UConn’s athletic teams are known for their winning ways, with 22 national team championships. But who is the only student-athlete to win an individual NCAA championship?
A: Ben Stockton, men’s 200m race, 1953
B: Marina Greene, women’s pole vault, 1985
C: Ronald Evans, men’s decathlon, 1972
D: Rachel Holcomb, women’s tennis, 1990
The “little stone house” has stood on North Eagleville Road since 1937. What is its significance?
A: It memorializes UConn students who fought in World War I
B: A gift from the Conn. Grange, it holds a stone from each state
C: It was a gift from the Storrs family, with stones from the original family farm
D: It was the result of a Works Progress Administration project during the Great Depression
UConn’s plan for Stamford student housing marks the second time it has had a residential campus outside Storrs. What was the first?
A: The Hartford campus in the early 1950s
B: UConn Polar Station One, a research dorm in Antarctica
C: The short-lived Willimantic campus in the 1900s
D: The Fort Trumbull campus in the late 1940s
By 1960, this annual charitable event was the third largest of its kind in the U.S. and the largest on the East Coast. What was it?
A: Huskython, a dance marathon
B: The Benjamin Koons Memorial Basketball All-Star Game
C: The Campus Community Carnival
In 1943, UConn received its first-ever visit from a First Lady, when Eleanor Roosevelt came to Storrs. What was the purpose of her trip?
A: She came to meet members of the Women’s Land Army, a wartime agricultural support group
B: She was visiting UConn President Albert Jorgensen, who had placed Franklin Roosevelt’s name into nomination at the 1940 Democratic National Convention
C: She delivered an address on human rights
D: She was in Storrs to lend support to UConn’s wartime dairy programs, posing with prize-winning bull “Golden Lad”