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COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS, AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Dear Hawk Nation, Hawk Nation Domination is what we are striving for each and every day in University of Hartford Athletics. Our student-athletes, coaches, and administrators work tirelessly in the pursuit of excellence. We cannot achieve our goals alone. Your support is vital to our success. The Hawk Nation Club is one of the best ways to support our mission. When you become a member of the Hawk Nation Club, it helps our programs compete at the highest level and delivers the best student-athlete experience that the University can offer. Demonstrate your personal commitment to Hawk Nation Domination by becoming a member of the Hawk Nation Club today! Thank you for your continued support,

GO HAWKS! Anton Goff Director of Athletics

CHANEL JOHNSON ’15 Hometown: New London, Conn. Sport: Women's Soccer Position: Forward Major: Psychology GPA: 3.03 Athletic Achievements » Two-time America East Striker of the Year (2013, 2014). » Two-time America East First Team All-Conference (2013, 2014). » America East All-Tournament Team (2014). » NEWISA Second Team All-New England (2014). » 2014 NSCAA Second Team All-Northeast Region. » Second all-time in UHart history for career points (52). » Third all-time in UHart history for career goals (21).

“Being a Hartford Hawk has

made me an overall better person, student, and athlete. Over the years I have matured both on and off the field and have learned a lot along the way. My coaches and professors have believed in me since the beginning and that has motivated me to work harder and become the best I can be.”


MISSION The mission of the University of Hartford Athletics Department is to enhance the educational and personal development of all students by providing equitable intercollegiate athletic opportunities in an environment that promotes excellence and wellness. We value academic achievement as the primary measure of a successful student-athlete and integrity as the hallmark of a successful program.

KATY HENCHY ’18 Hometown: Ventura, Calif. Sport: Volleyball Position: Outside Hitter/Right Side Major: Education GPA: 3.93

"My coaches and professors have really helped me grow as a person. They encourage me to do my best and really push me

to become the best version of myself."

CORBAN WROE ’15 Hometown: Townsville, Australia Sport: Men's Basketball Position: Guard Major: Physical Therapy GPA: 3.7

“Being a studentathlete at the University of Hartford has helped me realize that the

world is so much bigger than you could possibly imagine.”

WELCOME TO THE HAWK NATION CLUB WHAT IS THE HAWK NATION CLUB? This is a thrilling time for the University of Hartford’s Athletics Department. Our athletics program is going where it’s never been before. Join us on our never-ending quest to build, steer, and sustain what we’re calling “Hawk Nation Domination” through becoming a member of our Hawk Nation Club. The University of Hartford Athletics Department is deeply committed to preparing our student-athletes, in 18 varsity sports, to become champions in the classroom, in the community, and in competition. Hawk Nation Club members play a vital role in building champions. By donating $50 or more annually to the Fly High Fund, or a specific athletic program of your choice, you become a member of the Hawk Nation Club and qualify for various sports specific and non-sports specific benefits throughout the following year. Join the Hawk Nation Club today! Your membership directly supports our student-athletes in their uncompromising pursuit of athletic and academic excellence. This bold pursuit is possible with the inspiring generosity of alumni and friends like yourself. Demonstrate your personal commitment to our student-athletes by showing your support for the Hawk Nation Club today.


FLY HIGH FUND » Unrestricted to Athletics

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS » Men's Basketball » Women's Basketball » Lacrosse » Baseball » Men's Soccer » Men's Golf

» Women's Soccer » Tennis » Track & Field » Volleyball » Softball » Women's Golf

WHAT IS THE FLY HIGH FUND? A contribution to the Fly High Fund is an investment in the enhancement of ALL University of Hartford athletics programs. By making an unrestricted gift to the Fly High Fund, you allow us to invest in our facilities, underwrite scholarships, and provide important academic services to our student-athletes—and these are just a few of the ways in which your contribution can help propel the momentum we’re building every day. You help to ensure that our coaches and student-athletes have the resources necessary to compete at the championship level that they strive to achieve.

HAWK NATION CLUB BENEFITS Apparel Hawk Nation E-Newsletter Invitation to all Hawk Nation Club socials and events Priority to purchase VIP parking for basketball games Invitation to insider events Priority to purchase Conference Tournament and NCAA Tournament tickets Recognition on Hawk Nation Club website VIP parking for basketball games McCullough Club Access Athletic Director dinner/reception








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DAVID MACKINNON ’17 Hometown: Easton, Mass. Sport: Men's Soccer/Baseball Position: Goalkeeper/First Base Major: Accounting GPA: 3.93 Men's Soccer Accomplishments

» America East All-Conference Second

Team (2014).

» America East All-Academic Team (2014). » America East All-Rookie Team (2013). » America East Commissioner’s Honor

Roll (2013, 2014, 3.5+ GPA).

Baseball Accomplishments

» America East Scholar-Athlete (2015). » America East All-Academic Team (2014). » America East All-Conference Second Team (2014). » America East All-Rookie Team (2013). » 2015 Cape Cod League All-Star.

"The main reason I chose to attend the University of Hartford was both coaching staffs and their visions for the programs. The main goal is to win a championship, and we are on our way to doing that. I also chose Hartford because of the well-respected Barney School of Business.

My experience here at the University of Hartford has been awesome. Not many Division I colleges allow you to play two sports and have the coaching staffs work so well together. In addition to that, my teammates are some of my best friends at the University. It’s truly been a blessing to play soccer and baseball here at the University of Hartford."




In the classroom, the Hawks have dominated by winning the America East Academic Cup the last four years. Earning an average of a 3.22 GPA over the past four years, our studentathletes are leaders in the classroom, on our campus, and in our community. The true definition of Hawk Nation Domination!

University of Hartford Athletics is committed to giving back to both the campus and the surrounding community. Our student-athletes are involved in numerous community service activities that include teaching area youth financial literacy, serving food at the local homeless shelters, visiting patients at the Connecticut Children’s Hospital, adopting team members from Team Impact, and working with the Miracle League of CT.







“As I walk through the Sports Center and watch different athletic matches, it is evident

CHRIS DUFFY ’16 Hometown: Willow Grove, Pa. Sport: Lacrosse Position: Defender Major: Civil Engineering GPA: 3.46

Athletic Accomplishments

» Ranked seventh in UHart's record books

with 25 career caused turnovers.

Academic Accomplishments

» America East All-Academic Team (2014). » America East Commissioner's Honor Roll

(2015, 3.5+ GPA).

» Academic Honor Roll (2014, 3.0+ GPA).

to me that all

the teams have at least one thing in common: hard work.

All the teams have the same attitude. If we are outmatched or shaking hands after a win, the attitude is always respectful. This is something I personally take pride in and its great to be part of a community of people who do as well.”



Hometown: Pennsburg, Pa. Sport: Women's Basketball Position: Guard Major: Communications GPA: 3.49

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica Sport: Men's Soccer Position: Midfield Major: Business/MBA GPA: 3.28

"This program has given me the opportunity

I am surrounded by an awesome team and even better coaching staff." to experience many different things.

"Being a Hartford Hawk is preparing me to win not only on the field but also in life."

Athletic Achievements » NSCAA All-East Region Third Team (2014). » America East All-Conference First Team honors (2014). » 21 career points on five goals and 11 assists. Academic Achievements » Four-time America East Academic Honor Roll. » Commissioner's Honor Roll (2014, 3.5+ GPA).

HAWKS BY THE NUMBERS Each year, financial support from faithful Hawk Nation donors helps our student-athletes achieve peak performance in the classroom, in competition, and in the community. Below are the average annual costs for student-athletes at the University of Hartford.













WHY GIVE? Donor support is one of the major sources of revenue as we keep pace with the rising expenses of operating a successful Division I athletics department. Your involvement in the Hawk Nation Club is critical to the success of Hartford Athletics.

GIVE TODAY Your gifts and continuing participation to the Hawk Nation Club will not only help us establish Hartford as the premier program in the America East conference, but also provide the foundation for every student-athlete’s success.

HELP SHAPE CHAMPIONS Invest in the Hawk Nation Club today to transform the lives of our student-athletes and help them reach their greatest academic and athletic potential.

THANK YOU For more information on the Hawk Nation Club, giving to the University of Hartford athletics, and corresponding benefits, please contact:


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