RUTGERS SWIMMING & DIVING 2010-2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Head Coach Phil Spiniello..................................................................2 Assistant Coaches/Swimming Support Staff ........................3 2009-10 Season Review ..................................................................4 International Swimming ....................................................................5 Facilities ....................................................................................................7 2010-11 Women’s Swimming & Diving Roster....................9 Women’s Swimming & Diving Profiles ....................................10 History of Rutgers Swimming......................................................20 Awards....................................................................................................22 Dr. Richard L. McCormick, President.......................................24 Tim Pernetti, Director of Athletics ............................................25 University History...............................................................................26 Distinguished Alumni........................................................................28 Athletic Department Staff..............................................................32 Athletic Development.......................................................................33
SWIMMING & DIVING QUICK FACTS
Location:..................................................................Piscataway, N.J. Enrollment: ............................................................................37,364 Founded: ......................................................................................1766 President: ..........................................Dr. Richard L. McCormick Athletic Director: ...................................................... Tim Pernetti Affiliation: ..................................................................NCAA Division I Conference:..........................................................................BIG EAST Nickname: ................................................................Scarlet Knights Color:............................................................................................Scarlet Head Coach: ......Phil Spiniello (Franklin and Marshall ‘03) Record at Rutgers:....................................................First Season Assistant Coach: ................Lisa Pursley (Arizona State ‘07) ............................................................................................First Season Diving Coach: ..........................................................Fred Woodruff ..........................................................................................19th Season Coordinator of Operations: ..............................Karen Johnson 2009-10 Overall Record: ..........................................................4-1 2009-10 BIG EAST Record: ....................................................3-0 2009-10 BIG EAST Finish: ......................................................Fifth Home Pool: ......................Sonny Werblin Recreation Center Capacity: ......................................................................................1,200 Swimming Office Phone: ..................................732-445-0467 Swimming Office Fax: ........................................732-445-0474
Swimming SID: ............................................................Allison Miller Office Phone:..........................................................732-445-8332 Office Fax: ................................................................732-445-3063 E-mail:................................................email@example.com
The 2010-11 Rutgers University Swimming & Diving Media Guide is published by the Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Tim Pernetti Director. Writing, layout, and design by the Office of Athletic Communications. Editor: Allison Miller Editorial Assistance: Hasim Phillips; Matt Haas Layout & Design: Kevin Revoir Photography: Jim O’Connor, Patti Banks, Tom Ciszek The 2010-11 Rutgers University Swimming & Diving Media Guide has been compiled to assist the media with their coverage of the team. Updated statistics and information can be obtained throughout the season by contacting Allison Miller, Athletic Communications Assistant, in the Office of Athletic Communications, at (732) 445-8332.
WOMEN’S TEAM RECORDS
50 Freestyle Madison Kennedy (2007) 22.45 100 Freestyle Madison Kennedy (2007) 49.14 200 Freestyle Kelly Harrigan (2006) 1:47.37 500 Freestyle Kelly Harrigan (2003) 4:43.69 1,000 Freestyle Erin McIntyre (2002) 9:51.13 1,650 Freestyle Erin McIntyre (2002) 16:20.04 100 Backstroke Catherine Whetstone (2009) 53.11 200 Backstroke Kelly Harrigan (2006) 1:54.76 100 Butterfly Cat Whetstone (2007) 53.27 200 Butterfly Andrea Miller (2002) 2:00.80 100 Breaststroke Shayna Longacre (2008) 1:01.30 200 Breaststroke Shayna Longacre (2008) 2:15:52 200 Individual Medley Shayna Longacre (2008) 2:02.09 400 Individual Medley Erin McIntyre (2002) 4:16.89 200 Freestyle Relay Kennedy, Wright, (2006) Colavito, Harrigan 1:31.61 400 Freestyle Relay Whetstone, Kennedy, (2007) Dunphy, Bicknell 3:20.34 800 Freestyle Relay Parent, Wright, (2006) Bicknell, Harrigan 7:13.93 200 Medley Relay Whetstone, Longacre, (2009) Kesses, Lindblad 1:40.41 400 Medley Relay Harrigan, Dean, (2006) Bicknell, Kennedy 3:40.60 One Meter Diving-6 Dives Erin Saunders (2009) 302.70 Three Meter Diving-6 Dives Erin Saunders (2009) 312.07
WOMEN’S POOL RECORDS
50 Freestyle Madison Kennedy, RU (2005) 22.86 100 Freestyle Madison Kennedy, RU (2005) 49.87 200 Freestyle Kelly Harrigan, RU (2006) 1:47.37 500 Freestyle A. Steenvoorden, SAC (2008) 4:46.53 1,000 Freestyle A. Steenvoorden, SAC (2006) 9:52.82 1,650 Freestyle A. Steenvoorden, SAC (2008)16:25.55 100 Backstroke G. Spofforth, UF (2009) 53.95 200 Backstroke G. Spofforth, UF (2009) 1:54.94 100 Butterfly Kelly Harrigan, RU (2005) 54.36 200 Butterfly K. Nelson, Penn State (2008) 1:58.48 100 Breaststroke J. Young Lee, Peddie (2008) 1:02.60 200 Breaststroke R. Soni, SAC (2004) 2:14.20 200 Individual Medley Tellegen, Miami (2001) 2:00.34 400 Individual Medley S. Proud, UF (2009) 4:11.97 200 Freestyle Relay RU (2005) 1:32:14 400 Freestyle Relay RU (2006) 3:24:98 800 Freestyle Relay RU (2005) 7:22:41 200 Medley Relay Florida (2009) 1:42.80 400 Medley Relay RU (2006) 3:42.52
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PHIL SPINIELLO HEAD COACH Rutgers swimming and diving ushered in a new era on July 7, 2010 as Phil Spiniello was named the seventh head coach of the 95-year-old program.
Spiniello spent the past four seasons as an assistant women’s swimming coach at Princeton University, helping the Tigers to four Top 25 finishes at the NCAA Championships. “I am extremely excited and honored to be the next swimming and diving head coach at Rutgers University,” said Spiniello at the time of his hire. “It’s humbling to be afforded this opportunity with such an outstanding athletic department and University. I can’t wait to get started.” Spiniello was instrumental in helping Princeton, which enters 201011 on a 30-meet win streak, to unprecedented success in recent years. In his four seasons alongside head coach Susan Teeter, Princeton finished in the Top 25 each year at NCAAs, captured three Ivy League Championships, was nationally-ranked annually and earned All-America honors in numerous individual events, as well as the 2008 800-free relay.
In addition to his work poolside, Spiniello served as recruiting coordinator and brought in the nation’s 14th-ranked recruiting class in 2008, according to CollegeSwimming.com.
Princeton ended its 2010 campaign ranked atop the CollegeSwimming.com/CSCAA Mid-Major Rankings and finished 18th at the NCAA Championship meet for a second-consecutive season. The Tigers captured the Ivy League Championship for the third time in four years with Spiniello on staff, also winning league crowns in 2008 and 2007. All-America honors were in frequent supply with Spiniello on the deck, as Alicia Aemisegger earned accolades 13 times from 2007-10.
During his tenure, Spiniello also directed the Princeton University Summer Swim Camp and served as head coach and director of the Tiger Aquatic Club.
Spiniello began his collegiate coaching career at Arizona State University, first as a graduate assistant coach (2003-04), before serving as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s swimming teams from 2004 to 2006. With the Sun Devils, his responsibilities included on-deck coaching of all athletes, recruiting and coordinating team travel.
ASU’s men and women both had strong seasons in 2005 and 2006 with Spiniello’s assistance. The women’s team placed 12th at NCAAs in 2005 and 29th in 2006. The men’s side placed 20th at NCAAs in 2005 and 14th in 2006.
A former collegiate swimmer, Spiniello was a four-year varsity let-
terwinner and two-time team captain at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., from 1999-2003. He earned AllCentennial Conference honors and received the George McGinness Award for Outstanding Leadership as a senior. The Boston, Mass., native arrived in the Keystone State after attending Boston College High School, where he captured Boston Globe All-Scholastic accolades while helping the Eagles to three consecutive state swimming championships. Spiniello earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Franklin and Marshall in 2003 before receiving a Master’s of Science in recreation management from Arizona State in 2006.
THE SPINIELLO FILE PERSONAL INFORMATION Birth Date: August 28, 1980 High School: Boston (Mass.) College High School Education: Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. History, 2003 Arizona State University, M.S. Recreation Management, 2006 COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-Present: Head Swimming & Diving Coach Rutgers University 2006-2010: Assistant Women’s Swimming Coach Princeton University 2004-2006: Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach Arizona State University 2003-2004: Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach Arizona State University POSTSEASON FINISHES AS AN ASSISTANT COACH 2010 (Princeton): 18th at NCAA Championships (Ivy League Champions) 2009 (Princeton): 18th at NCAA Championships (Ivy League Dual Meet Champions) 2008 (Princeton): 24th at NCAA Championships (Ivy League Champions) 2007 (Princeton): 24th at NCAA Championships (Ivy League Champions) 2006 (Arizona State): 29th (Women) at NCAA Championships 14th (Men) at NCAA Championships 2005 (Arizona State): 12th (Women) at NCAA Championships 20th (Men) at NCAA Championships WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT PHIL SPINIELLO...
Tim Pernetti - Rutgers University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics “We are thrilled to welcome Phil to the Rutgers family. He has proven to be one of the top young coaches in women’s swimming and diving and will no doubt drive this program on a path of excellence for our student-athletes and our University.” Susan Teeter - Princeton University Head Coach "Phil has been an amazing assistant, as well as a cherished member of the Princeton swimming and diving family. While we will miss his presence, coaching talent and professionalism, we know he has grown to be head coach material. Rutgers is truly lucky to have him to lead their program.
"I think I speak for all our athletes and alumni in thanking him for four great years. We wish him only success. While we hate to see him go, we're glad he'll be right down the road from Princeton. I'm honored to have had the opportunity to mentor him and to call him my friend and colleague."
Lisa Pursley - Rutgers Assistant Swimming Coach “I wanted to work for Phil Spiniello because he is an excellent coach and he has great experience training student-athletes. He is very, very enthusiastic, so I knew he would be awesome to work with.”
ASSISTANT COACHES FRED WOODRUFF
ASSISTANT COACH Lisa Pursley enters her first season as the assistant coach for the Scarlet Knights. Pursley arrives “On the Banks” after pursuing her masters at Arizona State University and working as a Masters swimming coach at the Phoenix Swim Club, offering daily technique instruction to swimmers ages 18 and older.
Fred Woodruff, the 2008 BIG EAST Women’s Diving Coach of the Year, begins his 17th year at the helm of the Scarlet Knight divers. Last season, Woodruff led Erin Saunders to broken school records in both the one- and three-meter dives.
In 2008, Woodruff guided Saunders to an individual diving title on the one-meter board at the BIG EAST Championships en route to being named the league’s top diving coach.
A former diver and coach at Lehigh University, Woodruff has been coaching YMCA and USD age-group diving for 27 years. In 1983, Woodruff formed the Lords of the Boards Diving Team at the Somerset Valley YMCA in Bridgewater, NJ. By the summer of 1985, his divers were competing on the national level. He has produced 114 YMCA All-Americans, including six national champions. His LOB divers have made their mark on the Junior Olympic level as well, with 25 Region I champions, four zone champions and 25 Junior National qualifiers, including six finalists. He earned Region I Coach of the Year honors in 1988 and 1989. He served as Junior Olympic Chairman of the New Jersey Association of U.S.A. Diving for seven years and as Region I Chairman from 1997 until 1999. He is currently serving as treasurer of the New Jersey Association.
In 1991, Woodruff was named the diving coach at Seton Hall University. That season, SHU had its first consolation finalist in diving at the BIG EAST Championships. The following year, he produced SHU’s first finalist in one-meter, three-meter, and platform, and qualified two divers for the NCAA Zone Championships. Woodruff joined the Scarlet Knight coaching staff in the fall of 1993. In his first season, he had two diving finalists at the 1994 Atlantic-10 Championships. A year later, RU divers dominated the 1995 A-10 Championships, earning both the men’s and women’s A-10 Diver of the Year awards. Following the A-10 Championships, his male A-10 Diver of the Year earned the same award at the ECAC Championships. Woodruff was named the 1995 ECAC Coach of the Year. Since its entrance into the BIG EAST Conference in 1995, Rutgers has had 30 finalists and 22 consolation finalists on one-meter, three-meter, and platform at the BIG EAST Championships. Each season, Woodruff has qualified divers for the NCAA Zone Championships. At the 1996 Zones, former RU record-holder Carrieann Eberhardt captured fourth place on the three-meter, qualifying her as the Zone A alternate to the NCAA Championships.
“I am excited to have Lisa join our staff,” said Spiniello. “She comes from a great swimming background and brings a great knowledge and passion for swimming. Her energy and ability to teach the sport will be a great addition to our staff.” Pursley was a three-time All-American at the University of Arizona, leading the Wildcats to the 2006 Pac-10 Championship. The Olympic Trials qualifier graduated from Arizona in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in elementary education. Pursley was named an Academic All-American and earned the Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award.
While working with Masters Swimmers and pursuing her masters of education at ASU, Pursley was also a third grade teacher at the Diocese of Phoenix. During the summer of 2009, Pursley was an assistant coach for the Pine Crest swim team out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and the head coach of the Boca Raton Mantas. The previous summer, Pursley worked with the Auburn Tigers Swim Camp, creating dry land workouts and coaching swimming workouts for elite high school athletes. Pursley comes from an aquatic family as her father, Dennis Pursley, is the Director of Swimming for Great Britain.
Deputy Director of Athletics
Dr. Robert Monaco
Senior Associate Director of Athletis/SWA
Assistant Athletic Assistant Director of Director/Operations for Olympic Sports Athletics/Sports Medicine
Mike Tufo Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Jen Steinberg Athletic Trainer
Athletic Communications Assistant
2009-10 SEASON REVIEW utgers women’s swimming and diving concluded the 2009-2010 season with a 4-1 overall record and a perfect 3-0 mark in BIG EAST action. The Scarlet Knights finished fifth at the BIG EAST Championships.
RU kicked off the season with 11 first-place finishes at the Sonny Werblin Invite, hosted by the Scarlet Knights. Freshman Brittany Kuras finished with four gold medals in the 200 IM, 100 free, 200 free and 100 breast. Jacquelyn Klein boasted two first place finishes in both the 100 and 200 fly. On the diving boards, senior Erin Saunders grabbed first in the three meter with 272.95 points and one meter (298.30).
events against Wagner. Lindblad qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and won three events for the Scarlet Knights (200 IM, 50 free, 200 medley relay).
The Scarlet Knights suffered their first loss of the season on the road against Maryland, 167-129. Zafir touched first in both the 100 and 200 breast. Saunders won the one meter. Kuras beat the field in the 200 IM.
Rutgers finished second of six teams at the second-annual Swimming World Magazine’s College Conference Carnival (SWCCC) held at the Rutgers Aquatic Center. No. 10 Minnesota won the event, followed by the Scarlet Knights, UMBC, Rider, Richmond, and CCSU. In the 100 backstroke, Lindblad took second with a time of 56.63, just .07 behind Hannah Whitehead of Minnesota. Whetstone won gold in the 200 yard backstroke, and finished third in the 100 backstroke. Senior Kim Case finished the 1650 free in 17:02.53 for second place. At the BIG EAST Diving Championship, held at the University of Pittsburgh. Saunders finished seventh in both the one and three meter dives. Betz notched 239.40 for 13th place in the one meter.
Brittney Kuras notched a standout freshman campaign for the Scarlet Knights.
On Halloween, the Scarlet Knights defeated Connecticut and Villanova in Storrs, Conn., grabbing 10 gold medals. Senior Shayna Longacre earned BIG EAST Swimmer of the Week after earning three individual first place finishes, including one pool record, and helped three relay squads to a first place finish, including setting two pool records. In the 100 breast, Longacre set a new pool record at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium with a time of 1:04.15. That mark broke her previous pool record set in 2007. In the 200 free – Gaffey, Longacre, Brianne Lindblad, and Kuras – set a pool record with a time of 1:36.23. Senior captain Erin Saunders delivered a first place finish in the one meter dive with a score of 270.15.
Rutgers continued its winning streak with a win over West Virginia, capturing 11 events. Kuras and senior captain Catherine Whetstone each won three events. Whetstone earned BIG EAST Swimmer of the Week for her performance, as she beat the field in the 100 (55.82) and 200 (2:03.2) backstroke and led the 200 medley relay squad to a first-place finish. On the diving side, Saunders grabbed first in both the one (282.68) and three (306.37) meter dives. Gaffey won the 50 free with a time of 24.37 and redshirt freshman Taylor Zafir grabbed first in the 200 breast (2:22.16).
At the BIG EAST Swimming Championship, Rutgers finished fifth, totaling 303 points at the University of Pittsburgh. Whetstone and sophomore Megan Caylor highlighted the final day, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively, in the 200 backstroke. Whetstone swam a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:58.53 – her third qualification of the event. The 400 free relay squad of Gaffey, Kuras, Jacquelyn Ward and Lindblad ranked seventh with a time of 3:26.79.
At the close of the season, Whetstone and Longacre earned all-conference honors. Whetstone was named to the All-BIG EAST Second team for her performance in the 100 back, while Longacre received third team accolades for her 100 breaststroke. At the BIG EAST Championship, Whetstone earned the silver in the 100 back, finishing with a NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 54.44. The captain also ranked fourth in the 200 back with a NCAA qualifying time of 1:58.53. Longacre notched a bronze medal in the 100 breast at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 1:03.05. She also swam with the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay and 800 free relay squads. Saunders ranked sixth of 42 divers in the three meter at the 2010 NCAA Zone A Championships held at Sonny Werblin Recreation Center. The senior captain finished with a score of 550.20. Saunders scored 528.60 points in the one meter to rank fifth overall of 43 divers.
RU finished second of seven teams at the Harvard Invitational. Whetstone ranked first in the 100 back with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 56.49. Saunders took first in the three meter dive, racking up 585.65 points in the win.
To start December, the Rutgers diving team hosted the two-day Galbraith Diving at the RU Aquatic Center, while the swimming team faced Wagner. Saunders finished first in both the one and three meter dives. The captain scored 532.00 points in the one meter and collected 588.35 in the three meter. Junior Jen Betz grabbed second in the three meter (518.00) and third (482.35) in the one meter events. On the swimming side, Rutgers won twelve out of fifteen
The 2009-10 Scarlet Knights finished fifth at the BIG EAST Championship.
RUT GERS IN TER NATIO NAL SW IMM ING
Several current and former Rutgers University women’s swimmers have had the chance to represent their country throughout the program’s history. Most recently, current Rutgers standouts Taylor Zafir, Megan Caylor and Brianne Lindblad, as well as graduated Scarlet Knights Catherine Whetstone, Shayna Longacre, Kasey Kesses, Kelly Harrigan and Sarah Bicknell battled for spots on the U.S. squad for the 2008 Olympics in Omaha, Neb. Rutgers international success dates back to 1972, as the first-ever Rutgers female swimmer competed in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Below represents a timeline of Scarlet Knights in red, white, and blue.
Judy Mellick (‘72 Olympic Games) The first ever female swimmer at Rutgers University, Mellick competed in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, placing fifth in the 100 meter breaststroke (1:16.34) and also racing on Team USA’s gold medal 400 medley relay (4:20.75). At Rutgers, Mellick helped pioneer a successful women’s swimming program, contributing to three consecutive undefeated seasons and earning All-Amerian honors before graduating in 1977. Seventeen years later in 1994, she was among those in the first class inducted into the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame.
Whetstone, Harrigan, Longacre
Ellen Wallace (‘75 Pan American Games, World Championships) Wallace was a member of the U.S. Pan American Team that traveled to Mexico City, Mexico in 1975. At the games, she finaled in the 200 meter freestyle and 200 meter backstroke. Later that year, Wallace placed fourth in 200 backstroke (2:20.42) at World Championships in Cali, Colombia, and the following year, she just missed making the 1976 Olympic Team with a fourth place finish in the 200 backstroke at Olympic Trials. During her campaign “On the Banks,” Wallace was one of the charter members of women’s swimming at the university. She played a crucial role in Rutgers’ breakout dominance of the Eastern Conference, gaining All-American recognition in the process. Wallace was inducted into the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. Michelle DeFreese (‘04 FINA World Cup) DeFreese walked on to the Rutgers squad after swimming for a year at Montclair State University. Before she graduated, she claimed multiple BIG EAST titles as well as setting the Rutgers and BIG EAST records in the 100 yard butterfly (53.32) and in numerous relays. DeFreese qualified for the NCAA Championships twice, and was voted Most Inspirational by her teammates in two-consecutive years. Post graduation, DeFreese represented the Scarlet Knights at the 2004 Olympic Trials, finishing 10th in the 100 meter butterfly (1:01.18). Later in 2004, she topped off her competitive swimming career with a strong showing at the FINA World Cup in Daejon, Korea. She garnered a silver medal in the 50 meter butterfly (27.41) and a bronze in the 100 meter butterfly (1:00.70).
Kelly Harrigan (‘07 World University Games) A highly decorated swimmer at both the conference and national levels, Harrigan was crowned a BIG EAST Champion 19 times—leaving multiple broken BIG EAST and school records in her
RUT GERS IN TER NATIO NAL SW IMM ING butterfly and backstroke events—setting the BIG EAST and school records in both (53.27 and 53.11). She is a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier with honorable mention All-American honors in the 100 yard butterfly. Whetstone earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors as a senior in 2010. She was among those competing for Rutgers in the 2008 Olympic Trials. Outside of the sports arena, Whetstone has been honored with the Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award and named Rutgers Woman of the Year after, among many other things, compiling a 3.918 GPA in the Rutgers School of Business.
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wake—as well as qualifying for the NCAA Championships four times and competing at Olympic Trials in 2000, 2004 and 2008. She was a four-time All-American in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke, finishing as high as 3rd in the 200 (1:54.77) at the NCAA Championship in 2006. A year after graduation, Harrigan earned a spot at the U.S. World University Games which took place in Bangkok, Thailand in 2007. She claimed an individual gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke (2:11.48) at the Games, and also aided fellow teammates in snagging gold in the 800 meter freestyle relay - setting and resetting the World University Games Record in the event. Shayna Longacre (‘07 Japan International Grand Prix) Longacre got her first taste of international competition at the 2007 Japan International Grand Prix meet, held in Chiba, Japan. She represented the U.S. in both breaststroke events, recording a 15th place finish in the 100 meter (1:10.28) and a 19th place finish in the 200 meter (2:34.33). At Rutgers, Longacre has garnered multiple BIG EAST titles in addition to owning school records in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke (1:01.30, 2:15.32) and the 200 yard individual medley (2:02.09). She was named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team as a senior in 2010. She competed in the 2008 NCAA Championships, earning honorable mention All-American honors with a 15th place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke. She also represented Rutgers at the 2008 Olympic Trials.
Catherine Whetstone (‘07 Japan International Grand Prix) Whetstone earned a spot on the U.S. team that traveled to Chiba, Japan for the Japan International Grand Prix meet in 2007. She raced the 100 meter butterfly (1:00.60), finishing in the 21st place slot. Whetstone added many impressive academic and athletic accomplishments to her resume during her Rutgers campaign. Individually, she has collected BIG EAST gold medals in the 100 yard
Current 100m Breast Stroke world record holder, Australia's Leisel Jones with Shayna Longacre
FA C I L I T I E S Sonny Werblin Recreation Center: Home of the Scarlet Knights The Rutgers Swimming and Diving program has found a home at the Rutgers Aquatic Center, located in the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus. The building houses a competitive-size pool, which measures 50 meters by 25 meters in width. It also has one movable bulkhead, separating the swimming and diving areas. The pool has eight Olympic standard lanes. For collegiate and NCAA meets, the pool area can be converted to eight NCAA standard lanes with 10 warmup lanes. The diving area consists of two one-meter springboards, two three-meter springboards, and a 10-meter diving tower. There are three takeoff platforms which are five, seven and a half, and 10 meters in height. The depth of the diving area is 17 feet at its deepest and six feet at its shallowest. The L-shaped auxiliary pool is 30 feet by 60 feet with a movable floor, which can be raised to deck level. The other side is 30 by 90 feet. There are five lanes with a movable bulkhead.
Hale Center: Along with the state of the art facilities at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center, the Scarlet Knights also make use of all that the Hale Center has to offer. The Hale Center, also used by the football, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey teamâ€™s enable the athletes to train, recieve treatment, and even go to study all in one convenient location.
FA C I L I T I E S
The Sonny Werblin Recreation Center can seat up to 1,200 spectators. There are 600 permanent chairs with backs, and 600 seats in roll-out bleachers. Additional seating is a possibility for the future. The main pool area is equipped with an electronic scoring board. This state-of-the-art center has been built with two sets of locker rooms, one to accommodate the varsity teams, and the other for general use. There are also trainer and medical rooms, an equipment room, a team meeting/conference room, and office space for the coaching staff. The Scarlet Knights moved into a brand new set of locker rooms in 2008 (as seen below).
2010-11 RUTGERS WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING ROSTER Name Patrisha Averill Michelle Berman Jen Betz Megan Caylor Taylor Curado Samantha Curham Kirsten Fontana Melanie Gaffey Valentina Gordon Olivia Harry Emilie Kaufmann Katherine Kearney Brittney Kuras Brianne Lindblad Victoria Maqueda Kara Millaci Mary Moser Michaela Nilsson Allyson Perrotti Chelsea Rolin Nicole Scott Courtney Sepich Jacquelyn Ward Taylor Zafir
Event (s) Breast Fly/Distance Free Diving Back/Free Fly Breast IM/Back Free/Fly Diving Sprint Free Breast/Free Diving Free/IM/Breast Sprint Free/Back Free/IM Fly/Back Sprint Free Back/Free Breast Free Diving Back IM/Breast Breast/IM
Class Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Illinois Taylor Zafir
Washington Patrisha Averill Megan Caylor Emilie Kaufmann Brianne Lindblad California Michelle Berman Kirsten Fontana Colorado Taylor Curado New Mexico Victoria Maqueda
Hometown Renton, Wash. LaMirada, Calif. Ivyland, Pa. Kenmore, Wash. Highlands, Colo. Warren, N.J. San Diego, Calif. Bohemia, N.Y. Metuchen, N.J. Rumson, N.J. Bothell, Wash. Mahwah, N.J. Canandaigua, N.Y. Kent, Wash. Los Almamos, N.M. Whitehouse Station, N.J. Wyomissing, Pa. Charlotte, N.C. Branford, Conn. Saint-Lazare, QC, Canada Toronto, Canada Delran, N.J. Berlin, N.J. Wheaton, Ill. Canada Chelsea Rolin Nicole Scott Connecticut Allyson Perrotti New York Melanie Gaffey Brittney Kuras Pennsylvania Jen Betz Mary Moser New Jersey Samantha Curham Valentina Gordon Olivia Harry Katherine Kearney Kara Millaci Courtney Sepich Jacquelyn Ward North Carolina Michaela Nilsson
JEN BETZ Ivyland, Pa. Diving Senior 2009-10: Grabbed second at the Galbraith Invitational in the three meter (518.00) and third in the one meter (482.35) â€Ś At the BIG EAST Championship, finished 12th overall with a score of 225.50 in the one meter â€Ś Also finished 21st in the prelims of the three meter with 203.50 points. 2008-09: Ranked 17th at the Zone Diving Championships in the one-meter dive ... Posted a season-best 243.45 points in the three-meter against Seton Hall/Rider ... Garnered a season-best 272.30 at the College Conference Carnival. 2007-08: Did not see much meet competition due to injuries, but continued to train with team and work toward a successful recovery. Prior to Rutgers: Standout diver for Council Rock High School North ... Named the MVP of her team all four years ... Broke the school record with a score of 272.90 for six dives ... League champion all four years ... Named to All-District and All-State teams for her entire high school career ... Trained and competed for Liberty Diving in Philadelphia, Pa. under club coach Todd Michaels for eight years. Personal: Born in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Daughter of Joan and George Betz ... Has an older sister, Kathleen ... Pursuing an Engineering degree.
KIRSTEN FONTANA San Diego, Calif. IM/Back RS-Junior 2009-10: Provided depth to the roster, but did not see major action. 2008-09: Grabbed the bronze at the BIG EAST Championship in the 200 back with a time of 1:58.01, five seconds faster than her highest regular season mark ... Also ranked fourth in the 100 back with a time of 55.60 … Posted a season-best time of 56.82 in the 100 back against Villanova and UConn, ranking her second on the team and 10th in the BIG EAST during the regular season ... Underwent knee surgery over the summer. 2007-08: Key competitor in the backstroke events throughout the season, winning her first collegiate title in the 100 backstroke against Villanova (58.54)… also played a part in multiple winning dual meet relays… scored valuable points on both medley relays at the BIG EAST Championships, while also finishing fifth in the 100 back (56.43) and 200 back (2:01.06) events. High School: Competed for Patrick Henry… named team’s MVP three years… a two-time California Interscholastic Federation Champion in the 100 backstroke, as well as champion of the 200 Individual Medley during her sophomore season… a Scholastic AllAmerican and multiple time All-American in the 100 backstroke… competed under coach Dave Kilmer at College Area Swim Team for 13 years… a Junior and Senior National qualifier… holds the team record in both 100 and 200 backstroke. Personal: Born in San Diego, Calif… daughter of Susi and Steve Fontana… has a younger and older sister.
LaMirada, Calif. Fly/Distance Free Junior 2009-2010: Finished fifth at the Harvard Invitational (Nov. 20) in the 1650 freestyle (17:28.11) and the 200 butterfly (2:10.17) … Placed third in the 200 free event (1:59.97) against Wagner (Dec. 4) … Finished third in the 1000 freestyle (10:26.69) at Maryland (Jan. 9). 2008-09: Swam the 1650 free at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing 17th with a time of 17:18.49 … Ranked second on the team, 15th in the BIG EAST during the regular season in the 1650 free with a time of 17:28.58, set at the Princeton Invitational ... Added important depth to the distance freestyle program routinely swimming in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free in dual meet competition. High School: A four-year varsity letter winner at La Mirada High School… two-time All-California Interscholastic Federation honoree… team's Most Valuable Player her senior year… graduated 16th in a class of 520… California Scholastic Federation Life Seal Member. Personal: Born in West Anaheim, Calif. to Autumn and Geoffrey Berman … Has one older sister … Started swimming at age 5 … Plans to major in Exercise Science and Sports Studies with a minor in Psychology.
Kenmore, Wash. Back/Free Junior 2009-2010: Finished fourth in the 200 back (2:06.35) against UConn/Villanova (Oct. 31) … At the Harvard Invitational, placed eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:02.55) and seventh in the 200 backstroke (2:07.66) … In the home meet against Wagner (Dec. 4), ranked second in the 100 freestyle (55.89) and 200 IM (2:18.52) and helped the 200 medley relay squad to a first place finish with a time of 1:50.41 … Touched the wall in 2:01.77 for an eighth place finish in the 200 backstroke at the BIG EAST Championship. 2008-09: Placed 12th at the BIG EAST Championship in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.77 … Also swam in the 100 back, posting a time of 57.70 … Best time of the regular season came at the Frank Elm Super Splash, where she posted a 2:02.21 in the 200 back to sit at eighth in the BIG EAST. High School: Four-year Honor Society Member at Inglemoor High School… graduated in top 10% of all graduating seniors in Washington… earned Academic All-American honors for three years… member of high school state champion team all four years… state champion in the 100 backstroke… Olympic Trial Qualifier… swam for the Wave Aquatics club team. Personal: Born in Seattle, Wash. to Gregg and Candy Caylor… has one older and one younger brother… began swimming at eight years old… plans to major in Elementary Education.
SAMANTHA CURHAM Warren, N.J. Breast Junior 2009-10: Provided depth to the roster, but did not see major action. Before Rutgers: Transfer from Emory University , where she did not swim… Captain of her high school team. Personal: Parents are Paula and Jim … Has one sister … Has been swimming for eleven years … AP Scholar with distinction … Honor Roll member every semester in high school … Marck State Science Test and AAPT PhysicsBowl participant … Member of the National French Honors Society … Intends to pursue a Business degree.
Kent, Wash. Sprint Free/Back Junior
Charlotte, N.C. Back/Free Junior
2009-2010: Placed second in the 100 back (58.48) and first in the 200 back (2:04.86), as well as first with the 200 medley relay squad (1:46.48) against UConn/Villanova (Oct. 31) … Finished second in the 50 free and 100 back, posting times of 24.59 and 56.97, respectively in the meet against West Virginia (Nov. 14) … Posted a time of 24.23, ranking her first in the 50 freestyle event against Wagner (Dec. 4) … Grabbed first in the 200 IM (2:12.33) and with the 200 medley relay team (1:50.41) also against Wagner … At Maryland (Jan. 9), placed fourth in the 200 back (2:04.61) … Ranked third with a time of 2:04.96 in the SWCCC and first with the 200 freestyle team, posting a time of 1:36.91 … Also finished third in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:55.26 and second in the 100 back with the time of 56.63 … At the BIG EAST Championships, swam the fastest split in the 200 medley relay with a personal best time of 25.85, as the squad finished with a time of 7:27.53 … Also ranked seventh with the 400 free relay squad (3:26.79) during the BIG EAST Championships. 2008-09: As the anchor, set a new school record with the 200 medley relay squad at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 1:40.43, finishing third in the race … Also finished sixth with the 200 free relay squad with a time of 1:33.89 … Individually, placed seventh in the 200 back (2:00.34) … During the regular season, posted best times at the Super Splash in the 50 free (24.57) and 100 fly (57.93) ... Captured four gold medals in the Orange Bowl Classic including the 100 and 50-meter backstroke events High School: Standout swimmer at Kennedy High School… fouryear All-American… 11-time high school state champion... member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society… named Kennedy High School Val Kirk Scholar Athlete… Senior National and Olympic Trial qualifier.
2009-2010: Finished first in the 100 backstroke event (59.73) against Wagner (Dec.4) 2008-09: Swam with the 200 free and 800 free relay squads at the BIG EAST Championship … As the anchor in the 200 free relay, ranked sixth with a time of 1:33.89 … With the 800 free relay squad, finished fifth with a time of 7:25.93 … Sits at second on the team with a time of 1:49.80 in the 200 free. High School: Named team’s Most Valuable Player three years in a row at South Mecklenburg High School… selected as team captain… four-time North Carolina All-Star… All-American Scholastic honoree… Junior Marshall… AP Scholar Candidate… Morehead Nominee... graduated in top 10% of class. Personal: Born in Gothenburg, Sweden… daughter of Ann and Peter Nilsson… has one younger brother… began swimming at age 12.
Personal: Born in Des Moines, Wash… daughter of Eric and Adrienne Lindblad… has two brothers and one sister… started swimming at the age of five… Majoring in Exercise Science and Sports Studies.
Berlin, N.J. IM/Breast Junior
Wheaton, Ill. Breast/IM Junior
2009-2010: Finished second with the 200 medley relay squad (1:47.75) and individually in the 200 IM (2:08.26) in the meet against UConn/Villanova (Oct. 31) … Placed second against West Virginia (Nov. 14) in the 200 breast (2:24.76) and second with the 200 medley relay squad (1:46.23) … Finished fifth in the 200 IM, posting a time of 2:06.64 (Nov. 14) … At the Harvard Invitational, placed second in the 400 IM (4:25.75), seventh in the 200 breast (2:23.52), first with the 800 free relay team (7:50.12) and sixth in the 400 medley relay (3:37.99) … Ranked first in the 100 free against Wagner (Dec. 14) … Touched the wall third in the 200 breast at Maryland (Jan. 9) … Ranked seventh with the 400 freestyle relay squad (3:26.79) during the BIG EAST Championships. High School: Holds South Jersey records in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM … Named First-Team All-State in the 200 IM ... Earned All-South Jersey honors in the 100 breaststroke. Personal: Daughter of Stephen and Rhonda … Has one sister, Ashley … Transferred from Indiana University and plans to major in Nursing … Has been swimming for 14 years.
2009-2010: Finished fourth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:29.33 against UConn/Villanova (Oct. 31) … Against West Virginia (Nov. 14), placed first in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.16) and second in the 100 breast (1:06.69) … At the Harvard Invitational, ranked fifth in the 400 IM (4:28.98), and eighth in the 200 breast (2:27.60) … Touched the wall first in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.78) and 200 breaststroke (2:19.77) and second in the 200 IM in the meet at Maryland (Jan. 9) … At the Swim World Carnival, finished third with the 400 medley relay team, posting a time 3:55.26 … At the BIG EAST Championship, notched a 13th-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.01). 2008-09: Redshirted season due to injury. High School: Named team’s Most Valuable Player at Wheaton High School in 2006 and 2007… Olympic Trial qualifier… swam for the Wheaton Swim Club. Personal: Daughter of Chris and Rebecca Del Galdo… has one older sister, Lauren, who swims for Eastern Michigan University… started swimming at eight years old… intends to major in Business.
Highlands Ranch, Colo. Fly Sophomore
Bohemia, N.Y. Free/Fly Sophomore
2009-2010: Grabbed a first place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.95 and swam with the 200 medley relay squad, grabbing the gold (1:46.48) in the meet against UConn/Villanova (Oct. 31) … At home against West Virginia (Nov. 14), swam in the 200 medley relay, placing first (1:45.19) … At the Harvard Invitational, ranked sixth with the 400 medley relay team (3:37.99) … Placed third in the 100 fly with a time of 56.98 against Maryland (Jan. 9). High School: All-Colorado Class 4A in the 100 butterfly, 200 free relay and 200-yard medley relay … Earned All-State Honors three consecutive years … Six-time State champion … Under the guidance of Matt Beck and Highlands Ranch Aquatics, achieved an Olympic Trial Cut time in the 100 butterfly (1:02.3, long course meters) … Swam a personal-best 55.82 for her best time in the 100 fly, and 2:10.38 in the 200 fly … Competed at the YMCA Nationals with teammate Jessica Simunek …Three-time Academic All-American. Personal: Born to Pam and Victor … Has one younger brother … Andrea Sheremeta, one of her coaches, is a former Rutgers school record holder … Intends to major in Business with an emphasis on Marketing and Communication.
2009-2010: Finished first with the 400 freestyle relay squad (3:28.21) and second individually in the 100 free (52.53) against UConn/Villanova (Oct. 31) …Also at the tri-meet, anchored in the 200 medley relay, which finished first, posting a time of 1:46.48 … Placed first in the 50 free (24.37) and second as the anchor of the 200 medley relay team (1:46.23) in the home win over West Virginia (Nov. 14) … At the Harvard Invitational, grabbed second in the 200 freestyle medley with a time of 1:36.19, first with the 800 freestyle relay squad (7:50.12), and seventh in the 100 free (53.75) … Against Wagner (Dec. 4), placed first in 200 free … Swimming the 50 free against Maryland (Jan. 9), finished third posting a time of 24.40 … Ranked seventh with the 400 free relay team (3:26.79) during the BIG EAST Championships. High School: Achieved top-five finishes at the N.Y. State Meet in the 200 free relay and the 100 free events … Swam at Junior Nationals in 2009, competing in the 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly, and 100 fly … Posted times of 23.80 in the 50 free, 52.70 in the 100 free and 56.70 in the 100 fly ... For the Connetquot Swim Club, helped her team to a third place finish at Suffolk County Championships. Personal: Parents are Jim and Iris … Has three siblings, Megan, Mikaila and Eric, all of whom swim … Fan of the European football team Manchester United … Major is undecided, but with a heavy interest in the sciences … Loves learning languages and hopes to one day be fluent in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Mahwah, N.J. Diving Sophomore
Canandaigua, N.Y. IM/Free/Breast Sophomore
2009-10: Finished eighth in both the one and three dives at the Galbraith Invitational with scores of 412.20 in the one meter and 442.60 in the three meter. High School: Named National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American … Claimed third place for Immaculate Heart Academy at the New Jersey State Championship her senior year … Earned All-Non-Public First Team Honors for the state of New Jersery … Three-time Star Ledger Diver of the Year … Competed for the VBA Diving club team. Personal: Daughter of Debora and Thomas Kearney … Only daughter with four brothers … Entering her seventh year of diving … Intends on majoring in Marine Sciences.
2009-2010: Swam with the 400 freestyle relay team against UConn and Villanova, grabbing a first-place finish with a time of 3:28.21 … Touched the wall first in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.24) also against the Huskies and Wildcats … In the meet against West Virginia (Nov 14), ranked first in the 100 and 200 free with times of 52.02 and 1:51.71, respectively … Also anchored the 200 medley relay, posting a time of 1:45.19 at home vs. the Mountaineers … At the Harvard Invitational, placed second with the 200 free medley squad (1:36.19), individually in the 200 IM (2:04.32), and 400 medley relay (3:27.28) … Anchored the 400 medley relay squad for a second place finish (3:50.54) as well as ranking second with the 200 medley relay team (1:44.30) … Against Wagner (Dec. 4), earned a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.38) … Finished third in the 200 free (1:52.27) at Maryland (Jan. 9) and second in the 100 free (52.34) … At the SWCCC (Jan. 22), touched the wall in 2:03.57, finishing first in the 200 IM and with the 200 free relay team, posting a time of 1:36.91 … Also ranked fourth in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.83 … Ranked seventh with the 400 free relay squad (3:26.79) during the BIG EAST Championships and eleventh in the 100 freestyle event with a time of 50.89. High School: State Champion in the 200 free relay … Junior and Senior National Qualifier ... Competed for Deborah Weymouth on the Canandaigua Aquatics Team, swimming sprint freestyle, individual medley and breaststroke … Best times include 50.55 in the 100 free, 1:07.71 in the 100 breast and 2:05.35 in the 200 IM … Recorded a split time of 23.2 on her State Champion 200 free relay team … Competed at the YMCA Nationals in 2009 ... Garnered both high school and YMCA All-American honors. Personal: Daughter of Joe and Lisa Kuras … Member of the National Honor Society … Technical Honor Society Member … Scholar-Athlete Honoree … Has been swimming since 2000 … Intends to major in Psychology.
Renton, Wash. Breast Freshman
Metuchen, N.J. Diving Freshman
High School: Swam 100 breast long course in 1:10.96 and the 200 breast in 2:33.37 to qualify for the World Championship Swimming Trials in Indianapolis … High School All-American … Attended the University of Washington last season and transferred to Rutgers after the Huskies dropped their program … Swam with the King Aquatic Club, led by Tommy Hannan and Olympic coach Sean Hutchison.
High School: In addition to one and three meter dives, will dive off the platform ... Competed with the Lords of the Boards and Jersey Rebels club teams under head coach Fred Woodruff ... At the 2010 USA Diving Spring Region 1 Championships, ranked 21st (299.90) and 22nd (273.10) in the three and one meter dives, respectively ... Ranked sixth in both the one and three meter dives at the 2010 Whirlwind Diving Team Winter Weekend Invitational ... Started diving at age 12 ... Born June 5, 1992.
Rumson, N.J. Sprint Free Freshman
Bothell, Wash. Breast/Free Freshman
High School: Two-year letterwinner at Rumson Fair-Haven Regional High School ... Participated in the N.J. Meet of Champions in 2009 and 2010 ... A 2009 NCSA Junior Nationals qualifier in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 200 free relay, 200 IM relay, 400 free relay ... Won the 50 freestyle at Shore Conference Championships with a time of 24.82 and ranked fourth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.43 ... First team All-Shore in the 50 free ... Swam with the New Jersey Race Club from 2008-2010 under head coach Andreas Roestenberg ... A NCSA Junior Nationals qualifier in 2009 ... Daughter of Alan and Susan Harry ... Father is a RU alum ... Older sister of Deanna ... Intends on majoring in ecology ... Born September 4, 1992.
High School: US Open qualifier in the 100 and 200 breaststroke … Posted times of 1:02.84 in the 100 breast and 2:15.25 in the 200 breast at the Open … High School All-American … Washington State Champion in the 100 free … Just recently entered the world of competitive swimming … Captain of her high school team … Swam for Wave Aquatics, coached by Tyson Wellock.
Los Alamos, N.M. Breast Freshman
Whitehouse Station, N.J. Fly/Back Freshman
High School: Two-year letterwinner for Los Alamos High School … State Champion in the 100 breast in 2008-2009 and 2009-10 … Named team captain in 2009-10 … Swam for Los Alamos Aquatomics (USA Swimming) for nine years … Owns three state records and won multiple state championships with the club team … Only child of Claudia Aprea and Ricardo Maqueda … Born Sept. 4, 1992 … Graduated high school with honors and an AP Scholar with Distinction … A New Mexico Star Scholar.
Wyomissing, Pa. Sprint Free Freshman
Branford, Conn. Breast Freshman
High School: One of the top sprinters to attend Rutgers … Pennsylvania AA High School State Champion in the 50 free and 100 free with winning times of 23.36 and 50.82 … High School AllAmerican … Swam for the YMCA of Reading and Berks County and was coached by Kim Evans.
High School: Swam for Hunterdon Central ... Ranked fourth in the 100 yard butterfly at the Skyland Conference Girls Swimming Championships with a time of 1:00.99 ... 2008-09 Hunterdon Warren Champion in the 100 butterfly and as part of the 200 medley and free relay squads ... Qualified for the N.J. State Championships in the 100 fly, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
High School: Holds the Branford High School record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.13 … All-American Consideration in 2008 … Academic All-American … Swam for the Branford Rec Stingrays, coached by George Miles and Cliff Johnson.
Saint-Lazare, QC, Canada Free Freshman
Toronto, Canada Diving Freshman
High School: Attended Westwood High School and John Abbott College … Swam the entire 2009-10 season without a loss, winning 19 individual races … Also anchored her relay teams to an undefeated season … Captured six gold medals at the Provincial Championships and was a league All-Star … Set two Cegep Provincial records as well as four John Abbott swimming records … Team captain … Earned John Abbott ‘Most Outstanding Performance’ for a female athlete … Intends to major in psychology.
High School: Trains with the Etobicoke Diving Club in Toronto … Attended Don Mills Collegiate Institute in June 2010 … Canadian Junior National qualifier from 2007-09 … Placed as high as eighth in the country on the platform … Atlantic One Meter Champion … Qualified for Senior Nationals in 2008 and 2009 … Honor roll student.
Delran, N.J. Back Freshman High School: Junior National Qualifier in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes … Ranks No. 1 in the YMCA National Top 16 in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:02.25 ... Earned Second Team All-State as a senior at Delran High School … All-South Jersey honoree in the 100 back … Captain of her swim team … Swam for YMCA of Burlington County, coached by her father Bill Sepich … Honor roll student … Intends to major in psychology.
RUTGERS SWIMMING AND DIVING – A HISTORY OF SUCCESS In its 94-year history, the Rutgers Swimming and Diving program has been under the direction of just seven head coaches - James H. Reilly (1916-1957), Otto H. Hill (1957-1961), Frank W. Elm (19611993), Elizabeth Blau (1993-1996), Rick Simpson (1996-1997), Chuck Warner (1997-2010) and now Phil Spiniello (2010-present). Rutgers Swimming has enjoyed a proud history of success, achievement and one of the finest sports traditions "on the Banks." Compiled after researching years of Scarlet yearbooks and Targums, this history is only a limited glimpse into the 94-year old tradition and recognizes only a very few of the hundreds of athletes who trained, competed and contributed to the fine tradition of Rutgers Swimming.
Rutgers Swimming began in 1915 upon the completion of the Ballantine Gym with a $30,000 donation by Mrs. Ballantine for a pool addition. The pool was dedicated March 10, 1915 with a "gala" meet starring National Champion, world record holder and two-time Olympian (1908 and 1912) James Reilly (1997 Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame Inductee). Reilly was promptly hired as the "swim instructor" and four decades of excellence began. Reilly also presided over the new Eastern Collegiate Swimming Association from 1920 until 1927, with Rutgers compiling a record of 48 wins and only nine losses. Leo Geibel ('23), also an AAU Champion, won the 220 free in the National Intercollegiates and set intercollegiate records in the 150 backstroke and 440 free. George Kojac ('31) continued his national and world record-setting performances on campus and off. He represented the U.S. in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, winning gold medals in the 100 backstroke and 800 free relay. He won the 100 free title at the 1931 NCAAs and combined with Bill Marquette ('30) and John Dryfuss ('32) for a world record in the 300 medley relay.
The Ballantine Gym was destroyed by a fire in the early morning of Jan. 30, 1930, necessitating construction of a new facility. "Borrowed" sites such as the New Brunswick YMCA and Princeton University were used for swimming until the College Avenue Gym opened on March 11, 1932, with a huge “Aquatic Carnival.”
Frank Elm and Judy Melick, the first Rutgers female swimmer
In the 1930s, Walter Spence ('34), a 1997 Rutgers Olympic Sports
Hall of Fame inductee, began his career “on the Banks.” Spence was an AAU Champion and a Canadian Olympian. He won the 100 free in three consecutive NCAA Championships and combined with Walt Ashley ('35), Ted Brick ('34) and Norm Kramer ('33), for a winning freestyle relay in the 1933 NCAAs. The 1930-33 teams boasted an overall record of 214. Later, Rutgers hosted the 1938 NCAA Championships at the “state of the art” College Avenue facility. From 1940-42 the Scarlet Knights registered a 22-6 record. The teams were led by AAU champ, Chuck Gantner ('44), who used the "new" breaststroke technique that eventually became the butterfly in 1954. Gantner was an Eastern Champion, National Champion and one-time world record holder. 1946-1956 saw continued successes with the teams recording an overall record of 64 wins against only nine losses. All-American Bob Nugent ('52), a 1997 Olympic Sports Hall of Fame inductee, epitomized the era. Earning First Team All-American honors in ‘49, '50 and '51, Nugent was 1948 Eastern Champion in the 100 free, and an NCAA finalist in both 1950 and 1951. Reilly left Rutgers with an enviable record of 240 wins and 92 losses. His teams recorded five undefeated seasons, and twelve seasons of only one loss, an overall .722 percentage. He was a recognized leader in the sport, having coached Olympians and world record holders during his long tenure at Rutgers. Riley was recently inducted into the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame. Head coach Otto Hill, led the Rutgers men from 1957-1961.
Frank Elm was appointed head coach in 1961 after Otto Hill was promoted to Athletic Business Administrator. Elm came to Rutgers as a successful AAU Coach, New Jersey Interscholastic Champion, AllAmerican from Indiana University and swimmer-coach in the Marine Corps. From 1961-72 the Scarlet Knights enjoyed 11-straight winning seasons, with an overall 79-42 record. The creation of the Eastern Seaboard Championships in 1965 brought the Scarlet Knights to a new level. Swimmers Bill Clark ('63), Larry Jones and John Wasylyk (64), Don Galluzzi and Marty Flickenger ('65), and diver Roy Nichols ('64) (Eastern Champion and NCAA top-eight finisher) were the top performers. In 1968, Rutgers was fourth in the prestigious Easterns with top six performances by Bob Chenaux ('66), in the 1650, Dave Feigley ('66) in diving, sprinters and All-Americans Bruce Ball ('67) and Dick Woodrow ('66) and Peter Hibbard ('67), Eastern Champion in diving. Rutgers’ success in the Easterns continued with John Hannan ('68) scoring in the 1650, 500, and 200 fly while Jim Rose ('67), Elliot Cheneaux ('68), Jim Parkinson ('70), Jose Ferraioli ('69), Dave Helming ('71) and divers Peter Leitner ('70) and Ted Doeing ('72) contributed to the team’s efforts. Ferraioli, and the Cheneaux brothers represented native Puerto Rico in Olympic competition. Gregg Anderson '70 (Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame Inductee) was the leading point-scorer for the Scarlet Knights in the late 60s. He was named All-American in both 1968 and 1969 in the 200 backstroke and won three Eastern Championships while qualifying to compete in the NCAA's. The 70’s are best known for the inclusion of women in the RU program. Olympian Judy Mellick ('77), became the first female member of the Rutgers team and the first woman to compete with men. Mellick was among the pioneers as newly-coed RU embarked on a successful women's athletic program. In recognition of her contributions, Mellick was inducted into the first class of the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame. Rutgers women's swimming exploded on the scene with three consecutive undefeated seasons, 1975-1977, and a dominance of Eastern Championships. The RU women were the only Eastern team to place in the top ten at the 1977 Nationals. Fifteen swimmers earned All-
Frank Elm was a coach of the 1964 U.S. Olympic Team, of which Sue Pitt-Anderson and Ginnie Duenkel were members.
American recognition. Judy Mellick, Ellen Wallace, Debbie Franks, Maureen Mortell and Robin Locklair were among leaders, champions and stars of their era. Wallace later represented the U.S. at the Pan-Am Championships and has been inducted into the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame. A 1997 inductee into the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame is Tiny Condrillo Randazzo who was a consistent scorer in Eastern Championships, top six finisher in Nationals and two time All-American. In the 70’s Elm had a 70-20 win/loss record with the women's program. Frank Elm best described the 80’s when he retired in 1993. In an interview he said, "There have been so many highs and lows over the years. The lows were not winning too much, especially during the 80’s when basically we had no scholarship help and our pool was antiquated. We couldn't attract anybody, so it was really difficult to hang in there and keep going," (Star Ledger, April 30, 1993). But the Scarlet Knights did keep going and continued with a proud and competitive decade. The 80’s saw mostly .500 seasons for both men and women, but the teams were spirited and competitive. The 1987-88 season saw five school records broken. James McGuckin received the unprecedented awarding of both the James H. Reilly trophy and August Heintzmann awards. Swimmers Ron Farina, Peter Loftus and Ted Zlydaszek combined to lead the men to an 8-2 record and set eight school records in 1989. Long-awaited news that a new facility would actually be built aided Coach Elm in recruiting. Elm recruits Jeff Farschon, Larry Page, and Tim Berlin led the Scarlet Knights’ rebuilding efforts. Atlantic 10 Champions and school record holders Farschon and Page were named Swimmers of the Year in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Elm retired after 31 years at the helm of Rutgers swimming. He led the efforts to construct the "state of the art" swimming facility which is part of the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus. The facility, located just west of the football stadium, was completed in 1991. Elm enjoyed two seasons in the swimmers' new home before retiring.
season was highlighted by a first-ever victory over Army. In 1997, California transplant and well-known coach Chuck Warner took over the building process at Rutgers. Warner began the process of re-building a championship program and continuing the storied success of Rutgers swimming. In 1998-99, the men’s team jumped from 10th to fifth at the BIG EAST Championships and in 1999-2000, the women vaulted from ninth to second at the conference championships, the most dramatic leap of any team in the BIG EAST. For his efforts, Warner was named BIG EAST Women’s Coach of the Year, following a season that saw his women’s squad finish with a 7-2 overall mark and shatter 20 school swimming and diving records. This feat, along with the 6-3 mark posted by the men’s squad, which finshed third in the conference, served as tangible proof that Rutgers swimming was on the rise on a conference and national level. In 2002-03 the women’s team finished third in the conference, and broke all but two school records. The women’s team also saw its first ever qualifier for the NCAA Championship meet in Erin McIntyre. Erin made the “A cut” in the 1650 freestyle, and also qualified for the 400IM and 500 freestyle. A year later, the women jumped to second in the conference and Warner was once again named BIG EAST Coach of the Year. The 2004-05 season was highlighted by the remarkable individual accomplishments of All-American Kelly Harrigan and senior Sean Smith, who both came away with BIG EAST Most Outstanding Performer honors a the conference championship meet. Both the men’s and women’s squads finished in third place, behind only Notre Dame and Pittsburgh, and are poised to remain at the top of the conference standings for years to come. The 2005-06 season, arguably one of the most successful under Coach Warner, was highlighted by the team’s second-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships and 18th-place showing at the NCAA Championships, the highest team finish in the program's history. The Rutgers University swimming and diving team added yet another successful season to the programs storied history during the 2006-07 season. The team demonstrated the programs growing success by winning six straight dual meet competitions to end the season with a 6-1 record overall and a 3-0 mark in BIG EAST competition. The Scarlet Knights once again placed 2nd in the BIG EAST Championships and managed a 22nd place finish at the NCAA Championships. In 2008 the Scarlet Knights captured three individual first-place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships and two swimmers advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Shayna Longacre garned Honorable Mention AllAmerican honors with her performace at the NCAA Tournament. Additionally, numerous former, current and future Scarlet Knights competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. In 2009, Catherine Whetstone earned a trip to the NCAA’s after earning the gold at the BIG EAST Championships - and setting a new meet record - in the 100 backstroke After the 2010 season, a new era was ushered in with the hiring of head coach Phil Spiniello.
1993 TO PRESENT
Elizabeth Blau, an Elm assistant, became the head coach in 1993 and led the team in its transition from the Atlantic 10 Conference to the tougher and faster BIG EAST. Scarlet Knight swimmers in 1994 went 7-2 in men's competition, and 4-5 in women's contests. Nine school records fell that season. Diving coach Fred Woodruff was named Atlantic 10 Diving Coach of the Year in 1995. Interim Coach Rick Simpson led the 1996-97 Scarlet swimmers as Rutgers hosted the BIG EAST Championships at the Werblin Center. The
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RUTGERS SWIMMING/DIVING AWARDS AUGUST W. HENIZMAN JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY (INSPIRATIONAL) 1933 Walter Ashley ‘35 1934 Walter Spence ‘34 1935 Edward Simpson ‘34 1936 Frederick L. Faulkner ‘37 1937 G. Doane McCarthy ‘37 1938 Kenneth MacWhinney ‘38 1939 William S. Lakamp Jr. ‘39 1940 James T. Barnes ‘40 1941 Roberg G. Faulkner ‘41 1942 Leonard Zubko ‘42 1943 Ralph J. Buratti ‘44 1948 Alvin Benedict ‘49 1949 James F. McNeil ‘50 1950 William Irwinë 50 1951 Joseph P. Kohut ‘53 1952 Robert E. Nugent ‘52 1953 Edward S. Nelson ‘54 1954 Jerome C. Dodgen ‘55 1955 William J. McGugan ‘55 1956 Richard D’accardi ‘56 1957 Charles J. Mooney Jr. ‘57 1958 Ernest A. Lotito ‘58 1959 Douglas W. Nabholz ‘59 1960 Robert Fenstermaker ‘60 1961 Joseph E. Smith ‘61 1962 Monroe C. Nichols ‘63 1963 William M. Clark ‘63 1964 Lawrence C. Jones ‘64 1965 Martin M Flickinger ‘65 1966 David A. Feigley ‘66 1967 Bruce N. Ball ‘67 1968 John W. Hannan ‘68 1969 Paul E. Liniak ‘69 1970 Gregg R. Anderson ‘70 1971 David S. Helming ‘71 1972 Randall J. Burton ‘72 1973 Daniel E. Wolfred ‘74 1973 Matthew S. Whalen ‘74 1974 Mark Carawan ‘75 1975 Henry P.E. Fryczynski ‘77 1976 William T. Zenga ‘77 1977 William T. Zenga ‘77 1978 Carl Minnis ‘78 1979 Gary Pabst ‘79 1980 Gerald Dawson ‘82 1981 Stephan Nagle ‘81 1982 Joe Jankewicz ‘82 1982 Gerry Dawson ‘82 1983 Thomas J. Good ‘84 1984 Scott H. Dunn ‘85 1984 Bruce T. Matthews ‘84 1985 James McGuckin ‘85 1986 Fred Oberkehr ‘87 1987 James Quackenbush ‘87 1989 Richard Andrews ‘91 1990 Grant Hodgson ‘88
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ronald Farina ‘92 Vince Labella ‘92 Todd Lewandowski ‘93 Tim Berlin ‘96 Tim Berlin ‘96 Lawrence Page ‘95 Kevin Dunn ‘96 Matt Tevald ‘96 Tom Chapman ‘97 Jungbin Song ‘98 Scott Pusey ‘00 Michael Jorosz ‘99 Brendan Bernard ‘02 Michael Kush ‘03 Nathan Ilnicki ‘04 Nathan Illnicki ‘04 Chris Farrell ‘06 Jon Mammano ‘05 Katie Kuczmarskki ‘06 Laura Fabiano ’07 Erin Saunders ‘10 Tracy Dimond ‘10
1983 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
RUTGERS ALUMNI SWIMMING AWARD (LEADERSHIP) Mary Manley Eileen Hughes Jennifer Lathrop Sharon Petropoulos Rebecca L. Evans Laura Myers Mary Sue Sheehan Kelly Fleming Kelly Fleming Kelly Fleming Kelly Fleming Suzanne Herman Jennifer McIlvaine Virginia Fry Jennifer Drogan Jennifer Drogan Brenda Amerman Brenda Amerman Tiffany Sawin Ellie Engle Patricia Olson Regan Madonia Class of 2003 Casmera Wick Kelly Roche Bobby Daplyn Katie Kuczmarski Cat Hetzel Linda Tate
FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Tiffany Sawin Ellie Engle
1998 1998 1999 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Megan Harris Patricia Olson Angell Morse Casmera Wick Erin McIntyre Samantha Caetano Molly Jones Kelly Harrigan Sarah Gault Catherine Hetzel Madison Kennedy Shayna Longacre Kirsten Fontana Brianne Lindblad Brittney Kuras
MOST VALUABLE MEMBER (WOMEN) 1986 Catherine Clark 1987 Laura Myers 1987 Lisa Silverman 1988 Kelly Fleming 1989 Mary Sue Sheehan 1989 Robyn Snyder 1990 Karen Livingston 1991 Jacqueline Terreri 1992 Sherrie Zeilke 1992 Tara Yalante 1993 Sherrie Terreri 1993 Anne Fletcher 1994 Jennifer McIlvaine 1995 Carrieanne Eberhardt 1996 Carrieanne Eberhardt 1997 Carrieanne Eberhardt 1998 Ellie Engle 1999 Angell Morse 2000 Erin McIntyre 2001 Erin McIntyre 2002 Erin McIntyre 2002 Casmera Wick 2003 Kelly Harrigan 2004 Kelly Harrigan 2005 Kelly Harrigan 2006 Kelly Harrigan 2007 Madison Kennedy 2008 Shayna Longacre 2009 Catherine Whetstone 2010 Catherine Whetstone 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
DIVER OF THE YEAR Michael Jarosz Michael Jarosz Joe Petrini ‘03 Joe Petrini ‘03 Joe Petrini ‘03 Kelly Gerhardstein ‘04 Kelly Gerhardstein ‘04 Jared Bench ‘05 Meghan Senso
2007 2008 2009 2010
Andre Watson Erin Saunders Erin Saunders Erin Saunders
1998 1999 2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
DIVER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Kathleen Greslik Lindsey Gronlund Kristin Figueroa Kelly Gerhardstein Matthew Kittle Matthew Kittle Olivier Giron Jared Bench Tyler Beckenbach Meghan Senso Erin Saunders N/A Jennifer Betz
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
BURIAN AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Joe Mammano Jonathan Hupp Bobby Daplyn Angelina Colavito Jessica Burnett Denise Letendre
1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1987 1998 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
JAMES H. REILLY TROPHY (MVP) Robert G. Cheanaux Richard H. B. Woodrow Bruce N. Ball John W. Hanna Gregg R. Amderson Jose Ferraoli Randall J. Burton David S. Helming Ross C. Houser Mark Carawan Jeffery H. Bush Henry Fryczynski Charles F. La Due Gary J. Pabst Stephan Nagle Stephen Nagle Stephen Nagle Ron Borchers Tim Joyce Bruce T. Matthews Richard H. Dilzer James McGuckin James Quackenbush Dave Schiller Fred Oberkehr William Cummings James Teipel Peter Lpftus Kenneth Matin Larry Page Larry Page Jeff Farschon Jeff Farschon
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Larry Page Kevin Dunn Matthew Tevald Matther Tevald Dennis Matulewicz Brendan Laracy Brendan Laracy Brendan Laracy Sean Smith, Matthew Campbell Matt Campbell Ivan Morse, Sean Smith
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
MEYER AWARD (leadership) James Russell Michael Haro Dennis Matulewicz Scott Pusey Brandon Sullivan Daniel Samarov Robert Binz Robert Binz Sean Smith Johnathn Hupp Adam Papendick Bobby Daplyn
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
MALE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Matthew Smith Dennis Matulewicz Adam Herman Brendan Laracy Tim Harris Matthew Campbell Nathan Ilnicki Ivan Morse Ryan Campbell Bobby Daplyn Scott Thompson Class of 2009 Cole Courtamance, Tyson Slesnick
RUTGERS ALL-TIME SWIMMING AWARD WINNERS OLYMPIANS
James Reilley George Kojac ‘31 Walter Spence ‘34 (Canada) Bob Chenaux ‘66 (Puerto Rico) Jose Ferraioli ‘69 (Puerto Rico) Judy Mellick ‘77
WORLD RECORD HOLDERS
James Reilly Clarence Ross ‘23 (Masters Age Group) George Kojac ‘31 Bill Marquette ‘30 John Dryfuss ‘32 Chuck Gantner ‘44
INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME
Clarence Ross ‘23
Leo Geibel ‘23 Walter Spence ‘34 Chuck Gantner ‘44
Richard Levis ‘28 Bob Nugent ‘52 Peter Hibbard ‘67 (Diving) Gregg Anderson ‘70
James Reilly Bob Galbraith ‘24 (Diving) Leo Geibel ‘23 Walter Spence ‘34 Harry Lewis ‘28
(1926-28) George Kojac ‘31 Ed Tilley ‘29 Bob Johnson ‘29 Frank Johnson ‘30 Walt Ashley ‘35 Ted Brick ‘34 Norm Kramer ‘33 Chuck Gantner ‘44
Bob Nugent ‘52 (1949, ‘50, ‘51) Gregg Anderson ‘70 (1968, ‘69) Judy Mellick ‘77(Diving) Ellen Wallace Debbie Franks Maureen Mortell Robin Locklair Eugenie Condrillo Randazzo Erin McIntyre (2002) Kelly Harrigan (2004, 2005, 2006)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS
Erin McIntyre (2001, 2002) Casmera Wick (2002) Samantha Caetano (2002) Molly Jones (2002) Kelly Harrigan (2003) Allyson Parent (2006) Ashley Dunphy (2006) Laura Wright (2006) Madison Kennedy (2006, 2007) Catherine Whetstone (2007) Shayna Longacre (2008)
RICHARD L. McCORMICK PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY Richard L. McCormick is the 19th president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. A scholar of American political history who began his academic career on the Rutgers faculty, he returned as president in 2002 after serving as provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of the University of Washington. Dr. McCormick’s goal is to advance Rutgers within the top tier of American public research universities. His ambitions for the university include an enriched learning experience for every student; teaching and research focused on global human problems; diversity of students, faculty, staff, and programs; and deeper connections with the people of New Jersey. President McCormick led a major restructuring and reinvigoration of undergraduate education at Rutgers-New Brunswick, the university’s largest campus. The plan merged four undergraduate colleges into a School of Arts and Sciences, expanded access to academic programs and learning communities, and established a popular First-Year Seminar program that offers more than 100 courses – each with no more than 20 students – on a wide range of topics taught by top faculty. Other initiatives undertaken during Dr. McCormick’s tenure include: * The Rutgers Future Scholars Program, a pilot project to encourage minority and low-income teenagers from the university’s host cities to pursue higher education by offering mentorship and college preparation support, and the promise of free tuition to those admitted to Rutgers. * Establishment of the first-ever universitywide alumni body, the Rutgers University Alumni Association. * Rutgers Against Hunger, an initiative that combines volunteerism, research, education, and donations to address food security in the state of New Jersey. * Rutgers-Camden’s first-ever doctoral-level academic program, a Ph.D. in childhood studies – the first in the nation in this emerging discipline. * Establishment of the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark’s first new school in more than three decades. Born in 1947, President McCormick earned a B.A. in American studies from Amherst College in 1969 and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1976. He is married to Joan Barry McCormick, RU ’88. Dr. McCormick has three children, Betsy, Michael, and Katie.
TIM PERNETTI DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS A lifetime New Jersey native with a strong passion for his alma mater, Tim Pernetti has come fullcircle in becoming one of the nation’s youngest leaders in college athletics. A former studentathlete “On the Banks”, Pernetti was named Rutgers’ sixth Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on February 26, 2009. He oversees 24 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams in New Brunswick, a larger number than fielded at most of the university’s peer institutions. Pernetti has been influential in the world of college athletics since he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass media from Rutgers in 1993, and a master’s degree in communication in 1995. Prior to returning to Rutgers, Pernetti was the Executive Vice President, Content, for CBS College Sports Network. In that role, he oversaw the rights and relationship business, on-air talent, and all network programming and content on air, online and across all screens for the nation’s first company dedicated to college sports. Pernetti helped to build the CBS College Sports Network, previously CSTV, prior to its launch in 2003, and has played a critical role in establishing it as the multi-media leader in college sports programming, content, news and information. He was a recipient of the prestigious Sports Business Journal Forty under Forty Award, and the Multichannel News 40 under 40 Award both in 2008. Charged with developing relationships, acquiring rights and creating multi-platform original programming for the first ever 24-hour sports college sports network, Pernetti successfully navigated through a complicated web of media rights deals to come up with new ways to serve college sports fans. Pernetti worked closely with the NCAA and hundreds of schools in every major conference, securing over 2,500 hours of event programming each year and multiple NCAA Championships across 35 men’s and women’s sports. Pernetti was in charge of the CBS College Sports Network exclusive long-term agreements with the US Naval Academy, Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, and the Atlantic 10. Further, he managed company relationships with more than 30 conferences and thousands of institutions. Pernetti remains most proud of establishing a strong relationship in women’s collegiate sports including the establishment of a women’s basketball game of the week package in 2004 with the BIG EAST Conference. In 2006, Pernetti spearheaded a landmark multi-media partnership with the NCAA to make CBS College Sports Network the home of Division II Sports. The innovative deal effectively increased the scope and reach of NCAA Division II sports with hundreds of games now available nationally via the broadcast network and online.
Pernetti’s commitment to providing greater exposure to women’s and under-served sports is evidenced by the network’s unprecedented coverage of lacrosse and volleyball, among others. He has also been at the forefront of the development and creation of the Collegiate Nationals, which crowns champions in dozens of high endurance sports, and innovative original production including CBS College Sports Network’s groundbreaking NCAA March Madness Central, NCAA March Madness Highlights on CBS College Sports, and the WIRED franchise which gives viewers an inside look at games and events through wireless microphones on coaches during game action. Prior to joining CBS College Sports Network, Pernetti served eight years at ABC-TV and ABC Sports most recently as Director of Programming, where he was integral in acquiring, managing and developing several ABC Sports properties including college football, the Bowl Championship Series, and college basketball. For five years, Pernetti handled relationships and negotiated television rights with all of the major collegiate conferences. As a student at Rutgers, Pernetti was a four-year letterwinner at tight end on the Rutgers football squad. He was also the color commentator for Rutgers Football on the Rutgers Football Radio Network and announced weekly NFL games nationally on Sports USA Radio. A resident of Oakland, N.J., Pernetti is married to the former Danielle Bahto. His wife also graduated from Rutgers and was a letterwinner on the women’s lacrosse team. Danielle and Tim are the proud parents of their three children – Max, Conor and Natalie.
26 A BRIEF HISTORY
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of the leading universities in the nation. The university is comprised of 27 degree-granting divisions; 10 undergraduate colleges, 11 graduate schools, and six schools offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Five are located in Camden, eight in Newark, and 13 in New Brunswick and one in Newark and New Brunswick. Rutgers has a unique history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. Chartered in 1766 as Queen's College, the eighth institution of higher learning to be founded in the colonies, the school opened its doors in New Brunswick in 1771 with a handful of first-year students. During its early years, the college developed as a classic liberal arts institution. In 1825, the name of the college was changed to honor a former trustee and Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel Henry Rutgers. Rutgers College became the land-grant college of New Jersey in 1864, resulting in the establishment of the Rutgers Scientific School, featuring departments of agriculture, engineering, and chemistry. Further expansion in the sciences came with the founding of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in 1880, the College of Engineering (now the School of Engineering) in 1914, and the College of Agriculture (now the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) in 1921. The precursors to several other Rutgers divisions were also established during this period: the College of Pharmacy (now the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy) in 1892, the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass Residential College, part of the School of Arts and Sciences) in 1918, and the School of Education (now Graduate School of Education) in 1924. In 1924, Rutgers College officially became Rutgers University, a reflection of the institution’s rapidly expanding number of schools and academic programs. Early in the century, Rutgers had begun offering educational opportunities to women when the New Jersey College for Women was founded in 1918, and to adult learners when University College, an evening division, was established in 1934. After World War II, enrollment exploded as Rutgers admitted all qualified candidates under the GI Bill. Rutgers was becoming an institution for all people, and in 1945 and 1956, state legislative acts formally designated Rutgers as The State University of New Jersey. A flurry of expansion ensued. The University of Newark (now Rutgers–Newark) joined Rutgers in 1946, followed by the College of South Jersey (now Rutgers–Camden) in 1950. An ambitious building program added libraries, classrooms, and student housing across the three regional campuses. In 1969, Livingston College opened, providing a coeducational residential experience with a special commitment to diversity. Graduate education in the arts and sciences grew through the establishment of the Graduate School–New Brunswick, the Graduate School–Newark, and the Graduate School–Camden. Professional schools were formed to serve students in the fields of business; communication, information, and library studies; criminal justice; education; fine arts; law; management and labor relations; nursing; planning and public policy; psychology; public affairs and administration; and social work. Meanwhile, as industry and government sought partners in solving problems and advancing knowledge, the concept of the research university emerged. In 1981, Rutgers adopted a blueprint for its transformation into a major public research university. With increased support from state, federal, and corporate partners, Rutgers’ strength in research grew dramatically. In 1989, in recognition of its enhanced stature, Rutgers was invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, an organization comprising the top 63 research universities in North America. Today, professors and students work in more than 230 specialized research centers, unraveling mysteries in marine sciences, early childhood education, neuroscience, advanced materials, climate change, nutrition, homeland security, transportation, stem cells, and many other areas that can improve life both in New Jersey and around the world. A 2007 major reorganization of undergraduate education in New Brunswick reinvigorated the undergraduate experience for both students and faculty by combining the traditions and strengths of four undergraduate liberal arts colleges—Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University—into a single School of Arts and Sciences. With 27 schools and colleges, Rutgers offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 graduate and professional degree programs. The university graduates more than 10,000 students each year, and has more than 380,000 living alumni residing in all 50 states and on six continents. Rutgers also sponsors community initiatives in all 21 New Jersey counties. Universitywide, new degree programs, research endeavors, and community outreach are in development to meet the demands of the 21st century. Today, Rutgers continues to grow, both in its facilities and in the variety and depth of its educational and research programs. The university's goals for the future include the continued provision of the highest quality education, along with the increased support of research and commitment to public service to meet the needs of society.
UNDERGRADUATE Accounting African & African-American Studies African-American Studies Africana Studies Agricultural Science Allied Health Technologies American Studies Ancient and Medieval Civilizations Animal Science Anthropology Anthropology, Evolutionary Art/Design/Digital Art (B.F.A.) Art/Visual Arts (B.A.) Art/Visual Arts (B.F.A.) Art History Astrophysics Biochemistry Bioenvironmental Engineering Biological Sciences Biology Biomathematics Biomedical Technology (B.S.) Biotechnology Botany Business Administration Cell Biology and Neuroscience Central and Eastern European Studies Chemistry
Childhood Studies Chinese Classics Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communication Comparative Literature Computer Science Criminal Justice Dance (B.A.) Dance (B.F.A.) East Asian Languages and Area Studies Ecology and Natural Resources Education Teacher Certification Economics Education Engineering Applied Sciences Engineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering General Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
English Environmental/Business Economics Environmental Planning and Design Environmental Planning and Design/Landscape Architecture Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior Environmental Science European Studies Exercise Science Finance Food Science French General Science Genetics Genetics & Microbiology Geography Geological Sciences Geology Geoscience Engineering German History History/French History/Political Science Hospitality Management Human-Computer Interaction Human Resource
Management Independent/Individualized Major Information Systems Information Technology and Informatics Interdisciplinary Major Italian Italian Studies Jewish Studies Journalism and Media Studies Journalism Labor Studies/Employment Relations Latin American Studies Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Law (6-year Joint B.A. /J.D.) Liberal Studies Linguistics Management Management and Global Business Management Information Systems Marine Sciences Marketing Mathematics Mathematics, Applied Medical Technology
Medicine, Osteopathic (7-year Joint Camden/UMDNJ, School of Osteopathic Medicine) Medicine (8-year Joint New Brunswick/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Medicine (7-year Joint NCAS/UMDNJ offered in Newark) Medieval Studies Meteorology Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Music (B.A.) Music (B.Mus.) Nursing Nutritional Sciences Pharmacy Philosophy Physician Assistant (w/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-UMDNJ) Physics Physics, Applied Planning and Public Policy Plant Science Political Science Portuguese
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies Prebusiness Predentistry Prelaw Premedicine Preveterinary Medicine Psychology Public Health Public Service Puerto Rican Studies Religion Russian Science, Technology, and Society Science, General Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Statistics/Mathematics Supply Chain Management Teacher Certification Theater Theater Arts Theater Arts, Television and Media Arts Urban Studies Video Production Visual Arts Women’s Studies Women’s and Gender Studies Zoology
27 RUTGERS AT A GLANCE • Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, Rutgers is the eighth oldest college in the nation. • Rutgers was designated the State University of New Jersey by legislative acts in 1945 and 1956. • Rutgers is New Jersey’s largest public research university and is located on three regional campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick/Piscataway. • Rutgers was named New Jersey’s land-grant university in 1864 and has a special responsibility for serving the needs of the state. • Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a highly selective organization comprised of the 63 leading research universities in North America. • There are 27 degree-granting schools and colleges, offering more than 270 total bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral and professional degree programs. • Rutgers is one of New Jersey’s major employers with more than 13,000 full-time faculty and staff. • For every dollar New Jersey invests in Rutgers, the university channels $6 into the state’s economy. The University’s 2009 economic impact report showed that Rutgers and its faculty, staff, students and visitors channel $3.8 billion in direct and indirect spending into the state economy – more than six times the state’s $595.3 million investment in the university. • With holdings of more than 3.6 million volumes, the Rutgers library system ranks among the nation’s largest. • Rutgers enrolls more than 54,000 students, including over 40,000 undergraduates and 14,000 graduate students. • More than 10,000 students each year earn a degree from Rutgers. • The university has more than 380,000 living alumni; 216,000 alumni reside in New Jersey. • In 2008, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccredited Rutgers for the next 10 years. TEACHING AND LEARNING • Rutgers faculty include Fulbright Scholars, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and winners of many other prestigious awards and grants. • Rutgers History Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her landmark work, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W. W. Norton, 2008). • The graduate philosophy department is ranked second in the English-speaking world by the Philosophical Gourmet Report. • Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) is uniquely positioned at the epicenter of global business – just under 20 minutes from New York City – giving students easy access to leading global corporations to build lasting relationships. RBS delivers cutting-edge curricula that combine the mix of business and science required by today’s employers. • RBS is consistently ranked as the top business school in New Jersey and among the top three in the Greater New York Metropolitan area. The Executive MBA is ranked 13th in the U.S. by The Financial Times and the Master of Quantitative Finance is among the top 10 programs nationally, as ranked by Wall Street executives. The MBA program was ranked 17th in the country for the employment rate of its graduates three months after graduation by U.S. News & World Report. To meet rising demand, a new on-year MBA track was created for students with advanced standing. • In Newark, the business School resides in a new state-of-the-art building which opened in 2009. And in New Brunswick, a new building will open in 2013 as the center of a new Livingston Professional Campus, accommodating the massive growth in the new four-year undergraduate program. • The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is ranked fourth among the nation’s top graduate programs in urban planning according to a survey by Planetizen, a Los Angeles-based planning and development network. RESEARCH • Streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, and other potent antibiotics were discovered at Rutgers by Professor Selman Waksman and his students in the 1940s. Waksman received the Nobel Prize for his important contributions to medicine. • The Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center, part of the Division of Life Sciences of the School of Arts and Sciences, is located in Nelson Laboratories on the New Brunswick campus where its mission is to support research with human embryonic stem cells for Rutgers University researchers and collaborators. • The Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository is a valuable resource for researchers around the world studying the role heredity plays in such complex genetic diseases as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, diabetes, and Tourette's syndrome. • The Protein Data Bank, based at Rutgers, is the international repository of three-dimensional protein structures. With $30 million in federal funding, the data bank provides vital information on more than 57,000 proteins and other macromolecules for scientists working to design more effective treatments for disease. • Rutgers’ Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences ranks among America’s top 15 marine research organizations based on peer competition for all federally funded oceanographic research. • The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, the only pharmacy school in New Jersey and one of the top institutions of its kind in the nation, ranks in the top 10 percent among pharmacy schools nationwide in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health with $8.8 million of funding awarded to the school in 2009. • Rutgers holds more than 550 United States patents, 325 of which have been issued since 2000. Since 1989, Rutgers has licensed more than 65 start-up or early-stage companies. • Rutgers is a partner in the Southern African Large Telescope, one of the world's largest optical telescopes and the southern hemisphere's newest eye-on-the-sky. • Rutgers University is leading the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium, a $52.7 million research program to reveal the roles that proteins play in life’s most fundamental processes. SERVICE TO NEW JERSEY • Rutgers’ Center for Government Services trains New Jersey’s municipal employees to better serve their constituents and trains approximately 8,000 annually through 18 separate programs and 150 courses. • In 2005, the Division of Continuing Studies offered 3,700 course sections to more than 45,000 individuals. Courses are offered in every county in New Jersey. • The Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist at Rutgers is the state’s official weather resource. • Each year, Rutgers holds the New Jersey Folk Festival and Ag Field Day on a single Saturday in April. In 2009, the University built on these events and hosted the inaugural “Rutgers Day,” which now encompasses the five New Brunswick campuses and brings more than 75,000 people to Rutgers to celebrate the institution’s three-part mission of teaching, research and service. SERVICE TO THE NATION • Rutgers research on life deep beneath the ocean’s surface is prominently featured in “Volcanoes of the Deep,” an IMAX film that has been shown at museums around the country. • Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station has offices in all 21 New Jersey counties and serves the residents of the state through research, education and service programs that run the gamut from 4-H Youth Development to family and community health. Research from the Experiment Station has led to renowned Jersey tomatoes, disease-resistant dogwoods, improved coastline management, new forms of mosquito control and world-famous turfgrass varieties that have been used everywhere from the new Yankee Stadium to the Augusta National Golf Club. • Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences builds on a tradition of hands-on learning and research excellence in areas that cover the biological spectrum from organisms to ecosystems. Students and researchers alike are dedicated to finding solutions to the problems that most concern our state’s residents, particularly in the areas of environmental sustainability, alternative energy, food, health and nutrition. • Such nationally respected institutes at Rutgers as the National Transit Institute and the National Institute for Early Education Research are helping to shape national and state policy in critical areas. • Rutgers is the nation’s primary source for anti-terror security training for public transit workers. • In April of 2009, Rutgers was selected by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to co-lead a new DHS Center of Excellence in Command, Control, and Interoperability (CCI) to conduct research into the technological issues involved with maintaining homeland security. It is one of 12 DHS Centers of Excellence in the nation. • The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s National Transit Institute is one of seven academic institutions around the nation that will make up a new National Transportation Security Center of Excellence. • Most meals ready to eat (MREs) manufactured for our nation’s troops are produced using Rutgers-developed technology. • The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center is a pioneer in developing effective methods to help autistic children.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has produced numerous alumni who have achieved high levels of success in their chosen fields. All told, Rutgers has over 380,000 living alumni around the world, more than 215,000 of whom presently live in New 2010 INDUCTEES
Douglas P. Boyd GSNB’68, CEO of TeleSecurity Sciences Inc. and the holder of 13 U.S. patents. His pioneering research has advanced cardiac-imaging technology and explosive-detection systems worldwide. Greg Brown LC’82, Co-chief executive officer of Motorola Inc. and chief executive officer of Motorola’s Broadband Mobility Solutions business. Junot Díaz RC’92, Writer whose 2007 novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Alfred A. Edmond Jr. RC’83, Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, senior vice president of Earl G. Graves Publishing Co. Inc., and a member of the Black Enterprise editorial board. Margaret Marsh CCAS’67, GSNB’69, ’74, Historian of medicine who has authored four books and numerous articles and reviews. She is also a University Professor of History at Rutgers–Camden. PREVIOUS INDUCTEES Judge Abraham Abuchowski, CCAS ’70, GSNB ’75, Created drugs to treat childhood diseases and later founded Enzon, Inc. Rutgers–Camden placed him among its top 50 graduates at its 50th anniversary in 2000. (2002) Roger G. Ackerman, Eng ’60, GSNB ‘62 Corning visionary who led the company to the forefront of the digital age through his work on fiberoptics for internet systems. (2001) Martin Agronsky, RC ’36, Distinguished Journalist; Emmy Winner. Best known as the host of PBS television's Washington-based political talk show Agronsky & Company, Martin Agronsky pioneered the "talking heads" news format. He died in 1999 at age 84. (1995) Phillip Alampi, Ag ’34,GSE ’45, NJ Secretary of Agriculture. He earned 146 awards, including an honorary doctorate from Rutgers in 1969 and the Rutgers Alumni Association's Ernest T. Gardner Award for public leadership in 1985. He died in 1992 at age 79. (1994) Walter G. Alexander II, COE ‘43, The first black man to graduate from the College of Engineering in 1943. He later became the first black man to be appointed to New Jersey's State Board of Dentistry in 1972. He retired in 2007, having practiced dentistry for more than 50 years. (2009) Adrienne Scotchbrook Anderson, DC ’45, LHD ’91, Engineer; Chair, Board of Governors (1993) Richard L. Aregood, CCAS ’65, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and threetime winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. (1993) Jerome Aresty, RC '51, Developed Alfred Dunner Inc, a major sportswear firm in 1964. The company rose to the top of the fashion industry and currently has annual sales of nearly $100 million. Aresty has since retired from the business and concentrates his efforts on supporting several philanthropic organizations; chief among them is Rutgers. The state-of-the-art Aresty Amphitheater at Rutgers Stadium a prime example of his generosity. He passed away on June 5, 2009. (2007) Richard H. Askin Jr., RC ‘69, Askin recently completed a successful tenure as the second-longest-serving chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the honorary organization responsible for the Primetime Emmy Awards. For 10 years, he was president and CEO of Tribune Entertainment Company. (2008) Alice Aycock, DC ’68, Fine Arts Professor at Yale School of Visual Arts, Sculptor, Awarded National Endowment for the Arts (1993) Margaret C. Ayers, DC ’63, Philanthropist, activist. She is Executive Director of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. The foundation supports projects that advance women's reproductive rights and health nationally, monitor government performance in providing services to New York's most impoverished and vulnerable residents, and promote and nurture the arts in New York. (1998) Mary L. Baglivo, RC ‘79, One of the highest ranking women in the U.S. communications industry. As CEO and chair of the Americas at Saatchi & Saatchi, she has a seat on the
ACTRESS KRISTIN DAVIS Worldwide Executive Board and is responsible for the largest agency within the global network as well as Saatchi’s Latin American and Canadian regions. member of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement and the 2007 Woman of the Year title by Advertising Women of New York. She sits on the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers, serving as chair of The Rutgers Fund. She also supports the Mary L. Baglivo Scholarship in the School of Communications, Information and Library Studies. (2008) Charles Bailey, RC ’30, Heart Surgeon who developed new techniques and instruments for heart surgery, Passed away in 1993. (1991) Sol J. Barer, Graduate School-NB ‘74, Celgene Corporation’s chairman and CEO, delivering innovative and life-changing products that treat cancer and other severe immune/inflammatory conditions. (2008) Harland Bartholomew, Eng ’11, City planner (1998). For many years he was president of Harland Bartholomew & Associates, a firm that served as city planners for at least 125 major American and Canadian cities. He died in December 1989, a few months after his 100th birthday. Mario F. Batali, RC ‘82 Highly regarded chef with 14 restaurants, eight cookbooks, popular television programs, and philanthropy. (2004) Julia Baxter-Bates, DC ’38, Civil rights activist, The first African-American student admitted to Douglass College and was a Research Director for New York NAACP (1996). Julia Bates died in 2003. Fannie Bear Besser, NLaw ’20, Lawyer that was an Advocate for the Poor and social justice for over 60 years. In 1989, she earned the governor's Alice Paul Humanitarian Award for professional performance that exemplifies the "best and noblest characteristics of humankind." She died in 1992, just shy of her 92nd birthday. (1992) Felix M. Beck, SB ’49, GSM ’53, Housing and mortgage Executive. Was president of the Mortgage Bankers of America in 1983 and 1984. He also served as chair and CEO of Margaretten Financial Corporation and Margaretten & Company, Inc. (1998) Elise Biorn-Hansen Boulding, DC ’40, Sociologist, peace scholar, and activist, Founder of the International Peace Research Association. In 1990 she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by the American Friends Service Committee. (1994) Samuel G. Blackman, RC ’27, GSNB ’30, AP Journalist who broke Lindbergh kidnapping story. Retired from Journalism in 1969 to direct the American Press Institute. He passed away in 1995. (1997) Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein, NLaw, 1911 A member of the first graduating class of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, she was one of the first women to practice law in New Jersey and ran one of the most active law practices in Newark. She Died in 1991. (2001)
F. Herbert Bormann, Ag ’48, Renowned Ecologist and past president of the Ecological Society of America and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science. (1988) Joseph P. Bradley, RC 1836, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1870, where he served until his death in 1892. (1991) Floyd H. Bragg, RC ’36, Chairman, He served as chair of Rutgers' Board of Governors and of the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers, as well as president of the Rutgers Alumni Association. (1991) Philip Milledoler Brett, RC 1892, New York City Lawyer and former Rutgers President from 1930-1932. Brett Died in 1960 at the age of 89. (1998) Leonie Milhomme Brinkema, DC ‘66; SCILS ‘70 Legal professonal who led the conviction of three men who were directly involved in the attacks on Sept. 11. (2004) Avery F. Brooks, LC ’73, MGSA ’75, Actor, Director, Teacher. starred as Captain Sisko, the main character in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Awarded William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theater in 2007 (1993) Charles H. Brower, RC ’25, CEO, BBD&O; Chair, Board of Governors. He was inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Hall of Fame in 1981. Passed away in 1984 at the age of 82. (1993) Arthur R. Brown, Jr. GSNB ’77, Served as a county agricultural agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension for several years before Gov. Tom Kean named him New Jersey’s Secretary of Agriculture in 1982. Also worked for Gov. Jim Florio and Gov. Christine Whitman. (2002) Lester R. Brown, Ag ’55, Global Environmentalist and joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1959. Founder and president of Earth Policy Institute. Former President World Watch. (1995) Wayne R. Bryant, CLAW '72 Former New Jersey state senator (1995-2008) and Attorney (2005) Frank R. Burns, Ed ’49, GSE ’64, Former Head Football Coach. Inducted into the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame in 1989. (1993) Ruth Ann Burns, DC ’67, GSNB ’75, Public Television Executive, former vice president and director of Educational Resource Center for Thirteen/WNET, president of Burns Group. (1989) John J. Byrne, Jr., RC ’54, Chairman & CEO of Fund American Enterprises, Inc.; Former Chairman & CEO of GEICO Corporation (1996) William T. Cahill, CLaw ’37, New Jersey Governor. He died in 1996 at age 84(1990) Patricia Smith Campbell,DC ‘63 A research scientist with ALZA, pioneered the development of the technologies that allow treatments by using adhesive patches to deliver a controlled dose of medicine through the skin. (2004)
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Dorothy W. Cantor, Graduate School of APP ‘ 76, Became the first person with a Psy.D. degree and the first woman clinician to lead the American Psychological Association, the world's largest association of psychologists. She has served as president of the American Psychological Foundation since 2001. (2009) James Dickson Carr, RC 1892, Lawyer; First African-American Graduate. Died in 1920. (1991) Clifford P. Case, RC ’25, Former Congressmen and U.S. Senator. passed away in 1982 (1988) Ida L. Castro, GSNB ’78, NLaw ’82, Chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, first Latina recipient of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Award. She became the first Latina commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Personnel in 2002, a position she held until 2007. (1999). Stanley F. Cherrie, RC '64, A member of the Rutgers baseball and football teams who went on to become an officer in the U.S. Army where he rose to brigadier general and had two assignments in Vietnam. Earned the Distinguished Superior Service Medal before he retired from the U.S. Army in April 1998. (2007) Deron L. Cherry, Cook ’81, Former football great, business entrepreneur, Co-owner NFL football team. Inducted into the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame in 1993. (2000) Jay Chiat, Educ ’53, Influential advertising giant, a trailblazer whose creative genius revolutionized his industry (2000) Carol Teda Christ, DC ‘ 66 In 2002, Carol Teda Christ became the 10th president of Smith College, one of the largest women’s colleges in the nation. She was inducted into the Douglass Society in 2001. Former chair of Screaming Media. Chiat died in April 2002. (2003) John P. Clum, RC 1874, American frontiersman, was acting governor of New Mexico territory. Clum died in 1932. (1996) Stanley N. Cohen, RC ’56, Geneticist and author, He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his DNA research and received National Medal of Science in 1986 from President Reagan. (1994) Barbara Bell Coleman, Newark College of Arts and Sciences 1974 Former President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, coordinating development programs for 5,000 youngsters. (2004) Kevin J. Collins, NLaw ’64, Attorney, investment banking authority. He has been chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, and the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers. (1998) David L. Cowen, RC ’30, GSNB ’31, Pharmaceutical Historian and former chairmen at the Council of the Institute of Pharmacy for 10 years. Cowen passed away in 2006. (1992) Spencer R. Crew, GSNB ’73, ‘79 Executive director and chief executive officer of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The center, “show(s) the pro-active way African Americans sought freedom and the way people united in support of the belief that freedom was important to preserve for everyone.” (2003) James Cullen, RC ’64, Business executive and former president of Bell Atlantic Enterprises, New Jersey Bell, and the Bell Atlantic Corporation. He oversaw the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX and was chair of the national steering committee for the Rutgers Campaign. (2002) Robert Curvin, NCAS ’60, SSW ’67, Political scientist; Author; National Advocate for the Poor. President of Greentree Foundation. (1995)
Kristin Davis Mason Gross ‘87, Kristin Davis became a household name for her portrayal of Charlotte York in Sex and the City, the HBO series. She and the ensemble cast won or were nominated for numerous awards. At Rutgers, Davis studied under legendary acting coach and theater arts professor William Esper. (2009) William H.S. Demarest, RC 1883, Rutgers University President. Died in 1956. (1992) Simeon DeWitt, RC 1776, George Washington’s Chief Geographer. Died in 1834. (1995) Robert A. Druskin, RC ’69, Former COO of Citigroup Inc. Now Chairman of E*Trade Finanical Corporation. Established the Harriett and Robert Druskin Endowed Scholarship in 2001, which aids students who face financial challenges. He received the 2001-02 Rutgers University Medal for Philanthropic Excellence. Member of the Board of Trustees. (2007) Rene J. Dubos, GSNB ’27, Bacteriologist; Environmentalist. Dubos wrote 20 books, including So Human An Animal, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1969. Dubos died in 1982. (1992) Janet Evanovich, DC ’65, Author of the popular comedycrime novels featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. The number-one New York Times best-selling Plum novels have been described as part Indiana Jones, part Moonlighting, and part Midnight Run.(2002) Calista Flockhart, MGSA ‘88 Flockhart became a household name, having starred for five years in the highly rated television show Ally McBeal. Won the 1998 Golden Globe award and a 1999 Emmy for outstanding comedy series. Stars on ABC drama Brothers and Sisters. (2003) Jim Florio, CLaw ’67, Former Congressmen and New Jersey Governor. He was the former chair of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. (1995) Sharon A. Fordham, DC ‘75 The chief executive officer of WeightWatchers.com, Inc., she has earned many industry awards for her new product efforts, including several Edison Awards for “New Product of the Year” and Gold Effies for Most Effective Advertising. (2003) Jeanne M. Fox, DC ’75, CLaw ’79, Environmentalist, Feminist, Fox is a former president of the state's Board of Public Utilities who now serves as Commissioner. She is Former Regional Administrator for U.S. EPA (1997) Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, RC 1836, Senator, U.S. Secretary of State. Died in 1885 (1990) Milton Friedman, RC ’32, Economist and he won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1976. He passed away in 2006. (1987) C. Reed Funk, GSNB ’62, Joined Cook College as an instructor in 1956 and led one of the world’s most productive turf grass-breeding programs for 34 years. Inducted into inventors Hall of Fame, recipient of US Department of Agriculture’s Distinguished Service Award for Agricultural Research. (2002) Albert R. Gamper, Jr., UCN ’66, President and CEO of The CIT Group until 2004, charter member of the Rutgers Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Governors and the Board Overseers. (1999) James J. Gandolfini, RC ‘83 Star of the Emmy-award winning HBO series, the Sopranos which earned him numerous Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe awards and nominations. (2004) Ronald W. Giaconia, RC '58, Retired president of Giaconia Life Associates, Inc. A former baseball player who created the Ron and Toni Giaconia Endowed Scholarship for Rutgers baseball players. His various philanthropic efforts earned him the Silver Keystone award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He was also the former chair of the university's Board of Trustees and vice chair of the Board of Governors. He received a Meritorious Service Award in 1993 and a Loyal Sons of Rutgers Award in 1998. (2007) Louis Gluck, RC '48 Considered the father of Neonatologist. Died in 1997. (2005) Arthur M. Goldberg, RC ’63, Former President & CEO of Park Place Entertainment Corp., Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. and chairman of DeGiorgio Company. Goldberg died in 2000. (1999) Bernard R. Goldberg, RC '67 Author, Television journalist, Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel. He has won a total of 8 Emmy awards. (2005) Matthew Golombek, RC ’76, Geologist, senior research scientist at NASA. (1998)
Michael Gottlieb, MD, RC ’69, World-renowned AIDS doctor & researcher. He is a cofounder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research. He received Lifetime Science Award from Center for Study of Immunology and Aging. (1996) William Elliot Griffis, RC 1869, Educator, Targum Founder. Griffis died in 1928. (1990) Jean Coughlan Griswold, DC ’52, GSE ’56, Founder & Chief Executive, Special Care, Inc. (1995) Richard M. Hale, AG ’44, GSNB ’48, Industrialist, Community Leader, Chairman & CEO of Halecrest Company. He served as president of the New Jersey Aggregates Association and founded the New Jersey Alliance for Action. Hale died in 2004. (1997) Elizabeth Cavanna Harrison, DC ’29, Author and has wrote more than 80 books. Harrison died in 2001 at age 92. (1990) Terry Hart, GSNB ’78, Astronaut, awarded National Defense medal. (1994) Douglas R. Heir, CLaw ’85, Lawyer, Writer. One of the world's greatest wheelchair athletes, he has won more than 300 gold medals. (1987) John J. Heldrich, UCNB ’50, Former Executive Committee & Board of Directors, Johnson & Johnson (1995) George William Hill, RC 1859, World-renowned astronomer in celestial mechanics. Hill received a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society of London in 1887 and the Damoiscan Prize of the Paris Academy of Sciences for his research on the lunar theory. He died in 1914. (1996) Washington C. Hill, CCAS '61 One of the foremost perinatologists in the world and a leading expert on maternal-fetal medicine. Chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. (2006) Garret A. Hobart, RC 1863, U.S. Vice President. Died in 1899 (1990) Arthur J. Holland, UCNB ’54, GSNB ’59, Mayor of Trenton for 26 years. Holland died in 1989. (1990) Richard J. Hughes, NLaw ’31, New Jersey Governor. he had served as assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, and as a judge on the Mercer County Court Bench, the state Superior Court, and later in the state Appellate Division. He died in 1992. (1987) William J. Hughes, RC ’55, CLaw ’58, Former Democratic Congressman and ambassador to Panama (1995-1998). (1997) Mir A. Imran, SOE ‘77, Renowned scientist and prolific inventor who developed the world's first automatic implantable defibrillator, a device that has saved more than two million lives since 1981. He is also the founder and CEO of InCube Laboratories, Inc., one of North America's oldest and most successful medical device incubators. Imran has been named in nearly 350 patents. (2009) Jerry Izenberg, NCAS ’52, Sports Writer, Newark Star-Ledger. A member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Emmy Award winner for producing “A Man Named Lombardi” (1991) Ralph Izzo, Business School ‘02, Ralph Izzo has been chairman, president, and CEO of PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group) since 2007. In 2007, NJBIZ named PSEG New Jersey Corporation of the Year for its financial stability, leadership on environmental issues, and commitment to the state. (2009)
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TODAY SHOW HOST NATALIE MORALES Jack H. Jacobs, RC ’66, GSNB ‘72 Col. Jack Jacobs, who entered military service through Rutgers ROTC, earned the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1969, the nation’s highest military award, for exceptional heroism on the battlefields of Vietnam. He also holds three Bronze Stars and two Silver Stars. Herb Jaffe, NCAS ’54, Former Legal Affairs Editor, Newark Star-Ledger. He is a two-time winner of the American Bar Association's Certificate of Merit in Journalism. (1991) Paul "Pete" Jennings, RC ’45, Cardiologist, educator, author (1998) Edward M. Jordan, LC ‘77 National Basketball Association Player, Coach. Former coach of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. (2004) Samuel B. Judah, RC 1816, First Jewish graduate of Rutgers. He served as Speaker of the House from 1840–41. President Andrew Jackson appointed him U.S. District Attorney for Indiana in 1829, a position he held until 1833. Judah died in 1869. (199 Robert E. Kelley, Ed ’56, Lieutenant General of the U.S. Air Force,Vietnam War hero, co-captained the Scarlet Knights football team, was All-American in lacrosse, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. (1999) James P. Kelly, UCN ‘73 Retired Chairman and CEO for United Parcel Service. (2001) Ricardo M. Khan, RC ’73, MGSA ’77, Founder/ Director of Crossroads Theatre, which won the 1999 Regional Theater Tony Award. (1992) Alfred J. Kilmer, RC ’08, Known and loved by generations as the heroic World War I soldier-poet, he left a rich legacy of books and poetry, the most famous, "Trees". On July 30, 1918 he was killed in action. (2000) William English Kirwan II GSNB, ‘62, ’64, Former President of Ohio State University and the University of Maryland. (2000) David Lloyd Kreeger, RC ’29, Lawyer, Art Collector. In 1948, he purchased a tiny, privately-owned insurance company— Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO). Kreeger died in November 1990. (1988) Alfred C. Koeppe, NCAS ‘69 Served as president and CEO of New Jersey Bell and retired in 2003 as president and COO of The Public Service Electric & Gas Co. In 2005, Gov. Richard Codey appointed Koeppe chair of School Construction Corporation Board. Current president and CEO of Newark Alliance, an organization dedicated to the improvement of Newark’s economy and public education system. (2003) Frederick J. Kroesen, RC ’44, CC ’80, LHD ’84, Four-Star General, Commander NATO European Forces until 1983. Currently chairman of the Board of Military Professional Resources, Inc. Vice president of the American Security Council Foundation (1993) Alexander S. Kroll, RC ’62, Retired Chairman & CEO of Young & Rubican, Inc., Henry Rutgers scholar & All-American football player. He was inducted into the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame, the national College Football Hall of Fame, and the American Advertising Federation's Hall of Fame. (1996) Barbara J. Krumsiek, DC ’74, manages billion-dollar portfolios of mutual funds is resident, CEO, and vice chair of the Calvert Group, Ltd. (2000) Irwin M. Lachman, School of Engineering '52, Member of a research team at Corning Glass Works (now Corning Inc.),
Lachman and his research teammates received the 2003 National Medal of Technology and was also inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2005, he was recognized as the Malcolm G. McLaren Distinguished Lecturer by Rutgers' School of Engineering. (2007) Clifton R. Lacy, Livingston College ‘75 Former senior vice president for medical affairs and chief of staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In 2004, Lacy was named president and CEO of RWJ University Hospital and in 2006, he left that position to develop and direct the new Institute for Disaster and Terror Medicine UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School and RWJ University Hospital.(2004) Louis Lasagna, RC ’43, Acknowledged as the “father of clinical pharmacology.” His 1954 paper on the placebo response was cited by The Lancet as one of the landmark papers of the twentieth century. Lasagna died in 2003. (2002) Jaynee La Vecchia, DC ’76, NLaw ‘79 New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, recipient of NJ Women Achievement Award and Frannie Bear Besser Award for Public Service. (2001) Laurance Leeds, School of Eng. '34 Expert in the technology of high-energy propagation of electrical waves through space. Integral the introduction of television on a mass scale and the use of radar during World War II. He died in 1997 at age 90. (2006) Irwin Lerner, SB ’51, GSM ’58, Served as President and CEO of Hoffmann-LaRoche during his 32-year career, oversaw the passage of the landmark Prescription Drug User Fee legislation. (2000) Gerald H. Lipkin, NCAS '63 Chief executive officer of Valley National. Chairman and president of the bank's board of directors. (2006) Edward V. Lipman, Ag ’33, GSNB ’39, Corporate Board of Directors, Ocean Spray. Lipman died in 1998 at age 87. (1995) Jacob G. Lipman, RC 1898, Dean, College of Agriculture, Director of N.J. Agricultural Experiment Station. Died in 1939. (1992) Robert E. Lloyd, RC ‘67, A prominent figure in Rutgers basketball history, having led the team to its first post-season appearance in 1967 while being named the school’s first AllAmerican. A member of the Rutgers Basketball Hall of Fame and his was the first jersey retired by the university. Lloyd was also a success in the business world as CEO of several software companies, retiring in 1996 to devote more time to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, of which he has been chairman since its inception in 1993. The V Foundation, which has raised more than $70 million and awarded research grants in 37 states and the District of Columbia, was established by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano RC’67—Lloyd’s roommate, teammate, and friend—to support “the brilliant researchers that will eventually find cures for cancer.” Prior to his business career, Lloyd played two years for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. He then launched a successful sales and marketing career. (2008) Virginia Long, NLaw ‘66 New Jersey Supreme Court Justice. (2001) Leonor F. Loree, RC 1877, Railroad magnate, Influential Rutgers Trustee. Died in 1940. (1997) Duncan L. MacMillan, RC '66 Designed computer systems by which the Bloomberg Company uses to disseminate information and communicates data. Member of the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers. (2006) Beverly L. Malone, GSNB ’72, A national leader in nursing, education, and patients rights. CEO of the National League for Nursing. She was president of the American Nurses Association from 1996–2000. She was named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential African-Americans" by Ebony magazine. (2000) George W. Mamo, Camden Arts and Sciences ‘76 COO and vice president of International Fellowship of Christian and Jews. Former vice president for administration of Feed the Children, an international relief organization. George W. Mamo, chief operating officer and vice president of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. (2004) Yolanda J. Mapp, DC ’53, Physician (1992) Bernard Marcus, Pharm ’54, co-founder of The Home Depot, Inc., one of the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Chairman of Marcus Foundation, funded Atlanta Aquarium and The Marcus Institute. (2000) Ernest Mario, Pharm ’61, Pharmaceutical executive (1998)
William Mastrosimone, MGSA ’80, Playwright, 1992 Golden Globe winner for his miniseries, Sinatra (1989) Richard P. McCormick, RC ’38, GSNB ’40, LHD ’82, Professor of History Emeritus, Rutgers University Historian. Richard P. McCormick died in 2006. (1990) Malcolm McLaren, Eng ’50, GSNB ’51, ‘62 Served as chairman of the U.N. World Health Organization’s committee on lead poisoning and led the effort to create international standards that allowed worldwide trade. Developed collaboration that resulted in the Center for Ceramic Research and Fiber Optic Materials Research Program at Rutgers. He died in 1996. (2001) Robert Menendez, NLaw ’79, U.S. Congressman for New Jersey, the 4th ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In November 2006, New Jerseyans elected Menendez to serve a full six-year term senator. Ratemo W. Michieka, CC ’74, GSE ’75, GSNB ‘78 Former director-general of the National Environmental Management Authority in Kenya. He has held administrative positions at the World Bank and the United Nations Environment Program, and consulted for CARE and the Swedish International Development Agency. Vice chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi. (2003) Morris Milgram, NCAS ’39, Affordable Housing Pioneer. Milgram died in 1997 at age 81. (1993) Julane W. Miller-Armbrister, DC '74, Former president and CEO of Plainfield Health Center which provided medical, dental, and ancillary support to more than 21,000 patients a year, holds position of vice president of government affairs at UMDNJ. School of Social Work '79 Business executive, Social activist (2005) Natalie Morales, RC ‘94, Joined NBC's popular Today show as a national correspondent in 2006. In 2007, she was named a co-anchor; she also fills in regularly at the news desk. Prior to signing on with Today, Morales was an anchor and correspondent at MSNBC since March 2002. She has contributed to NBC News coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and the 2004 Summer Games in Athens. Hispanic Magazine named Morales a "Top Hispanic to Watch" in 2005, and a "Top Trendsetter" in 2003. (2009) Marilyn J. Morheuser, NLaw ’73, Civil Rights Activist and Lawyer. She died from cancer in 1995. (1997) John Howard Morrow, RC ’31, First U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Guinea. Morrow died in 2000. (1991) David A. Morse, RC ’29, Director General ILO, Nobel Laureate. He died in 1990 at age 83. (1991) Robert E. Mortensen, ED '63 Business executive, Humanitarian (2005) James Neilson, RC 1866, Pioneer in Soil Improvement, Drainage & Chemical Fertilizers. Died in 1937. (1995) Oswald G. Nelson, RC ’25, NLaw ’30, Entertainer. Ozzie Nelson died in California in 1975. (1989) Susan Ness, DC ’70, Attorney, FCC Commissioner from 1994-2001. (1998)
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William Newell, RC ’1836 Physician, U.S. Congressman and governor of New Jersey. Died in 1901. (2001) Nathan M. Newmark, Eng ’30, Civil Engineer and design consultant of the Torre Latinoamerica in Mexico City, the only major building to withstand the 1957 earthquake. Newmark died in 1981. (1989) Roy Franklin Nichols, RC ’18, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian. He died in 1973 at age 76. (1994) Elizabeth M. Norman, College of Nursing ‘73 Award-winning author who wrote Women at War (1990) and We Band of Angels (2000), two historical works chronicling the work of war-time nurses. (2004) Janet Lippe Norwood, DC ’45, Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1979-1991. Earned a National Public Service Award (1987) James O’Brien, RC ’57, An expert on El Niño, in which unusually warm water forms in the eastern Pacific off the coast of South America, affecting global ecosystems and jet stream location. (2002) Eugene M. O'Hara, UC-N '62 Former CFO, Prudential. served as Rutgers chair of the university's Board of Governors and on the Board of Trustees, the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers, and the President's Council. (2005) Hazel Rollins O’Leary, NLaw ’66, U.S. Secretary of Energy. In 2004, she became president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. (1994) Remigio U. Pane, RC ’38, Professor of Italian. Pane died in 2000 at age 88. (1992) Herbert Pardes, RC ‘56, President and CEO of NewYorkPresbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. Pardes served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health and U.S. Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan administrations. He was also president of the American Psychiatric Association. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal. (2008) John A. Pino, AG '44, GSNB '51 Scientist, Humanitarian (2005) Robert Pinsky, RC ’62, US Poet Laureate. Has received dozens of prestigious citations, including awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.(2002) Clark V. Poling, RC ’33, World War II Chaplain. Passed away in 1943. (1990) Sylvia B. Pressler, NLaw ’59, Presiding Judge, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Retired in 2004. (2002) Clement A. Price, GSNB '75 History professor at Rutgers-Newark for 37 years and since 2002, has served as a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor. (2006) Paris Qualles, RC ’74 Screenwriter and producer-director for television, his TV movies include the "The Tuskegee Airmen," which won an Emmy in 1995, and, "The Color of Friendship," which won an Emmy for "Outstanding Children’s Program" in 2000. (2001) Sheryl Lee Ralph, RC ‘75 Originated the role of Deena Jones in the musical Dreamgirls, which earned her a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award nomination for best actress. Is also a mainstay on TV, most recently as a cast member of Moesha (2002) Norman Reitman, RC ’32, Cardiologist, awarded Rutgers
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Medal in 1990. (1992) Thomas A. Renyi, RC ’67, GSM ’68, Chairman and CEO of The Bank of New York Company Inc, the nation’s oldest bank. After the 2007 merger with Mellon Financial Corp., he retired as the president of The Bank of New York Mellon in 2008. (2002) Paul Robeson, RC ’19, Actor, Singer, Activist. Died in 1976. (1987) Eduardo C. Robreno, Claw ’78, Started his career as a trial attorney with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, then practiced for 11 years with two Philadelphia law firms in the area of commercial litigation, including bankruptcy, real estate, construction, unfair trade practices, libel, labor, and administrative law. (2002) Alvin J. Rockoff, RC ’49, Community leader, former Chairman of Rutgers Board of Governors (1997) Peter W. Rodino, Jr., NLaw ’37, LLD ’75, U.S. Congressman for four decades. Rodino died in 2005 at age 95. (1993) Joseph H. Rodriguez, CLaw ’58, First Hispanic judge of U.S. District Court for NJ, Public advocate & defender (1996) John S. Ruggieri, CCAS ‘68 In 1990, he sold his interest in Comar Inc., a leading pharmaceuticals container manufacturer, and bought a 50,000acre ranch in Kenya, thus preventing its subdivision and preserving its function as a migratory route for elephants and a shelter for zebras, gazelles, lions and giraffes, as well as saving the jobs of its 100 workers. (2003) Philip S. Schein, RC '61 Professor, Cancer researcher. Schein was ranked as one of the 120 best doctors in America. (2005) Barry Schuler, RC '76 Founded Medior Inc., a multimedia design firm, which pioneered the use of interactive multimedia for such applications as e-commerce, digital music and entertainment. When AOL merged with Time Warner, Schuler became AOL's chair and CEO until 2003. He is the chairman and CEO of Raydiance. (2006) Peter Schultz, GSNB ’67, One of the key inventors of the century, propelled us all into the Information Age when he and two colleagues invented an optical fiber that has become the basis of the Information Superhighway (2000) James Schureman, QC 1775, Revolutionary War hero, served as the New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress (1786), the first federal congress (1989-91). Former New Brunswick Mayor. Died in 1824. Gregory Kellam Scott, Ag ’70, GSE ’71, Youngest and first African-American Justice on Colorado Supreme Court (1997) George Segal, GSNB ’63, Sculptor. Died in 2000. (1987) Michael Shaara, RC ’51, Pulitzer Prize winning author for The Killer Angels; also wrote For Love of the Game, which later became a movie. Shaara died in 1988. George Henry Sharpe, RC 1847, 1850 Raised a regiment, the 120th New York, and commanded it during fighting in the Fredericksburg, Va., area during the Civil War. Served as a Rutgers College trustee until his death in 1900. (2006) Carole Frandsen St. Mark, DC ’65, Current president of Growth Management, a business development and strategic management company in Stamford. Former President & CEO, Pitney Bowes Business Services (1995) Raymond O. Stark, RC ‘35 He is one of Hollywood’ most successful producers, as well as a philanthropist. His classic films include "Funny Girl," "The Goodbye Girl," "The Way We Were," "The Sunshine Boys" and "Steel Magnolias." He led Ray Stark Productions and the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation until his death in 2004. (2001) David Stern, RC ’63, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association; under Stern's leadership, the NBA has added several franchises, enjoyed an increase in revenues, expanded its national television exposure dramatically, launched the WNBA, and created the National Basketball Development League. (1999) Jeffrey A. Torborg; School of Education 1963 Former Rutgers All-American, 10-year Major League veteran and Major League manager who caught three no-hitters and was named the American League Manager of the Year in 1990. (2004) Robert Torricelli, RC ’75, NLaw ’77, United States Senator from 1997-2003, founded Rosemont Assoc. in 2003. (1998)
William Trager , RC ’30, His seminal research in the laboratory culture of malarial parasites will surely lead to the development of a life-saving vaccine to conquer malaria. Trager died in 2005 at age 94. (2000) James Valvano, RC ’67, Legendary basketball coach at North Carolina State and later a sports announcer, established The V Foundation which has awarded more than $45 million for cancer research. Valvano died in 1993 at age 47. Luke Visconti, Cook '82, Co-founded Diversity Inc in 1998. He is also a supporter of diversity-related charities and in 2006 he helped form the DiversityInc Foundation. (2007) Harry J. Volk, RC ’27, SL-N ‘30 Executive and philanthropist, revolutionized the insurance and banking industries. Innovations included daily interest compounding, banking by mail, and aggressive marketing. He was a founder of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Music Center. (2003) Foster Voorhees, RC ‘1876, As New Jersey’s governor, the lifelong bachelor implemented reforms that benefited orphans, improved conditions for prison inmates, and protected the environment. He died in 1927. (2000) Ralph W. Voorhees, Educ ’48, Retired Senior VP of Paine Webber, Inc.; Former business manager of Peddie & Lawrenceville Schools (1996) Selman A. Waksman, RC ’15, Microbiologist, Nobel Laureate. Died in 1973. (1987) Monroe E. Wall, Ag ’36, GSNB ’38 and ’39, Cancer Researcher. Wall died in 2002 at age 85. (1994) David A. Werblin, RC ’31, Corporate Executive, Sportsman. When the American Football League's New York Titans were up for sale in 1963, Werblin and four partners acquired the franchise for $1 million and renamed it the New York Jets. He died in 1991. (1990) Susan J. Wicks, CC '88 International and WNBA All-Star (2005) Melanie L. Willoughby, RC '76 For 17 years, Willoughby served as president of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association. She is currently the Sr. VP NJ Business and Industry Assoc. (2005) Donna L. Wong, College of Nursing '70, Developed the Wong/Baker FACES Pain Rating, the international standard for assessing children's pain. She was the first recipient of the Audrey Hepburn/Sigma Theta Tau International Award. She was also on the National Advisory Committee of the RWJ Excellence in End of Life Care Project. Died in May 2008. (2007) H. Boyd Woodruff; College of Agriculture ‘39; Graduate School - New Brunswick ‘42 Discovered actinomycin, which sparked a revolution in world medicine and agriculture. (2004) Carl R. Woodward, RC ‘14 and ’19, President of University of Rhode Island who contributed extensive writings about the College of Agriculture and NJ agriculture, published a book Ploughs and Politicks, which significantly influenced the field of agricultural history. Died in 1974 at age 84. (1999) Adelaide Marcus Zagoren, DC '40 Served for 26 years as the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Currently the trustee and president of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. (2006) William B. Ziff Jr., RC ‘55, Developed Ziff-Davis Publishing Company into a highly successful niche media empire that included PC Magazine. He helped foster the company’s growth to become the largest publisher of computer magazines with annual revenue of $1 billion. Peers presented him with the Henry Johnson Fisher Award in 1991, and in 1992 he was named executive of the year by Magazine Publishers of America. He died on September 9, 2006. (2008) For more information on Rutgers Alumni, visit: www.alumni.rutgers.edu
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF RUTGERS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS Richard L. McCormick, Ph.D., President
Philip Furmanski, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Jonathan R. Alger, J.D., Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Bruce C. Fehn, B.S., C.P.A., Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Gregory S. Blimling, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
Raphael J. Caprio, Ph.D., Vice President for Continuing Studies Steven J. Diner, Ph.D., Chancellor, Newark
Kevin MacConnell Deputy Director of Athletics
Richard Costello Deputy Director of Athletics/ Finance and Admin.
Kathleen Hickey Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/SWA
Leslie A. Fehrenbach, B.S., Secretary of the University
Carol P. Herring, B.A., President of the Rutgers University Foundation and Executive Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Jeannine F. LaRue, B.A., Vice President for Public Affairs
Kim Manning, M.B.A., Vice President for University Relations
Courtney O. McAnuff, M.P.A, Vice President for Enrollment Management Michael J. Pazzani, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate and Professional Education
Tim Pernetti, M.C.I.S., Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Wendell E. Pritchett, Ph.D., J.D., Chancellor, Camden
Barry V. Qualls, Ph.D., Vice President for Undergraduate Education Donna K. Thornton, M.P.A., Vice President for Alumni Relations
Douglas Kokoskie Sr. Assoc. Director of Athletics/Operations
John Ternyila Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/Finance
Dr. Robert Monaco Associate Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine
Jamie Johnson Assistant Director of Athletics/Compliance
Jason Kroll Natalie Migliaro Sr. Associate Director of Sr. Associate Director Athletics/Development and of Athletics/Admin. Marketing
John Wooding Sr. Associate Director of Athletics
McK Williams Associate Director of Athletics/Development and Ticket Operations
Kathleen Shank Director of Academic Support Services for Student Services
Terrence Beachem Associate Director of Athletics
Jason Baum Assistant Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications
Shawn Tucker Assistant Director of Athletics/StudentAthlete Development
Nancy S. Winterbauer, Ed.D., Vice President for University Budgeting
BOARD OF GOVERNORS 2010-2011
Ralph Izzo, Chair Gerald C. Harvey, Vice Chair Anthony J. DePetris Mark P. Hershhorn M. William Howard, Jr. Robert A. Laudicina Gordon A. MacInnes Richard L. McCormick, ex officio Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. John F. Russo, Sr. Daniel H. Schulman George R. Zoffinger
Robert L. Stevenson, Chair Dudley H. Rivers, Jr., Vice Chair Kenneth M. Schmidt, Vice Chair Sol J. Barer Felix M. Beck, Emeritus Gregory Bender Joan L. Bildner, Emerita Michael A. Bogdonoff Jonathan R. Boguchwal Floyd H. Bragg, Emeritus Gregory Q. Brown Dominick J. Burzichelli Dorothy W. Cantor John Herbert Carman, Emeritus Peter Cartmell, Emeritus Vivian A. Chester Mary J. Chyb Kevin J. Collins, Emeritus Hollis A. Copeland Steven M. Darien Margaret T. Derrick Carleton C. Dilatush, Emeritus Michael R. Dressler Robert P. Eichert, Emeritus Dennis Michael Fenton Evelyn S. Field, Emerita Lora L. Fong Jeanne M. Fox, Emerita John R. Futey Albert R. Gamper, Jr. Ronald W. Giaconia, Emeritus
Martha A. Cotter, Faculty Representative Paul Panayotatos, Faculty Representative Jonathan C. Nycz, Student Representative OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Bruce C. Fehn, Treasurer Leslie A. Fehrenbach, Secretary Catherine A. Cahill, Assistant Secretary
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2010-2011
Rochelle Gizinski, Emerita Evangeline Gomez Leslie E. Goodman, Emeritus M. Wilma Harris Joyce Wilson Harley John A. Hendricks Robert A. Hering Mark P. Hershhorn Carleton A. Holstrom, Emeritus M. William Howard, Jr. John D. Hugelmeyer Frank Brown Hundley Ralph Izzo Paul B. Jennings, Emeritus Walter L. Leib, Emeritus Richard A. Levao, Emeritus Jennifer Lewis-Hall Christine M. Lomiguen Gordon A. MacInnes Duncan L. MacMillan Iris Martinez-Campbell Richard L. McCormick, ex officio Carol Ann Monroe Robert E. Mortensen Patricia Nachtigal, Emerita Gene O'Hara John A. Oâ€™Malley Dean J. Paranicas, Emeritus Barbara A. Pollison-Beck Sidney Rabinowitz Richard J. Rawson George A. Rears Norman Reitman, Emeritus Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. Alvin J. Rockoff, Emeritus
Alejandro Roman John F. Russo, Sr. Louis A. Sapirman Daniel H. Schulman Richard H. Shindell Marijane Singer, Emerita Susan Stabile Dorothy M. Stanaitis, Emerita Sandy J. Stewart Abram J. Suydam, Jr. Eleanor J. Tansey Heather C. Taylor Anne M. Thomas, Emerita Michael R. Tuosto, Emeritus Laurel A. Van Leer Lucas J. Visconti Mary Vivian Fu Wells, Emerita Curtis M. Williams II George R. Zoffinger Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative Menahem Spiegel, Faculty Representative Daniel S. McArdle, Student Representative Lester J. Sabo, Student Representative OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Bruce C. Fehn, Treasurer Leslie A. Fehrenbach, Secretary Catherine A. Cahill, Assistant Secretary
ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT and TICKET OPERATIONS Rutgers Athletics donors continued an unprecedented string of achievement by setting yet another fundraising record during the 2009-10 athletic seasons. Responding to a challenge to better the $16 million record set in 200809, our donors pushed gifts and pledges to an all-time high this past year nearing $17 million. Annual fundraising figures have grown exponentially since 2004-05 when the annual giving total was just $3.5 million. The student-athletes, coaches, and staff thank you for delivering your loyal, phenomenal support. Your help has enhanced the experience for all those who enjoy Rutgers sports and has made it possible for Rutgers to attract the best and brightest student-athletes. Your support provides us with the financial resources to offer scholarships, develop a renowned academic support program, improve training and competition facilities, and embark on trendsetting initiatives such at the Life Skills Program that will benefit the lives of hundreds of young men and women. Most importantly, your generosity enables us to create an environment of excellence where student-athletes will earn degrees, become leaders, and win championships. If you would like to learn more about charitable giving opportunities, premium and priority seating options, and/or season ticket and single game ticket purchases please contact any member of our staff. We will be happy to assist you. Thank you, again, for your ongoing support of Rutgers Athletics. Charitable Contributions Major Gift Opportunities: Doug Dolan, Keith Richardson, or Anthony Cali at 732-932-7629 General Inquiries and Event Information: Jennifer Richardson or Eileen Maiello at 732-932-7629 Tickets Priority Seating/Parking, Rutgers Stadium Club (football) and Courtside Seating (basketball): McK Williams at 732-445-7873 Season Ticket or Single Game Purchases: Landon Owen, Tim Thiess, Donna Reilly, or Matt Spaventa at 866-445-GORU
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