Huskies Back in the Big East 2021 Bonanza

Jonathan the husky with mascot in front of giant LED sign in Pennsylvania Station, NYC

Jonathan the Husky and Jonathan XIV pose for a photo near a marquee announcing UConn's return to the Big East athletic conference outside Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.

UConn became a charter member of the Big East in 1979. The Huskies left the league in 2013. But the 2020–21 season saw UConn return to its roots. Here are some of the back-home season highlights, which included seven championships.

By Mike Enright ’88 (CLAS)
Photo by Peter Morenus

#13 Christyn Williams
March 8

Women’s Basketball capped an undefeated league season with its 19th Big East tournament win.

March 11

Men’s Basketball made it to the Big East tournament semifinals.

#2 James Bouknight
April 10

Women’s Swimming and Diving finished second at the Big East championship.

April 24

Field Hockey never left the Big East — and won their ninth straight league tournament.

#26 Aiyi Young
April 28

Golf won the Big East championship.

Caleb Manuel and Jimmy Paradise
May 7

Women’s Lacrosse advanced to the Big East tournament championship.

Kyra Place (left) and Kate Shaffer
May 15

Outdoor Track and Field Men won the Big East championship; Women took second.

#5 Donovan Wright
May 30

Baseball added the Big East tournament crown to its season championship.

#45 Kenneth Haus
July 15

Women’s Cross Country won the league’s Academic Excellence Award after finishing second at the March championship.

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