Cathy Bochain proved that a scholar athlete could excel in athletics while following a rigorous academic program. Prior to graduating cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Bochain became UConn’s all-time leading scorer with 1,534 points. She also registered the most career steals (240) and most steals in a single game (10).
During 1979-83, Bochain’s team was ranked number one in New England in Division I; in 1981, UConn was the region’s representative to the AIAW Tournament. During the 1979-80 season, Bochain was selected to the All-Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts Team and was the recipient of the 1983 UConn Club Award for the Outstanding Female Athlete.