Cagers Club - Rutgers Women's Basketball Fan Club

Rutgers Women's Basketball Official Booster Club

It is our sad duty to announce the death of former Cagers President and long-time fan Glenys Manfre on November 29, 2017,  following following a lengthy illness.  Please read this tribute to Glenys provided by her dear friend, our Cagers President, Kathy Duff.  There was a celebration of life memorial for Glenys on Jan. 14 in Kirkpatrick Chapel on the campus of Rutgers University, that included the reading of heartfelt letters from current and former players and others important in her life.  To read her obituary, please visit our news section.  

Welcome to the Cagers Club.  We are "the team behind the team," the official fan club of Rutgers Women's Basketball. Our website contains information about membership, events, road trips, news and other information to enhance the fan experience for supporters of Rutgers Women's Basketball. 

Rutgers Women’s Basketball team hit the floor at the RAC with lots of new faces and some returning favorites for the 2017-18 season.  And, as always, the Cagers were there to cheer on our favorite team – at home AND on the road.  The team reminds us how much they appreciate their fans and feel energized by our support. 

RU completed its season 20-12 overall and 7-9 in B1G 10 play, beating Purdue in the 2nd round of the B!G 10 Tournament before losing to eventual champion Ohio State in the quarter finals.  The team was not invited to the NCAA Tournament despite success against several Tournament teams, and RU declined to participate in the WNIT, which it won in 2014.  With play ended, the Cagers look back on the team's vastly improved record - 14 more wins this season than in the previous campaign - and look forward to welcoming the 2018-19 squad in the fall.  Stay tuned!

Here are some Cager highlights: Following our last Huddle of the season, we watched as Rutgers honored departing seniors Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Nigia Green, Jazlyn Rollins and Tyler Scaife prior to the Iowa game.  Special framed jerseys were presented to the players and framed photos of the senior managers with Coach C. Vivian Stringer were also presented by the Cagers Club.

At the Cagers Huddle before the Iowa game, the Cagers honored several volunteers with Cagers Club Service Awards and recognized outgoing President Kathy Duff for her wonderful two terms as president.  See our News Section for information on the winners.  Cagers again sold 50-50s again this year, not only at women's basketball games, but at men's games and wrestling matches.  Volunteers received a free ticket to the two latter events.  Our efforts support all of Rutgers Athletics, not just women's basketball.

We also want to point out two important notes for Cagers. One is the importance of adherence to all NCAA rules related to Compliance. To learn more, please review this information, or contact Kristina Minor at [email protected]. We have also instituted a Code of Ethics to make sure our fans behave appropriately at all times and do not interfere with the team, the staff or the compliance rules.

The Cagers Club officers for this season are President Kathy Duff, Vice President Bob Manfre, Corresponding Secretary Nancy Foulks, Recording Secretary Janice Cancro and Treasurer Sharon Kosmo.  Terms for officers run for two years, from July 1 to June 30.  An election we will held this spring for new officers for the next two years.  Information on nominations and self-nominations will be distributed soon.

Our audit for the fiscal year 2016-2017 can be found here as a PDF file.

We hope you'll find what you are looking for here and that you will make suggestions to improve the website. We are the "team behind the team," and we look forward to welcoming our old and new members as we cheer for our Scarlet Knights.

For more information or questions, please contact Cagers Club President Kathy Duff at [email protected] or by phone at 908-337-6791.

RUWBB recently honored our former Cagers President, the late Glenys Manfre, whose role as an honorary coach was assumed by her husband Bob at the Minnesota game on January 13.