Witness to Perfection: UConn Women’s Basketball 2009

Release Date: 06/03/2009

For a team that has made a habit of breaking college basketball records with five previous NCAA Championships (two undefeated, no less), the 2008-2009 UConn Women’s Basketball team was truly exemplary…even by their own standards.

The UConn Huskies won every game this season by double digits, a feat never accomplished by any another team, male or female. They trailed their opponents for only 45 minutes for the entire season, including trailing only a total of 37 seconds after halftime. UConn plowed through the NCAA Tournament beating teams by no less than 19 points. Mike Lopresti of USA Today declared this year’s Huskies an unparalleled basketball dynasty. "Numerically, Connecticut [did] things never seen in the man’s world of basketball, no matter the team, no matter the level."

Now you can relive the entire jaw-dropping "39 and OHHH!" championship season with

Witness to Perfection: UConn Women’s Basketball 2009, a new CPTV Original documentary, premiering on Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. on CPTV (Repeats Wednesday, June 17 at 8 p.m.). Hosted and narrated by recent UConn graduate and team member Tahirah Williams, this exhilarating special takes viewers from the early practice sessions to Caroline Doty’s season-ending injury to the triumphant win against Louisville in St. Louis and beyond. Tahirah – a Communications major – offers her personal insights into the story of this team like no one else can.

Witness to Perfection: UConn Women’s Basketball 2009 is a treat for any Husky fan. Featuring thrilling game highlights; fascinating interviews with Head Coach Geno Auriemma, this year’s players, and former UConn stars of the past. The new documentary features commentary from UConn team members Renee Montgomery, Maya Moore, Tina Charles, Kalana Greene, Tiffany Hayes, Caroline Doty, Kaili McLaren, and Head Coach Geno Auriemma. Formers UConn standouts Rebecca Lobo, Jennifer Rizzotti, Ashja Jones, Maria Conlon, and Barbara Turner also offer their insights on this historic season of basketball.

Witness to Perfection: UConn Women’s Basketball 2009 also gives viewers a front-row seat to the exhilarating post-NCAA championship festivities, including the championship rally at Gampel Pavilion, the victory parade in downtown Hartford, and the Huskies’ visit with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Witness to Perfection: UConn Women’s Basketball 2009 is made possible with support by Big Y World Class Market, People’s United Bank, Comcast, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Footprints Shoes and Accessories.

Witness to Perfection: UConn Women’s Basketball 2009 is a CPTV Original.

Writer, Producer and Director: Russ Whinnem

Executive Producers: Harriet Unger & Jay Whitsett

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