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Sue Wicks

Sue Wicks (Basketball.  Born, Center Moriches, NY, Nov. 26, 1966.)  A Long Island high school star, Susan Joy Wicks turned Rutgers into an Eastern power in women’s basketball during a four-year career in which she scored 2,655 points in 126 games.  Wicks was a three-time all-America (1986-88) for the Lady Knights and was the Atlantic […]

C. Vivian Stringer

C. Vivian Stringer  (College basketball.  Born, Edenborn, PA, Mar. 16, 1948.)  When Charlene Vivian Stringer coached Rutgers’ 2000 women’s basketball team to the Final Four, she became the first coach to lead three different schools into the women’s Final Four.  (The Lady Knights lost their semifinal game to Tennessee, 64-54).  Stringer had previously coached both Cheney (Penna.) and Iowa (1993) to […]

Theresa Grentz

Theresa Grentz (College basketball.  Born, Glenolden, PA, Mar. 24, 1952.)  Coming to Rutgers in 1976, Theresa Shank Grentz built the Lady Knights into a national powerhouse.  Grentz led Rutgers to one national championship and built another team that challenged for the title.  In 19 seasons (1976-95), she compiled a record of 434-150 at Rutgers, where […]

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