• Sun. May 26th, 2024

November 28, 2015, New York City  It was a milestone week for the UCONN’S Women’s Basketball program, as head coach Geno Auriemma picked up his 919th career victory in a 97-57 victory over Kansas State. Senior forward Breanna Stewart also made the record books the same day, as she became the ninth player in school’s history to record 2,000 points.

Auriemma has spent 30 seasons with the University and has brought them nothing but success. In his 30-year career at UCONN, he has led the Huskies to 10 national titles, 16 Final Fours, and 5 perfect seasons. He is the first coach in women’s Basketball history to guide a team to five consecutive Final Four appearances on two separate occasions and the current run of eight consecutive Final Four appearances is also a record. He is a seven-time National Coach of the Year and has been named the conference coach of the year 12 times. To sum it all up, he has a combined 24 National Coach of the Year honors.

In his 30 years, Auriemma has a career record of 917-134, for a winning percentage of (.873) which is the best percentage in the sport. With his success on the court at UCONN, he was named head coach of the U.S. National Team, where he won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic games in 2012.

While it was a milestone victory for Geno Auriemma, it was a milestone game for senior forward Breanna Stewart. Stewart finished the game against Kansas State with 25 points, which gave her 2,000 career points. She currently sits with 2,009 points for her career passing Renee Montgomery who had 1,990 points, and Bria Hartley who had 1,994 points. Stewart is now in 10th place on the school’s all-time scoring list.

The Huskies will be back in action on Monday, November 30th, as they will head to Chattanooga, TN for a matchup with Chattanooga.

Twitter: @BrandonGlogau23

By Vernon McKenzie

Graduate of New Institute Of Technology with a BA in Communications with a focus on Television Radio. Owner and Executive Producer of PureSportsNY

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