

RECORD

YEAR

2008-09

50-yard Freestyle

M. Ratelle/Laval

23.71

2009-10

2008-09

100-yard Freestyle

M. Kennedy/Rutgers

50.99

2004-05

1:39.06

2010-11

200-yard Freestyle

K. Harrigan/Rutgers

1:50.25

2004-05

J. Zakrwewski/UConn

4:33.44

1992-93

500-yard Freestyle

M. Albrecht/Yale

4:56.33

2010-11

J. Craft/Syracuse

9:20.22

1989-90

1000-yard Freestyle

L. Gallo/Notre Dame

10:04.50

1995-96

1650-yard Freestyle

A. Vann/Yale

15:36.85

1991-92

1650-yard Freestyle

C. Novak/UConn

17:10.47

2004-05

100-yard Backstroke

A. Righi/Yale

49.22

2008-09

100-yard Backstroke

C. Wetstone/Rutgers

55.85

2009-10

200-yard Backstroke

A. Davidson/UConn

1:49.05

2008-09

200-yard Backstroke

K. Harrigan/Rutgers

1:58.52

2004-05

100-yard Breastroke

T. Jones/UConn

56.02

2004-05

100-yard Breaststroke

C. Gallagher/UConn

1:03.39

2008-09

200-yard Breaststroke

L. Boral/Syracuse

2:02.26

2005-06

200-yard Breaststroke

S. Kim/Yale

2:15.05

2008-09

100-yard Butterfly

G. Bicer/Yale

49.38

2010-11

100-yard Butterfly

K. Kesses/Rutgers

56.87

2006-07

200-yard Butterfly

M. Dix/UNH

1:50.74

1992-93

200-yard Butterfly

S. Bicknell/Rutgers

2:02.99

2004-05

200-yard Individual Medley K.Webster/Seton Hall

1:51.70

2010-11

200-yard Individual Medley L. Shelps/UConn

2:05.43

2008-09

400-yard Individual Medley J. Peluso/UMass

4:01.39

1992-93

400-yard Individual Medley A. Armgarth/Villanova

4:25.62

2009-10

200-yard Medley Relay

WVU

1:31.79

2004-05

200-yard Medley Relay

Rutgers

1:45.62

2004-05

400-yard Medley Relay

UConn

3:24.65

2004-05

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UConn

3:55.49

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UConn

1:23.42

1992-92

200-yard Freestyle Relay

Rutgers

1:36.23

2009-10

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UConn

3:02.92

2010-11

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Rutgers

3:28.20

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UConn

6:49.46

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800-yard Freestyle Relay

Boston College

7:44.39

1994-95

One-Meter Diving

(6) Ferreira/UConn (11) Hamilton/SCSU

338.60 431.05

2007-08 1992-93

One-Meter Diving

(6) Hynes/Drexel (10) Galpin/UConn

297.65 434.00

2007-08 1995-96

Three-Meter Diving

(6) Ferreira/UConn   (11)Dunlap/UConn

367.43   519.30

2008-09 2003-04

Three-Meter Diving

(6) Marianni/UConn (11) Kull/UConn

315.00 508.30

2005-06 2000-01

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UNIVERSITY OF2011-12 CONNECTICUT QUALIFYING STANDARDS 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

2010-11 BIG EAST Men’s Standards

2010-11 BIG EAST Women’s Standards

Event ................................................. “A” ............................... “B”

Event ................................................. “A” ............................... “B”

50 Free . ................................. 100 Free . ............................... 200 Free . ............................... 500 Free . ............................... 1650 Free . ............................. 100 Fly .................................. 200 Fly .................................. 100 Back . .............................. 200 Back . .............................. 100 Breast . ............................ 200 Breast . ............................ 200 IM .................................. 400 IM .................................. 1 Meter Dive ......................... 3 Meter Dive .........................

50 Free . ................................. 100 Free . ............................... 200 Free . ............................... 500 Free . ............................... 1650 Free . ............................. 100 Fly .................................. 200 Fly .................................. 100 Back . .............................. 200 Back . .............................. 100 Breast . ............................ 200 Breast . ............................ 200 IM .................................. 400 IM .................................. 1 Meter Dive ......................... 3 Meter Dive .........................

22.29 ..................... 22.95 48.57 ..................... 50.02 1:47.93 .................. 1:49.96 4:48.40 .................. 4:57.05 16:45.06 ................ 17:15.21 53.80 ..................... 55.41 2:00.70 .................. 2:04.32 56.17 ..................... 57.85 2:01.52 .................. 2:05.16 1:02.60 .................. 1:04.47 2:16.35 .................. 2:20.44 2:00.99 .................. 2:04.61 4:16.23 .................. 4:23.91 240 pts. . ................ None 250 pts. . ................ None

2010-11 NCAA Men’s Standards

25.53 ..................... 26.29 55.37 ..................... 57.03 1:59.30 .................. 2:02.87 5:17.07 .................. 5:26.58 18:16.46 ................ 18:49.35 1:01.24 .................. 1:03.07 2:14.47 .................. 2:18.50 1:02.77 .................. 1:04.65 2:15.16 .................. 2:19.21 1:11.74 .................. 1:13.89 2:33.91 .................. 2:38.52 2:14.21 .................. 2:18.23 4:46.02 .................. 4:54.60 225 pts. . ................ None 235 pts. . ................ None

2010-11 NCAA Women’s Standards

Event..................................................“A”................................. “B”

Event..................................................“A”................................. “B”

50 Free.................................... 19.35........................20.29 100 Free.................................. 42.26........................44.37 200 Free.................................. 1:33.61.....................1:38.09 500 Free.................................. 4:15.68.....................4:25.29 1650 Free................................ 14:51.15...................15:30.69 100 Fly.................................... 46.04........................48.34 200 Fly.................................... 1:42.95.....................1:48.09 100 Back................................. 46.28........................48.59 200 Back................................. 1:42.53.....................1:46.60 100 Breast............................... 52.87........................55.51 200 Breast............................... 1:54.25.....................1:59.96 200 IM................................... 1:44.05.....................1:49.25 400 IM................................... 3:43.68.....................3:54.86 200 Free Relay........................ 1:17.69.....................1:21.57 400 Free Relay........................ 2:51.26.....................3:01.09 800 Free Relay........................ 6:20.76.....................6:42.42 200 Medley Relay................... 1:25.40.....................1:29.94 400 Medley Relay................... 3:08.22.....................3:17.63

50 Free.................................... 21.93........................22.99 100 Free.................................. 47.84........................50.19 200 Free.................................. 1:44.02.....................1:48.29 500 Free.................................. 4:38.46.....................4:47.79 1650 Free................................ 15:53.38...................16:30.59 100 Fly.................................... 52.02........................54.62 200 Fly.................................... 1:54.95.....................2:00.69 100 Back................................. 52.55........................55.17 200 Back................................. 2:09.25.....................2:16.20 200 IM................................... 1:56.13.....................2:01.79 400 IM................................... 4:05.65.....................4:19.69 200 Free Relay........................ 1:28.35.....................1:32.76 400 Free Relay........................ 3:14.93.....................3:24.67 800 Free Relay........................ 7:02.07.....................7:23.17 200 Medley Relay................... 1:36.68.....................1:42.70 400 Medley Relay................... 3:32.56.....................3:43.18

Event

1-Meter Dive.......................... 300 3-Meter Dive.......................... 320

Event

1-Meter Diving....................... 265 3-Meter Diving....................... 280

2010-11 Short Course Nationals Qualifying Times

LCM 26.79 57.89 2:04.99 4:21.59 8:56.09 17:06.69 1:05.69 2:20.29 1:13.99 2:39.59 1:03.39 2:18.29 2:22.29 4:59.39 3:59.99 8:36.99 4:26.19

WOMEN

SCM 26.29 56.49 2:01.89 4:13.09 8:44.59 16:37.79 1:02.79 2:15.79 1:12.19 2:35.29 1:02.19 2:16.29 2:17.99 4:52.89 3:57.19 8:38.19 4:18.89

EVENT

SCY 23.39 51.09 1:50.09 4:52.99 10:03.19 16:48.49 56.69 2:01.59 1:04.29 2:18.69 56.09 2:03.09 2:04.09 4:23.79 3:30.29 7:42.99 3:51.89

50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 400/500 Freestyle 800/1000 Freestyle 1500/1650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 200 Individual Medley 400 Individual Medley 4x100 Freestyle Relay 4x200 Freestyle Relay 4x100 Medley Relay

MEN

SCY 20.69 45.39 1:39.49 4:29.89 9:22.59 15:38.19 50.69 1:49.79 56.99 2:03.79 49.89 1:50.59 1:51.79 3:58.59 3:08.89 6:53.79 3:29.59

SCM 22.99 50.19 1:50.29 3:53.29 8:11.69 15:20.79 56.09 2:01.99 1:03.39 2:18.19 54.69 2:01.09 2:03.59 4:24.39 3:31.09 7:40.99 3:55.79

LCM 23.69 51.99 1:53.69 4:01.89 8:23.09 16:02.99 58..79 2:07.09 1:05.79 2:23.29 56.19 2:04.99 2:08.59 4:33.39 3:38.29 7:54.99 4:01.99

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SUPPORT STAFF 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

T

he strength and conditioning program for the University of Connecticut Division of Athletics is under the supervision of UConn Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Jerry Martin. The Strength and Conditioning staff services all 24 of Connecticut’s intercollegiate teams. UConn athletes have the use of two different weight rooms in the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion and the newly remodeled Hugh S. Greer Field House. In all, there are over 8,000 square feet of weight training facilities available for all UConn swimming and diving athletes. The weight room in the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion is a free weight facility and supplies the Husky athletes areas in which to perform their power and Olympic lifts. The facility in the Greer Field House is fitted with more free weights in which the UConn athletes can incorporate circuit training, speed training and heavy negative workouts into their total strength training program. Each program is manipulated in order to fulfill the specific needs of the individual. Specific programs are developed to monitor progress in strength, power, anaerobic conditioning and flexibility. This format provides the coaches and medical staff with an accurate athletic profile on each swimming and diving athlete.

COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETES

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stablished in 1986, the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) provides comprehensive academic support to all UConn student-athletes. In her first year working with the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs is Lindsay Darcy. Darcy recently joined the UConn staff from Manhattan College. Darcy earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse in 2005. She was a four-year letterwinner for Linda Darcy the Orange field hockey team, and earned BIG CPIA Counselor EAST Scholar-Athlete selection all four years.  In 2001, she earned All-America honors and at the conclusion of her final season with the Orange, Darcy was selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. Darcy monitors student-athlete academic performance, counsels individuals regarding major and career options, facilitates registration in courses that accommodate practice times while ensuring progress toward a degree, coordinator tutor support and assists student-athletes in the developing of learning and time management skills. The University of Connecticut swimming and diving team takes great pride in the academic and leadership accomplishments of its team members. The women’s team consistently has been recognized for academic excellence by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Individually, Lindsay Hansen (2004), and Kydani Dover (2005), were honored with the Kinsman Award (CPIA’s highest award recognizing academic and athletic achievement and improvement, service, leadership, perseverance, and character). Similarly, the men have captured three of the last seven Kinsman Awards, with Craig Orski winning in 2003 and Bobby Folan in 2005 and Tristan Jones in 2007. Folan was also selected by the NCAA as the sole UConn representative to its 2005 Leadership Conference.

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DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS MEDICINE

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he 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 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 Catie Dann performance. The disciplines of athletic trainSports Medicine ing, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, orthopedic sports medicine, optometry, nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology work in concert to provide comprehensive care. The team is spearheaded by Robert Howard, MA, ATC, the Head Athletic Trainer. Catie Dann, ATC, handles the day-to-day needs of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for the fourth year. Physician coverage is led by Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, the Director of Sports Medicine, and Team Physician, Dr. Thomas Trojian. The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialists for the team include: Dr. Michael Joyce of the Orthopedic Sports Specialists in Glastonbury; Dr. Robert Arciero, Dr. Thomas DeBerardino, and Dr. Augustus Mazzocca of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. The Department of Sports Medicine works closely 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 student-athletes. The Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut plays a critical role in assuring that all UConn student-athletes have access to the best medical support and 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.

Community Service and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee The University of Connecticut Division of Athletics believes that the responsibilities of student-athletes reach beyond classrooms, libraries, fields and courts. Community service is an integral part of the UConn experience as Husky student-athletes contribute countless hours each year to a number of worthy causes. Much of this community service is coordinated through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs are highly-involved in the SAAC. The 200304 SAAC president was Kate Jelus from the women’s team. The 2006-07 vice-president was free-styler Emily Karel. The Committee consists of representatives from each one of UConn’s intercollegiate athletic teams and in addition to community service, it promotes fellowship and camaraderie between student-athletes from different sports. The SAAC also holds an annual Talent Show for freshman studentathletes and an ice cream social at the end of each semester during the study period for final exams.


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND HEAD COACHES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson

Pat Babcock

Patti Bostic

Dr. Scott Brown

Jim Donohue

Mike Enright

Neal Eskin

Dave Evan

Evan Feinglass

Zach Goines

Director of Sports Medicine Services

Associate Director of Athletics/ Senior Women’s Administrator

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

Assistant Director of Athletics of Development/ Executive Director of the UConn Club

Associate Director of Athletics/ Communications

Executive Associate Director of Athletics

Dan Glinski

Director of Equipment Services

Bob Howard

Dave Kaplan

Kyle Kravchuk

Senior Director of Development-Athletics

Dino Mattessich

Paul McCarthy

Kyle Muncy

Paul Pendergast

Dee Rowe

Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Administration

Assistant Director of Athletics/ Communications

Maureen O’Connor

Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Internal Operations

Director of Facilities and Assistant Director of Athletics/ Marketing and Corporate Relations Event Management

Jerry Martin

Executive Director of Recreational Services

Head Athletic Trainer

Director of Video Services

Assistant Director of Athletics/ Business Services

Interim Director of Athletics

Assistant Director of Athletics/ Ticket Operations

Special Adviser for Athletics

Erin Sales

Tim Tolokan

Marielle VanGelder

Geno Auriemma

Jim Calhoun

Bob Goldberg

Heather Linstad

Bruce Marshall

Glenn Marshall

Bill Morgan

Karen Mullins

Paul Pasqualoni

Assistant Director of Athletics/ Compliance Services

Men’s Hockey

Ray Reid

Men’s Soccer

Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics

Director of Tennis

Greg Roy

Men’s Track and Field / Cross Country

Associate Director of Athletics / NCAA Rules Education and Compliance Services

Women’s Track and Field / Cross Country

Women’s Basketball

Softball

Jennifer Sanford-Wendry Nancy Stevens Women’s Rowing

Field Hockey

Men’s Basketball

Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Women’s Hockey

Jim Penders Baseball

Dave Pezzino

Football

Holly Strauss-O’Brien

Len Tsantiris

Katie Woods

Volleyball

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Golf

Women’s Lacrosse

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

The University of

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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UNIVERSITY OF UNIVERSITY CONNECTICUT OF CONNECTICUT 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

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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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT LIVING THE UCONN EXPERIENCE 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Student Quality

• More than 29,000 students enrolled, representing nearly every state in the nation and more than 100 countries. • Average SAT scores for incoming freshmen at Storrs are up over 100 points since 1996 and are now 1212 (critical reading and math only). • The 406 students UConn welcomed into its Honors Program in 2009 had an average SAT score of 1393.

• Minority students make up 21% of the 2009 incoming class. • Since 1995, 1,169 valedictorians and salutatorians have enrolled at all campuses. In fall 2009, 43 percent of freshmen entering the Storrs campus were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class and 83 percent were ranked in the top 25 percent of their class. • 92% of all freshman and 94% of all students of color return for their sophomore year. • Nearly 50 percent of student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better grade point average last year and 24 student-athletes had a 4.0 grade point average in the fall and/or spring semesters.

LIVING THE UCONN

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UNIVERSITY OFLIVING CONNECTICUT THE UCONN EXPERIENCE 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

Getting Involved

• UConn offers more than 450 student clubs and organizations. • In 2009, more than 46,000 students can choose from more than 200 Study Abroad programs in 65 countries. • Cooperative education programs and internships integrate classroom learning and work experience in business, industry, and public service.

Attractions

• In 2008, more than 45,000 prospective students and their families embarked on tours of the UConn campus from the Lodewick Visitors Center, the gateway to the unique facilities that define the University’s 4,000-acre main campus. • Visitors may enjoy lodging, dining, and relaxing in the Nathan Hale Inn, our on-campus hotel and conference facility. • With more than 3 million volumes, the Homer Babbidge Library is the intellectual hub of the Storrs campus. In fact, the Association of Research Libraries ranks UConn’s library system the top public research library in New England. • UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts showcases the region’s most noteworthy dramatic events. It stages professional touring attractions that range from Broadway musicals to intimate cabarets. • The collections of the William Benton Museum of Art include more than 5,500 pieces; the museum features a gallery exclusively dedicated to presenting human rights-oriented visual arts, as well as an outdoor meditation sculpture garden. • Housed in UConn’s Museum of Natural History, the Connecticut Archaeology Center explores the natural and cultural history of southern New England. • The J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum features photos, videos, plaques, banners, uniforms, and NCAA National Championship trophies.

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT AMAZING FACILITIES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

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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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT AMAZING FACILITIES 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving 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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UNIVERSITY OFUCONN CONNECTICUT TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

TOP 10 REASONS TO

ATTEND UCONN

1

Ranked Among

the

Top 30 Public Universities

in the

Country

For the 12th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked UConn the top public university in New England and among the top 30 public universities in the nation. The Fiske Guide to Colleges declares, “Quality teaching is the trademark of a UConn education.� Bolstered by this national recognition and academic prestige, the value of a UConn degree continues to soar.

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21st-Century Amenities The Right Fit

World-Class Faculty

Now is a tremendously exciting time to attend UConn. A $2.8 billion landmark building program is dramatically transforming the places where students live, learn, and enjoy life. Through new construction and renovation, UConn offers the latest innovations nationally in university housing and dining and extensive recreational complexes. Classrooms and laboratories are being built at a remarkable rate, placing our facilities at the forefront of public higher education and propelling UConn to a position of national prominence.

From writers and scientists to human rights activists and historians, our more than 1,300 full-time faculty members are committed to classroom teaching. Fostering a dynamic learning environment, they share research opportunities with high-achieving undergraduates. Our faculty include English professor Regina Barreca, whose humor appears in nationally published columns. Amii Omara-Otunnu, holder of the first and only UNESCO chair in human rights in the United States, provides pivotal leadership for the UConn-African National Congress Partnership.

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With a student/faculty ratio of 18:1, 21,881 undergraduate students receive personal attention and tailored academic advising. UConn also offers the opportunities of a premier research university, such as hands-on experience working in labs with professors who not only teach our courses, but who also are on the cutting edge of innovation and discovery.


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Unlimited Opportunities for Involvement

Outstanding Residential Facilities

Yoga. UConn Student Television. Fraternities and sororities. Film. Marching Band. Finance Society. Skydiving. Dance Team. Community Outreach. Choosing from more than 500 clubs and volunteer organizations, UConn students actively participate in campus and community life. Our students make governing decisions, plan events, organize intramural teams, host their own radio shows – and so much more.

UConn has the highest percentage of students living on campus of any major public university in the country. Residential life at UConn offers a distinct sense of community, as well as many social and cultural opportunities. We offer new students a range of dining options and accommodations, while offering upper-division students the latest in suitestyle and apartment living. Fully wired residence halls come complete with study rooms, computer labs, and lounge areas.

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An Exceptional Educational Value

Location, Location, Location

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks UConn in the top 35 for best value in public colleges. Whether students’ long-range goals are preparing for a career, pursuing a graduate degree, or attending medical or law school, “students can receive a stellar education without graduating with a mountain of debt,” Kiplinger’s noted. UConn has a variety of programs to help many students financially, ranging from merit scholarship opportunities to need-based financial aid packages, all designed to support a large number of qualified students. The University also has many part-time campus jobs with flexible hours that help students earn extra spending money or build their résumé with hands-on work experience.

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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BUILDING A VISION

STORRS CENTER O

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,

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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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Dr.

Susan Herbst is the 15th president of the University of Connecticut and began her duties at the school in June of 2011. Prior to coming to her position in Storrs, Herbst was the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for The University System of Georgia. Herbst is the first woman to be selected as the University’s president since the school’s founding in 1881. In her position with The University System of Georgia, Herbst led 15 university presidents and oversaw the academic missions for all 35 public universities in Georgia. She worked closely with the system’s Board of Regents on all aspects of finance and higher education policy for the state. The system has more than 311,000 students, roughly 10,000 faculty members, and a budget of more than $6 billion a year. She had been with the Georgia system since 2007. In addition to those duties, Herbst continued to hold a faculty appointment as a professor of public policy at Georgia Tech. She is the author of many scholarly journal articles and books, including her most recent book about incivility in American politics, Rude Democracy, released in September 2010. Herbst was previously provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at SUNY-Albany from 2005 to 2007, and also served as acting president of the school for a year. She also served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University from

2003 to 2005. Herbst joined Northwestern University as an assistant professor in 1989 and remained there until 2003. There, she rose to become chair of the political science department and associate dean for faculty affairs. She received her BA in political science from Duke University in 1984 and her Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communications in Los Angeles in 1989. Herbst was born in New York City and raised in the midHudson Valley town of Peekskill, N.Y. She and her husband, Doug Hughes, have two children: Daniel Hughes, 16, and Becky Hughes, 15.

PRESIDENT

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT PROMINENT UCONN ALUMNI 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving Jim Abromaitis ’79, ’82 Executive Director Capital City Economic Development Authority Former basketball player

Matthew Adiletta ’85

Director of Communication and Infrastructure and Architecture Intel, Inc.

Rick Baran ’93 Law, Graduate

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Clear Channel Radio

Andy Bessette ’75

Alan Bennett ’69

Noted pharmaceutical and medical device attorney

Andy Bessette ’75

Former men’s track and field All-American Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Retired NASA astronaut who is a veteran of seven space flights

Robert Cizik ’53

Former Chairman of the Board/ Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Industries Inc.

Dale R. Comey ’64

Former UConn basketball player Executive Vice President ITT Corporation (retired)

Carol Ann Conboy ‘69

Associate Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court

Bill Congdon ’75

Publisher of Popular Mechanics magazine

Zeljko Bogetic ’90 Ph.D.

Scott Cowen ’68

Suzanne Bona ‘95

Marc D’Amelio ’91

Kevin Bouley ’80

Dawn Denvir ’81

Lead Economist for Russia, World Bank

President and CEO Nerac, Inc.

Roy Brooks ’72

Warren Distinguished Professor of Laws University of San Diego

Martin Buzas ’58

Senior Geologist and Curator Department of Paleobiology National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution

James Calhoun ’89

President, Dockers Brand A Division of Levi Strauss, Inc.

Michael J. Callahan ’95 Law

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Yahoo!, Inc.

Douglas Casa ‘97

CEO, Korey Stringer Institute University of Connecticut

United States Congressman Second District – Connecticut Former UConn football player President, Tulane University Founder and CEO Madsoul Clothing, Inc. Chief of Organizational Learning and Development Division of Human Resources, UNICEF

John DeStefano ’77, ’80

Mayor, City of New Haven, Connecticut

Robert Diamond ’77 MBA Chief Executive Officer Barclays Bank (England)

Chris Donovan ‘69

Television Producer Emmy award nominee for “Party of Five” Golden Globes Producer

Kathleeen Dudzinski ’89 Founder, Dolphin Communication Project

Charles Duelfer ’74

Noted United Nations and CIA Weapons Inspector

Herb Dunn ’61

Senior Vice President, SmithBarney Co. (retired)

Doug Elliot ’82

Mark E. Freitas ’81

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Franklin Chang-Diaz ’73

Joe Courtney ’78 Law

Host, Sunday Baroque National Public Radio

James Calhoun ’89

CEO, Startup America Partnership and co-founder of Priceline.com

Doug Bernstein ’85

Founder Melissa and Doug Toys, LLC

Suzanne Bona, ’95

Scott Case ’92

Wally Lamb ’72, ’77

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Irina Moore ’04 MBA

Doug Elliot ‘82

President Commercial Markets The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Bill Finch ’79

Mayor City of Bridgeport, Conn.

Robert W. Fiondella ’68

Chief Executive Officer (Retired) Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Co. Founding Principal JEROB Enterprises, LLC

Mark E. Freitas ‘81

Ned Kahn ’82

Nationally-prominent sculptor and scientist

Robert Kaplan ‘73

National Correspondent, Atlantic Monthly

Joette Katz ’77 J.D.

Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Tom Keegan ’84

Co-producer of Broadway show “Little Women” Animator, “Blues Clues” children’s television series

Founder, Mark Edward Partners Wally Lamb ’72, ’77 Best-selling author LLC Former men’s ice hockey player John M. Lasala ’83 M.D. Director of Interventional Patricia Gallup ’79 Cardiology, Washington Chairman and CEO of PC University School of Medicine Connection, Inc. David M. Lee ’55 (Graduate) Sam Gejdenson ’71 1996 Co-Winner of Nobel Prize Former United States for Physics Congressman, 2nd District, Connecticut Georgina I. Lucas ’70 Former Vice President Roger A. Gelfenbien ’65 Travelers Insurance Company Former Chairman, University of Connecticut Lynn Malerba ‘08 Board of Trustee Chief, Mohegan Tribe of Managing Partner of Andersen Connecticut Consulting, Inc. (retired)

David Grimaldi ’79

Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Museum of Natural History New York, N.Y.

Eunice Groark ’65

First female Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1991-95)

Richard J. Grossi ’57

President and CEO United Illuminating (Ret.) Executive Director Science Park Development Corporation

Lubbie Harper Jr. ’67 M.S.W., ’75 J.D.

Associate Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court

Edward A. Horrigan, Jr. ’50 President and CEO of R.J. Reynolds (retired) Former football player

Samuel Jaskilka ’42

Four-Star General (retired) Commandant of United States Marine Corps

Bobby Moynihan ’99

David P. Marks ’69, ’71

President and Chief Investment Officer MEMBERS Capital Advisors

Myles Martel ’65

President, Martel and Associates, Villanova, Pa. Highly-recognized leadership communication advisor

Michael Maslin ’76

Cartoonist, New Yorker magazine

Richard Mastracchio ’82

Mission specialist for NASA who flew his second mission, on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in August of 2007

Anita Bevacqua McBride ‘81 Senior Counselor, APCO and Global Political Strategies and former assistant to the President of the United States and Chief of Staff for the First Lady

Aaron Ment ’58

Chief Court Administrator (retired) of the Connecticut

Denis J. Nayden ’76


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT PROMINENT UCONN ALUMNI 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving Judicial System

Irina Moore ’04 MBA

Vice President of Risk Management GE Money, Inc.

Bobby Moynihan ‘99

Actor, Saturday Night Live

Christopher Murphy ’02 Law

United States Congressman Fifth District – Connecticut

Kathleen Murphy ’87 J.D.

Chief Executive Officer ING US Wealth Management

Randal Nardone ’80

CEO and Co-Founder Fortress Investment Group, LLC

Denis J. Nayden ’76

Managing Partner Oak Hill Capital, Inc. Member of University of Connecticut Board of Trustees

Carolyn Runowicz ’73

Director, Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Connecticut Health Center Former President, American Cancer Society

Harriet Sanford ’79 (Master’s)

President/Chief Executive Officer National Education Association Foundation

John C. Severino ’59

Former UConn football player Former President of CBS Television Stations

Mark R. Shenkman ’65

President, Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.

William Simon ’83, ‘88 President, CEO Walmart, U.S.

Kevin O’Connor ’92 Law

Patrick J. Sheehan ’67

Eric Owles ‘98

David J. Stockton ‘76

Former Associate Attorney General of the United States Chief Multimedia Producer, The New York Times

Ron Paolillo ’72

Accomplished actor, best known in role of “Horshack” in the hit TV series “Welcome Back Kotter”

Les Payne ’64

Nationally-known columnist Pulitzer Prize Award Recipient

Morris Pleasure ‘86

Renowned multiinstrumentalist, songwriter and producer

Joseph W. Polisi ’69

President of the Juilliard School New York City

Narissa Ramdhani ’90 M.A. Chief Executive Officer Ifa Lethu Foundation Groenkloof, South Africa

Gen. Robert RisCassi ’58

Retired Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army

Thomas D. Ritter ’77

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives State of Connecticut Member of University of Connecticut Board of Trustees

Vice President, A.G. Edwards & Sons Chief Economist United State Federal Reserve

Peter Tesei ’91

First Selectman City of Greenwich, Conn.

Huw Thomas ’86 (Ph.D.) Dean, Tufts University School of Dentistry

William Trueheart ’66

Former President of Bryant College, Smithfield, R.I.

Paige Turco ’88

Television and Film Actress

David Ushery ’89

Anchor and Reporter WNBC-TV, New York

Lih-Chyi Wen ’93, ’96

Deputy Director Energy and Environmental Research Center Taiwan World Trade Organization

John Yearwood ’86

World Editor, Miami Herald

Dona D. Young ’80 Law

UConn Alumni In Professional College Athletics

and

A number of UConn alumni, some of who are former student-athletes, have established prominent careers working in the sports industry.

Glenn Adamo ’77

Kirk Ferentz ’78

Mike Aresco ’76 Law

Dan Iassogna ’91

Vice President of Media Operations NFL Senior Vice President of Programming CBS Sports

Celia Bobrowsky ’80

Director of Community Affairs Major League Baseball

Janna Blais ’93

Associate Athletic Director Senior Women’s Administrator Northwestern University Former softball player

Leigh Ann Curl ’85

Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon Baltimore Ravens Former UConn women’s basketball student-athlete

John Dorsey ’84

Former UConn Football AllAmerican and NFL standout with the Green Bay Packers Director of College Scouting for the Packers

Jamelle Elliott ’96, ‘97

Head Women’s Basketball Coach University of Cincinnati

Charlie Eshbach ’74

President - Portland (Maine) Sea Dogs (Double-A Affiliate of Boston Red Sox) Former President, Eastern League

Bill Geist ’92 MBA

Senior Vice President, Finance Programming and Ad Sales – ESPN, Bristol, Conn.

Bill Holowaty ’67

Head Baseball Coach Eastern Connecticut State University Four-time NCAA Division III National Champions

Head Football Coach University of Iowa Major League Baseball Umpire

Matt Kenny ’97

Vice President, Field Sales Disney and ESPN Media Networks

Li-Chyi Wen ’93, ’96

Leigh Montville ’65

Nationally known sportswriter and author

Rebecca Lobo ’95

Former women’s basketball All-American and Academic All-American ESPN Announcer Member, UConn Board of Trustees

Dave Ogrean ’74

Executve Director USA Hockey

David Ushery ’89

Steve Pikiell ’90

Head Basketball Coach Stony Brook University

Jim Reynolds ’91

Major League Baseball Umpire

Jennifer Rizzotti ’96

Head Women’s Basketball Coach University of Hartford

Chris Sienko ’88

General Manager, Connecticut Sun, WNBA

Michael Soltys ’81

Vice President for Domestic Network Communications ESPN

Paige Turco ’88

Judy Walden Scarafile ’71 President Cape Cod Baseball League

Dennis Wolff ‘78

Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Virginia Tech

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (Ret.) William Simon ’83, ’88

William P. Robinson ’71

(Master’s) Associate Justice Rhode Island Supreme Court

Emily Roisman ’85 J.D.

Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Feld Entertainment

Lewis B. Rome ’54, ’57 LLB

Former Chairman University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Partner, Rome Smith & Assoc.

David Rudman ’85

Voice of many characters on TV’s Sesame Street

Morris Pleasure ’86

Thomas D. Ritter ’77

Carolyn Runowicz ’73

Mark R. Shenkman ’65

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In addition to all that the city of Hartford and the state of Connecticut has to offer, the region within two hours of Storrs is ripe with cultural and entertainment possibilities.

SPRINGFIELD

( 47 miles)

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located less than an hour from Storrs in Springfield, Mass., just minutes from the YMCA where Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891. A must-see for any fan of the hardwood, the Hall of Fame reopened in the fall of 2002 in a brand new $45 million home just off of Interstate 91 in Springfield. The pinnacle of any basketball career, the hall’s long list of inductees now includes UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun, a 2005 inductee, and women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, a 2006 inductee. Once you finish your tour of the Hall of Fame, Springfield’s neighboring suburb of Agawam is the home of Six Flags New England, the region’s largest amusement park.

NEW YORK CITY

(142 miles)

The United States’ largest city and “the media capital of the world,” New York City is located approximately two hours from Storrs and offers a wide array of cultural opportunities. From the glitter of Times Square, to the vast expanse of Central Park, to the majestic skyline, New York City is an incomparable destination and one that can be easily reached by the Metro-North train lines that run into southern Connecticut. UConn students also enjoy the city’s active sporting landscape. The BIG EAST Conference men’s basketball tournament, played every March at fabled Madison Square Garden, is one of the country’s premier collegiate conference championship events. The New York metro area also boasts 10 major professional sports franchises, including the NFL’s New York Jets and Giants, Major League Baseball’s New York Mets and Yankees, the NBA’s New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets, the NHL’s New York Islanders, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils and the WNBA’s New York Liberty.

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BOSTON

(86 miles)

The birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston’s historic Freedom Trail is a living history textbook, covering everything from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the midnight ride of Paul Revere. Meanwhile, the city blends its old world charm with a cosmopolitan new world attitude that is evidenced by some of the trendier shops and restaurants that line both historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Back Bay’s Newbury Street. One of the world’s foremost centers of education, Boston is home to over 50 colleges and universities; perhaps the entire world’s most concentrated collection of colleges. The greater Boston area also includes the summer beach resorts on Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. A hub of sporting activity, the 2004 and 2007 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox have called fabled Fenway Park home since 1912. TThe 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics and the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions Boston Bruins also can Beantown home, while the 2002, 2004 and 2005 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and MLS’ New England Revolution play outside of the city in Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium.

PRO V I D E N C E

( 5 1 m i l es)

Rhode Island’s capital city shows that one of the nation’s smallest states also has plenty to offer its visitors. The multi-cultural capital city, which dates back to 1636, is the Ocean State’s centerpiece. The best known hamlet on the Rhode Island shore, the ocean town of Newport is world famous for its mansions and is a popular vacation destination for those seeking aquatic activities. Newport’s renowned music festival is also a well-attended annual event.

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The

“STATE” OF UCONN

Contributing to the Economic Health of Connecticut • The University of Connecticut contributes every day to Connecticut’s economic vitality and to the quality of life of state residents through research, teaching, public service, and a broad range of programs and initiatives. • Ongoing operations at UConn add $2.3 billion to Connecticut’s gross domestic product annually. • More than 29,000 jobs are generated in the state by the University. • Every state dollar allocated to UConn results in a $5.05 increase in Connecticut’s gross domestic product — a 505% return on investment. • As a result of UConn and the UConn Health Center’s combined operations, Connecticut’s state coffers realize a net financial gain of more than $76 million annually.

Partnering With Businesses

• Through mutually beneficial collaborations, Fortune 500 corporations, business owners, UConn faculty, and students are coming together to raise Connecticut’s competitiveness to an unprecedented level. • More than 5,000 UConn alumni hold senior executive positions in Connecticut businesses. • Connecticut’s businesses experience $3.2 billion in new sales as a result of UConn’s ongoing operations.

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Advancing Research

and Innovation

• Faculty research at UConn provides direct benefits to the Connecticut economy in the form of job creation, new business development, and an enhanced quality of life for its citizens. • In 2010, UConn received nearly $230 million in sponsored research grants and awards. • At the School of Engineering, current and former faculty members have amassed more than 240 patents representing innovative tools and technologies that are changing the technological landscape. • More than 100 research centers and institutes serve UConn’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions. Supporting the Community • Through hundreds of outreach programs and alliances with agencies on the local, state, and federal levels, the University makes a profound and positive impact on the lives of Connecticut residents. • Students contribute thousands of hours through unpaid internships, providing free services to those in need. • Faculty researchers volunteer their expertise in finding solutions to society’s environmental, technological, and health concerns. • Funding from federal and private sources sponsors valuable scholarly studies of important civic issues. Promoting Arts, Culture and Husky Pride • State residents derive benefit from exciting, culturally rich attractions through the University’s remarkably diverse range of museums, performing arts venues, and recreational programs. At the same time, unified pride in UConn athletics — “Huskymania” — has drawn fans from across the state and region to attend games, boosting demand for UConn-branded products and encouraging corporate support. • Since 1986, worldwide licensing of Husky products has generated more than $200 million in retail sales. • More than 1 million people attended public events on UConn campuses statewide in 2010. • More than 2/3 of Connecticut’s general population believes that having a strong UConn is vital to the future of Connecticut’s economy.

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t has long been known as the “Insurance Capital of the World” and it serves as a daily busy hub for some of the most dynamic corporations in the nation. It also serves as the home for UConn football at Rentschler Field and a home-away-from-home for the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams at the XL Center. The City of Hartford, Connecticut’s state capital, and the Greater Hartford region are ranked highly for workforce productivity, accessibility, income levels, technology, education, the arts and heritage. Hartford is resource-rich with desirable residential real estate, communications, infrastructure, parkland and nature trails, health care and pubic safety. The city serves as the headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies, including United Technologies Corporation, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Aetna, Inc., and Northeast Utilities. Hartford employs seven time more people in the insurances field than the average metropolitan area. Among those employers are Aetna, Hartford Steam Boiler, ING, CIGNA, Travelers and The Phoenix Companies. Hartford is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum (Wadsworth Atheneum), the oldest public park (Bushnell Park), the oldest continuously published newspaper (The Hartford Courant), the second-oldest secondary school (Hartford Public HS), and until its closure in 2009, the sixth-oldest opera company in the nation (Connecticut Opera). In 2010, the Hartford metropolitan area ranked second nationally based on per capita economic activity, behind only San Francisco, California. Hartford is ranked 32nd of 318 metropolitan areas in total economic production and, with its Knowledge Corridor sister city Springfield, Mass, the two cities metropolitan areas generate over $110 billion GDP, more than nearly half of the 50 U.S. states.

Hartford’s neighborhoods are diverse and historic. The central business district, as well as the State Capitol, Old State House and a number of museums and shops are located Downtown. Parkville, home to Real Art Ways, is named for the confluence of the north and the south branches of the Park River. Frog Hollow, in close proximity to Downtown, is home to Pope Park and Trinity College which is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher learning. Asylum Hill, a mixed residential and commercial area, houses the headquarters of several insurance companies as well as the historic homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The West End, home to the Governor’s residence, Elizabeth Park, and the University of Connecticut School of Law, abuts the Hartford Golf Club. Sheldon Charter Oak is renowned as the location of the Charter Oak and its successor monument as well as the former Colt headquarters including Samuel Colt’s family estate – Armsmear. The North East neighborhood is home to Keney Park and a number of the city’s oldest and ornate homes. The South End features “Little Italy” and was the home of Hartford’s sizeable Italian community. South Green hosts Hartford Hospital. The South Meadows is the site of Hartford-Brainard Airport and Hartford’s industrial community. The North Meadows has retail strips, car dealerships, and Comcast Theatre. Blue Hills is home of the University of Hartford and also houses the largest per capita of residents claiming JamaicanAmerican heritage in the United States. Other neighborhoods in Hartford include Barry Square, Behind the Rocks, Clay Arsenal, South West, and Upper Albany- which is dotted by many Caribbean restaurants and specialty stores. Hartford has also attracted many significant businesses in other industries including aerospace, precision machinery, information technology and

The City Of

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health and medical. Four of the nations Top 25 Companies For Executive Women, as recognized by Executive Female, are located in Hartford. The newest attraction in Hartford opened in 2005 with the debut of the Connecticut Convention Center — a $230 million, 1.6 million-square-foot convention facility that is one of a series of projects that is bringing new life to the city. One of the hubs of downtown activity in Hartford is the XL Center, which is also the home facility for the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League. Each year, the finest golfers in the world compete at The Travelers Championship, which is played at Cromwell’s Tournament Players Club at River Highlands and is part of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup.


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Rentschler Field

XL Center

Home of UConn football

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

Home of men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, field hockey and women’s lacrosse

Wolff-Zackin Natatorium

Home of men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Home of baseball

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

Home of men’s and women’s indoor track

UConn Tennis Courts

Home of men’s and women’s tennis

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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.

University of Connecticut

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 teams 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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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT UCONN ATHLETICS DEVELOPMENT FUND 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving The UConn Athletic Development Fund is extremely grateful to our Endowed Scholarship Donors. For more information on the UConn Athletic Development Fund, please call (860) 486-3863. The Aero-Med Scholarship Fund The Peter Antonez Memorial Baseball Scholarship The Baum Family Scholarship The Baum, Cion and Newberg Families Scholarship The Baum Grandchildren Scholarship Fund The Arthur W. Beckius Memorial Scholarship The Peter Behuniak, Sr. Scholarship Fund The Harold and Helen Benson Family Scholarship The Bessette Family Men’s Track & Field Scholarship Fund The Boudreau Family Scholarship The John J. Brennan Memorial Scholarship Fund The Joseph B. Burns Scholarship The Barbara and Bob Burrill Family Athletic Scholarship The Michael G. Burton Endowed Scholarship Fund The Robert G. Burton Endowed Scholarship Fund The Ronald J. Bushwell Scholarship The Susan K. Butterworth Scholarship The M. Jeffrey Cariglia Memorial Golf Scholarship The J.O. Christian Scholarship The Herbert Tryon Clark, Sr. Class Of 1897 Endowed Memorial Soccer Scholarship The Herbert T. Clark, Jr. Memorial Class Of 1934 Men’s Soccer Endowment Fund The Connecticut Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees Scholarship Fund The Robert T. Crovo Family Scholarship The Jack Dennerley Memorial Soccer Scholarship The C. Preston Donaldson Softball Endowment Fund The Bob Donnelly Football Scholarship The Bob Donnelly Men’s Basketball Scholarship The Dropo Family Scholarship The Herbert and Marcia Dunn Men’s Basketball Scholarship Fund The Herbert and Marcia Dunn Women’s Basketball Scholarship Fund The Eblens/Leonard Seaman Scholarship The Irma K. And Alvin L. Evans Endowed Scholarship Fund The Faculty/Staff Men’s Soccer Scholarship The Fiondella Family Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship The Fleet Bank General Athletic Scholarship Fund The Robert Foster Family Scholarship The Robert and Audrey Foster Family Football Scholarship Fund The Robert and Audrey Foster Family Softball Scholarship Fund The Mark E. Freitas Athletic Scholarship Fund The Friends Of Soccer Endowed Scholarship The Barbara “Bobbie” K. Galchus Memorial Athletic Scholarship The Timothy L. and Anne B. Gallagher Women’s Basketball Scholarship Fund The Harry A. Gampel Scholarship Fund The Harry A. and Edith D. Gampel Athletic Endowment Fund The Seymour Gavens Scholarship The Gelfenbien Family Athletic Scholarship

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The Marty Gilman Memorial Scholarship The Robert W. Gordon Scholarship The Hugh S. Greer ’26 Scholarship The John M. Hall Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund The Haviland Family Baseball Scholarship Fund The John and Bette Herr Men’s Basketball Managers Scholarship Fund The Raphael “Ray” Hoffenberg Memorial Scholarship The Samuel W. and Diane P. Holdridge Family Athletic Scholarship Fund The Paul N. Ippedico and Mary E. Berube Scholarship The Ronald D. and Mary C. Jarvis Athletic Scholarship Fund The Robert E. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Award The John and Diane Kim Endowed Women’s Swimming Scholarship The Max Kotkin Athletic Scholarship The Nihla and Bob Lapidus Football Scholarship Endowment Fund The Leandri Family Scholarship W. Peter ’50 and Carolyn Lind Men’s Basketball Fund The Maher Family Scholarship The Marks Family Scholarship Fund The Donyell Marshall Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship The McFadden Family Scholarship Fund The Joe McGinn Memorial Men’s Basketball National Championship Endowment Fund The Dr. John F. And Carol L. Mele Scholarship The Enzo Anthony Melio Scholarship Fund The Men’s Soccer Lettermen Scholarship The Men’s Track Letterwinner Scholarship Fund The Joseph Merritt Company Athletic Scholarship Fund The Michaels Jewelers Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund The Bill Mitchell Endowed Soccer Scholarship The Monaco Family Men’s Soccer Scholarship Fund The Mooradian Family Endowed Football Scholarship The Joseph J. Morrone Endowment Fund The Joseph J. Morrone Endowed Soccer Scholarship The Janis C. And Rocco A. Murano Scholarship Fund The Charles and Jacquelyn Nagy Endowed Baseball Scholarship The J. Peter Natale Track And Field Scholarship Fund The Kevin P. Newman Athletic Scholarship The Frank and Alice Niederwerfer, Sr. Family Scholarship Fund The Anna Noske Scholarship The John Noske Scholarship The William H. O’Brien Ice Hockey Endowment The Oleksiw Family Scholarship For Football The David And Cheryl Olender Women’s Basketball Scholarship Fund The Omar Coffee Company Scholarship The Samuel J. Orr, Jr. Fund The Lawrence R. Panciera Scholarship The Pappanikou Scholarship Fund The Pappanikou Family Scholarship Fund

The People’s Bank Athletic Scholarship The Perrachio Family Football Scholarship The Raymond and Marilyn Peracchio Basketball Scholarship Fund The Isadore and Minnie Pinsky Scholarship The Polo Family Scholarship The Julius “Puggy” Roth Scholarship The Dee Rowe Athletic Scholarship Fund The Coach Donald E. Rowe Endowed Men’s Basketball Scholarship Fund Raymond Ryan and Arline Ryan Fund The Robert T. and Renee P. Samuels Scholarship Fund The Robert T. and Renee P. Samuels Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship The SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarship The Schilberg Family Men’s Basketball Scholarship Fund The Schwartz Family Women’s Athletics Scholarship Fund The Schwartz Scholarship The Shoprite Supermarkets of Connecticut Women’s Endowed Basketball Scholarship Fund The Sinatro Family Scholarship The Jennifer C. Smith Athletic Endowment Fund The Joseph J. and Elizabeth A. Soltys Scholarship Fund The Dr. John Y. Squires Endowed Soccer Scholarship The Tamer Family Endowment For Women’s Basketball The Allen and Mary Tracy Women’s Basketball Scholarship Fund The Treibick Family Crew Team Endowment Fund The Treibick Family Endowment For Women’s Tennis And Women’s Crew The Treibick Family Women’s Volleyball Endowment Fund The Tremaine Scholarship Fund The Walter J. Trojanowski Football Scholarship Fund The UConn Club General Athletic Scholarship Fund The United Abrasives, Inc. Scholarship Fund The United Abrasives, Inc. Football Scholarship The United Technologies Research Center Scholarship Fund The Kenneth N. Vernon Memorial Scholarship The Sherwood C. Waldron Scholarship Fund The Edward L. Waltman Memorial Scholarship Fund The Dr. Charles E. Waring Football Scholarship Fund The Willett Family Women’s Softball Endowed Scholarship The Bette and Tom Wolff Scholarship Fund The Wolff-Davis Swimming Scholarship The Wolff Family Scholarship Award The Wolff-Zackin and Associates, Inc. Scholarship The Charlene and Bob Wright Women’s Basketball Scholarship Fund The Diane Wright Field Hockey Scholarship Fund


UNIVERSITY J. ROBERT DONNELLY OF HUSKYCONNECTICUT HERITAGE SPORTS MUSEUM 2011-12 University of Connecticut Swimming and Diving

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he sights and sounds of more than a century of intercollegiate athletics competition come alive during a visit to the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum. Located in the new and expanded UConn Alumni Center in the heart of the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs, the Husky Heritage Sports Museum is the ultimate library documenting the wide-ranging successes of Connecticut’s athletic programs. The state-of-the-art design and layout of the 2,700 square foot Husky Heritage Sports Museum, named after benefactor and 1940 Connecticut basketball and football captain J. Robert (Bob) Donnelly (shown above with wife M.J.), vividly captures all of the energy, excitement and enthusiasm that is associated with “Huskymania”. Donnelly passed away on Sept. 26, 2005. The visitors’ UConn experience begins with the University of Connecticut “National Champions” Gallery. This unique museum addition, located in the entrance foyer of the Husky Heritage Sports Museum, was unveiled in December of 2004 and will serve as a permanent tribute to all University of Connecticut varsity teams that climbed to the mountaintop and earned the right to be called National Champions. Currently, a total of 13 national champion squads, representing four different UConn sports, have team photos and national championship logos on display in the National Champions gallery. Included in the National Champions Gallery is the unbeaten 1948 men’s soccer team of Coach John Squires, the 1981 and 1985 UConn women’s field hockey teams of Coach Diane Wright, the 1981 men’s soccer team of Coach Joe Morrone, the 2000 men’s soccer team of Coach Ray Reid, the six national championship women’s basketball teams of Coach Geno Auriemma (1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009), and the 1999, 2004 and 2011 UConn men’s basketball teams of Coach Jim Calhoun. Upon entering the Husky Heritage Sports Museum, visitors are greeted by a full figure statue of Jonathan, the legendary mascot of all Husky athletic teams. Oversized banners proudly hang from the ceiling, displaying action images that feature 88 of Connecticut’s All-American stars representing 17 different intercollegiate sports. A tour of the various sections of the Husky Heritage Sports Museum is a walk down memory lane for long-time followers of Connecticut athletics. For fans just becoming acquainted with UConn’s tradition of excellence, the various themes and areas of the museum, when woven together, narrate a complete and compelling sport-by-sport story line. The growth and development of Connecticut athletics is traced via text, photographs and select artifacts from its humble beginnings in the 1890s to its present day ranking among the elite major college athletic programs in the nation. Included among the “must see” memorabilia in the Husky Heritage Sports Museum main concourse are the 1981 and 2000 NCAA National Championship Men’s Soccer trophies; the 1981 and 1985 NCAA National Championship Women’s Field Hockey

trophies; the 1950s era baseball gloves belonging to Connecticut’s three Dropo brothersincluding Walt Dropo’s first baseman’s mitt when he was the American League Rookie of the Year with the Boston Red Sox in 1950; the 1935 Ramnapping Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the Connecticut-Rhode Island football game; a 1931 football signed by the entire Connecticut squad; team photos of Connecticut’s first men’s (1901) and women’s (1902) basketball squads; and the Waterford Crystal NCAA National Championship trophies won by UConn Women’s Basketball (1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010) and UConn Men’s Basketball (1999, 2004). The pinnacle achievement of UConn’s eight NCAA National Championships in both men’s and women’s basketball is preserved and promoted in a unique circular sanctuary–the Connecticut Basketball Rotunda, a gift of Herb and Marcia Dunn. Championship trophies and related artifacts that chronicle UConn’s men’s and women’s national titles are prominently featured in the rotunda, as are life-size cutouts of Husky All-American stars Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo. Celebratory paintings of head coaches Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma are on display along with a one-of-a-kind watercolor team photo of the 25-member UConn Men’s Basketball All-Century team. Also within the Husky Heritage Sports Museum experience is a video wall featuring a 65-inch high definition television. Visitors can view numerous historical moments in UConn history as captured on a variety of highlight films and documentaries. Each display case of memorabilia and every historical photograph located within the walls of the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum describe a portion of a truly remarkable story. That story of the teams, the coaches, and student-athletes who have been part of the rich history that constitutes the University of Connecticut athletic experience is now being told on a daily basis at UConn’s Husky Heritage Sports Museum. The J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum is open free of charge to the general public during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) of the UConn Alumni Center. Since the Husky Heritage Sports Museum opened in January of 2002, several important artifacts have been donated from UConn loyalists to help expand the scope of the Connecticut Athletics storyline. The University of Connecticut Division of Athletics continues to seek additional memorabilia/artifacts to help expand the story of the UConn Huskies. Anyone wishing to donate specific Connecticut Athletics items to the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum should contact: Tim Tolokan, Phone: (860) 486-9097, e-mail: tim. tolokan@uconn.edu.

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