Watch the U. S. Marines Train the UConn Women's Basketball Team

Watch the UConn women's basketball team train like Marines.


Last week, University of Connecticut women's basketball junior point guard Moriah Jefferson woke up for 6 a.m. practice. It was not a typical pre-season practice. The Huskies were joined by members of the United States Marine Corps, who have been putting the women through workouts for two weeks.

Jefferson posted this video of the players crawling across a sand pit. Running in the sand can be challenging enough, but putting your body through different and unfamiliar movements takes it up a notch—and it can only benefit your game.

Freshman Morgan Tuck highlighted some grueling tire flips, which appeared to have required a true team effort.

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