With only nine scholarship players on the roster, UConn has been looking for some walk-ons for months. The defending national champion Huskies have found what they were looking for in 5-foot-7 freshman guard and former Ansonia standout Tierney Lawlor and 5-7 sophomore guard Briana Pulido, who is also a member of the UConn Track & Field team
Lawlor will wear No. 20. Pulido will wear No. 11.
Here is some information on both players …
High School: Averaged 12.2 points and 8.75 rebounds in her final two seasons at Ansonia … Named All NVL Brass and captained the team in both her junior and senior years … Selected to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Team … Named a New Haven Tap-Off Club Scholar Athlete … Received Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete honors … Also lettered in softball and soccer.
Personal: Born September 14, 1995 … Parents Eileen and John Lawlor are both UConn alums from the class of 1988 … Father played on the football team during his time as a Husky … Anticipates majoring in engineering.
Home town: Miami, Fla.
High School: Attended Gulliver Preparatory … Received All-Dade Honorable Mention and most Points/Best Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons … Led team in points, assists and steals as a junior … District champion in her senior year … Named Female Athlete of the Year in the 2011-2012 season … Achieved such academic notoriety as National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Rho Kappa Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English National Honor Society, and First Honors … Lettered in track and field, cross-country, and volleyball
Personal: Born June 4, 1994 … Daughter of Terry and Gus Pulido … A psychology major.