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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2013-14 Schedules .................................................................... 1 UConn Quick Facts/Table of Contents....................................... 1 2013-14 Roster........................................................................... 2 2013-14 Season Outlook......................................................... 3-4 Head Coach Greg Roy ............................................................ 5-6 Associate Head Coach Rich Miller ............................................ 7 Assistant Coach/Cross Country Coach Renny Waldron ............ 7 Student-Athlete Profiles......................................................... 8-26 2012-13 Season Review ..................................................... 27-28 2013 UConn Top Performers ................................................... 29 UConn in the Big East .............................................................. 30 Big East Champions ................................................................. 31 Records ............................................................................... 32-33 UConn All-Americans ............................................................... 34 University of Connecticut..................................................... 35-60

SEPTEMBER 14 at UMass Invitational (Amherst, Ma.) 21 at Ted Owen Invitational (New Britain, Conn.) OCTOBER 12 at New England Championship (Boston, Mass.) NOVEMBER 2 at American Championships (Madison, Conn.) 15 at NCAA East Regional Championships (Bronx, N.Y.)

INDOOR JANUARY 11 at Yale Invitational (New Haven, Conn.) 17 at Great Dane Classic (New York, N.Y.) 25 at Terrier Classic (Boston, Mass.)

UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS Location ....................................................................Storrs, Conn. Enrollment .......................................................................... 30,424 Founded ................................................................................ 1881 Nickname............................................................. Huskies, UConn Colors ................................................ National Flag Blue & White Conference .....................................American Athletic Conference Affiliation ...............................................................NCAA Division I President ................................................................. Susan Herbst Senior Director of Athletics .....................................Warde Manuel Sr. Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator ...........Deb Corum Senior Associate AD/ MT Administrator ........................Neal Eskin Division of Athletics Phone ................................... (860) 486-2725 Associate Director of Athletics/Communications .. Michael Enright Assistant Director/Athletic Communications ...............Phil Chardis ............................................................................Patrick McKenna Athletic Communications Assistants. ....................... Tara Connolly ................................................................................. Bobby Mullen ............................................................................. Scott Waggoner Athletic Communications Secretary.....................Luanne Dunstan Athletic Communications Phone........................... (860) 486-3531 Athletic Communications Fax ............................... (860) 486-5085 Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field Contact............ Tara Connolly Email..................................................... tara.connolly@uconn.edu Web Site Address .......................................... UConnHuskies.com

TR A C K & F IE L D / C R O S S C OUN T R Y CONTACTS Office Phone.......................................................... (860) 486-2365 Fax......................................................................... (860) 486-0525 Head Coach ................................................................... Greg Roy Coach Roy’s E-mail ................................. gregory.roy@uconn.edu Associate Head Coach .................................................. Rich Miller Coach Miller’s E-mail.......................... richard.s.miller@uconn.edu Assistant Coach/Cross Country Coach ................. Renny Waldron Coach Waldron’s E-mail ......................renny.waldron@uconn.edu

FEBRUARY 1 at Coaches Tribute Invitational (Kingston, R.I.) 8 at Sykes & Sabock (State College, Pa.) 28-3/1 at American Athletic Conference Championships (New York, N.Y.) MARCH 8-9 at IC4A Championships (Boston, Mass.) 14-15 at NCAA Championships (Albuquerque, NM)

OUTDOOR MARCH 29 UCONN Spring Invite (Storrs, Conn.) APRIL 5 11-12 19 25-26 26

at Dog Fight (Albany, N.Y.) at Sea Ray Relays (Knoxville, Tenn.) UCONN Classic (Storrs, Conn.) Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.) UNH/UMass (Amherst, Mass.)

MAY 2-4 16-18 30-31

American Championships (Tampa, Fla.) IC4A Championships (Princeton, N.J.) NCAA East Regional (Jacksonville, Fla.)

JUNE 11-14

NCAA Championships (Eugene, Ore.)

Home meets in BOLD

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

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

2013-14 MEN’S TRACK & FIELD ROSTER Name

Christopher Ackell James Agati Justin Alleyne Chinedu Amonu Toby Belton Nick Bertolini Adam Boucher Philip Caldwell Jesse Chapman Alvaro Chavez Robert Cheng David Cotton Darnell Cummings Jared Delane Paul DeSalvo Justin Doehr Cory Duggan Oluwatusin Edwards Brian Eilers Trelonni Elliot Bryan Fowler Demario Gray Matthew Graziano Connor Grunwald Treval Hatcher Patrick Hayes

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

Event

Hometown

Throws Brookfield, Conn. Mid-Distance Valley Stream, N.Y. Sprints Queens, N.Y. Sprints Ewing, N.J Jumps Westminster, Mass. Mid-Distance Sparta, N.J. Javelin Tolland, Conn. Mid-Distance Cheshire, Conn. Multi-Events East Thetford, Vt. Mid-Distance West Windsor, N.J. Distance New Fairfield, Conn. Distance Madison, Conn. Sprints Millbrook, N.Y. Sprints Windsor, Conn. Mid-Distance Plymouth, Minn. Sprints Wallingford, Conn. Pole Vault State Island, N.Y. Throws Windsor, Conn. Javelin Simsbury, Conn. Sprints Harrisburg, Pa. Distance Tolland, Conn. Jumps Bloomfield, Conn. Throws Canton, Conn. Pole Vault Neshanic Station, N.J. Jumps Riverhead, N.Y. Sprints Walpole, Mass.

Name

Kris Horn Robert Hovanec Craig Hunter Harley Lacroix John Landis Alex Levine James Lowe Ryan Luberto Eric Masington Selwyn Maxwell, Jr. Patrick Meyer Dan Murnane Tim Murphy Michael O’Donnell Nick O’Leary Dele Owoye Ryan Pearl John Rettenmeier Robert Rhodes Michael Roy Sam Smith Aeron Sykes Kyle Twombly Randall Wall Sean Walsh Amanze Williams

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

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Multi-Events Pembroke, Mass. Sprints Gillette, N.J. Pole Vault Robbinsville, N.J. Jumps Elkins Park, Pa. Jumps Philadelphia Pa. Mid-Distance Danbury, Conn. Sprints Roosevelt, N.Y. Throws Windham, Conn. Throws Trevose, Pa. Hurdles Monroe, N.Y. Multi-Events Hamlin, N.Y. Multi-Distance Byram, N.J. Pole Vault New Fairfield, Conn. Distance Methuen, Mass. Mid-Distance North Attleboro, Mass. Sprints Danbury, Conn. Distance Hamden, Conn. Sprints Sherman, Conn. Mid-Distance Brookyln, N.Y. Sprints Lebanon, Conn. Multi-Events Slingerlands, N.Y. Sprints Hartford, Conn. Sprints Penfield, N.Y. Hurdles Plainfield, N.J. Multi-Events Freehold, N.J. Jumps New Haven, Conn.

MAPPING THE TEAM: HUSKIES BY STATE

Vermont 1

1 11 4

Massachusetts 5 Connecticut 21 New Jersey 9

UCONN TRACK & FIELD BY CLASS YEAR Freshmen 12 Alleyne Amonu Cheng Delane Graziano Gray

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Hayes Hunter Luberto O’Donnell Pearl Wall

Juniors 10

Sophomores 22 Bertolini Boucher Chavez Cotton Doehr Elliot Fowler Grunwald

Horn Hovanec Lacroix Landis Levine Lowe Meyer Murnane

Murphy O’Leary Owoye Rhodes Roy Sykes

Ackell Agati Belton Caldwell Edwards Eilers Hatcher

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Maxwell Jr. Rettenmeier Williams

Seniors/GS 8 Chapman Cummings DeSalvo Duggan Masington Smith Twombly Walsh


2013-14 SEASON OUTLOOK It is fitting that UConn enters a new conference the year after graduating 18 seniors. The American Athletic Conference presents a far different set of challenges in both Track and Field and Cross Country than the Big East, and provides a whole new set of opportunities as well. The loss of 18 seniors creates the same scenario, a number challenges in the areas of leadership and competition that provide opportunity for a whole new group of leaders and competitors to emerge. Moving forward, look no further than the SPRINTS AND HURDLES for both of those qualities. Senior/redshirt junior Darnell Cummings (Millbrook, N.Y.) is a leader on and off the track. A Big East Champion in the 60m, his best event may be the 200m. His peers recognized his leadership abilities by electing him captain. Selwyn Maxwell, Jr. (Monroe, N.Y.) was an All-Conference selection in the 110HH last spring, and has made huge strides in adapting to a new starting technique. His leadership will be critical as he battles to come back from a bout with mononucleosis and master his new technique. Backups in both areas are young and unproven, but exhibit potential. Redshirt freshman TJ Elliott (Harrisburg, Pa.) and true freshmen Patrick Hayes (Walpole, Mass.) and Jared Delane (Windsor, Conn.) will back up Cummings while Randall Wall (Plainfield, N.J.) attempts to adapt to the 3� height differential to give Maxwell some backup in the HH. Senior Kyle Twombly (Penfield, N.Y.) scored in the 400m last spring and is the unspoken leader of the deepest group on the team, the 400m. From this group will come the 400 Hurdlers as well, with no clear favorite for that event as of yet. Freshman Chinedu Amonu (Ewing, N.J.) was an All-American in high school and has range down to the 60m dash, while Rob Hovanec (Gillette, N.J.) tries to prove his surprising success (46.6 relay carry) was no fluke. Upperclassmen John Rettenmeier (Sherman, Conn.), Dele Owoye (Danbury, Conn.) and Justin Doehr (Wallingford, Conn.) provide able back up to a group with an avowed goal to have the best 4 x 400 in school history. While the MULTI EVENTS might be expected to struggle with the loss of the Waruch twins, Ben

and Jake, NCAA Decathlon qualifier Jess Chapman (East Thetford, Vt.) is back for the outdoor season, and co-captains Sam Smith (Slingerlands, N.Y.) and Sean Walsh (Freehold, N.J.) will handle the indoor season more than capably. Sophomores Kris Horn (Pembroke, Mass.) and Pat Meyer (Hamlin, N.Y.) will do more than add depth, as Meyer, an indoor finalist in the HH will make his conference multievents debut, while Horn is one of the most promising multi-eventers to arrive in Storrs in some time. The JUMPS constitute one of the youngest groups on the whole team, with senior captain Cory Duggan (Staten Island, N.Y.), an All-Conference pole vaulter and the only senior in the group. A promising group of horizontal jumpers is led by junior Amanze Williams (New Haven, Conn.), with a strong push from Harley LaCroix (Elkins Park, Pa.). Sophomore John Landis (Philadelphia, Pa.) competed in the USA Junior Nationals, and if healthy, could top the group. Veteran high jumper Toby Belton, (Westminster, Mass.) a junior, returns from

Senior Kyle Twombly

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

2013-14 SEASON OUTLOOK a devastating Achilles tendon injury and will have to fight off freshman DeMario Gray (Bloomfield, Conn.), seven-foot tall athlete from nearby Bloomfield High School. Duggan has a great supporting cast, including High School All-American Craig Hunter (Robbinsville, N.J.) and sophomores Tim Murphy (New Fairfield, Conn.), a conference scorer, and Connor Grunwald (Neshanic Station, N.J.). The 800m, a traditional UConn strong suit will be led by sophomores AJ Chavez (West Windsor, N.J.) and Robert Rhodes (Brooklyn, N.Y.), both conference scorers as yearlings. Rhodes was named All-Conference in the 800m as a freshman and Chavez anchored the conference champion 4 x 800 relay team. Senior Paul DeSalvo (Plymouth, Minn.), junior Phil Caldwell (Cheshire, Conn.), and redshirt sophomore Nick O’Leary (North Attleboro, Mass.) will be joined by promising rookie Justin Senior Eric Masington Alleyne (Queens, N.Y.), who is a former basketball player. Masington (Trevose, Pa.), star of the show for last year’s Big East Indoor Championship team, The THROWS are led by senior captain Eric finishing in second and third places in the shot put and discus, respectively. Chris Ackell (Brookfield, Conn.) narrowly missed All-Conference in the hammer, while classmate Oluwatosin Edwards (Windsor, Conn.) continues to develop as both a 35lb. weight thrower and hammer thrower. Brian Eilers, Adam Boucher and Multi Eventers Jesse Chapman (East Thetford, Vt.) and Sam Smith (Slingerlands, N.Y.) make up a formidable group in the javelin, with the event leader hoping to be in the 215 to 220m range.

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Bryan Fowler (Tolland, Conn.) is a young leader who, when healthy, showed the ability to compete for wins from the Mile up. Best of the rest include highly touted freshman Mike O’Donnell (Methuen, Mass.), milers James Agati (Valley Stream, N.Y.) and Alex Levine (Danbury, Conn.), and Virginia transfer Dave Cotton (Madison, Conn.). Development and success in this group will be critical to the success of the Track and Field team, as the distance events will not be nearly as competitive as in the Distance-centric former Big East Conference.

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Greg Roy Head Coach 29th Overall Season Greg Roy, University of Connecticut men’s track and field head coach, enters the 2013-14 season with a skillful group of young returners and a talented incoming class that will continue his winning traditions during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Roy enters his 29th season as the head coach of the men’s cross country team and his 25th season at the helm of the track and field program. Year by year, he has been able to elevate a national caliber program to prominence at the conference, regional and national levels. His squads have produced a remarkable 258-41-3 record in dual competitions during his tenure, along with ten Big East track and field titles. He has also produced 31 All-Americans during his time at UConn, including 2011 graduate Husky Michael Rutt and 2013 Honorable Mention Jesse Chapman. Throughout his career at UConn, Roy has established a solid foundation for the cross country and track and field programs. With top notch indoor and outdoor facilities, the program has the tools to match the ambitions that Roy and his Huskies set out to reach each year. Under Roy, the Huskies posted a solid 2011-12 campaign with Jake Waruch and Noel James each bringing home indoor and outdoor Big East Crowns. Behind James’ outdoor and indoor high jump titles and Waruch’s decathlon and heptathlon titles, UConn finished fourth at the outdoor conference meet and second at the indoor. Additionally, the team won its seventh consecutive New England Championship.

800-meter run and Marquis Thomas was named an All-American in the high jump. Roy also took home USTFCCCA honors for the fourth time as he was named the Northeast Indoor Track Coach of the year following his successful 2009 Indoor season. During the 2007-08 season, UConn won the Big East Indoor Championship and fell only 17.5 points shy of taking the Outdoor title as well. During the 2008 seasons, Roy coached six of his athletes to eight Big East individual titles. For his efforts, he was rewarded for the fourth time in his career with the title of Big East Indoor Staff of the Year. UConn continued on its hot streak after the Big East Championships and under the direction of Roy, won its 14th New England Championship in the last 15 years qualifying three of its athletes for the NCAA Indoor Championships. In 2006-07, UConn was unable to win a Big East Championship but instead won the Sorlein Invitational, the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, the Harvard Select Meet and the New England Championship. Roy was able to guide Jake Radzevich to two pole vault individual championships, Sean Berg to an individual championship in the heptathlon, Gagnon to the title in the outdoor 800-meter run, Andrew Dubs to an outdoor shot put victory and his 4 x 100m team to a relay championship. During the indoor season, Roy was named New England Coach of the Year. During the 2005-06 season, UConn won its fifth Big East Indoor Championship in school history, fourth under the direction of Roy and the third in the last five years. Roy also guided the Huskies to a pair of first place finishes and a 13-1 overall record during the outdoor season as well. Under Roy’s tutelage, seven Huskies were selected to compete in the NCAA Regionals following outstanding performances in the regular season. Senior Joel Lagare, one of the NCAA Regional finalists, finished third in the NCAA Regionals and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second time under Roy. Sean Berg also appeared in his first NCAA Championships as the junior competed in the decathlon and finished in 18th place.

In the 2004-05 season, the Huskies saw success across the board while some of the program’s greatest talents suffered injuries. Will Thomas advanced to the NCAA Championship in the decathlon for the fourth-consecutive season, but was injured during the competition and could not finish. UConn finished in ninth place at the Big East Indoor Championship, with numerous athletes scoring points in different events. The Huskies also finished in a tie for seventh at the New England Championship. Outdoors, During the 2009-10 campaign, Roy led his team to six first place finishes, including a fifth straight victory at the New England Indoor Champi- UConn finished fifth at onship and the first ever title for the Huskies at the IC4A Outdoor Cham- the Big East Championship and third at pionship. Following the 2010 outdoor season, Roy sent three athletes New Englands. With to the NCAA Championship, marking the first time since 2004 that the UConn men’s team had more than one athlete at the event, with Michael Roy’s assistance, Ellis Gaulden and Thomas Rutt, Brian Gagnon and Sean Smith representing the Huskies. For the 16th time, and second straight year, Roy had one of his athletes named both advanced to the the BIG EAST Championship Outstanding Performer, as Smith took home NCAA Regionals, with Gaulden competing in the honors of Outstanding Outdoor Field Performer for his accomplishthe high jump. ments during the conference Championship.

Roy guided the Huskies to one of their best seasons in 2010-11 as UConn earned both Indoor and Outdoor Big East Championships along with claiming the triple crown of the indoor season with the Big East title, New England and IC4A crowns. Roy was named the Northeast Region Indoor Track And Field Coach of the Year after UConn’s success. The Huskies saw Mike Rutt earn All-American status in both the indoor and outdoor seasons under Roy’s leadership. In addition to Rutt, nine Huskies qualified for the Outdoor NCAA East Regional. Roy and his staff were named the 2011 Big East Indoor and Outdoor Coaching Staff of the Year accolades.

In 2008-09, Roy earned the first back-to-back Big East Titles during his tenure as head coach when the track and field team won the 2009 Indoor Big East Championship. For his efforts, Roy and his coaching staff were honored with the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year award for the second season in a row and the sixth time during his coaching career. Roy produced three All-Americans in the indoor season as Michael Rutt and Brian Gagnon earned their second All-America honors in the

Roy’s squad captured its fourth Big East Indoor Championship in 2003-2004, its second in three years and won an 11th-straight New England Cham-

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor) pionship. The team took second at the IC4A Championship and saw two of its members take home All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championship as Will Thomas finished fourth in the heptathlon to become a three-time All-American and Logan Jones earned All-America honors in the 800-meter run. The Huskies took third at the Outdoor Big East Championship and Paul Pisano became the first-ever three-time javelin champion. Joel Legare earned All-America honors at the outdoor NCAA Championship in the 800-meter.

The Roy File 1978 Graduated with a B.A. in geology from the University of Rochester 1979-80 -- Head Coach Thomas Stone High School (Md.) Cross Country/ Track & Field

In 2002-2003, Roy produced four All-Americans for the second consecutive year. Will Thomas earned the honor for a second time in the decathlon, placing second at the NCAA Championship. Thrower Paul Pisano also earned All-America status for the second straight year, as did Joe Mendel in the sprints. Mike Deibler earned his first All-America honor by placing eighth in the high jump. The indoor and outdoor teams took home second-place at both the Big East Indoor and Outdoor Championship. Indoors, UConn saw its usual success at the New England Championship, bringing home their 10th consecutive title. The 2001-02 season was one of the most successful in Roy’s career. His indoor and outdoor squads took home both of the Big East Championships and Roy, for the eighth consecutive year, had his athletes reach All-American status as four athletes were awarded the honor. Dan Wilson garnered All-America status three times to become the first five-time All-American in UConn history. Wilson finished 14th at the NCAA cross country championship, eighth in the indoor mile run and registered the fifth All-America title at the outdoor track and field championship, finishing ninth in the 1,500 meter run. Joe Mendel finished among the top eight in the indoor 400-meter dash to claim the honor, while Paul Pisano and Will Thomas earned their All-America status at the outdoor championship. Pisano earned a 12th place finish in the javelin and Thomas competed in the decathlon, finishing eighth with a then school record 7,630 points. In addition, the team successfully defended the New England Indoor Championship title. Along with a pair of New England titles in 1999-2000, Roy led the Huskies to an overall record of 21-1, a runner-up performance at the BIG EAST Outdoors and a third-place finish at the indoor edition of the meet. During the indoor season, four more All-Americans were added to the school list as the distance medley relay team of Haven Barnes, Elliott Blount, Kevin Jensen and Dan Wilson finished fourth at the NCAA national championship with a time of 9:33.85. Roy added to his list of achievements by being selected by his peers as the United States Track Coaches Association Northeast Region Coach of the Year following both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

1980-81 -- Assistant Coach Somerville High School (N.J.) Track & Field 1981-83 -- Assistant Coach University of Massachusetts-Amherst Cross Country/Track & Field 1982 Obtained a master’s degree in Sport Management at UMass-Amherst 1983-85 -- Assistant Coach Bucknell University Cross Country/Track & Field 1985-Present -- Head Coach University of Connecticut 1985-89 Assistant Track & Field Coach 1985-present Head Cross Country Coach 1989-present Head Track & Field Coach Coaching Accolades NCAA District I Indoor Track Staff of the Year, 1989-90 New England Indoor Track Staff of the Year, 1989-90 NCAA District I Cross Country Coach of the Year, 1990 New England Cross Country Coach of the Year, 1990 NCAA District I Outdoor Track Coach of the Year, 1996 NCAA District I Indoor Track Coach of the Year 1990, 1994, 1997, 1999 USTCA Northeast Region Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, 1999-2001, 2009, 2011 USTCA Northeast Region Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, 2001 NCAA Northeast Region Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, 2001-2002 Big East Indoor/Outdoor Staff of the Year, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2013 Big East Indoor Staff of the Year 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 Has coached 31 All-Americans while at UConn

The first 14 years as the Head Coach of the Husky track squad began the tradition of excellence that Roy thrives for today. Starting in 1990, the Husky squad began their dominance in both New England and NCAA competition. Over the next eight years, Roy produced his fifth and sixth cross country All-Americans in Andy Ball (1990) and Travis Landreth (1998) as well as mentored four-time All-American hurdler Dudley Dorival who went on to compete in the Olympics for Haiti in 2000 and 2004, weight thrower Steve Santoli (1998) and thrower Ray Wilks (1999). Roy’s squads finished 81-5-1 in dual meets from 1995 to 1999 for an outstanding .934 win percentage and won their second Indoor BIG EAST Championship. Before the start of the 1999-2000 season, Roy had accrued five NCAA Coach of the Year awards (1990-Cross Country, 1993-94-Indoor, 1995-96 Outdoor, 1996-97 Indoor and 1998-99 Indoor) as well as, with his staff, back-toA native of East Brunswick, N.J., Roy earned his bachelor’s degree from back BIG EAST Staff of the Year awards (1995-96-Outdoor, 1996-97-Inthe University of Rochester in 1978, where he held the school record in door). the 220 and 440-yard runs. He added a master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1982 and worked In 1990, Roy brought his cross country squad into the national spotlight, as the assistant track and cross country coach from 1981-83 during his finishing 10th in the nation at the NCAA Division I National Championship time at UMass. meet while also winning the IC4A Championship. UConn ended the year ranked No. 12 in the nation. The 1993-94 season marked the Roy lives in Lebanon, Conn. with his wife, Natalie, their daughter Kathryn, beginning of an 11-year winning streak at the New England Championis studying nursing at Chamberlain College, and son Michael is a junior on ships and in 1996-97, before winning the Big East Championship, Roy the UConn track and field team. coached his squad to a perfect 15-0 dual meet record.

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Rich Miller Associate Head Coach 19th Overall Season

Rich Miller enters his third season as the associate head coach at the University of Connecticut and his 19th season overall working with the Huskies. Miller spent 10 years as a part-time assistant working with the multi-event performers as well as those competing in pole vault and javelin. Miller has produced two All-Americans during his time at UConn in Paul Pisano and Will Thomas. Pisano earned the accolade during the 2002 and 2003 seasons in the javelin, while Thomas was named an All-American following his performance in the heptathlon during 2004 and the decathlon in 2002 and 2003. Prior to joining the Huskies full-time, Miller was employed as a physical therapist with Health South/PTSMA in Storrs. While at Health South, Miller provided direct patient care in an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinic while also collaborating with local physicians on implementing treatment plans to rehabilitate patients with a variety of ailments. Miller also served as a member of the Big East Track and Field seeding committee.

Miller, who was a 1995 UConn graduate, enjoyed both academic and athletic success during his undergraduate years. He served as co-captain of UConn’s track and field teams in both his junior and senior years, two years in which the Huskies won back-to-back New England Indoor Championships.

He was a four-time All-East performer in the decathlon while also earning All-New England and All-Big East honors in the pentathlon and pole vault events. His academic achievements set a standard of excellence for all student-athletes, as he was a member of the 1994-95 Big East Conference Academic All-Star team and was named a UConn Club Outstanding Scholar-Athlete in 1995. A native of Cresskill, N.J., Miller attended Cresskill High School where he lettered in soccer, basketball and track. He resides in Storrs, Conn. with his wife, Dorinda, daughter, Emily and son, Caden.

Renny Waldron Assistant Coach/Cross Country Coach First Season University of Connecticut men's track and field welcomes Ren- ish in the conference and mentored Eric Jenkins, who posted ny Waldron as assistant coach for cross country and track and a pair of sub-four minute mile times and was the only freshfield. Waldron works primarily with distance runners in both man to qualify for the NCAA final in the 1,500 in 2011. the cross country and track and field programs. Prior to his time at Northeastern, Waldron served as the head Waldron, a graduate of UMass, enters Storrs with a vast cross country and track and field coach at nearby Cambridge amount of experience as he most recently served as a volRindge and Latin from 2004-06. He oversaw the entire boys unteer assistant at Harvard where he worked with the men's team and led them to eight Greater Boston League chamdistance runners. Prior to working with the Crimson, Waldron pionships. Waldron has also spent time as a coach and served at the assistant track and field coach and cross coun- featured speaker at the Green Mountain Running Camp and try coordinator at Northeastern from 2006-12. has worked with the New England Chapter of USA Track and Field, where he helped with the organization of meets and At Northeastern, Waldron saw 18 school records fall in the events. distance events and helped six individuals to CAA titles from2010-12. He helped Northeastern to its highest-ever fin-

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Jesse Chapman

Personal Bests 100m O: 11.74

400m O: 53.15 Sr. • East Thetford, Vt. 1500m Multi-Events O: 4:50.86 Honorable Mention All-American 110m Hurdles O: 15.49 2013 Outdoor (Junior) • •

Discus O: 40.93M Javelin O: 52.35M Decathlon O: 7,437

Captured 20th in the decathlon (7,054 points) at the NCAA Championships to earn Honorable Mention All-American. Won the decathlon at the BIG EAST Championships with 7,437 points...Took 15th in the discus with a toss of 41.39m at the BIG EAST Championships.

2012-2013 Indoor (Junior) • • •

Captured second in the heptathlon with 5,323 points at the IC4A Championships. Placed fourth in the heptathlon with 5,083 points at the BIG EAST Championships. Took 15th place in the pole vault (4.40m) at the New England Championships.

2011-12 Indoor (Sophomore) • •

Grabbed third place in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships with 5,184 points. Finished sixth in the heptathlon at the IC4A Championships with 5,032 points.

2010-11 Outdoor (Freshman) • •

Took second place at the BIG EAST Championship in the decathlon with 6,643 points. Finished fourth in the decathlon at the IC4A Championship with 6,605 points.

2010-11 Indoor (Freshman) • Finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championship in the heptathlon with a point total of 5,088. • Placed fifth in the heptathlon at the IC4A Championship with a personal record score of 5,119.

55m I: 6.95

60m I: 7.36 1000m I: 2:50.26 110m Hurdles I: 15.49 High jump I: 1.95M

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Pole Vault I: 4.95 Long Jump I: 6.63M Shot Put I: 14.94M Heptathlon I: 5,323


Darnell Cummings Sr. • Millbrook, N.Y. Sprints

Personal Bests 55m I: 6.41

100m O: 10.38

60m I: 6.76 200m I: 21.11 O: 21.15

2012-2013 Indoor (Junior) • • •

Claimed seventh in the 60 meter dash (6.88) at the IC4A Championships. Won the 60 meter dash at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 6.76... Placed second in the 200 meter dash (21.19) at the BIG EAST Championships. Captured third in the 200 meter dash (21.46) at the New England Championships.

2011-12 Outdoor (Sophomore) • • •

Captured second place (10.38) in the 100m at the BIG EAST Championships and took 8th in the 200m with a time of 21.83... Part of 4x100 that claimed second place (40.47). Part of the 4x100 relay that grabbed second (40.33) at the IC4A Championships. Finished 40th in the 100m (10.74) and 42nd (21.73) in the 200m at the NCAA East Preliminary.

2011-12 Indoor (Sophomore) • • •

Finished fifth (21.64) in the 200 at the New England Championships. Took fourth place in the 60 meter at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 6.86 and fourth place in the 200 (21.77). Claimed second place (21.38) in the 200 meter dash at the IC4A Championships.

2010-11 Outdoor (Freshman) • Part of the 4x100 relay team that set a UConn record of 40.69 in winning the BIG EAST Championship • Placed fourth in the 100m at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 10.59 • Finished fifth in the 200m at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 21.65. 2010-11 Indoor (Freshman) • Set personal record in the 60m at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 6.87 placing third... Placed fifth in the 200m at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 21.93. • Finished fourth in the 200m at the New England Championship with a personal record and UConn season best time of 21.59.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Paul DeSalvo Sr. • Plymouth, Minn. Mid-Distance

Personal Bests 200m I: 23.55

400m I: 50.06 500m I: 1:04.41 600m I: 1:20.25

800 I: 1:53.33 O: 1:54.50 1,000M I: 2:38.44

2012-2013 Indoor (Junior) • • •

Member of the 4X800 meter relay team that took first place at the IC4A Championships (7:27.66). Captured fifth in the 500 meter dash with a time of 1:04.41 at the New England Championships. Part of the 4X400 meter relay team that took fourth with a time of 3:14.50 at the New England Championships.

2011-2012 Outdoor (Sophomore) • •

Finished 11th in the 800m prelims at the BIG EAST Championships (1:52.88). Part of the 4x800m relay team that finished ninth at the BIG EAST Championships (7:39.82).

2011-2012 Indoor (Sophomore) •

Part of the 4x800m relay team that finished fifth at the IC4A Championships (7:31.78).

2010-11 Indoor (Freshman) • •

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Set a personal record in the 500m at the New England Championship with a time of 1:04.55. Finished ninth at New England Championship in the 500m.

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Cory Duggan

Personal Bests

Sr. • Staten Island, N.Y. Pole Vault New England Champion

Pole Vault I: 5.26M O: 5.15M

Long Jump O: 6.14M 400M O: 51.69 4x400M 3:29.26

2013 Outdoor (Junior) • •

Captured 16th in the pole vault (5.15m) at the NCAA East Regional. Took second in the pole vault (5.15m) at the Big East Championships, setting a new personal-best.

2012-2013 Indoor (Junior) • • •

Captured second at the IC4A Championships in the pole vault (5.10m). Took fourth in the pole vault (4.90m) at the Big East Championships. Won the pole vault (5.11m) at the New England Championships, which established a New England Championships record.

2011-12 Outdoor (Sophomore) • •

Finished eighth in the pole vault at the IC4A Championships (4.93m). Captured third place in the pole vault at the Big East Championships (4.95m).

2010-11 Indoor (Sophomore) • Set a personal record in the pole vault at the Big East Championship, placing third with a vault of 4.95m.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Eric Masington Sr. • Trevose, Penn. Throws

Personal Bests Shot Put I: 17.87M O: 17.38M Discus O: 54.90M

2013 Outdoor (Junior) • • •

Placed 16th in the discus (53.22m) at the NCAA East Regional. Captured sixth at the IC4A Championships with a toss of 17.01m in the shot put... Finished seventh in the discus (52.30m) at the IC4A Championships. Took second at the shot put with a toss of 17.38m at the Big East Championships...Placed third in the discus with a result of 51.88m at the Big East Championships.

2012-2013 Indoor (Junior) • • •

Placed 12th in the shot put (16.03m) at the IC4A Championships. Took fourth in the shot put (16.73m) at the BIG EAST Championships. Captured fourth in the shot put (17.17m) at the New England Championships.

2011-12 Outdoor (Sophomore) • •

Placed 13th in both the shot put (14.59m) and discus (44.46m) at the Big East Championships. Finished fourth in the discus at the IC4A Championships (51.66m).

2011-12 Indoor (Sophomore) • • •

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Finished fifth in the shot put at the New England Championships (16.61). Captured sixth place in the shot put at the Big East Championships (17.12). Finished sixth in the shot put at the IC4A Championships (17.06).

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Sam Smith

Personal Bests 100m O: 11.60

Sr. • Slingerlands, N.Y. Multi-Events

2012-13 Outdoor (Senior) • • •

400m O: 53.02 1500m O: 4:47.08 110m Hurdles O: 15.67 High jump O: 1.96M Pole Vault O: 4.15M

Long Jump O: 6.60M Shot Put O: 13.14M Discus O: 43.19M Javelin O: 58.91M Decathlon O: 6,866

Finished fifth in the decathlon (6,660 points) at the Big East Championship. Took seventh in the javelin with a toss of 57.65m at the Big EastChampionship. Captured eight in the decathlon with 6,635 points at the IC4A Championships. 2011-12 Outdoor (Junior) • Finished fourth in the decathlon (6693) and tenth in the javelin (54.71m) at the Big East Championships. • Took sixth place in the decathlon at the IC4A Championships (6376). 2010-11 Outdoor (Sophomore) • Did not compete. 2010-11 Indoor (Sophomore) • Placed fifth in the heptathlon at the Big East Championship with a point total of 4,473. • Finished sixth in the heptathlon at the New England Championship with a score of 4,628. 2009-10 Outdoor (Freshman) • Brought home an 11th place finish in the decathlon at the Big East Championship after recording 6,129 points. 2009-10 Indoor (Freshman) • Finished fifth in the Heptathlon at the Big East Championship with 4,834 points.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Kyle Twombly

Sr. • Penfield, N.Y. Sprints New England Champion

Personal Bests 200m I: 22.01 O: 22.37

400m I: 47.78 O: 48.00 500m I: 1:03.09

600m I: 1:23.09 800m I: 2:00.34 DMR 9:54.20 4x400M 3:16.41

2013 Outdoor (Junior) •

Placed seventh in the 400 meter dash (48.11) at the Big East Championships...Member of the 4X400 meter relay team that finished fourth (3:13.18) at the Big East Championships.

2012-2013 Indoor (Junior) • • • •

Placed third in the 500 meter run (1:03.09) at the IC4A Championships. Part of the 4X400 meter relay team that finished fifth (3:13.80) at the Big East Championships. Part of the DMR team that captured fifth (9:52.61) at the BIG EAST Championships. Won the 500 meter dash at the New England Championships (1:03.25).

2011-12 Outdoor (Sophomore): •

Part of the 4x800m relay team that finished ninth in the Big East Championships (3:18.30).

2011-12 Indoor (Sophomore): • •

Took fourth in the 400m (48.21) and finished 13th as part of the 4x400m relay team (3:19.99) at the New England Championships. Part of the 4x400m relay team that placed fourth (3:17.18) and the 4x800m relay team (7:32.57) that took third at the Big East Championships. Also, part of the 4,000m medley that finished sixth (10:01.18).

2010-11 Indoor (Freshman): •

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Set a personal record in the 400m at the New England Championship with a time of 49.56.

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Sean Walsh

Sr. • Freehold, N.J. Multi-Events New England Champion

Personal Bests Heptathlon (Indoor) 4,560 Decathlon (Outdoor) 7,597

2013 Outdoor (Junior) • •

Captured seventh in the decathlon (6,346 points) at the IC4A Championships. Took ninth in the decathlon (6,420 points) at the BIG EAST Championship.

2010-11 Outdoor (Freshman): •

Set a personal record in the decathlon event at the BIG EAST Championship with a point total of 6,075.

2010-11 Indoor (Freshman): • •

Set a personal record in the heptathlon event at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing sixth with a point total of 4,560... Also set a personal record in the 60m hurdles during the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 8.88. Won the 1000m during the heptathlon at the New England Championship with a time of 2:41.08.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Chris Ackell

Personal Bests Weight Throw I: 16.99M 4x400 Meter O: 3:27.61 Hammer Throw O: 50.73M

Jr. • Brookfield, Conn. Throws

2012-2013 Indoor (Sophomore) • Placed 28th in the weight throw (15.92m) at the IC4A Championships. 2013 Outdoor (Sophomore) • Took 10th in the discus with a toss of 45.42m at the BIG EAST Championships. • Took fifth in the hammer (58.26m) at the BIG EAST Championships. • Finished 30th in the hammer at the NCAA East Regional with a throw of 56.38m. 2011-12 Outdoor (Freshman) • •

Claimed 9th place at the BIG EAST Championships in the hammer throw with a hurl of 52.08m. Finished 7th in the hammer at the IC4A Championships with a throw of 55.23m.

James Agati

Jr. • Valley Stream, N.Y. Mid-Distance

Personal Bests Mile I: 4:10.11 800m I: 1:55.40 O: 1:55.89

1000m I: 2:27.30 1500m O: 3:52.87

2013 Outdoor (Sophomore) • Member of the 4X800 meter relay team that took third (7:35.86) at the IC4A Championships. • Part of the 4X800 meter relay team that took third (7:36.60) at the BIG EAST Championships. 2012-2013 Indoor (Sophomore) • Member of the DMR team that took third (9:47.91) at the IC4A Championships. • Took eighth in the 1,000 meter run at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 2:27.35. • Captured 12th in the mile run at the New England Championships with a time of 4:10.11... Part of the 4X800 meter relay team that took first place (7:33.83) at the New England Championships...Member of the DMR team that took third (9:54.11) at the New England Championships. 2011-12 Indoor (Freshman) • Took second in the 1,000m at the New England Championship with a time of 2:29.08. • Claimed 8th place in the 1,000m at the BIG EAST Championships after crossing the finish line in 2:32.67.

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Tobey Belton

Personal Bests High Jump O: 2.01m I: 2.04m

Jr. • Westminster, Mass. High Jump 2011-13 Indoor (Sophomore) • Finished 11th (1.94m) in the high jump at the BIG EAST Championships. 2011-12 Outdoor (Freshman) • Finished 12th in the high jump at the BIG EAST Championships with leap of 1.94m.

2011-12 Indoor (Freshman) • Claimed second place in the high jump at the NEICAAA Championships with a jump of 2.04m. • Finished 10th in the high jump (1.94m) at the BIG EAST Championships.

Philip Caldwell Jr. • Cheshire, Conn. Mid-Distance

Personal Bests 500m I: 1:05.85 600m O: 1:21.59 800m I: 1:53.53 O: 1:55.11 1000m I: 2:27.85

O: 2:29.22 1500 m I: 4:06.46 4x800m 7:27.66

2012-13 Indoor (Sophomore) • Ran the first leg on the 4x800m relay team that took first at the IC4A Championships in 7:27.66. • Finished sixth in the 1,000 meter run at the New England Championships in 2:28.48... Part of the 4x800m relay team that captured first in 7:33.83. 2011-12 Outdoor (Freshman) • Part of the 4x800m relay team that took ninth at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 7:39.82. • Part of the 4x800 squad that finished 16th at the IC4A Championships in a time of 7:43.57. 2011-12 Indoor (Freshman) • Part of the 4x800 squad that took third (7:40.54) at the New England Championships...Captured third place in the 1,000m with a time of 2:29.22. • Part of the 4x800 relay that claimed fifth (7:31.78) at the IC4A Championships.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Oluwatusin Edwards

Personal Bests Shot Put I: 12.80m Weight Throw I: 19.03m Hammer Throw O: 54.49m

Jr. • Windsor, Conn. Throws

2013 Outdoor (Sophomore) • •

Captured 14th in the hammer throw with a toss of 54.23m at the IC4A Championships. Took 10th in the hammer throw (54.49m) at the BIG EAST Championships.

2012-2013 Indoor (Sophomore) • • •

Captured 16th in the weight throw (16.86m) at the IC4A Championships. Placed sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 17.90m at the BIG EAST Championships. Took fifth in the weight throw (18.08m) at the New England Championships.

Brian Eilers

Personal Bests

Jr. • Simsbury, Conn. Throws

2012-13 Outdoor (Sophomore) • •

Finished 10th in the javelin at the IC4As with a hurl of 60.90m. Took fourth in the javelin at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 58.35m.

2011-12 Outdoor (Freshman) •

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Finished ninth in the javelin at the BIG EAST Championships (55.39m).

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Javelin I: 60.90m


Treval Hatcher

Personal Bests Triple Jump I: 14.45m

Jr. • Canton, Conn. Jumps

Personal Bests

Selwyn Maxwell Jr. Jr. • Monroe, N.Y. Hurdles

200 meter I: 22.71 55m Hurdles I: 7.55 60m Hurdles I: 7.87 110m Hurdles O: 13.93

400m H O: 1:05.08 100 meter O: 10.81 200 meter O: 22.25 400 meter O: 53.78

2012-13 Outdoor (Sophomore) • Finished 22nd in the 110 meter hurdles (17.37) in the NCAA East Regionals. • Grabbed the bronze in the 110 meter hurdles at the IC4A Championships with a time of 13.94. • Captured third place in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 13.93 at the BIG EAST Championships. 2012-13 Indoor (Sophomore) • Finished second in the 60 meter hurdles at the IC4A Championships with a time of 7.88. • Claimed fourth in the 60 meter hurdles in 7.95 at the BIG EAST Championships. • Won the New England Championships' 60m hurdle crown with a time of 7.87. 2011-12 Outdoor (Freshman) • Finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships (14.08). • Finished fourth in the discus at the IC4A Championships (51.66m). 2011-12 Indoor (Freshman) • Placed third in the 60m hurdles at the New England Championships (8.10). • Finished sixth in the 60m hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships (8.03).

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2013 2 013 C CHAMPIONS HAMPION Big East (Indoor door or & O or Outdoor), uttdoor do d oor or)),, IIC4A C4 C 4A ((I (Indoor) In Ind nd doo oorr)) New England (Indoor) oor)

John Rettenmeier Jr. • Sherman, Conn.

Personal Bests 200 meter I: 22.52 500 meter I: 1:06.15 DMR I: 10:18.76 400 meter I: 49.37 O: 51.29

4x400 meter I: 3:14.66 O: 3:22.64 4x100 meter O:42.02

2012-13 Indoor (Sophomore) • Finished 22nd in the 400 meter dash at the New England Championships in 49.85. 2011-12 Indoor (Freshman): • Part of the 4x400m relay team that placed 13th at the New England Championships (3:19.99). • Part of the 4x400m relay team that placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championships (3:17.18).

Amanze Williams

Jr. • New Haven, Conn. Jumps

Personal Bests 400 meter I: 54.09 Long Jump I: 7.61m O: 6.94m Triple Jump I: 14.91m O: 14.99m

High Jump O: 1.85m

2012-13 Outdoor (Sophomore) • Captured fourth place in the triple jump at the IC4A Championships with a leap of 14.99m. • Finished 12th (6.96m) in the triple jump at the BIG EAST Championships... placed eighth in the triple jump (14.80m). 2012-13 Indoor (Sophomore) • Placed ninth in the triple jump at the IC4A Championships with a mark of 14.47m. • Took 16th in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships with a leap of 6.69m... finished sixth (14.69m) in the triple jump. • Was 16th in the long jump (6.57m) at the New England Championships... grabbed fifth in the triple jump (14.61m) 2011-12 Outdoor (Freshman) • Finished 31st in the triple jump at the IC4A Championships (6.73m). • Finished 14th in the long jump (6.94m) and 12th in the triple jump (14.18m) at the BIG EAST Championships. 2011-12 Indoor (Freshman) • Finished 22nd in the long jump (6.33m) and 29th in the triple jump (13.46m) at the IC4A Championships. • Finished ninth in the long jump (6.83m) and tenth in the triple jump (13.79m) at the BIG EAST Championships. • Took fifth place in the long jump (6.86m) and 11th in the triple (13.87m) at the New England Championships.

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Nicholas Bertolini S • Sparta, N.J. So. Mid-Distance

2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Finished 10th at the UConn Classic in the 800 meter with a time of 1:56.82 • Helped the 4x400 meter relay to a second place finish at the UConn Spring Invite in 3:21.92.

Adam Boucher S • Tolland, Conn. So. Throws T

2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Finished fifth at the Big East Championships with a toss of 58.31M. • Posted a second place finish at the UConn Dogfight with a toss of 58.89M.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Alvaro Chavez

David Cotton

S • West Windsor N.J. So. Mid-Distance

S • Madison, Conn. So. Distance

2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) •

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Won the 800m in the UConn Men’s Dogfight 2013 Cross Country (Sophomore): (1:53.53) and the LSU Battle on the Bayou • Finished the NCAA Regional Championship in a (1:50.60). time of 32:21. Finished sixth at the Big East Championships in the • Crossed the line as the 17th runner at the inau800m (1:51.78). gural American Athletic Conference ChampionHelped the 4x800m relay team to a fourth place ship, finishing the 8k in 24:28. finish at the IC4A Championship (7:34.72).

2012-13 Intdoor (Freshman) • • •

Ran the anchor leg of the 4x800m relay team that won the Big East Championship in 7:32.60. Won the 800m at the New England Championship in a time of 1:51.60. Finished fourth at the IC4A Championships in the

Transferred to UConn from the University of Virginia.

1,000 meter run (2:24.82).

Justin Doehr

S • Wallingford, Conn. So. Sprints S

Trelonni Elliott

S • Harrisburg, Pa. So. Sprints S

2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) 2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Part of the winning sprint medley relay team at • Placed fourth in the 55 meter at the UConn the UConn Winter Opener (5:00.61). Winter Opener (6.58). • Placed 6th in the 500 meter at the New England Championships (1:04.89). 2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Part of the distance medley relay team that • Placed fifth in the 100 meter (11.18) and 10th placed fourth at the Sykes and Sabock Chalin the 200 meter (23.41) at the UConn Spring lenge (10:00.63). Invite.

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Bryan Fowler

Connor Grunwald

So. • Neshanic Station, N.J. S

S • Tolland, Conn. So. Distance

Pole Vault

2013 Cross Country (Sophomore) • Finished 12th at the first-ever American Athletic Conference Championship 8k in a time of 24:02. • Named to the American All-Conference Team and captained the young squad.

Kris Horn

So. • Pembroke, Mass. Multi-Events

2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Took fifth in the heptathlon at the IC4A Championships with 5,199 points. • Placed fifth in the heptathlon at the BIG EAST Championships with 4,965 points. • Finished eighth in the high jump at the New England Championships with a leap of 1.99m... was 21st in the long jump (6.42m).

2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Finished 11th in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Championships with a leap of 4.50m. • Posted a jump of 4.55m in the pole vault for 10th place at the New England Championships. • Placed sixth at the Terrier Classic in the pole vault (4.70M).

Robert Hovanec S So. • Gillette, N.J. Sprints S

2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Anchored the 4x100 meter relay team that took sixth (41.91) at the BIG EAST Championships...Ran the final leg of the 4x800m on squad that took fourth (3:13.18). • Won the 400 meter at the UConn Spring Invite (49.41). • Placed second in the 400 meter (48.23) and 4x400 (3:15.36) meter while being part of the 4x100 meter relay team at the UConn Classic (41.83).

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Harley Lacroix

John Landis

S • Elkins Park, Pa. So. Jumps J 2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Finished 14th (6.87m) in the long jump and ninth (14.34m) in the triple jump at the Big East Championships. • Won the long jump event at the UConn Classic (6.94m). • Won the long jump at the Yale Invite (6.85m). 2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Was 16th in the long jump with a leap of 6.84m at the IC4As. • Finished eighth in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships with a leap of 7.04m... took 10th place in the triple jump (13.72m). • • Placed fourth in the long jump (7.07m) at the New England Championships... finished seventh in the triple jump (14.43m).

S • Philadelphia, Pa. So. Jumps J

2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Finished 25th (6.04m) in the long jump and 17th (13.73m) in the triple jump at the IC4A Championships. • Claimed seventh place in the triple jump (14.69m) and 12th place (6.91m) in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships. • Took sixth in the long jump at the New England Championships with a leap of 6.94m.

Alex Levine

James Lowe

S • Danbury, Conn. So. Mid-Distance

2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Claimed fifth place in the 1,000 meter run in 2:24.87 at the IC4A Championships. • Placed sixth (2:31.59) in the 1,000 meter run at the Big East Championships... Ran the opening leg on the first place (7:32.60) 4x800 meter relay team. • Finished 28th in the mile with a time of 4:21.01 at the New England Championships... anchored the 4x800m team that captured first in 7:33.83... Ran the final leg of the DMR where UConn took third place (9:54.11). 24

S So. • Roosevelt, N.Y. S Sprints 2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Took first place in the 400 meter hurdles at the UConn Spring Invite (56.33). • Part of the 4x100 relay team that finished third at the UConn Spring Invite (42.33). • Took fourth in the 400 meter hurdles at the UConn Dogfight (56.05). • Placed third in the 400 meter hurdles at the UConn Classic (1:01.18). • Finished fourth in the 400 meter hurdles at the Yale Invite (56.79).

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Patrick Meyer

Tim Murphy

S • New Fairfield, Conn. So. Pole Vault

S • Hamlin, N.Y. So. Multi-Events

2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) 2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Finished ninth in the 60 meter hurdles (8.49) at • Placed 13th in the pole vault at the Big East Championships with a jump of 4.65m. the Big East Championships. 2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Placed second in the 55 meter hurdles at the • Took ninth place in the pole vault at the IC4A UConn Winter Opener (7.96). Championships with a leap of 4.80m. • Finished ninth in the heptathlon at the URI • Captured fifth in the pole vault at the Big East Heptathlon (4,306). Championships posting a jump of 4.80m. • Finished sixth in the pole vault (4.55m) at the New England Championships. • Finished eighth in the pole vault at the Great Dane Classic (4.50m).

Nick O’Leary

S • North Attleboro, Mass. So. Mid-Distance

2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Part of the 4x800 meter relay team that took first at the New England Championships (7:33.83). • Part of the 4x800 meter relay team that took first at the IC4A Championships (7:27.66) 2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Part of the 4x800 meter relay team that finished third at the IC4A Championships with a time of 7:35.86.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Dele Owoye

Robert Rhodes

S • Danbury, Conn. So. Sprints S

2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Part of the 4x400 meter relay team that took fourth at the New England Championships (3:14.50) also part of the distance medley team that placed third (9:54.11). • Part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished fifth at the Big East Championships (3:13.80). 2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Finished seventh in the 400 meter at the UConn Spring Invite (50.96). • Took fourth in the 400 meter at the UConn Dogfight (49.38). • Part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished fourth at the UConn Classic (3:23.37).

S • Brooklyn, N.Y. So. Mid-Distance 2012-13 Indoor (Freshman) • Won the 600 meter (1:21.76) and was part of the sprint medley relay team that took first at the UConn winter opener (5:00.61). • Part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished fifth at the Big East Championships (3:13.30), also finished second in the 800 meter (1:51.71). • Member of the distance medley relay team that placed third at the IC4A Championships (9:47.91). 2012-13 Outdoor (Freshman) • Ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay where UConn captured fourth (7:36.60) at the Big East Championships. • Took third in the 800 meter (1:52.81) at the UConn Classic while also being a part of the 4x400 meter relay team which placed second (3:15.36). • Took fourth in the 800 meter at the LSU Battle on the Bayou (1:52.34).

Michael Roy

S • Lebanon, Conn. So. Sprints S

Dan Murnane S • Byram, N.J. So. Mid-Distance

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Aeron Sykes

S • Hartford, Conn. So. Sprints S


2012-13 SEASON REVIEW The University of Connecticut men’s track and field team completed one of its finest years in program history last season, sweeping both the indoor and outdoor titles in the former Big East Conference. The Huskies also took home championship plaques from the IC4A Indoor Championships and the New England Indoor Championships. Head Coach Greg Roy and his staff were named the indoor and outdoor Coaching Staff of the Year by the Big East conference, marking the fourth time his unit has achieved this feat (2001, 2002, 2011, 2013).

2013 Indoor Season

Connecticut opened its 2013 campaign at home on Jan. 5 in a winning fashion that would foreshadow the season’s success. UConn posted ten first-place finishes to defeat Southern Connecticut in the home opener. Highlights included Cory Duggan setting a Hugh S. Greer Field House Record in the pole vault with a mark of 15-11.75. Similarly, then-senior Kevin Smith broke another record with a time of 6.40 seconds in the 55 meter dash. From there, UConn’s heptathlon athletes competed at the URI Heptathlon, with Jesse Chapman leading the way with 5,228 points. The team then went on to capture the Great Dane Classic for the third consecutive season, with Selwyn Maxwell setting a new personal record in the 60 meter hurdles in 7.96 seconds and the Distance Medley Relay squad of James Agati, Alex Bennatan, Joe Clark, and Alex Levine bagged top prize. The following weekend Connecticut shipped up to Boston for the unscored Terrier Invite, notching eight top-five finishes on the day. At the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup the squad finished second out of 14 teams. Darnell Cummings paced the Huskies with a pair of firstplace finishes in the 60 and 200 meter dashes.

Josh Faboyede

Inclement weather prevented the Huskies from participating in the Lafayette Rider Winter Games, affording extra time for preparation

and rest before the upcoming Big East Championships. Prior to the conference championships, the Big East announced that senior sprinter Kevin Smith had been awarded the 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters Big East Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarship, which contributes $2,000 towards graduate studies. The Huskies were sensational at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, which hosted the 2013 Big East Indoor Championships. Connecticut captured its ninth Indoor crown thanks in large part to the lone individual first-place finish by Darnell Cummings in the 60 meter dash on a time of 6.76. The Huskies 4x800 meter relay team dominated the meet, claiming first place with a time of 7:32.60, breaking the SPIRE record in the process. UConn followed their championship performance from the league championship with another title at the 2013 New England Championship. Twelve Huskies set personal bests, three claimed individual titles, and the 4x800 meter relay squad continued to dominate as Connecticut rolled to its eighth consecutive New England crown. Kyle Twombly, Cory Duggan, and Josh Faboyde captured titles in the 500 meter run, the pole vault and the weight throw, respectively. The Huskies only continued to shine from there, claiming their third crown in as many weeks at the IC4A Championships to conclude an excellent Indoor season. The win represented only the second time Connecticut has taken home the IC4A title, making it a special championship indeed. Clinching the IC4A Championship also gave the Huskies the triple crown of indoor championships, marking only the second time in program history UConn swept the BIG EAST, New England, and IC4A Titles in one season. An important pair of firstplace finishes helped the Huskies achieve this feat, with Alex Bennatan topping the podium in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:49.45 and the 4x800 meter relay squad of Philip Caldwell, Nick O’Leary, Paul Desalvo, and Tim Bennatan capturing first with a time of 7:27.66.

2013 Outdoor Season The Huskies opened their 2013 outdoor season in warmer climates, traveling to Orlando, Florida for the University of central Florida Invitational. Eleven athletes posted top-five finishes for Connecticut, including Jesse Chapman and Sam Smith in the 110 meter hurdles, Joe Clark in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, Josh Faboyede in the hammer throw, and Cory Duggan in the pole vault. Amanze Williams added a top-five finish in the triple jump and Eric Masington contributed two top-five results in the shot put and discus. UConn shined in the friendly confines of their home track, the Sherman Family Sports Complex, in a number of home meets including the UConn Spring Invite, the UConn Decathlon, and the Dog Fight. Connecticut posted 37 top-five finishes in their home opener at the Spring Invite en route to the meet win and Jesse Chapman claimed UConn’s top finish in the UConn Decathlon with a final score of 6,969.overall.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor) The Huskies also claimed the fourth annual Dog Fight for the second consecutive year, accumulating 105 points to best Albany’s 94. The Huskies faced stiff competition at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou, finishing fourth against four nationally-ranked opponents. Four Connecticut athletes grabbed first-place finishes, with James Agati capturing the 1,500 meter run, Alvaro Chavez winning the 800 meter run, Bryan Fowler taking the 3,000 meter run, and Cody Unger recording a top finish in the javelin. Unger would go on to be named Big East Field Athlete of the Week for the 68.37 meter launch. In the final home meet of 2013 on April 20, UConn finished as the top dog at the UConn classic. At the prestigious Penn Relays, two Huskies captured top-five results from Eric Masington in the shot put and a fifth-place performance from the 4x00 meter relay team of Selwyn Maxwell, Jesse Drinks, Kevin Smith, and Robert Hovanec. Claudio DelliCarpini, who competed at the Yale Invite that weekend, was tabbed as the Big East Track Athlete of the Week for his 14.59 finish in the 110 meter hurdles. Jesse Chapman competes at the 2013 Outdoor NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Connecticut traveled to Piscataway, New Jersey for the 2013 Big East Outdoor Championship. Fifteen Huskies posted top-five finishes and Jesse Chapman recorded the lone gold medal in the decathlon to help UConn clinch its 13th Big East Championship. At the IC4A Championships, Selwyn Maxwell grabbed first place in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 13.94 and the 4x800 meter relay team of Tim Bennatan, Nick O’Leary, James Agati, and Alvaro Chavez took third place.

2013 Cross Country Review

Six Huskies qualified to compete at the NCAA East Regionals in The University of Connecticut men’s cross country team Greensboro, N.C. Representing UConn was Jesse Drinks, Selwyn opened the season with back-to-back first place finishes at Maxwell, Eric Masington, Cory Duggan, and Chris Ackell. Jesthe six-team UMass Invite on Sept. 14 and the Ted Owen se Chapman had already posted qualifying marks for the NCAA Invitational. The Huskies averaged a time of 19:41.73 in Championship. In Oregon, Chapman earned Honorable Menthe win at UMass, with freshman Mike O’Donnell (Methuen, tion All-American after finishing 20th in the decathlon with 7,054 Mass.) leading the way with a second place finish in his first points. Chapman’s performance was highlighted by two top-five collegiate race. The victory at the CCSU Ted Owen Invitationfinishes in the shot put (14.41m) and the discus (46.29m). The ju- al 8k resulted from a full team effort, as five Huskies posted nior was able to find success on the second day of action, moving top-10 finishes in the triumph. Once again Michael O’Donnell led the squad with a third place finish, followed immediately up two spots and finishing his season on a high note. by Alvaro Chavez and David Cotton in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Overall, the 2012-13 season was a tremendous one for the Huskies, as they went out with a bang in their final year as a member UConn ran into some adversity at the New England championships on Oct. 13 in Boston, Mass. Bryan Fowler led the of the Big East Conference. UConn effort in a time of 25:21 to finish 41st overall, while the team took an 11th place finish out of 41 total schools. The team reset for its first-ever American Athletic Conference Championship located in Madison, Connecticut at Hammonasset State Park. Sophomore captain Bryan Fowler and Michael O’Donnell once again teamed up for the Huskies’ top finishes, earning 12th and 15th, respectively. Louisville claimed the inaugural conference championship. UConn wrapped up the 2013 cross country season with a 19th place finish out of 37 teams at the NCAA Regional Championship in New York on Nov. 15. Freshman Paul Holden earned UConn’s top finish in a time of 32:11.5. Stephen Vento (Left) and Alex Levine (Right) at the 2013 American Athletic Conference Championship.

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As a young team with no seniors, the full squad will return for the 2014 edition of UConn cross country and look to continue competing at the next level.

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2013 Husky Top Indoor Performers Name

Time/Dist. Meet Name

Date

Name

New England Championships Feb. 22/23 BIG EAST Championships Feb. 16/17

4x400 Relay UConn

3:13.80

BIG EAST Championships Feb. 16/17

4x800 Relay UConn

7:27.66

IC4A Championships

March 1-3

DMR UConn

9:47.91

IC4A Championships

March 1-3

BIG EAST Championships Feb. 16/17 IC4A Championships March 1-3

200m Dash Darnell Cummings 21.11 Kevin Smith 21.60

IC4A Championships IC4A Championships

400m Dash Kyle Twombly John Rettenmeier

48.42 49.37

BIG EAST Championships Feb. 16/17 Sykes & Sabock Feb. 2

500m Dash Kyle Twombly Paul DeSalvo

1:03.05 1:04.41

IC4A Championships March 1-3 New England Championships Feb. 22/23

800m Dash Alex Bennatan Alvaro Chavez

Pole Vault Cory Duggan Matt Alexander

1:49.45 1:51.37

IC4A Championships March 1-3 New England Championships Feb. 22/23

1000m Run Alvaro Chavez Alex Levine

2:24.82 2:24.87

IC4A Championships IC4A Championships

High Jump Noel James Toby Belton Kris Horn Long Jump John Landis Harley Lacroix

2000m Run Ryan McGuire Alex Levine

5:30.83 5:39.16

UConn Winter Opener UConn Winter Opener

3000m Run Bryan Fowler Ryan McGuire

8:15.91 8:39.09

5000m Run Ryan McGuire

14:47.78

55m Hurdles Claudio DelliCarpini Patrick Meyer

7.56 7.96

March 1-3 March 1-3

Date

60m Hurdles Selwyn Maxwell 7.87 Claudio DelliCarpini 8.00

60m Dash Darnell Cummings 6.76 Jesse Drinks 6.77

March 1-3 March 1-3

Time/Dist. Meet Name

5.26M 4.95M

New England Championships Feb. 22/23 IC4A Championships March 1-3

2.14M 1.99M 1.99M

Yale Invite Jan. 12 Yale Invite Jan. 12 New England Championships Feb. 22/23

7.19M 7.07M

UConn Winter Opener Jan. 5 New England Championships Feb. 22/23

Triple Jump Amanze Williams 14.69M John Landis 14.69M

BIG EAST Championships Feb. 16/17 BIG EAST Championships Feb. 16/17

New England Championships Feb. 22/23 Great Dane Classic Jan. 18

Shot Put Eric Masington Jesse Chapman

UConn Winter Opener Sykes & Sabock

Jan. 5 Feb. 2

Sykes & Sabock

Feb. 2

Weight Throw Joshua Faboyede 19.44M Oluwatosin Edwards 18.49M

Sykes & Sabock Sykes & Sabock

Feb. 2 feb. 2

UConn Winter Opener UConn Winter Opener

Jan. 5 Jan. 5

Heptathlon Jesse Chapman

IC4A Championships

Jan. 5 Jan. 5

17.87M 14.90M

5,323

March 1-3

2013 Husky Top Outdoor Performers Name

Time/Dist. Meet Name

Date

100m Dash Jesse Drinks Kevin Smith

10.44 10.98

BIG EAST Championship UConn Men’s Dogfight

May 5 April 6

200m Dash Jesse Drinks Kevin Smith

21.32 21.58

BIG EAST Championship UConn Spring Invite

May 5 March 30

400m Dash Robert Hovanec Kyle Twombly

47.73 48.11

IC4A Championship BIG EAST Championship

800m Run Alvaro Chavez Alex Bennatan

1:50.60 1:51.75

1500m Run Alex Bennatan James Agati

3:50.18 3:52.87

Name

Time/Dist. Meet Name

Date

High Jump Noel James Jake Waruch

2.05 2.00

UConn Men’s Dogfight UConn Men’s Dogfight

Pole Vault Cory Duggan Matt Alexander

5.15 4.80

BIG EAST & IC4A Championships IC4A Championship May 12

May 12 May 5

Long Jump Harley Lacroix Amanze Williams

6.97 6.96

UConn Spring Invite BIG EAST Championship

LSU Battle on the Bayou LSU Battle on the Bayou

April 13 April 13

Triple Jump Amanze Williams Harley Lacroix

14.99 14.34

Battle on the Bayou/IC4A Championship BIG EAST Championship May 5

UConn Classic UConn Classic

April 20 April 20

Shot Put Eric Masington Chris Ackell

17.38 15.64

Larry Ellis Invite UConn Spring Invite

54.90 46.46

UConn Men’s Dogfight Yale Invite

April 6 April 6

March 30 May 5

April 20 March 20

400m Inter. Hurdles Chris Whyte 53.21 James Lowe 56.33

BIG EAST Championship UConn Spring Invite

May 5 March 30

3000m Steeplechase Joe Clark 9:38.37 Bryan Fowler 9:53.16

Discus Eric Masington Jesse Chapman

UCF Invite UConn Men’s Dogfight

March 23 April 6

5000m Run Stephen Vento Ryan McGuire

Hammer Throw Chris Ackell 60.73 Joshua Faboyede 60.63

UConn Men’s Dogfight BIG EAST Championship

April 6 May 5

UConn Men’s Dogfight UConn Classic

April 6 April 20

110 Hurdles Selwyn Maxwell 13.93 Claudio DelliCarpini 14.67

Javelin Cody Unger Brian Eilers

68.47 61.46

LSU Battle on the Bayou UConn Spring Invite

April 13 March 30

BIG EAST Championship UConn Classic

May 5 April 20

4 x 100m Relay UConn 41.36

Decathalon Jesse Chapman Jake Waruch

7,437 7,394

BIG EAST Championship BIG EAST Championship

May 5 May 5

UConn Men’s Dogfight

April 6

4 x 400m Relay UConn 3:13.18

BIG EAST Championship

May 5

14:59.01 15:05.90

4 x 800m Relay UConn 7:27.83

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Penn Relays

April 6 April 28

April 27

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UConn In The BIG EAST Big East Team Champions 1980 Indoor 1982 Outdoor 1997 Indoor 2002 Indoor 2002 Outdoor 2004 Indoor

2006 Indoor 2008 Indoor 2009 Indoor 2011 Indoor 2011 Outdoor 2013 Indoor 2013 Outdoor

Ray Wilks Mike Rutt

Big East Relay Champions 1999: Outdoor 4x800 M Relay (K. Smith, D. Coleman, K. Jensen, E. Blount) 2004: Indoor 4x800M Relay (M. Feldman, E. Campbell, J. Legare, K. Goglas) 2006: Outdoor 4x800M Relay (B. Gagnon, M. Feldman, S. Iannaccone, J. Legare) 2007: Outdoor 4x100M Relay (A. Pomo, K. Ndu, E. Campbell, B. Campbell) 2010: Outdoor 4x800M Relay (D. Holst, T. Bennatan, M. Rutt, B. Gagnon) 2011: Outdoor 4x100M Relay (K. Moore, K. Smith, D. Cummings, J. Drinks) 2013: Indoor 4x800M Relay (A. Levine, T. Bennatan, A. Bennatan, A. Chavez)

UConn Olympians

Andy Bessette U.S. 1980 Dudley Dorival Haiti 2000, 2004, 2008

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Big East Championship Outstanding Performers 2010 2009 2006 2004 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1999 1998 1997 1997 1996 1996 1990

Sean Smith Mike Rutt Joel Legare Logan Jones Will Thomas Will Thomas Elliot Blount Ray Wilks Ray Wilks Ray Wilks Ray Wilks Dudley Dorival Wali Muhammad Ray Wilks Wali Muhammad Andrew Cary

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Outstanding Outdoor Field Performer Outstanding Indoor Track Performer Outstanding Outdoor Track Performer Outstanding Indoor Track Performer Outstanding Indoor Field Performer Outstanding Outdoor Field Performer Outstanding Indoor Track Performer Outstanding Indoor Field Performer Outstanding Outdoor Field Performer Outstanding Indoor Field Performer Outstanding Outdoor Field Performer Outstanding Indoor Track Performer Outstanding Indoor Field Performer Outstanding Outdoor Field Performer Outstanding Indoor Field Performer Outstanding Indoor Performance


BIG EAST Individual Conference Champions Glenn Allen Cary Andrew Daron Armstrong

Sean Berg Tim Bennatan Elliott Blount Dave Bradford Eric Callaghan Basil Campbell Andrew Carey

Jesse Chapman Mike Christie Michael Christy

Tim Corbitt Raffael Craig Darnell Cummings Mike Deibler

Dudley Dorival

Andrew Dubs

Sean Earle Tyrone Faverey Michael Gagne Brian Gagnon Ellis Gaulden Mark Godoy Jim Hopson

Daniel Hutcherson Noel James Ray James

Mark Jellison

1998 1992 1987 1988 1989 1989 1990 2007 2012 2000 2002 2002 1980 1981 1981 1995 1995 2006 2008 2008 1989 1990 1990 1991 2013 1987 1994 1995 1995 1996 1989 2000 2013 2002 2002 2003 2003 1994 1994 1995 1996 1996 1997 1997 1997 2007 2008 2008 2009 1997 2011 1985 2007 2008 2010 2006 2008 2004 1980 1980 1981 1981 1982 1982 1983 1983 2004 2012 2012 1980 1980 1981 1981 2001

Outdoor Hammer Throw Indoor Shot Put Outdoor Pole Vault Outdoor Pole Vault Indoor Pole Vault Outdoor Pole Vault Indoor Pole Vault Indoor Heptathalon Indoor 1000m Indoor 800m Indoor 500m Indoor 800m Outdoor Hammer Throw Indoor Weight Throw Outdoor Hammer Throw Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Outdoor 110m Hurdles Indoor 200m Dash Outdoor 200m Dash Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Shot Put Outdoor Shot Put Outdoor Shot Put Outdoor Decathlon Indoor Triple Jump Indoor Long Jump Outdoor Long Jump Outdoor Triple Jump Indoor Long Jump Indoor High Jump Indoor Pentathlon Indoor 60m Dash Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Indoor 55m Hurdles Outdoor 110m Hurdles Indoor 55m Hurdles Indoor 55m Hurdles Outdoor 110m Hurdles Indoor 55m Hurdles Indoor 200m Outdoor 110m Hurdles Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Shot Put Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Shot Put Indoor High Jump Outdoor Triple Jump Indoor 5,000m Outdoor 800m Indoor 800m Outdoor 800m Indoor High Jump Indoor High Jump Indoor Triple Jump Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Indoor High Jump Outdoor High Jump Indoor 55m Outdoor 100m Indoor 55m Outdoor 100m Indoor Pentathlon

Logan Jones Craig Kelly Steven Keyes Aaron King

Travis Landreth Erik Ledder Joel Legare Steve Malavich Laban Marsh Chris Mazza

Rich McCarthy Joe Mendel Wali Muhammad

Frazer Pehmoeller Paul Pisano Corey Pusey Jake Radzevich Pat Rubega Rob Rubega Mike Rutt Steve Santoli Sean Smith William Thomas

Charles Thompson Cody Unger Jake Waruch Ray Wilks

Dan Wilson John Whitehead

2004 1998 1983 2008 2009 2011 2011 1997 1990 1991 2006 2006 1980 2001 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 1992 2002 2003 1995 1995 1996 1997 1982 1983 2002 2003 2004 2001 2007 2007 1986 1980 1981 2008 2009 2011 1998 2009 2010 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2005 1981 1982 2011 2012 2012 1996 1996 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 1998 2000 2002 1984 1985 1985

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Indoor 800m Outdoor Javelin Outdoor Long Jump Indoor Heptathlon Indoor Heptathlon Indoor Heptathlon Outdoor Decathlon Cross Country Outdoor Javelin Outdoor Javelin Indoor 1,000m Outdoor 800m Indoor Weight Throw Indoor 60m Indoor Pole Vault Outdoor Pole Vault Outdoor Pole Vault Indoor Pole Vault Indoor Pole Vault Outdoor Javelin Outdoor 400m Indoor 400m Indoor Long Jump Indoor Triple Jump Indoor Pentathlon Indoor Pentathlon Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Weight Throw Outdoor Javelin Outdoor Javelin Outdoor Javelin Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Pole Vault Outdoor Pole Vault Outdoor Pole Vault Indoor Pole Vault Indoor Pole Vault Outdoor 800m Indoor 800m Indoor 800m Indoor Weight Throw Outdoor Decathlon Outdoor Decathlon Outdoor Decathlon Indoor Pentathlon Outdoor Decathlon Indoor Pentathlon Outdoor Decathlon Indoor Heptathlon Outdoor Decathlon Outdoor High Jump Outdoor Long Jump Indoor Long Jump Outdoor Javelin Indoor Heptathlon Outdoor Decathlon Outdoor Discus Throw Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Shot Put Outdoor Discus Throw Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Shot Put Outdoor Discus Throw Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Shot Put Outdoor Discus Throw Outdoor Shot Put Indoor Mile Run Outdoor 1,500m Indoor 1000m Outdoor Pole Vault Indoor Pole Vault Outdoor Pole Vault 31


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Indoor Track And Field Records Event

60 Yard 55 Meter 60 Meter 60 Yard Hurdle

Mark 6.16 6.21 6.76 7.4

Athlete(s)

Raymond James Raymond James

Year

1981 1980

Darnell Cummings 2013

Gene Givens 1959 John Copeland 1966 Peter Lacaillade 1970 Paul Murphy 1974 Joseph LeMay 1977 55 Meter Hurdle 7.16 Dudley Dorival 1996 60 Meter Hurdle 7.72 Dudley Dorival 1997 440 Yard 49.2 David Kent 1979 200 Meter 21.12 Basil Campbell 2006 300 Meter 33.81 Bill Oliverson 1987 400 Meter 46.69 Joe Mendel 2002 500 Meter 1:02.42 Joel Legare 2006 600 Yard 1:09.8 Daryl King 1977 880 Yard 1:53.91 Mike England 1983 800 Meter 1:47.41 Mike Rutt 2011 1000 Yard 2:10.0 Alden Miner 1976 1000 Meter 2:22.58 Joel Legare 2004 1500 Meter 3:51.36 Mike Gagne 1985 2000 Meter 5:30.83 Ryan McGuire 2013 Mile 4:01.32 Dan Wilson 2002 3000 Meter 8:05.96 Gary Giffen 1992 Two Mile 8:40.2 Mike Gagne 1985 Three Mile 14:18.2 Tim DeValve 1981 5,000 Meter 14:13.89 Georg Diettrich 1994 4x440 Yard 3:18.0 Pat Walker 1973 Relay Mike Goe Rich Fetzer Steve Hulme 4x400 Meter 3:11.68 Adebo Oshodi 1998 Relay Trevor Sykes Elliott Blount Haven Barnes 4x880 Yard 7:39.9 Bob Dederer 1973 Relay Fred Steigert Francis Brough James Verdon 4x800 Meter 7:20.09 Dan Holst 2009 Relay Steven Iannaccone Michael Rutt Brian Gagnon Distance Medley 9:42.58 Kevin Jensen 2000 Relay (Yards) Haven Barnes Elliott Blount Dan Wilson Distance Medley 9:33.85 Kevin Jensen 2000 Relay (Meter) Haven Barnes Elliott Blount Dan Wilson 220 Meter Shuttle 30.5 Alex Davis 1990 Hurdles Relay Charles Werner Scott Mitchell Dave Tabon High Jump 2.24 (7-4.25) James Hopson 1982 Long Jump 7.61 (24-11.75) Amanze Williams 2012 Triple Jump 15.94 (52-3.50) Mike Christie 1987 Shot Put 18.84 (61-9.75) Ray Wilks 1999 35 lb. Weight 20.34 (66-8.75) Steve Santoli 1998 Pole Vault 5.25 (17-2.75) Chris Mazza 2003 Kyle Duggan 2011 Pentathlon 4059 pts. Will Thomas 2001 Heptathlon 5658 pts Will Thomas 2004 32

Outdoor Track And Field Records Event

Mark

Athlete

100 Yard 100 Meter 120 Yard Hurdles 110 Meter Hurdles 220 Yard 200 Meter 440 Yard 400 Meter 440 Yard Hurdle 400 Meter Hurdle 880 Yard 800 Meter 1500 Meter 3000 Meter Steeplechase Mile Two Mile Three Mile 5000 Meter Six Mile 10,000 Meter High Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Hammer Discus Javelin (old) (new) Decathlon (old) (new)

9.6 10.38 14.1

Heyward Woodward 1973 Darnell Cummings 2012 Paul Murphy 1975

13.48

Dudley Dorival

1997

21.1 20.91 48.0 45.94 51.0

Gene Givens Basil Campbell Daryl King Joe Mendel David Kent

1957 2007 1975 2003 1979

51.11

Anthony Burris

2009

1:50.8 Alden Miner 1:47.57 Mike Rutt 3:39.71 Dan Wilson 8:28.26 Joe Clark 8:45.32 Christer Malm 4:00.79 Dan Wilson 8:59.5 Richard Spurling 13:52.8 John Vitale 13:57.5 Mike Gagne 29:01.8 John Vitale 29:22.92 Georg Diettrich 2.25 (7-4.50) James Hopson 7.69 (25-2.75) Mike Christy 15.95 (52-4.00) Mike Christy 5.18 (17-00.00) Jake Radzevich 18.57 (60-11.25) Ray Wilks 65.10 (213-7.00) Andy Bessette 55.76 (182-11.00)Ray Wilks 73.48 (241-1.00) Reid Crawshaw 77.47 (254-1.00) Paul Pisano 7821 pts. Ronald Evans 7894 pts. Will Thomas

Year

1975 2009 2000 2012 1991 2000 1970 1970 1985 1970 1994 1983 1996 1995 2006 1999 1975 2000 1961 2004 1973 2003

George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex

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Outdoor Relay Records Event

Mark

Athlete

4X110 Yard

41.7

4X100 Yard

40.75

4X100 Meter

40.27

David Parsons 1981 Charles Thompson Bernard Vogel Raymond James Rick Gross 2002 Adebo Oshodi Joe Mendel Chris Charles Kevin Steinberg 2012 Kevin Smith Darnell Cummings Jesse Drinks Mike Christy 1995 Errol Buggs Rich Miller Dudley Dorival William Parkton 1973 Michael Goe William Thorne Patrick Walker Adebo Oshodi 2002 Chris Charles Joe Mendel Ernest Holloway Patrick Walker 1973 Steven Hulme Richard Fetzer Michael Goe Adebo Oshodi 2002 Gabe DeLeon Elliott Blount Joe Mendel Francis Brough 1973 Robert Dederer William Cantin Steven Hulme Karl Smith 1999 Dave Coleman Kevin Jensen Elliott Blount William Cantin 1973 Robert Dederer John Hunt Robert McCusker Kevin Jensen (2:54.5) 2000 Haven Barnes (47.9) Elliott Blount (1:47.9) Dan Wilson (4:03.6) 440 Jay Sher 1970 220 Robert Edwards 220 Vincent Clemens 880 J. Steven Flanagan 400 Bill Oliverson 1990 200 Steve Francis 200 Dave Howley 800 John McGowan

4X110 Meter 55.65 Shuttle Hurdles 4X220 Yard

1:27.3

4X200 Meter

1:25.00

4X440 Yard

3:15.4

4X400 Meter

3:10.24

4X880 Yard

7:40.4

4X800 Meter

7:21.10

4X1 Mile

17:33.9

DMR (Meter)

9:33.02

Sprint Medley (Yard)

3:26.6

Sprint Medley (Metric)

3:23.53

Year

Hugh S. Greer Field House Records Event

Mark

55 Meter 200 Meter 400 Meter 500 Meter 800 Meter 1000 Meter Mile 3000 Meter 55 Meter Hurdle

6.40 22.50 49.56 1:03.44 1:51.67 2:24.74 4:11.85 8:30.09 7.45

4x400 Meter Relay 4x800 Meter Relay High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Weight Throw Heptathlon

Athlete (School), Date

Kevin Smith (UConn), 1/5/13 Latif Thomas (UConn), 1/6/99 Adebo Oshodi (UConn), 1/6/99 Joe Mendel (UConn), 1/31/03 Joel Legare(UConn), 1/31/03 Josh Perry (Southern Conn), 1/7/12 Tim Bennatan (UConn), 1/7/12 Dan Wilson (UConn), 1/8/00 Rick Gross (UConn), 1/31/03 Colin Aina (Rhode Island), 1/31/03 3:20.52 (UConn), 1/6/99 7:50.67 (UConn), 1/6/99 7-01.00 Noel James (UConn), 1/7/12 15-11.75 Cory Duggan (UConn), 1/5/13 25-3.25 Christian Haar (Manhattan), 1/6/99 50-2.50 Christian Haar (Manhattan), 1/6/99 61-7.00 Ray Wilks (UConn), 1/8/00 66-3.75 Jacob Freeman (Manhattan), 1/8/00 5266 Kyle Calvo (Penn), 1/7/06

George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex Records Event

Mark

100 Meter 200 Meter 400 Meter 800 Meter 1500 Meter 3000 Meter 5000 Meter 10,000 Meter 110 Meter Hurdle 400 Meter Hurdle 3000 Meter SC 4x100 Meter-Relay 4x400 Meter-Relay 4x800 Meter-Relay High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Discus Hammer Throw Javelin Decathlon

10.48 Marvin Regis (Seton Hall), 5/3/03 21.01 Carlos Bedoya (Villanova), 5/4/03 45.28 Obra Hogans (Seton Hall), 5/3/03 1:49.00 Jesse O’Connell (Georgetown), 5/4/03 3:44.67 Dan Wilson (UConn), 4/20/02 8:30.08 Chris Longo (Iona), 4/10/99 13:59.38 Luke Watson (Notre Dame), 5/5/02 28:55.67 Ryan Shay (Notre Dame), 5/4/023 13.76 Dudley Dorival (UConn), 4/20/96 49.90 Nicholas O’Brien (Villanova), 5/4/03 8:37.61 Luke Watson (Notre Dame), 5/4/02 40.55 Miami, 5/4/03 3:08.98 Seton Hall, 5/5/02 7:23.53 UConn, 5/7/06 2.20(7-2.5) Tone Belt (Louisville), 5/6/06 5.37 (17-7.25) Keith Highman (Pittsburgh), 5/7/06 7.83 (25-8.25) Tone Belt (Louisville), 5/6/06 16.44 (53-11.25) Josh Rollins (Georgetown), 5/5/02 18.38 (60-3.75) Ray Wilks (UConn), 4/17/99 57.21 (188-8.00) Robert McDade (Villanova), 5/6/06 69.96 (229-6.00) Gerald Ingalls (Army), 4/20/96 71.10 (233-3.00) Paul Pisano (UConn), 5/5/02 7819 Will Thomas (UConn), 5/4/03

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UCONN

ALL-AMERICANS

Dan Wilson Charles Robbins - Cross Country, 1942 Marquis Thomas William Tribou - Cross Country, 1942 Bruno Giordano - Cross Country, 1951 Lew Steiglitz - Cross Country, 1957 Reid Crawshaw - Javelin, 1961 Andrew Yuen - 35lb. Weight, 1966, 1967 Robert Birdsey - 35lb. Weight, 1967 Alfred Paliwoda - 35lb. Weight, 1970 Haven Barnes Ronald Evans - Decathlon, 1972, 1973 Paul Pisano sano Andy Bessette - Hammer Throw, 1973, 1974, 1975 A 35lb. Weight, 1975 Raymond Jones - Sprints, 1981 James Hopson - High Jump, 1983 Andy Ball - Cross Country, 1990 Dudley Dorival - 110m Hurdles, 1995, 1996, 1997 55m Hurdles, 1996 Travis Landreth - Cross Country, 1997 Ray Wilks Steve Santoli - 35lb. Weight, 1998 Ray Wilks - Shot Put, 1999 Haven Barnes - Distance Medley, 2000 Mike Deibler Elliot Blount - Distance Medley, 2000 Kevin Jensen - Distance Medley, 2000 Dan Wilson - Distance Medley, 2000 Mike Rutt Cross Country, 2000, 2001 Mile, 2002 1500m, 2002 Joe Mendel - 400m, 2002, 2003 Paul Pisano - Javelin, 2002, 2003 Will Thomas - Decathlon, 2002, 2003 Heptathlon, 2004 Brian Gagnon Travis Landreth Mike Deibler - High Jump, 2003 Logan Jones - 800m, 2004 Joel Legare - 800m, 2004, 2006 Brian Gagnon - 800m, 2008, 2009 Joe Mendel Mike Rutt - 800m, 2008, 2009, 2011 Marquis Thomas - High Jump, 2009 Jesse Chapman - Decathlon, 2013 Ronald Evans Andrew Yuen

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U.S. News World Report ranks UConn among the top 25 public universities in the nation. UConn’s School of Business is ranked among the Top 25 public undergraduate business programs in the U.S. according to U.S. News and World Report. The University has been selected as a member of Universitas 21, a preeminent international network of leading research-intensive universities in 15 countries. The Neag School of Education’s doctoral program in kinesiology ranks No. 1 in the nation, according to the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Next Generation Connecticut “Next Generation Connecticut” was signed into law this past summer and positions UConn to ascend the ranks of the world’s elite research universities, as its intellectual capital is put to work energizing the state’s innovation-based economy. The $1.5 billion construction component is an investment in building new scientific laboratories, purchasing advanced equipment, constructing new classrooms, and adding housing. The state will also invest $137 million in operating funds to hire hundreds of new faculty, and to expand the student body in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). The initiative is projected to bring in more than $270 million in new research dollars over 10 years, spur well over half a billion dollars in business activity, and support more than 4,000 permanent jobs, plus 30,000 construction jobs.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

More than 30,000 students enrolled, representing nearly every state in the nation and 98 countries. Average SAT scores for incoming freshmen at Storrs are up over 100 points since 1996 and are now 1226 (critical reading and math only). The 440 students UConn welcomed into its Honors Program in 2011 had an average SAT score of more than 1400. Minority students made up 26% of the 2012 incoming undergraduate class. Since 1995, 1,538 valedictorians and salutatorians have enrolled at all campuses. In fall 2012, 48 percent of freshmen entering the Storrs campus were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class and 84 percent were ranked in the top 25 percent of their class.

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 18th 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. 36

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Living the UConn Experience s -ORE THAN   STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED AMONG THE VARIOUS CAMPUSES statewide and represent nearly every state in the nation and 98 countries. s!VERAGE3!4SCORESFORINCOMINGFRESHMENAT3TORRSAREUPOVERPOINTS since 1996 and now average 1226 (critical reading and math only). s4HESTUDENTS5#ONNWELCOMEDINTOITS(ONORS0ROGRAMINHADAN average SAT score of more than 1400. s-INORITYSTUDENTSMAKEUPOFTHEINCOMINGUNDERGRADUATECLASS s 3INCE    VALEDICTORIANS AND SALUTATORIANS HAVE ENROLLED AT ALL campuses. In fall 2012, 48 percent of freshmen entering the Storrs campus were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class and 84 percent were ranked in the top 25 percent of their class. sOFFRESHMENRETURNFORTHEIRSOPHOMOREYEAR

GETTING INVOLVED s5#ONNOFFERSMORETHANSTUDENTCLUBSANDORGANIZATIONS s)N STUDENTSCHOSEFROMMORETHAN3TUDY!BROADPROGRAMSIN countries. s#OOPERATIVEEDUCATIONPROGRAMSANDINTERNSHIPSINTEGRATECLASSROOMLEARNING and work experience in business, industry, and public service.

ATTRACTIONS s)N MORETHAN PROSPECTIVESTUDENTSANDTHEIRFAMILIESEMBARKED 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. s6ISITORSMAYENJOYLODGING DINING ANDRELAXINGINTHE.ATHAN(ALE)NN OUR on-campus hotel and conference facility. s 7ITH MORE THAN  MILLION VOLUMES THE (OMER "ABBIDGE ,IBRARY IS THE intellectual hub of the Storrs campus. In fact, the Association of Research Libraries ranks UConn’s library system 20th among public research libraries in the United States. s 5#ONNS *ORGENSEN #ENTER FOR THE 0ERFORMING !RTS SHOWCASES THE REGIONS most noteworthy dramatic events. It stages professional touring attractions that range from Broadway musicals to intimate cabarets. s 4HE COLLECTIONS OF THE 7ILLIAM "ENTON -USEUM OF !RT 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. s(OUSEDIN5#ONNS-USEUMOF.ATURAL(ISTORY THE#ONNECTICUT!RCHAEOLOGY Center explores the natural and cultural history of southern New England. s 4HE * 2OBERT $ONNELLY (USKY (ERITAGE 3PORTS -USEUM FEATURES PHOTOS videos, plaques, banners, uniforms, NCAA National Championship trophies and our football team’s bowl trophies.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

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Amazing Facilities Since 1995, the State of Connecticut has invested nearly $4 billion in the University’s infrastructure. UCONN 2000 and 21st Century UConn have been the most ambitious publicly financed university building programs in the country totaling nearly $3 billion. The state has also spent $8 billion in Bioscience Connecticut at the UConn Health Center and $2 million in the development of a Tech Park at Storrs main campus.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

The landmark UCONN 2000 campaign has created more than 9.7 million square feet of new and renovated space for research, teaching, living, and learning. Now in its 17th year, completed projects include: s !N AWARD WINNING BUILDING FOR THE $EPARTMENT OF #HEMISTRY According to the International Architecture Yearbook, the Chemistry building is one of the best-designed buildings in the world. s.EWBUILDINGSFORTHE3CHOOLSOF"USINESSAND0HARMACY s4HEMODERN"IOLOGY0HYSICS"UILDING s.EWBUILDINGFOR)NFORMATION4ECHNOLOGIES%NGINEERING s!NEW!GRICULTURAL"IOTECHNOLOGY,ABORATORY s!DDITIONSTOTHE7ILLIAM"ENTON-USEUMOF!RT s2ENOVATIONSTONUMEROUSFACILITIES INCLUDINGTHE(OMER"ABBIDGE ,IBRARY THEHISTORIC7ILBUR#ROSSBUILDING THE#ONNECTICUT3TATE Museum of Natural History, and the Philip E. Austin Building, the home of UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. s #ONSTRUCTION THAT INCLUDES THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN STUDENT residential communities. s/AK(ALLAND,AUREL(ALLAREDYNAMICNEWBUILDINGSDEDICATEDSOLELY to state-of-the art classrooms, both notable for their environmental conscious, sustainable energy feature. Laurel Hall is the University’s &IRST'REEN,%%$#ERTIFICATIONBUILDING s 7IDMER 7ING A NEW   SQUARE FOOT ADDITION TO THE MAIN building of UConn’s School of Nursing. s!DDITIONSANDRENOVATIONSTOTHE7ESTON!"OUSFIELD0SYCHOLOGY Building. s)NADDITIONTOTHEIMPROVEMENTSTOTHE3TORRSCAMPUS THE!VERY Point campus houses a sophisticated marine facility; the campuses AT 3TAMFORD 7ATERBURY (ARTFORD AND 4ORRINGTON HAVE BEEN revitalized, as well as the UConn School of Law. s! NEW TECHNOLOGY PARK WITH THE INITIAL BUILDING SCHEDULED TO BE completed in 2015-16. The first facility will consist of a 125,000 square foot Innovation Partnership Building, allowing industry scientists and business entrepreneurs to work side-by-side using world-class equipment and shared laboratories.

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The State of Connecticut s7ITHAPOPULATIONOF-ILLION THE3TATEOF#ONNECTICUT is the largest populated state without an institution that is a current member of the five conferences that comprise the new BCS in 2014 (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, and Pac-12). s!TOTALOF 5#ONNALUMNICURRENTLYRESIDEINTHE State of Connecticut, and more than 32,000 additional alumni reside in the neighboring northeast region states of -ASSACHUSETTS .EW9ORKAND.EW*ERSEY s/VERALL MORETHANOF5#ONNALUMNIRESIDEINTHE northeast corridor of the United States. s4HIS.ORTHEASTCORRIDORCOMPRISESATOTALOFMORETHAN million residents. s#ONNECTICUTISONEOFTHEORIGINALCOLONIESANDHASAHISTORY of being revolutionary politically, socially, culturally, and economically. s4HESTATEBOASTSMANYFIRSTS AMONGTHEM)GOR3IKORSKY invented the helicopter, the first nuclear submarine was launched, and the first President to ride in an automobile did so in Hartford in 1902.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Connecticut’s average household income is $83,000, which is 20% above the national average. Connecticut ranks #1 among all states in per capital income. Connecticut ranks #2 among all states in finance and insurance jobs. Connecticut ranks #3 among all states in both advanced degree and in the low poverty rate. Connecticut ranks #4 among all states in healthy residents, total state productivity, and energy efficiency. Connecticut ranks among the top 10 states in number of scientists and engineers, worldwide productivity, venture capital deals, education and health service jobs, patents, low crime rates, technology and science capacity and exports. Connecticut continues to lead the way in the areas of stem-cell research and energy alternatives.

CONNECTICUT LOVES ITS SPORTS Residents of Connecticut go wild over Husky sports‌ but there are also several other big time sports attractions in the state. The Travelers Championship in Cromwell is a regular stop on the PGA Tour and part of its FedEx Cup series. The New Haven Open at Yale is a prominent part of the U.S. Open Tennis Series while Lime Rock Park in Lakeville has been in existence since 1957 and hosts events each summer as part of the American LeMans Series and the Rolex Sports #AR3ERIES4HE#ONNECTICUT3UNOFTHE7."! and several minor league baseball and hockey teams are also part of the state’s sports scene.

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Hartford: UConn’s Capital Town s4HE5#ONN3CHOOLOF"USINESSHASCLASSROOMFACILITIESINDOWNTOWN Hartford and soon the UConn Greater Hartford Campus will move directly downtown. sh4HE)NSURANCE#APITAL/F4HE7ORLDvnHOMEOF!ETNA #IGNA ING, The Phoenix Companies, Travelers, United Health Group and The Hartford Financial Services Group. s(OMEOFTHEMULTI BILLIONDOLLARCONGLOMERATE5NITED4ECHNOLOGIES Corporation and its subsidiaries Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 54#!EROSPACE3YSTEMS 0RATT7HITNEY 54#0OWER /TISAND UTC Climate Controls and Security. s!POPULATIONBASEOFMILLIONPEOPLEWITHINA MILERADIUS and 100 million within an eight-hour drive. s(ARTFORDHASTHENATIONSHIGHESTPERCENTAGEOFINDIVIDUALSOVERTHE age of 25 who have a college bachelor’s degree or higher. s#ULTURALATTRACTIONSINCLUDE4HE7ADSWORTH!THENEUM-USEUM the oldest public art museum in the United States, and The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The Connecticut Convention Center opened in 2005 and is the largest convention center between New York and Boston.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

Our Campus is Connecticut In addition to the main campus in Storrs, the University of Connecticut has a number of other campuses and schools around the state, which truly makes the state into the campus. The UConn Health Center and John Dempsey Hospital is located in Farmington, just west of Hartford. Today, Bioscience Connecticut, an $864 million initiative, is transforming the campus of the UConn Health Center. Bioscience Connecticut is a forwardthinking plan to create thousands of construction and related jobs in the short-term and generate long-term, sustainable economic growth based on bioscience research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. It is a multifaceted plan that also includes initiatives to improve access to healthcare services in the region and beyond. Renovations have begun in the original research tower and work is underway to build the new outpatient care center and the new hospital tower. In addition, groundbreaking ceremonies were held IN*ANUARYFORTHENEWBILLION*ACKSON,ABORATORYFOR'ENOMIC Medicine, the first return on the state’s Bioscience Connecticut investment, which will be housed on the UConn Health Center CAMPUS4HE*ACKSONINITIATIVEISACOLLABORATIONBETWEENTHEGLOBALLY PROMINENT *ACKSON ,ABORATORY 5#ONN THE (EALTH #ENTER AND leading academic and healthcare institutions in the region. The UConn School of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country. Its campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, is among the most beautiful of any law school in the United States. The newly-completed law library is perhaps the finest facility of its kind in the world. Two miles from the center of Hartford, the Law School is located in a neighborhood of large Victorian homes. UConn has long had an undergraduate campus in the Greater Hartford region and plans are now underway to relocate that campus to the center of downtown Hartford. The UConn campus in downtown Stamford is surrounded by a cluster of corporate headquarters including a number of Fortune 500 companies, such as Pitney-Bowes and Charter Communications. The UConn campus in Waterbury is housed in a new state-of the-art facility. Options exist to transfer to the Storrs campus after two years OREARNADEGREERIGHTIN7ATERBURY UConn’s “campus by the ocean� is located at Avery Point in the southern portion of the state in Groton. Avery Point is the home to the Connecticut Sea Grant Program in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Project Oceanography, and education program for middle school and high school students, is also on the Avery Point campus. The Torrington campus, located in the hills of the western portion OFTHESTATE ISHOMETOTHEFAMED,ITCHFIELD#OUNTY7RITERS0ROGRAM The program attracts visits by some of the country’s most preeminent writers including Roxana Robinson and the late Madeline L’Engle and Arthur Miller.

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s4HEREAREAPPROXIMATELY 5#ONNGRADUATESWHOLIVEIN.EW York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. s4HE.EW9ORK#HAPTEROFTHE5#ONN!LUMNI!SSOCIATIONISTHE group’s fastest growing chapter. s )N   5#ONN MENS BASKETBALL WAS THE MOST VIEWED "IG East Conference team in New York City. A combined 1.35 million households watched UConn basketball games in the New York $-!THATWERETELEVISEDON%30.OR%30.

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s 4HE WORLD FAMOUS -ETROPOLITAN /PERA IN .EW 9ORK #ITY HAS an exclusive educational partnership with UConn, providing internships and other benefits for Fine Arts students.

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

UConn and New York City The UConn Football Footprint In New York City s)NARECENTNew York Times on-line story, UConn was the only former BIG EAST school listed among the top five most popular college football teams in both the .EW9ORKAND"OSTON$-!S

SNY (SportsNet New York) Recognizes The Popularity Of The UConn Brand s5#ONNISTHEONLYUNIVERSITYINTHECOUNTRY whose football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball television programs have syndicated TV packages with the SAMEREGIONALSPORTSNETWORKn3PORTS.ET New York, which is also the television home of the New York Mets. A total of 38 UConn games during the 201213 academic year were shown by SNY, whose distribution is 14 million television households. SNY’s four-state regional footprint, which includes New York, New *ERSEY #ONNECTICUT AND 0ENNSYLVANIA IS comprised of nine million TV households. Its national distribution through satellite service is five million TV homes. s 3.9 WITH ITS HEADQUARTERS LOCATED IN midtown Manhattan, dedicates more than 650 hours of coverage annually to UConn Athletics, including live games, re-airs, PREVIEWSREVIEWS COACHES SHOWS SPECIALS and features.

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Susan Herbst is the 15th president of the University of #ONNECTICUTANDBEGANHERDUTIESATTHESCHOOLIN*UNEOF 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 $6 billion a year. She had been with the Georgia system since 2007. In addition to those duties, Herbst continued to hold a faculty appointment as a professor of public policy at Georgia Tech. She is the author of many scholarly journal articles and books, including her most recent book about incivility in American poliTICS 2UDE$EMOCRACY RELEASEDIN3EPTEMBER 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. 3HERECEIVEDHER"!INPOLITICALSCIENCEFROM$UKE5NIVERSITY IN  AND HER 0H$ 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 mid(UDSON6ALLEYTOWNOF0EEKSKILL .93HEANDHERHUSBAND $OUG (UGHES HAVETWOCHILDREN$ANIEL(UGHESAND"ECKY(UGHES

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2013 CHAMPIONS Big East (Indoor & Outdoor), IC4A (Indoor) New England (Indoor)

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

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ARDE*-ANUEL WHOHASHADADISTINGUISHEDCAREERININTERCOLLEGIATE athletics that ranges from being a student-athlete to a director of athletics, BECAMETHE$IRECTOROF!THLETICSIN-ARCHOF Manuel, a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan where he played both football and track and field, has most recently been the $IRECTOROF!THLETICSATTHE5NIVERSITYAT"UFFALOFORSIXYEARS His first academic year of 2012-13 was a highly successful one for UConn teams, highlighted by the women’s basketball team winning the NCAA Championship. In addition, UConn teams from men’s soccer, field hockey and baseball all took part in NCAA tournament play while the women’s diving and men’s and women’s track and field programs were all represented in NCAA individual championships. Manuel also directed UConn’s acceptance into membership of Hockey East, the nation’s premier men’s ice hockey conference, as the Huskies begin play in the league in 2014-15. Ground was broken for the 5#ONN "ASKETBALL $EVELOPMENT #ENTER IN THE SPRING OF  AND THE facility will open in 2014 to service both the Huskies’ men’s and women’s championship basketball teams. Manuel oversaw a coaching transition in men’s basketball with the RETIREMENT OF (ALL OF &AME COACH *IM #ALHOUN AND THE HIRING OF FORMER Husky student-athlete, NBA player and UConn assistant coach Kevin Ollie. Manuel also hired new head coaches for the UConn men’s and women’s ice hockey programs. 4HE5#ONN$IVISIONOF!THLETICSONCEAGAINHADANOUTSTANDINGRATE performance in the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) in 2013 as the men’s basketball team posted a 947 as Manuel has helped develop a comprehensive academic plan for all UConn programs. Each Husky team met the NCAA minimum requirement while most teams, a total of 20, scored 970 or better. )N *UNE OF  -ANUEL WAS ONE OF  $IVISION ) !$S WHO WERE NAMEDTO!THLETIC$IRECTOR!DVISORY'ROUPTOTHE.#!!LEADERSHIP4HE membership of this advisory group will meet periodically with NCAA leadership to provide feedback and perspective on issues that affect NCAA $IVISION)MEMBERS

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Manuel has already become a key leader in the American Athletic Conference and has been named a member of the league’s Finance Committee. Manuel led a 20-sport program at Buffalo, an institution that is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities. Buffalo enjoyed an unparalleled period of success during his time there from an athletic, academic and community service perspective. From an academic standpoint, teams at Buffalo enjoyed incredible ACADEMICSUCCESS7HEN-ANUELARRIVEDAT5" THEREWEREFOURPROGRAMS - football, men’s basketball, wrestling, and baseball - that fell far below the .#!!!CADEMIC0ROGRESS2ATE!02 CUTSCOREOF7ITHAFOCUSEDACAdemic plan, all four teams posted a four-year APR rate above the cut score and at the end of 2009-10, 10 of UB’s 20 sports had scores of 975 or above. Buffalo enjoyed great on-field success during Manuel’s time as the football team participated in the 2009 International Bowl and the men’s basketball team made postseason appearances in three of the past seven years. Olympic sports also thrived under Manuel’s leadership with accomPLISHMENTS SUCH AS THREE STRAIGHT $AD 6AIL 2EGATTA TITLES BY THE ROWING team, six wrestlers earning spots at the 2011 NCAA Championship and the women’s tennis team making an appearance in the 2008 NCAA tournament. The sports of baseball and softball won a record number of games during his tenure and student-athletes earned All-American and allconference honors at record rates. -ANUEL WAS HONORED BY 3PORTS "USINESS *OURNAL AS A  NATIONAL 40-Under-40 honoree after receiving the same honor from Business First of Buffalo in Fall of 2007. Manuel has served on a number of national and conference committees and boards. )N 3EPTEMBER OF  HE WAS ONE OF ONLY THREE !THLETIC $IRECTORS asked to serve on the Collegiate Model Rules committee, a working group OF THE $IVISION ) #OMMITTEE ON !CADEMIC 0ERFORMANCE CHARGED WITH broad overview of the current NCAA Rules Manual. (E ALSO CURRENTLY SERVES ON THE .#!! $IVISION ) #HAMPIONSHIPS Sports Management Cabinet and served for four years as a member of THE .#!!S !CADEMIC #ABINET $URING THAT TIME HE WAS SELECTED AS Chair of the NCAA Academic Eligibility & Compliance Transfer Ad Hoc Committee. He is a member of the Boards of the National Association OF #OLLEGIATE $IRECTORS OF !THLETICS AND THE $! !THLETIC $IRECTORS Association. He also serves as a member of the Council of Presidents Budget & Finance Committee and served for three years as the Chair of the Mid!MERICAN#ONFERENCE$IRECTOROF!THLETICS&INANCE#OMMITTEE )N*UNEOF -ANUELACCEPTEDTHE/PPORTUNITY!WARDBYALL TIME TENNIS GREAT "ILLIE *EAN +ING AS "UFFALO WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE 7OMENS Sports Foundation as one of four “standout� colleges and universities in the nation for outstanding achievement in providing equitable athletic opportunities for its female student-athletes. Prior to his time at Buffalo, he was the assistant and associate director of athletics for the University of Michigan, where he oversaw that school’s football and men’s basketball programs. In February 1998, he was named an assistant athletic director at Michigan with responsibilities for overseeing operational facets of the university’s athletic program. He was named an associate athletic director in September 2000. Born May 22, 1968, Manuel is a native of New Orleans, who was a high school All-American football player and played for the University of Michigan under its legendary coach, Bo Schembechler. Manuel earned multiple letters and started at defensive end in his sophomore year. His football career was cut short by a neck injury and he subsequently earned TWOLETTERSONTHE7OLVERINESTRACKANDFIELDTEAM After graduating from Michigan, Manuel was coordinator of the UNIVERSITYS7ADE(-C#REE *R )NCENTIVE3CHOLARS0ROGRAMFROM*UNE 1990 to August 1993. The program is a partnership with The President’s #OUNCIL OF 3TATE 5NIVERSITIES AND $ETROIT 0UBLIC 3CHOOLS THAT HELPS STUdents prepare for higher education at public universities in Michigan. He subsequently worked briefly as an academic advisor with the Georgia Tech Athletic Association before being named assistant athletic director of academic affairs. )NTHECOURSEOFWORKINGONA0H$INSOCIALWORKANDPSYCHOLOGYAT Michigan, he earned a master’s degree in social work in 1993 and an MBA from Michigan’s Ross School of Business in April 2005. Manuel and his wife, Chrislan, have a daughter, Emma (18), who is entering her sophomore year at UConn, and a son, Evan (14).

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Prominent UConn Alumni Jim Abromaitis ’79, ’82 %XECUTIVE$IRECTOR Capital City Economic $EVELOPMENT!UTHORITY Former basketball player

Matthew Adiletta

)NTEL&ELLOWAND$IRECTOROF Communication Processor !RCHITECTURE $IGITAL%NTERPRISE Group of Intel Corporation

Rick Baran ’93 Law Mike Aresco ’76 Law

Chief Financial Officer, MediaShift

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.

Doug Bernstein ’85

Founder -ELISSAAND$OUG4OYS ,,#

Zeljko Bogetic ’90 Ph.D. Lead Economist for Russia, 7ORLD"ANK

Andy Bessette ’75

Suzanne Bona ‘95

Host, Sunday Baroque National Public Radio

Kevin Bouley ’80

President and CEO Nerac, Inc.

Roy Brooks ’72

7ARREN$ISTINGUISHED0ROFESSOR of Laws 5NIVERSITYOF3AN$IEGO

Jackie Burns ’02

"ROADWAYACTRESS h7ICKEDv

Martin Buzas ’58 Suzanne Bona ’95

Senior Geologist and Curator $EPARTMENTOF0ALEOBIOLOGY National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution

James Calhoun ’89 President and CEO Converse, Inc.

Michael J. Callahan ’95 Law

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary, Auction.com

Douglas Casa ’97 PhD

COO, Korey Stringer Institute University of Connecticut

Scott Case ’92

Franklin Chang-Diaz ’73

Retired NASA astronaut who is a veteran of seven space flights

Robert Cizik ’53

&ORMER#HAIRMANOFTHE"OARD 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

!SSOCIATE*USTICE .EW Hampshire Supreme Court

Bill Congdon ’75

Former Publish and Chief Revenue Officer, Popular Mechanics Magazine; Adjunct Professor, UConn

Joe Courtney ’78 Law

United States Congressman 3ECOND$ISTRICTn#ONNECTICUT

Scott Cowen ’68

Former UConn football player President, Tulane University

Marc D’Amelio ’91

Founder and CEO Madsoul Clothing, Inc.

Dawn Denvir ’81

Chief of Organizational ,EARNINGAND$EVELOPMENT $IVISIONOF(UMAN2ESOURCES UNICEF

John DeStefano ’77, ’80

Mayor, City of New Haven, Connecticut

Robert Diamond ’77 MBA

Former Chief Executive Office Barclays Bank (England)

Chris Donovan ‘69

Television Producer Emmy nominee for “Party of Five� and “Home Improvement� 'OLDEN'LOBESAND$AYTIME Emmys Producer

Kathleeen Dudzinski ’89 &OUNDER $OLPHIN Communication Project

Charles Duelfer ’74

Noted United Nations and CIA 7EAPONS)NSPECTOR

Herb Dunn ’61

Senior Vice President, SmithBarney Co. (retired)

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

Roy Brooks ’72

James Calhoun ’89

Doug Elliot ’82

Mark E. Freitas ’81

Doug Elliot ‘82

President Commercial Markets The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Bill Finch ’79

Mayor City of Bridgeport, Conn.

Robert Fiondella, ’68 Law Chief Executive Officer (Retired) Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Co. Founding Principal *%2/"%NTERPRISES ,,#

Mark E. Freitas ‘81

Founder, Mark Edward Partners LLC Former men’s ice hockey player

Patricia Gallup ’79

Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of PC Connection, Inc.

Sam Gejdenson ’71

Former United States Congressman, ND$ISTRICT #ONNECTICUT

Roger A. Gelfenbien ’65

Former Chairman, University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Managing Partner of Andersen Consulting, Inc. (retired)

Joette Katz ’77 J.D.

Commissioner, Connecticut $EPARTMENTOF#HILDRENAND Families

Tom Keegan ’84

Co-producer of Broadway show h,ITTLE7OMENv Animator, “Blues Clues� children’s television series

Gerald Krell ’57

$OCUMENTARY&ILM0RODUCER Public Broadcasting System

Wally Lamb ’72, ’77 Best-selling author

John M. Lasala ’83 M.D.

$IRECTOROF)NTERVENTIONAL #ARDIOLOGY 7ASHINGTON University School of Medicine David M. Lee ’55 (Graduate) #O 7INNEROF.OBEL0RIZE for Physics

Georgina I. Lucas ’70

Former Vice President Travelers Insurance Company

Lynn Malerba ’08 Masters Chief, Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut

Jerold Mande ’78

Senior Advisor, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services 53$EPARTMENTOF!GRICULTURE

David Grimaldi ’79

David P. Marks ’69, ’71

Eunice Groark ’65

Myles Martel ’65

Curator of Invertebrate Zoology American Museum of Natural History New York, N.Y. First female Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1991-95)

Richard J. Grossi ’57

President and CEO United Illuminating (Ret.)

Lubbie Harper Jr. ’67 M.S.W., ’75 Law

2ETIRED*USTICE #ONNECTICUT Supreme Court

Edward A. Horrigan, Jr. ’50 0RESIDENTAND#%/OF2* Reynolds (retired) Former football player

Ned Kahn ’82

Nationally-prominent sculptor and scientist

Robert Kaplan ‘73

National Correspondent, Atlantic Monthly

Wally Lamb ’72, ’77

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Executive VP and Chief Investment Officer at Cuna Mutual Group and President of MEMBERS Capital Advisors 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 Executive in Residence, School of Public Affairs at American University; former assistant to the President of the United State and Chief of Staff for the First Lady

Aaron Ment ’58

Chief Court Administrator (retired) of the Connecticut *UDICIAL3YSTEM

Bobby Moynihan ’99

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Vice President of Risk Manament GE Capital Aviation Services, Inc.

Bobby Moynihan ‘99

Actor, Saturday Night Live

Christopher Murphy ’02 Law 5NITED3TATES3ENATORn Connecticut

Kathleen Murphy ’87 J.D. President Fidelity Personal Investment, Inc.

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

Kevin O’Connor ’92 Law Former Associate Attorney General of the United States

Eric Owles ‘98

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Les Payne ’64

Nationally-known columnist Pulitzer Prize Award Recipient

Morris Pleasure ‘86

Renowned multiinstrumentalist, songwriter and producer

Joseph W. Polisi ’69

0RESIDENTOFTHE*UILLIARD3CHOOL New York City

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

Carolyn Runowicz ‘73

Former President American Cancer Society Harriet Sanford ’79 (Master’s) 0RESIDENT#HIEF%XECUTIVE Officer National Education Association Foundation

Pedro Segarra, ’85 JD, ’99 MSW Mayor City of Hartford, Conn.

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 7ALMART 53

Patrick J. Sheehan ’67

Vice President, A.G. Edwards & Sons

Robert Skinner ‘93

Co-Founder and Partner Luminous Capital, Inc.

David J. Stockton ‘76

Former Chief Economist United States Federal Reserve First Selectman City of Greenwich, Conn.

Huw Thomas ’86 (Ph.D.) $EAN 4UFTS5NIVERSITY 3CHOOLOF$ENTISTRY

William Trueheart ’66

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

Paige Turco ’88

Television and Film Actress

Gen. Robert RisCassi ’58 Thomas D. Ritter ’77

Lih-Chyi Wen ’93, ’96

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

William P. Robinson ’71 (Master’s) !SSOCIATE*USTICE 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.

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

Glenn Adamo ’77

Vice President of Broadcast, Production and Media Operations NFL

James Abromaitis ’82

Anchor and Reporter 7."# 46 .EW9ORK $EPUTY$IRECTOR Energy and Environmental Research Center 4AIWAN7ORLD4RADE Organization

John Yearwood ’86

7ORLD%DITOR Miami Herald

Dona D. Young ’80 Law

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (Ret.)

Kirk Ferentz ’78

Head Football Coach University of Iowa

Dan Iassogna ’91

Major League Baseball Umpire

Matt Kenny ’97 $IRECTOROF!THLETICS !LBERTUS Vice President, Field Sales Magnus (Conn.) College

Mike Aresco ’76 Law

Commissioner, BIG EAST Conference

Celia Bobrowsky ’80

$IRECTOROF#OMMUNITY Affairs Major League Baseball

Janna Blais ’93

!SSOCIATE!THLETIC$IRECTOR 3ENIOR7OMENS!DMINISTRATOR 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

Peter Tesei ’91

David Ushery ’89

Retired Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army

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Former UConn Football AllAmerican and NFL standout with the Green Bay Packers $IRECTOROF&OOTBALL Operations-Green Bay Packers

Jamelle Elliott ’96, ‘97

(EAD7OMENS"ASKETBALL Coach University of Cincinnati

Charlie Eshbach ’74

President - Portland (Maine) 3EA$OGS$OUBLE !!FFILIATE of Boston Red Sox) Former President, Eastern League

Bill Geist ’92 MBA

Senior Vice President, Finance Programming and !D3ALESn%30. "RISTOL Conn.

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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

%XECUTIVE$IRECTOR USA Hockey

Steve Pikiell ’90

Head Basketball Coach Stony Brook University

David Ushery ’89

Jim Reynolds ’91

Major League Baseball Umpire

Jennifer Rizzotti ’96

(EAD7OMENS"ASKETBALL Coach University of Hartford

Chris Sienko ’88

General Manager, #ONNECTICUT3UN 7."!

Michael Soltys ’81

Vice President for U.S. Network Communications ESPN

Judy Walden Scarafile ’71 President Cape Cod Baseball League

Paige Turco ’88

Dennis Wolff ‘78

(EAD7OMENS"ASKETBALL Coach, Virginia Tech

Bill Holowaty ’67

Former Head Baseball Coach &OUR 4IME.#!!$IVISION III Champion Eastern Connecticut State University

William Simon ’83, ’88

Philip Rubin ’75 Ph.D.

!SSISTANT$IRECTORFOR3OCIAL Behavioral and Economic Sciences Office of Science and Technology Executive Office of the President of the United States

David Rudman ’85

Voice of many characters on TV’s Sesame Street Kathleen Murphy ’87 JD

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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. 302).'&)%,$(47 miles) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located less than an hour from Storrs in Springfield, Mass., just minutes from the YMCA WHERE$R*AMES.AISMITHINVENTEDTHEGAMEIN!MUST SEEFORANY fan of the hardwood, the Hall of Fame reopened in the fall of 2002 in a $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 MENS BASKETBALL COACH *IM #ALHOUN A  INDUCTEE AND WOMENS 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.

.%79/2+#)49(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 New York metro area also boasts 10 major professional SPORTSFRANCHISES INCLUDINGTHE.&,S.EW9ORK*ETSAND'IANTS -AJOR,EAGUE Baseball’s New York Mets and Yankees, the NBA’s New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, the NHL’s New York Islanders, New York Rangers and New *ERSEY$EVILSANDTHE7."!S.EW9ORK,IBERTY

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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-ARTHAS6INEYARD!HUBOFSPORTINGACTIVITY THEAND7ORLD3ERIES#HAMPION"OSTON Red Sox have called fabled Fenway Park home since 1912. The 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics and the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions Boston Bruins also call 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.

02/6)$%.#%(51 miles) 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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Home of UConn football

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Home of men’s and women’s soccer

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Home of baseball

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

Home of men’s and women’s indoor track

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

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Home of rowing

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

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Home of men’s ice hockey Coming in 2014!

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Home of men’s and women’s tennis

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HE 5NIVERSITY OF #ONNECTICUT $IVISION OF !THLETICS enjoyed another outstanding year in 2012-13. UConn finISHEDTENTHINTHEFINALSTANDINGSFORTHE7OMENS#APITAL One Cup, which rates the top athletic programs in the country each year based on NCAA Championship performance and position in final polls. The women’s basketball team won its eighth national championship as it played in its 14th Final Four. The men’s soccer and field hockey teams each advanced to the quarterfinals of their NCAA tournaments while the women’s cross country team had an unprecedented eightplace finish at the NCAAs. In the spring, the baseball team made its third NCAA appearance in the past four years and the women’s lacrosse team earned its first-ever NCAA trip. The UConn men’s track and field team won conference championships during both the indoor and outdoor season and sent individuals to NCAA competition. The women’s track and field team also sent a number of individuals to NCAA play with four Huskies earning All-America honors in the outdoor season and five in the indoor season. The UConn women’s swimming and diving team also sent a representative to the NCAA Championship.

The Husky field hockey team had another successful year – making its way to the NCAA quarterfinals.

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The UConn men’s soccer team had another successful fall as it played in the NCAA quarterfinals.

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Diver Danielle Cecco participated in the NCAA Championship for the third time in her career.

Kevin Ollie was named the men’s basketball head coach taking over for Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun.

Victoria Flowers was one of nine All-American selections for the Husky women’s track and field program.

The women’s lacrosse team earned a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

The UConn men’s track and field team won indoor and outdoor conference championships in 2012-13.

The UConn baseball team made its third NCAA appearance in the past four years.

The Husky women’s cross country team finished in eighth-place at the NCAA Championship – the highestever in program history.

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