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“If I can be part of a team the rest of my life, then I’m going to be a lucky guy and I've tried to do that all of my life -- be part of a team.”

Going for Gold in 2016

Geno Auriemma will once again lead the USA Basketball Women's National Team into the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Finalists for the 2016 Olympic team include former Lady Huskies Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Stefanie Dolson, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi along with current Husky Breanna Stewart.

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The First Win And Birth of a Dynasty It has been called the team that made women’s basketball. Led by Rebecca Lobo and fellow all-tournament team members Jen Rizzotti, Jamelle Elliott, and Kara Wolters, the Connecticut women bested Tennessee 70-64 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, capping off a perfect 35-0 season.
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An 11th Title Sets a Coaching Record The UConn women wrapped up a sixth undefeated season by overwhelming Syracuse 82-51 for a fourth consecutive NCAA title—a Division I women's college basketball record. That makes 11 overall for Geno Auriemma, surpassing the 10-title record set by legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.
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The Rematch and A 2nd Title The highly anticipated championship rematch between the Lady Huskies and the Lady Vols resulted in a 71-52 UConn victory for their second NCAA championship. Shea Ralph, with 15 points, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
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A 3rd NCAA Title and an Undefeated Season With a dream team including Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, the Lady Huskies dispatched the Lady Vols in the semifinals and went on to notch a third championship with an 82-70 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners. With that win, UConn became the first team in NCAA history with two undefeated seasons.
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A 4th NCAA Title and Back to Back Wins On April 8, the UConn Women bested Tennessee 73-68 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to win a second straight national championship. UConn’s Diana Taurasi, who made 20 three-pointers in the tournament, was named Most Outstanding Player.
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A Three-Peat for the Huskies The Lady Huskies became the second women’s college basketball team in history to win three straight titles with a 70-61 win over archrival Tennessee at New Orleans Arena. UConn’s Diana Taurasi was named Most Outstanding Player for the second consecutive year.
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Cutting the Nets with a 6th Championship With a team largely intact from the previous season—including All-Americans Maya Moore, Renee Montgomery and Tina Charles—the Lady Huskies posted their sixth NCAA championship, beating Louisville and capping off their third undefeated season.
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It's the Alamo for A 7th NCAA Title UConn successfully defended their title in San Antonio, Texas, beating Stanford 53-46. The win capped the team’s second consecutive undefeated season—UConn’s fourth overall and the first back-to-back undefeated seasons in NCAA history.
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An 8th Title and A Freshman MOP With a 93-60 win over Louisville Cardinals at New Orleans Arena, the most points the UConn women ever put up in a final, the Huskies tied the record set by Pat Summit’s Tennessee Vols for the most NCAA women’s basketball titles. Freshman Breanna Stewart was named the Most Outstanding Player—the first freshman to win the honor since 1987.
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2 Unbeatens Collide And UConn Gets 9 Unstoppable throughout the season behind sophomore Breanna Stewart, the UConn women beat every opponent by double digits and met undefeated Notre Dame in the final in Nashville—the first time two undefeated teams met in the championship game. UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58.
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A Coaching Record is Matched at 10 After a season-opening loss to Stanford, the Huskies tore through the rest of the season undefeated. Again, UConn met Notre Dame in the championship game. UConn won again, 63-53, for its second title three-peat and the 10th championship overall, tying Geno with the record set by legendary UCLA coach John Wooden.

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Stefanie Dolson records her first WNBA career double double with 14 points and 11 rebounds coming off the bench for the Washington Mystics in a triple overtime game vs. the Los Angeles Sparks.
Former Husky Jennifer Rizzotti is inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. In her speech, she says she was "taught to be a champion by the best coach who's ever coached the game."
Dr. Leigh Curl, a standout on and off the court for the Huskies (1981-85), is inducted into the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
It's a good day for women's basketball. Maya April Moore is born in Jefferson City, Missouri—six years to the day after Diana Lorena Taurasi is born in Glendale, California. The two will go on to win an Olympic Gold medal in the 2012 London games.
Former University of Connecticut women's basketball star Rebecca Lobo is officially inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Former Husky Jen Rizzotti is inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame at the group's annual convention in Dallas.
Rebecca Lobo is inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Tampa, FL. She is UConn's second inductee, along with Dr. Leigh Curl.