On Tuesday, April 7 the UConn women’s basketball team defeated Notre Dame 63-53 to win their third consecutive NCAA championship. The win gave coach Geno Auriemma his 10th national championship, tying legendary UCLA coach John Wooden for the most in college basketball. It is the fifth championship for the UConn women in the last seven years – further cementing them as the most dominant team not only in college sports, but sports in general.
The Daily Campus would like to congratulate the UConn women’s basketball team on the championship for their hard work and success. This season, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis broke into the NCAA Top-10 for made 3-point field goals and her dominance was evident in her final game as a Husky. She and Moriah Jefferson both scored 15 points on the Tuesday night game. For the third time (and the most in women’s college basketball history), Breanna Stewart was awarded most outstanding player of the Final Four.
This Sunday, thousands of fans came out to celebrate in Hartford for a parade and rally honoring the women’s team.
“Last year we declared Connecticut the basketball capital of the world, and this year we are doing it again,” Governor Dannel Malloy said at the rally.
The women’s team also was honored with an on campus “Victory Lap” and parade.
“We make it look easier than it is,” Stewart told ESPN. “The fact that we won three championships in a row is unreal. But it comes with a lot of hard work. We don’t just step on the court and get the trophy. We have to get better.”
Certainly, the women’s team never ceases to amaze us by improving each year. Their humility is a tribute to their unrelenting hard work and positive attitude.