Cagers Club - Rutgers Women's Basketball Fan Club

Rutgers Women's Basketball Official Booster Club

History and Tradition

It all began when the Lady Knights, as they were then called, were playing in the 1978-1979 playoffs. A group of loyal Rutgers football fans went to see the Rutgers University Women's Basketball Team women play in a double header with the men's basketball team. It was love at first sight!

Since then, there have been countless games at the RAC and on the road, with loyal fans traveling far and wide to show their support for their beloved Scarlet Knights.  Today the bond between the team and the fans continues, as the Cagers Club enjoys its role as "the team behind the team." 

As our Hall of Fame Coach, C. Vivian Stringer, begins another season "on the Banks," the Cagers will continue the tradition started by our club's founders of unwavering loyal support of the Women's Basketball Team, coaches, staff and Rutgers University.

You can add to the tradition by joining the Cagers Club. Become a part of the excitement and fun; bring your family and friends. Share in the pride of a hard working group of women who have given so much over the years and who have been so incredibly successful. They appreciate and deserve our support. 

Last spring, former presidents of the Cagers Club gathered to celebrate years of support for the team.  They are, left to right, Kathy McAdam, Glenys Manfre, Pat Piazza, the late Reverend John Graf, Rosemary Grygo and current president Kathy Duff.  

Club officers and club members gather before and after each home game at the Cagers table in the lobby of the RAC to get the inside scoop on our Cager activities and travel plans. Stop by to chat and meet your fellow fans. Our Spirit Squad distributes signs you can wave to inspire team members and you are welcome to create your own. 

We hope you will join the Cagers family. Dues are just $25 a year with a discounted rate of $20 for seniors (60+) and $10 for students in high school to age 25. For $15 more, you can become a "Premium" member with even more benefits.  See our Membership form for details.  Help us raise money to support Rutgers Women's Basketball, root for our favorite team and make new fan friends. Our long history and tradition will help us ensure a bright and exciting future for the Cagers Club. Go RU!

Club Officers

President - Kathy Duff - 908-337-6791 [email protected]

Vice President - Bob Manfre - 908-872-5784 [email protected]

Treasurer - Sharon Kosmo

Recording Secretary - Janice Cancro

Corresponding Secretary - Nancy Foulks

In addition to the elected Officers of the Club, several people play key roles in as volunteers: 

Transportation Chair - Bob Manfre - 908-872-5784 bob.[email protected]

Webmaster and Facebook Page administrator - Tina Gordon  [email protected]

The most recent financial report, covering the fiscal year July 2016-June 2017, is available for members to view as a PDF file.

As members of an official "booster club," Cagers are subject to all NCAA compliance rules. It is important to understand what you, as a fan, can and cannot do with regard to recruits and the student-athletes. Check this link for more information. Still have questions? Contact Kristina Minor at [email protected]

Code of Ethics

The Cagers Club has instituted a Code of Ethics to guide our fans in how to conduct themselves in all dealings with the team, the staff and the University.  This Code is intended to reinforce a strong sense of accountability for responsible and mature personal behavior in all those who represent the Cagers Club. Please review this document and contact us if you have any questions.

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