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Both Bird and Jackson led the Storm to their first playoff appearance.
During her first year in the league, Bird scored a career-high 33 points in a regular season game against the Portland Fire.
Overall, her record at UConn in games she played is a remarkable 114–4.
Bird was a member of the inaugural class (2006) of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program.
She worried that there might not be room for her to play.She played her freshman and sophomore years at Syosset High School, but wanted more competition.She therefore enrolled at Christ the King Regional High School in Queens, New York.That was the last loss of Bird's college career, as the Huskies went an undefeated 39–0 in her 2002 senior season.In that season, she won the Wade Trophy and Naismith Award as College Player of the Year.
She finished her UConn career ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, second in assists and steals, and as a three-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation, while leading her team to a record of 114–4.