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RU Returns to RAC With 57-43 Victory Over LSU

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 15, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

RU returned to the friendly confines of the RAC on December 15 and came away with a 57-43 win over LSU to improve its season record to 7-3.  The team is undefeated so far at home.  Arella Guirantes led RU in scoring with 16 points, followed by CC Cryor, who returned to the lineup and chipped in 10 points.  Caitlin Jenkins pulled down 9 boards.  Arella and Victoria Harris each recorded 5 steals to contribute to the team total of 13 for the game.  RU now takes a break before starting the BIG 10 schedule with a December 28 match-up with Northwestern at 4 PM at the RAC.  


There is still time to sign up for the New Year's Eve Day trip on the Rolling RAC to the University of Maryland for a noon game.  And the Cagers will travel to Penn State on January 27 for a game against the Nittany Lions.  See our Road Trips section for complete details.



Coach Stringer Honored by RU Board of Governors & Trustees

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on December 9, 2018 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING COACH C. VIVIAN STRINGER

FOR 1,000 CAREER WINS


WHEREAS, The Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, wish to recognize Head Women’s Basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringer for her extraordinary accomplishment of 1,000 career wins; and


WHEREAS, in her 48 seasons of coaching, Coach Stringer achieved many milestones: The first Division I coach in Men’s or Women’s Basketball to take three different programs to the Final Four as well as induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, the New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame and the Sport in Society Hall of Fame in 2005, the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Hall of Fame in 2009; and


WHEREAS, Coach Stringer has been named Coach of the Year numerous times, including three peer-elected National Coach of the Year awards; the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year; Coach of the Year by Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Converse, the Los Angeles Times and the Black Coaches Association; National Association of Basketball Coaches’ District Coach of the Year distinctions five times; Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1993; BIG EAST Coach of the year in 1998 and 2005; and the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Coach of the Year six times; and


WHEREAS, recognizing the indelible mark she has left on women’s basketball long before her 1,000th win, Coach Stringer received the 1993 Carol Eckman Award acknowledging her spirit, courage, integrity, commitment and leadership to women’s basketball; was the first African-American woman honored by Nike with a building in her name: the C. Vivian Stringer Child Development Center; and was honored by the U.S. Sports Academy when it named its annual women’s coaching award in her honor; and


WHEREAS, during her tenure as Head Coach of the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Program, Coach Stringer has brought continuous pride to Rutgers and to New Jersey on and off the court, and has been a role model and an inspiration for players and coaches, pushing the boundaries and paving the way for African American and female coaches.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, applaud C. Vivian Stringer on her most recent accomplishment of 1,000 career wins, a feat that only five NCAA basketball coaches have attained, and looking forward to many more triumphs, extend their best wishes for her continued success.


Board of Governors Board of Trustees

Rutgers, The State University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey of New Jersey December 6, 2018 December 6, 2018

 

RU Improves to 4-0 with Rout of Albany

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on November 18, 2018 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Following a game at UNC Charlotte that was cancelled because of snow in our area on Thursday, Rutgers enjoyed the friendly confines of the RAC again on Sunday, November 18, where the team soundly beat Albany, 65-39.  Senior Caitlin Jenkins had a double-double in the victory, with 12 points and 10 rebounds for her third of the young season.  Arella Guirantes had three treys to finish with 12 points, joined in double figures by Noga Peleg Pelc with 11 and Mael Gilles with 10.  For more on the game and the biox score, visit the https://scarletknights.com/news/2018/11/18/womens-basketball-extends-record-to-4-0-with-strong-win-over-albany.aspx


RU will be spending Thanksgiving on the road, competing in the Vancouver Showcase.  The Scarlet Knights open against mid-major and undefeaed Drake at 5:30 EST (2:30 Vancouver time).  


Also on Sunday, Cagers President Bob Manfre welcomed members to the first "Huddle; of the season.  Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer spoke to the fans and was accomplanied by Assistant Coach Timothy Eatmand, who answered questions.  There were drawings for floor seats for upcoming games, for Tricky Tray items and many other gifts for the Cagers.  Bus trips to Harvard, University of Maryland and Penn State were announced.  You can download the forms and sign up for the bus trips in the "Road Trips" tab on this website.  

Stringer Gets Her 1000th With Victory Over Central CT State.

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on November 14, 2018 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

History was made at the RAC on November 13 as Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer won her 1000th game with a 73-44 victory over Central Connecticut State in front of legions of fans, former players from her stints at Cheyney, Iowa, and Rutgers, members of her coaching staffs and numerous family members. The victory was followed by a huge celebration, including video tributes from sports giants such as Kobe Bryant, Billie Jean King, Geno Auriemma and many others. The RU squad made sure to secure the milestone victory. Congratulations, Coach Stringer and the entire Rutgers family on this memorable accomplishment. Visit the Scarlet Knights website for more on the game, the celebration and the box score.  https://scarletknights.com/news/2018/11/13/womens-basketball-herstory-created-c-vivian-stringer-ecplises-win-1000.aspx

Win #999 for Coach Stringer as RU Tops Stony Brook

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on November 9, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Legendary Rutgers Women'sBasketball Coach C.Vivian Stringer edged that much closer to history on Nov. 9 as her squad triumphed over Stony Brook 61-47 at the RAC for win #999 in her storied career.  Graduate transfer Charise Wilson made her first start and led the team with 14 points and 6 assists.  Rutgers is now 2-0 on the sason and faces Central Connecticut State on Tuesday at 7.  A win would put Coach Stringer into the exlcusive 1000 win club and make her the first African-American coach to achieve that milestone.


For more on the win, please visit the Scarlet Knights website at https://scarletknights.com/boxscore.aspx?id=7402&path=wbball

Cagers Announce "Rolling RAC" Bus Trips

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on November 8, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Cagers have several bus trips planned for this season.  We will be heading to Harvard on December 8, spending New Year's Eve day at the Unviersity of Maryland, and traveling to Happy Valley to see RU vs. Penn State on January 27. Hop on the Rolling RAC and join the Cagers to support our team! See our Road Trips section to download the forms for these trips.

RU Starts Season with A Victory Over St. Francis, 96-52

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on November 6, 2018 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Rutgers had plenty of new faces on the floor as they kicked off the 2018-2019 season with a convincing 96-52 win over St. Francis at the RAC.  The win was #998 in the storied career of Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer.  Three Scarlet Knights RAC'd up double-doubles:  sophomore Mael Gilles led the team in court time with 32 minutes and poured in a career-high 13 points while pulling down 16 boards.  Seniors Stasha Carey (13/11) and Caitlin Jenkins (15/15) scored their double doubles, while redshirt sophomore Arella Guirantes had 14 points.  Freshmen Noga Peleg Pelc notched 15 points and Zippy Broughton had 11 to get their RU careers off with a bang.  Injuries kept several players on the bench, but seeing debuts for RU were graduate transfer Charise Wilson (5 points) and freshman Tyia Singleton (2 points).


Next up for Rutgers is Stony Brook on Friday, Nov 9.  NOTE:  THIS GAME HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO A NOON START.


See more on the game and the box score on the Scarlet Knights website:  https://scarletknights.com/boxscore.aspx?id=7401&path=wbball

Cagers Raising Money for CVS Scholarship

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on October 17, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Fellow Cagers:


As we embark on the 2018-19 season, Rutgers women's basketball head coach and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member C. Vivian Stringer is three wins away from 1,000 career victories and is poised to become the fifth Division I women's basketball coach in NCAA history to reach this historic milestone. The anticipated date of this incredible feat is Tuesday, November 13, 2018. As a paid Cagers Club member, you will receive two complimentary tickets for this game. Our goal is to "pack the RAC," so we need every Cager member to attend and bring your friends to witness "HERstory" being made.


Coach Stringer has been a fundamental part of Rutgers history and her legacy continues to grow as she reaches yet another noteworthy milestone in her career.  We hope every Cager member will further support Coach Stringer by joining the CVS1K Campaign, whose goal is to raise $100,000 to establish the C. Vivian Stringer Endowed Scholarship.


The Cagers Club is proud to announce that for every donation made by a Cager member to the CVS1K Campaign, the Cagers Club will match that donation up to a total of $10,000! We can think of no better way to honor our distinguished Coach than to contribute to her legacy while supporting future Scarlet Knights!


Coach Stringer's legacy is one of integrity, tradition, and pride for her program and her student-athletes. Future Scarlet Knights will be given the opportunity to receive a first-class education at Rutgers University and compete for the Women’s Basketball team with the support of this endowed scholarship. We are counting on all Cager members to help make this scholarship a reality.


To contribute, you can donate online using the link CVS1K Campaign, or send your check (made payable to "Rutgers University Foundation" with "CVS1K" written in the memo/notes section) to the Cagers Club, P.O. Box 1017, Piscataway, NJ 08854. All donations will be credited to your RFund level and your priority points.


We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 13th, to celebrate a truly special day!


Go RU !!!


Bob Manfre

President

RU Cagers Club


New Cagers Officers Elected

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on July 1, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (3)

Congratulations to our Cagers Club Officers for 2018-2020.  They are:

President - Bob Manfre

Vice President - Nancy Foulks

Treasurer - Nancy Young

Recording Secretary - Jan Cancro

Corresponding Secretary - Kathy Duff


RU Denied NCAA Bid, Declines WNIT

Posted by tbgordon@hotmail.com on March 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The season ended for Rutgers officially on March 12 when the team did not secure an invitation to the NCAA Tournament despite wins over several Tournament-bound teams.  The team declined an opportunity to play in the WNIT Tournament, which it won in 2014.  Rutgers Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer said, "I believe in my heart that our team was worthy of an NCAA bid.  It pains both the players and the staff to not have our name called this evening. We have decided that our season should end at this point and focus on the future and putting ourselves into a position to control our destiny come next season."

The Cagers saw this year's team score an 11-game winning streak and drop only three home games.  Overall, the team finished with a 20-12 record, putting Coach Stringer just 3 wins shy of the vaunted 1000-win plateau.  Wait til next year!




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