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UConn Women's Insider: Senior Briana Pulido Truly A Student Of The Game

UConn Women's Insider: Senior Briana Pulido Truly A Student Of The Game

STORRS — No sooner had practice ended at Gampel Pavilion last week when Briana Pulido sprinted across the floor straight into her other life, the one she has worked so hard to balance with basketball since she joined the UConn program three years ago as a walk-on.

She moved fast. Like a grasshopper.

"Briana started playing basketball at the age of 9," Terry Pulido, her mother, said. "We took her to a neighborhood basketball league where she tried out and was picked to be on her first team. She had no clue how to play basketball. By the end of the season, her coach called her 'my little grasshopper' because she would move from one end to the other like a...

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