3. The program has produced players like Maya Moore.
4. And Diana Taurasi.
5. And Tina Charles.
6. And Sue Bird.
7. Jennifer Rizzotti, anyone?
8. Then there’s this guy.
Seriously. This guy.
With 28 seasons of coaching the Huskies under his belt, Geno Auriemma knows a thing or two.
9. They get up close and personal with their fans.
10. The UConn Women Huskies have been to the Final Four 14 times.
12. In the 2008–09 season, they went 39-0 and won their 6th national title.
15. In total, UConn has 8 NCAA Division I national championships.
16. Not to mention, their 2004 National Championship was a three-peat.
This was also the year that UConn made history as the first school to win a men’s and women’s basketball national championship in the same year.
18. The White House has their backs.
19. And the president seems to be a fan.
24. They’re incredibly loyal and always encouraging teammates.
25. Determined doesn’t even begin to describe them.
26. They have a real passion for the game.
27. And are freakin’ unstoppable.
Oops! An earlier version of this post referred to the AAC as the ACC. H/t Drew Granucci.
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