MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships
Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday
Competition begins at 11 a.m.
MU will send athletes to Cincinnati and Calif.
MU concludes final meet before BIG EAST Indoor
Head Coach Bert Rogers on Connolly:
High School: Connolly earned four letters in track and field at Newman Catholic High School ... Was a four-time all-conference performer for the Cardinals, while helping the squad to a state championship in 2009 and a runner-up finish in 2010 ... Holds personal bests of 26.97 seconds in the 200-meter dash, 59.33 seconds in the 400 and 17 feet, 1 inch in the long jump ... Also earned three letters in basketball and four in tennis ... Was a very accomplished basketball player, earning Wausau Daily Herald Girls Basketball Player of the Year and WBCA All-State honors as a senior ... Also named conference's division player of the year as well as academic all-state ... Earned all-state honors as a senior in tennis.
Personal: Connolly was born in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., and is the daughter of Thomas and Kimberly Connolly ... Has an older sister, Megan, and a younger sister, Abigail ... Father played basketball at Lake Forest College ... High school class valedictorian and president of school's National Honor Society chapter ... Plans to pursue pre-medicine.