National Champs Again!

About the Author: Eric Cressey

I just wanted to post a quick congratulatory blog for the UCONN women’s basketball team, who won the NCAA championship on Tuesday night.  And, in the process, they closed the doors on a perfect 39-0 season.


It was pretty darn special for me to watch because I was fortunate to have worked alongside strength and conditioning coach Chris West with the seniors on this squad during their freshmen year on campus in 2005.  It’s awesome to see how far girls like Renee Montgomery, Kalana Greene, Tahirah Williams, and Cassie Kearns have come.

And, on a more individual note, I’m thrilled that Chris West got his first national championship.  Chris has been a great friend and mentor for me since 2003.  He does an outstanding job with four teams – men’s and women’s basketball and soccer – that are perenially among the best in the country.  With Chris’ abilities and such a top-notch overall program, I’m sure it’ll just be the first of many national championship teams  with which he’ll work.

Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and support staff!