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From Sandwich Blue Knight to UConn Husky… Celebrating SPS Alumnus Tony Tully

Anthony (Tony) Tully is a graduate of SHS Class of 2012.  As a Blue Knight, Tony captained the football team for both his junior and senior years.  He earned honors as the team MVP and was selected as an Atlantic Coast League (ACL) All-Star.  Tony also captained the lacrosse team his senior year, and was recognized with an ACL Sportsmanship Award.  A member of the honor society, Tony was a true believer in giving back to Sandwich, through community service.

Tony was accepted at the University of Connecticut, and selected engineering for his major.  He speaks admiringly of his grandfather, an engineer, as a primary influence in his choice of majors.  At the start of his sophomore year, he became a red-shirt walk on for the UCONN Huskies football team, thus preserving his ability to play for four years.   Currently he is a wide receiver for the Huskies.

Tony is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, that requires members to maintain a 3.5 GPA.  He was selected for the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

To know Tony is to know the importance of family and his commitment to be a role model to his siblings, brothers Steve and Nick, and sisters Rachel and Jackie.  His parents Val and Rick are true believers in Blue Knight Pride and make every effort to be present to support the Knights and now the UCONN Huskies.

Dad Rick Tully, with a great depth of knowledge of the game, is not into Monday-morning quarterbacking.  He, too, is a great role model to his youngsters.  He knows the importance of persistence, or as some describe it – true grit.  Hard work and a strong work ethic is demonstrated both on and off the athletic field.

Tony plans to seek an internship this summer as his engineering plans are leaning towards mechanical engineering.  While still a few years away, graduate school may well play into his plans, and he hopes to eventually be able to live and work on Cape Cod.