The UConn Huskies women's basketball team are national champions - Michael McAndrews/Hartford Courant

Here is a proclamation from Connecticut governor Jodi Rell designating today “UConn Women’s Basketball Team Day” in the state of Connecticut.

WHEREAS, the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team has ended yet another storybook season, finishing with a perfect 39-0 record and earning the titles of 2009 Big East and NCAA Champions; and

WHEREAS, after a 83-64 victory over Stanford in the semi-finals, the Huskies advanced to the National Championship Game to face the University of Louisville Lady Cardinals; and

WHEREAS, the UConn women, led by All-Americans Maya Moore, Renee Montgomery and Tina Charles, in an outstanding show of skill and talent, defeated No. 5 Louisville 76-54 and claimed their place as this year’s National Champions; and

WHEREAS, this is the sixth time Coach Geno Auriemma has led the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team to a National Championship, and the program’s third undefeated season; and

WHEREAS, the State of Connecticut is proud of our UConn women who have once again brought excitement and joy to the hearts of UConn Husky fans throughout our State; now

THEREFORE, I, M. Jodi Rell, Governor, do hereby officially designate April 8, 2009 as “UConn Women’s Basketball Team Day.”