Ragle leaving for N.Y.
Stewart, Tuck, and Moriah Jefferson aren’t the only Huskies headed to the WNBA.
Veteran UConn athletic trainer Rosemary Ragle has accepted a job in New York, which will include her working with the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Ragle will join the staff of the Hospital for Special Surgery, which specializes in orthopedic surgery and the treatment of rheumatologic conditions.
She has been the athletic trainer for the UConn women’s basketball team since 1999 and part of 10 national championship teams.
“Rosie has been everything to me,” Tuck said. “We’ve had a very, very close relationship because I’ve spent so much time in the training room with her. I couldn’t have asked for a better athletic trainer. She really knows what to do and how to get you back on the court as soon as possible.”
Ragle has also worked with the UConn men’s and women’s track teams, women’s volleyball team, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, and rowing.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Troy University in 1996 and completed her master’s degree from LSU in sport management in 1998.
She also owns a national championship ring from working with the 1997 LSU women’s outdoor track and field team.
Last August, she was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Liberty have three UConn graduates on their roster: Swin Cash, Tina Charles, and Kiah Stokes.
Stewart, Tuck, and Jefferson will learn their WNBA destinations when the draft is held on Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena.