Welcome to UConn Avery Point Athletics!

The UConn Avery Point Athletic Center will reopen for the campus community on Monday, February 1, 2021. Anticipated hours for the spring semester are Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), with a closure for cleaning from 1:30 to 2 p.m. A valid UConn ID must be presented, and all individuals will be subject to a temperature check/symptom screening upon entrance.

Please be aware that as a result of the Executive Order issued on November 23, 2020, facemasks must be worn at all times in the facility, except while swimming in the Athletic Center pool.

All participants will be asked to abide by posted signage and regulations in order to maintain a safe environment for our campus community.

Contact Information

Phone: (860) 405-9183

Address: 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340

UConn Avery Point Website: www.averypoint.uconn.edu

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Pointers Fall at NECC, 11-6

HAVERHILL, Mass. – Tyler Cady (Mystic, Conn.) and Jason Ostrowski (Ansonia, Conn.) each finished with three hits, but the University of Connecticut Avery Point baseball team lost at Northern Essex Community College today, 11-6.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (1-6) | NECC (13-7)

Key Performers:

  • Cady closed the day 3-for-4 with two runs scored. He reached base all four times in the game.
  • Ostrowski also posted a 3-for-4 line with two runs scored.
  • Javon Hernandez (Danbury, Conn.) also had two hits (triple, double) and scored a run for the Pointers.

UP NEXT: vs. ECSU JV, 4/22 at 4 p.m.

Avery Point Drops Twinbill at Lackawanna

GROTON, Conn. – The University of Connecticut Avery Point baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Lackawanna College by scores of 15-8 and 9-3.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (1-5) | Lackawanna (17-4)

Key Performers:

  • In game one, Javon Hernandez (Danbury, Conn.) and Chris Oliwa (Ansonia, Conn.) each had a hit and a run.
  • In game two, Jeremy Nunes (Windsor, Conn.) had a hit, a walk and a run scored.
  • Jaden Fowler (Vernon, Conn.) also had a hit and a run scored in game two.

UP NEXT: vs. NECC, at Elliott Ballpark (Storrs), Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Pointers Rally For Slugfest Win Over ECSU JV, 13-11

GROTON, Conn. – Powered by a combined six hits, seven runs scored and five RBI from the top two hitters in the order – freshmen Javon Hernandez (Danbury, Conn.) and Jaden Fowler (Vernon, Conn.) – the University of Connecticut Avery Point baseball team picked up a 13-11 win at the Eastern Connecticut State JV tonight.

The Pointers trailed 9-5 after a wild opening frame and went on to go ahead for good with two runs in the fifth inning. The game was shortened to seven innings.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (1-3)

Key Performers:

  • Hernandez finished 2-for-3 with two walks, drove in three and scored four times.
  • Fowler notched a 4-for-4 showing, along with a walk, scored three times and drove in two.
  • Chris Genao (Providence, R.I.) cracked a grand slam as a part of the Pointers’ five-run opening inning.
  • Thomas Wagner (Mystic, Conn.) tossed three innings of relief and allowed one run to earn the win.
  • Chris Oliwa (Ansonia, Conn.) earned the save with a scoreless frame, and also posted a hit, a run and reached base three times offensively.

UP NEXT: at Lackawanna College (DH), Saturday at noon

Late Rally Falls Short For Pointers Against NECC

GROTON, Conn. – Freshman Javon Hernandez (Danbury, Conn.) finished with three hits and scored a pair of runs and classmate Jaden Fowler (Vernon, Conn.) cracked a three-run homer, but the University of Connecticut Avery Point baseball team lost an 11-5 decision to Northern Essex today. The Pointers staged a late rally with four eighth inning runs to close within 9-5 before the visitors tacked on two late runs in the win.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (0-3) | NECC (10-6)

Key Performers:

  • Hernandez singled twice and tripled and also scored the first run for the Pointers in the third inning.
  • Jeremy Nunes (Windsor, Conn.) tallied two hits on the afternoon.
  • Dominic Morabito (Lisbon, Conn.) plated Hernandez with Avery Point’s first run and later added a RBI single and scored a run during the eighth inning rally.

UP NEXT: at ECSU JV, Thursday at 5 p.m.

Pointers Topped in Final Minute By Northern Essex, 67-66

GROTON, Conn. – Nolan Molkenthin (Canterbury, Conn.) knocked down a three-pointer with 1:05 remaining to give the University of Connecticut Avery Point men’s basketball team a one-point lead, but visiting Northern Essex converted the final hoop of the night to claim a 67-66 win over the Pointers.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (0-4) | NECC (3-2)

Key Performers:

  • Nik Hay (Columbia, Conn.) notched a team-high 22 points along with nine rebounds in the contest.
  • Neko Jones (St. Louis, Mo.) scored 15 points.
  • Molkenthin finished with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.
  • Zach Scott (Stonington, Conn.) just missed out on a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.
  • Zach Mihok (Scotland, Conn.) closed with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Jones, Molkenthin Notch Double-Doubles, But Pointers Edged by Word of Life

GROTON, Conn. – Despite double-double performances from Neko Jones (St. Louis, Mo.) and Nolan Molkenthin (Canterbury, Conn.), the University of Connecticut Avery Point men’s basketball team was tipped by Word of Life, 85-81.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (0-3) | Word of Life (2-5)

Key Performers:

  • Jones posted a team-high 22 points and added 11 rebounds.
  • Molkenthin notched 18 points to go along with 10 boards.
  • Zach Scott (Stonington, Conn.) scored 16 points in the contest.
  • Nik Hay (Columbia, Conn.) tallied 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
  • Zach Mihok (Scotland, Conn.) contributed nine points.

UP NEXT: vs. NECC, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Mercer CC Takes Two From Baseball Squad

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The University of Connecticut Avery Point baseball team lost its season opening series today at Mercer Community College. The hosts took the twinbill by scores of 8-2 and 7-1.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (0-2) | MCC (5-1)

UP NEXT: vs. Monroe College (New Rochelle), March 27 at 12 p.m.

Late Rally Comes Up Just Short For Men’s Basketball in Home Opener

GROTON, Conn. – Trailing by double digits in the second half, the University of Connecticut Avery Point men’s basketball team rallied to cut the deficit to one in the closing 90 seconds, but ultimately dropped an 87-82 decision to NHTI tonight in its home opener.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (0-2) | NHTI (3-1) 

Key Performers: 

-Nik Hay (Columbia, Conn.) notched a team-high 24 points, and added six rebounds and a team-high five steals. 

-Nolan Molkenthin (Canterbury, Conn.) contributed a solid line of 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. 

-Neko Jones (St. Louis, Mo.) tallied 17 points and six rebounds. 

-CJ Mattson (Griswold, Conn.) connected for 14 points. 

-Zach Mihok (Scotland, Conn.) contributed nine points for the second straight outing. 

UP NEXT: vs. Word of Life, March 19 at 5 p.m. 

Pointers Drop 2020-21 Men’s Hoops Opener at NHTI

CONCORD, N.H. – Freshman Zach Scott (Stonington, Conn.) posted a game-high 20 points in his collegiate debut, but the University of Connecticut Avery Point men’s basketball team lost its 2020-21 season opener at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, 97-56.

TEAM RECORDS: UConn Avery Point (0-1) | NHTI (2-1)

Key Performers:

-Neko Jones (St. Louis, Mo.) totaled 16 points and seven rebounds in his Pointers’ debut.

-Zach Mihok (Scotland, Conn.) contributed nine points, eight rebounds and two steals.

-Scott also added seven rebounds to go along with his 20 points.

UP NEXT: vs. NHTI, Friday at 6 p.m.

UConn Gives Set For March 23-24

The University of Connecticut Avery Point athletic department is gearing up for UConn Gives, set for March 23-24.

UConn Gives is a 36-hour giving initiative, where individuals and groups can celebrate your favorite aspects of the University through giving. Individuals are invited to support the funds, schools & colleges, or campuses you’re passionate about and share in the excitement surrounding UConn’s bright future. 

Current students, family members, faculty/staff, friends and alumni can contribute to numerous initiatives involving the Avery Point campus.

Specifically, contributions can be earmarked for Avery Point athletics-based initiatives including:

General Athletics Fund

Baseball Program

Women’s Basketball Program

Men’s Basketball Program

Waterfront Program

Roger Bidwell Scholarship Fund

For more information and to see all of the available opportunities, visit: https://givingday.uconn.edu/

Twenty-Four Pointers Named To Region XXI Athletic Directors’ Fall Honor Roll

GROTON, Conn. – A total of 24 student-athletes from the University of Connecticut Avery Point have been named to the Region XXI Athletic Directors’ Fall Honor Roll, as announced today. Student-athletes must have achieved at least a 3.2 semester GPA and have been enrolled in at least 12 credits during the fall, 2020 semester.

The honorees from UConn Avery Point are as follows:

Women’s Basketball

Samantha Caster (North Stonington, Conn.)

Julia Fenn (East Lyme, Conn.)

Carsen Keith*** (Preston, Conn.)

Adeline Smith (Niantic, Conn.)

Sarah Wisniewski** (Waterbury, Conn.)

Men’s Basketball

Jovan Almodovar (Willimantic, Conn.)

Justice Farris (Groton, Conn.)

Nik Hay (Columbia, Conn.)

Dan LaBelle*** (Hope Valley, R.I.)

Nolan Molkenthin (Canterbury, Conn.)

Lucas Santos (Charlestown, R.I.)

Tyler Zegray*** (Bethel, Conn.)

Baseball

Bobby Arent (Ridgefield, Conn.)

Enrique Diaz (Northford, Conn.)

John D’Urso (New Fairfield, Conn.)

Jack Espinoza (Lisbon, Conn.)

Jaden Fowler (Vernon, Conn.)

Max Grossman (Groton, Conn.)

Javon Hernandez (Danbury, Conn.)

Dan LaBelle*** (Hope Valley, R.I.)

Bryce Mileski (Griswold, Conn.)

Dominic Morabito (Lisbon, Conn.)

Jeremy Nunes** (Windsor, Conn.)

Jason Ostrowski*** (Ansonia, Conn.)

Cole Potts** (New London, Conn.)

*** Indicates student-athlete earned recognition to Region XXI Athletic Directors’ Honor Roll in fall, 2019, spring, 2020 AND fall, 2020 semesters

** Indicates student-athlete earned recognition to Region XXI Athletic Directors’ Honor Roll in spring, 2020 AND fall, 2020 semesters

UConn Avery Point Student-Athletes Thrive Academically During Fall, 2020 Semester

GROTON, Conn. – High academic achievement remained a hallmark for the University of Connecticut Avery Point athletic department and its student-athletes during the recently completed Fall, 2020 semester. The Pointers’ student-athletes and teams continued to set a high bar with their work in the classroom this fall, while navigating through various learning modalities in conjunction with the COVID19 pandemic.

Among the highlights from the recently completed semester:

  • Overall Semester Average Student-Athlete GPA: 3.24
  • 74% of Student-Athletes with GPA of 3.0+ in Fall, 2020
  • 33% of Student-Athletes with GPA of 3.5+ in Fall, 2020
  • 2 – Student-Athletes with 4.0 GPA in Fall, 2020 Semester
  • Team GPA’s in Fall, 2020
    • Women’s Basketball (3.31)
    • Baseball (3.28)
    • Men’s Basketball (3.14)

“I would like to applaud the efforts of our student-athletes for another outstanding semester in the classroom,” said Athletic Director Michael Kobylanski. “This group successfully navigated through an array of challenges – academically, athletically, medically, socially and on a societal level – to achieve tremendous success this semester. Thank you to our coaches for their continued commitment to academic excellence, and to our faculty and staff for their ongoing efforts in helping our students reach their fullest potential.”

In addition, numerous student-athletes are under consideration and/or eligible to receive additional recognition from Region XXI for their work in the classroom this fall. Additional information on these respective honors will be announced at a future time.

Keith, LaBelle Named to NJCAA Student-Athlete Council

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A pair of student-athletes from the University of Connecticut Avery Point – Carsen Keith (Preston, Conn.) of the women’s basketball team and Dan LaBelle (Hope Valley, R.I.) of the men’s basketball team – have been selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association Student-Athlete Council.

Keith thrived academically and athletically in her first season at Avery Point in 2019-20. She was named to both the 2019 Region XXI Fall Athletic Directors’ Honor Roll and the 2020 Region XXI Spring Athletic Directors’ Honor Roll for her work in the classroom. Keith was also named the team’s Most Improved Player last winter and averaged 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds a contest in helping the team reach the Region XXI Finals for the third straight year. She will serve as a team captain this season.

LaBelle also made an impact in his first year at Avery Point in 2019-20. He was a recipient of the 2020 Avery Point Excellence Award and was also tabbed for both the 2019 Region XXI Fall Athletic Directors’ Honor Roll and the 2020 Region XXI Spring Athletic Directors’ Honor Roll. On the court, LaBelle averaged 2.1 points per game, helped the squad reach the Region XXI Tournament semifinals and post a 16 win campaign. He will serve as a team captain this season.

Athletic Department Assists Alum and UCAP Hall of Famer Davis With Book Drive Initiative

EAST LYME, Conn. – The University of Connecticut Avery Point athletic department made a contribution of several boxes of books last week to support the recent initiative spearheaded by Pointers’ Athletic Hall of Fame member and longtime Major League Baseball standout Rajai Davis. Working in conjunction with the Read to Grow organization, Davis is engaged in an effort to collect books (both new and used) that will be distributed to children in not only Southeastern Connecticut, but around the state.

For additional information on this program, please visit: https://yougivegoods.com/drive-readtogrowfall2020

Photo: UConn Avery Point baseball student-athletes Stanley Roman (left) and Chris Oliwa (right) helped to deliver books in support of Pointers’ Athletic Hall of Famer Rajai Davis at the Tri-Town Foods in East Lyme.

About UConn Avery Point

The UConn Avery Point campus is located on 73 scenic acres at the southernmost point of Groton, Connecticut. Currently, the school has several different four-year programs (maritime studies, coastal studies, and general studies), but most students at Avery Point do not enroll in one of these programs. Almost all of our students are aspiring business, nursing, communications, history, or some other social science or laboratory science major that simply want the small class atmosphere before relocating to Storrs for their final two years. We offer hundreds of classes in all academic areas. In the rare event that a student wants to take a class that is not offered at Avery Point, they can take the class on the Storrs campus and remain eligible to play sports at Avery Point. One of the most attractive features of all courses at Avery Point is the small class size. Almost every class on our campus has fewer than 40 students. UConn Avery Point has many of the features students would want at a four-year school. The school has a library, cafeteria, 24-hour safety and security officers, a bookstore, computer labs, an academic advising office, a counseling center, employment opportunities, an art gallery, student government opportunities, and three intercollegiate sports.

UConn Avery Point is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and particpates in three sports; Baseball, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball. All three sports participate in the New England Region (XXI) of the NJCAA. Baseball plays at the Division II level, while the Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs play at the Division III level.