Nike Honors the University of Connecticut’s 10th National Championship
April 08, 2015
The University of Connecticut women's basketball team’s 10th championship puts them at the top of the record books. Coach Geno Auriemma joins former UCLA coach John Wooden as one of only two college basketball coaches with 10 championships. During coach Auriemma's tenure, the Huskies have cemented their reputation as one of the most successful collegiate teams in history.
Since taking over the UConn women’s basketball team in 1985, Auriemma’s achievements span 16 Final Four appearances, 10 national championships and five undefeated campaigns. Additionally, the Huskies posted 30 wins in 20 of the past 22 campaigns, and went unbeaten over an astounding 90-game stretch through the 2008-2010 seasons. Other notable accolades include 20 conference tournament championships and a grand total of 917 wins. Many UConn alums went on to play in professional leagues in the United States and abroad, carrying with them lasting lessons from Auriemma.
Before Auriemma’s arrival, the UConn Huskies enjoyed only a single winning record. Under Auriemma’s stewardship, the Huskies have cemented a reputation as one of the most successful programs in college basketball history. Equally impressive, his teams boast a 100-percent graduation rate among four-year players.
Nike's official T-shirt to honor the 10 championships will be available on nike.com immediately following the game. Inspired by Auriemma’s favorite quote “Tradition never graduates,” the navy shirt reads “TRADIT10N” in red across the front. Members of the UConn team will also wear a Nike iD version of the KOBE X in navy, red and gray with a metallic gold Swoosh and speckle detail and a custom Kobe Emerge Hyper Elite hoodie during today's victory parade. The number “10” on the shoe celebrates the 10 championships. Fans can design their own version on Nike iD.
10 Thrilling Championships for University of Connecticut and Coach Auriemma
1994-1995 – UConn women's basketball wins its first national championship and posts a perfect 35-0 record.
1999-2000 – The Huskies lock a final record of 36-1, defeating Penn State and Tennessee in the Final Four, held in Head Coach Auriemma's native Philadelphia.
2001-2002 – UConn notches a perfect 39-0 record, including Final Four wins against Tennessee and Oklahoma on path to securing national championship.
2002-2003 – The Huskies secure second consecutive national title and a 37-1 record.
2003-2004 – The women's basketball team defeats Tennessee for its third-straight NCAA title, and UConn becomes the first Division I school to win the men's and women's basketball championship in the same year.
2008-2009 – By winning the 2009 national championship, UConn women’s basketball claims its sixth title and first since 2004.
2009-2010 – The UConn team’s record-setting winning streak reaches 78 games and the Huskies claim a second consecutive national title.
2012-2013 –Women's basketball program posts a 35-4 record and its eighth national championship.
2013-2014 – The Huskies win their ninth national championship, a new record.
2014- 2015 – UConn three-peats with third championship in a row, breaking their own record with an outstanding 10th national championship.