Today's photo bridges Connecticut and Florida.
Mel Thomas was a star guard on UConn's elite women's basketball team from 2004 - 2008.
She was co-captain for two years and finished with nearly 1100 career points.
Her dreams of playing professional basketball crumbled along with her knees.
Today Mel is director of basketball operations at Florida Gulf Coast University,
an elite program on a much smaller scale.
Mel kept a journal about her senior season, parts of which were published in
The Hartford Courant. She turned it into a book, Heart of a Husky.