According to media reports, Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell says a date has been set for a parade to honor the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team for winning the NCAA national championship.
The parade will be held next Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. in Hartford.
As a Connecticut native, I’m sad to be living 3,000 miles away and miss the chance to honor these amazing, awesome, astonishing women.
Tens of thousands of people have lined the streets of the capital city to celebrate past championships won by the UConn women’s and men’s teams.
UConn beat Big East rival Louisville last week to claim its sixth national championship, and its first since 2004. The Huskies finished the season at a perfect 39-0.
The parade will begin and end at the state Capitol, and run near Bushnell Park, Main Street and Capitol Avenue. A rally will be held after the parade on the north steps of the Capitol.
To all my friends in Connecticut – be sure to get out next weekend to honor a great team and almost-graduate Renee Montgomery!