The Foundation for Success in Rutgers Women’s Athletics

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March 5, 1986

Sue Wicks women’s basketball is the first-ever Women’s Conference Player of the Year and Telicher Austin women’s basketball is the first-ever all-female conference freshman/rookie of the year and Therese Grentz is the first-ever Conference Female Coach of the Year

Player of the Year honors will also go to women’s basketball Sue Wicks again in 1987 and 1988, as well as Caroline DeRoose (1994) and Cappie Pondexter (2006), Kim Curcuru women’s tennis in 1990, Beth Uydes (1993), Angie Catalano softball in 1998, Reanda Richards in athletics in 2019.

Midfielder of the Year awards will go to carli lloyd (2014) and Frankie Tagliaferri (2022) women’s football and Cassidy Spilis of women’s lacrosse in 2022.

Freshman/Rookie of the Year honors will also be awarded Vicky Picott (1988), Tasha Pointer (1998), Cappie Pondexter (2003), Matee Ajavon (2005) and Tyler Scaife (2015) in women’s basketball, heather jones (1990), Jessica Pizzelli (1994) and Andschana Mendes (1998) in field hockey, Kelly Hammel (1992), Sharon Morris (1993) and Alyssa Landrith (2012) in softball, carli lloyd (2001), Nicole Whitley (2016), Amira Ali (2017), Meagan McClelland (2018) and Riley Tiernan (2021) in women’s football, Alyssa Bull field hockey in 2012, Reanda Richards in athletics in 2019 and Hannah Heideveld in women’s rowing in 2021.

Coach of the Year accolades will once again go to women’s basketball Therese Grentz in 1988, 1993 and 1994 and C. Vivian Stringer in 1998 and 2005, Chrystal Chollet-Norton gymnastics in 1994, Marianne Rosenwasser women’s tennis in 2003, Phil Spiniello in women’s swimming and diving in 2014, Meridith Civico field hockey in 2020/21 and Melissa Lehman of women’s lacrosse in 2022.

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