(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is proclaiming Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 as “Husky Weekend” in the State of Connecticut in recognition of the UConn women’s basketball team playing in the NCAA Final Four tournament.
“The UConn women’s basketball team leads the nation in strength, spirit and drive, and under the leadership of Geno Auriemma have reached their eighth consecutive Final Four,” Governor Malloy said. “We will be cheering the team on this weekend, and I urge all Connecticut residents to show the nation how proud we are of our hometown team. Let’s get behind them – and let’s show the nation what UConn basketball is all about.”
The Governor will extend “Husky Weekend” through Tuesday if the team makes it to the championship.
“Congratulations to the UConn women and all of our UConn Huskies – you make us proud,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. “These student athletes are leaders, mentors, and an inspiration to so many across Connecticut.”
UConn is scheduled to play the Maryland Terrapins in the Final Four game on Sunday at 9 p.m.