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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A whirlwind week for Kelly Faris

Kelly Faris admitted that she has never had a week quite like this one.

It all began Tuesday night when she helped UConn complete the run to an eighth national title. The following day the team was welcomed home by fans at Bradley Airport followed by a "Victory Lap" on a double-decker bus and a rally outside the UConn Student Union attended by about 2,000 people.

Next up for Faris were some trips to and from Bristol in preparation for the WNBA draft before she headed to Hartford to join her teammates for a championship parade. As she did during the on-campus rally, Faris stepped to the microphone and thanked the fans for their support not only on the day of the celebration but every day.

Finally came a night Faris won't soon forget as she was taken with the 11th overall pick in the WNBA draft Monday night by the Connecticut Sun.

So Kelly, just how has this past week been?


"I couldn't even tell you," Faris said. "I was sitting here this week trying to go to bed and 'wait, what happened to our national championship.' It kind of got pushed to the side a little bit so after this I am going to relax, go back, catch up on some school work and kind of soak it all in."

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