- UConn Huskies softball
wikify=September 2008The sole varsity softball team sponsored by the University of Connecticut. The team was founded in the spring of the 1974/1975 academic school year. In its inaugural season the UConn Huskies compiled a 4-4 overall record. The team had a solid amount of success up until becoming an affiliated member of the Big East Athletic Conference by participating in the conference tournament in 1990 by compiling a won-loss-tied record of 284-129-3 (.683 winning percentage). During the first two years of being a member of the Big East UConn compiled a record of 69-27-1 (.711 winning percentage). Big East "Round-Robin" play began in 1992. From 1992 until a massive league overhaul that added University of Louisville, De Paul University, and the University of South Florida to the league slate in 2006 the Huskies continued a tradition of excellence by recording a record of 416-295-2 (.583 winning percentage) and a record of 159-80 (.665 winning percentage). From 2006 through the end of the 2008 season the Huskies posted a record of 69-72 (.489 winning percentage) and a conference mark of 29-30 (.492 winning percentage).
The Huskies have also had a great run of postseason success. They won 7 Big East Conference Tournament Championships (1990-1993, 1995-1996, 2001) and 8 Big East Regular Season Championships (1990-1997). After a 5 year hiatus from the Big East Tournament the Huskies qualified for the 2007 tournament as the number 5 seed setting up a matchup with the 4 seed Notre Dame where UConn fell by a final score of 6-0. They made it two appearances in a row with a strong showing at the 2008 tournament as the number 3 seed. After defeating the 6 seed Syracuse by a count of 6-5 (9 innings) they made it to the semi-finals for the first time since 2001 where they met eventual champion De Paul and fell by a count of 4-3.
The current Head Coach of the Huskies is Karen Mullins. She is entering her 26th season at the helm for the approaching 2009 season and owns a career record of 743-472-5 and a record of 733-462-5 at UConn. Currently the all-time record holder for career home runs is a member of the 2009 team. Micah Truax, a senior, with 25 home runs, is UConn’s all-time career leader surpassing the former mark of 20 set by current Huskies Assistant Coach Andrea D’Innocenzo.
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