RUTGERS SWIMMING & DIVING 2009-2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Head Coach Chuck Warner ............................................................2 Assistant Coaches/Swimming Support Staff ........................4 2008-09 Season Review ..................................................................5 2008 International Swimming ......................................................6 Facilities ....................................................................................................8 2008-09 Women’s Swimming & Diving Roster ................10 Women’s Swimming & Diving Profiles ....................................11 History of Rutgers Swimming......................................................24 Awards....................................................................................................26 Dr. Richard L. McCormick, President.......................................27 Tim Pernetti, Director of Athletics ............................................28 University History...............................................................................29 Distinguished Alumni........................................................................31 Scarlet R Club......................................................................................34 Famous After Rutgers.....................................................................35
SWIMMING & DIVING QUICK FACTS
Location:..................................................................Piscataway, N.J. Enrollment: ............................................................................52,471 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: ....................Chuck Warner (Univ. of Redlands) Record at Rutgers: ......................121-56 overall (12 years) ......................................................................................(73-29 women) Assistant Coach: ..................................................Jessica Barnes Diving Coach: ..........................................................Fred Woodruff Coordinator of Operations: ..............................Karen Johnson 2008-09 Overall Record: ..........................................................4-1 2008-09 BIG EAST Record: ....................................................3-0 2008-09 BIG EAST Finish: ................................................Fourth 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:................................................firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2009-10 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: Alex Restrepo, Hasim Phillips Layout & Design: Kevin Revoir Photography: Jim O’Connor, Patti Banks, Tom Ciszek The 2008-09 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 Lindblom, Miami (1997) 4:48.89 1,000 Freestyle Ashley Steenvoorden, SAC (2006) 9:52.82 1,650 Freestyle Erin McIntyre, RU (2002) 16:32.46 100 Backstroke Kelly Harrigan, RU (2005) 54.44 200 Backstroke Kelly Harrigan, RU (2005) 1:56.63 100 Butterfly Kelly Harrigan, RU (2005) 54.36 200 Butterfly N. Bassi, BAC (2000) 2:00.01 100 Breaststroke Leir, Miami (1997) 1:02.91 200 Breaststroke R. Soni, SAC (2004) 2:14.20 200 Individual Medley Tellegen, Miami (2001) 2:00.34 400 Individual Medley Tellegen, Miami (1997) 4:17.80 200 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 RU (2005) 1:43.29 400 Medley Relay RU (2006) 3:42.52
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CHUCK WARNER HEAD COACH
Head coach Chuck Warner enters his 13th season at Rutgers University, determined and eager to build upon the success his team has enjoyed since his arrival.
Warner, who has coached for 36 years and trained athletes at both the national and international level, coached the Scarlet Knights to a 4-1 overall record, including a 3-0 mark in conference play, during the 2008-09 season. The Redlands graduate has led the Scarlet Knights to break all 19 women’s team records during his tenure.
college he has coached at over the past twenty years. A native of Hamden, Conn., Warner started his career as an apprentice under legendary coach Eddie Reese at the University of Texas. From there, he moved to become the head coach of the Wilton Y Wahoos in 1982. Warner was determined to bring the small Connecticut program into the national spotlight. In 1983, Wilton became the first YMCA team in Connecticut to ever win a National Y Championship, as the Wahoos won the men’s, women’s and combined team titles. In 1984, the squad swept all three titles again, this time setting a new record for the most points scored. Under the direction of
In 2008, Warner led the Scarlet Knights to a 5-4 overall record and a 2-1 mark in the BIG EAST. The team tied for fifth at the BIG EAST Championship and had two women compete at the NCAA Championship. Additionally, Warner led Catherine Whetstone, Kasey Kesses and Shayna Longacre to the 2008 Olympic Trials. Warner had one of his most successful summers as a coach in 2007. Warner saw his athletes post very impressive results at the 2007 U.S. National Swim Meet, and he guided three swimmers that went on to compete with the National Team at both the World University Games and the Japan International Swim Meet. A four-time BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year, he and his staff have trained a number of standout swimmers. Before Warner became just the fifth head coach in RU program history (87 years), every team he had previously coached competed for a National Championship.
In 2007, the squad demonstrated the program’s 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 second in the BIG EAST Championships and managed a 22nd place finish at the NCAA Championship.
During the 2005-2006 season, Warner earned his fourth BIG EAST Coach of the Year Honor, and the women placed second at their conference meet. The squad had seven girls compete at NCAA’s and finished 18th – their highest finish in the program’s history. In 2004-05 Warner trained the male (Sean Smith) and female (Kelly Harrigan) BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Swimmers, as both the male and female teams finished third. 2003-2004 saw Kelly Harrigan become the highest-finishing Scarlet Knight in NCAA history, when she finished fifth in the 200 backstroke. Harrigan led the women to a 29th place finish at NCAAs. Matt Campbell returned to the men's meet to improve his standing. Over the summer Harrigan, DeFreese, Campbell and Smith all competed at the USA Olympic Swimming Trials. His impact on the Rutgers program is nothing new for Warner. His teams have competed for national championships at every club or
Warner, Kara Devlin of Wilton earned a spot as one of the top-200 butterfly swimmers in the world, and many of her teammates became national scorers, as well as junior national and Y-national individual champions.
In 1985, Warner accepted the position as head coach of the worldrenowned Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins. For four years, he and his staff rebuilt the age-group portion of the program, competed for the Junior National Team Title and produced numerous international champions. Member of the Marlins, Mook Rhodenbaugh won gold at the World University Games in 1985, and John Witchel took home the gold at the inaugural Goodwill Games in 1986. In 1988, Jerry Frentsos, a Pan American gold medalist, came within eighteen one-hundredths of a second of landing a spot on the US Olympic team when he finished third at the trials in the 400 individual medley. The Cincinnati tenure also included the development of NCAA breastroke champion Stephanie Zunich and two-time Olympic Gold medalist Joe Hudepohl.
While at Cincinnati, Warner was selected as a coach for the US Pan American team. During the two week preparation, Warner was assigned the men’s and women’s distance groups. At the Games, his charges swept the gold and silver medals in both the women's 400 and men's 1500 freestyles, setting records in each race. In 1990, Warner was again tabbed for international duty when he led the US National Junior Team to competition in Paris and East Berlin. The team was the first American athletic team to compete in East Berlin after the Berlin Wall had begun to be dismantled. Warner helped fuel the team with an American spirit that earned praise from organizers at each competition. Five athletes on that team eventually earned US Olympic team births – Josh Davis, Joe Hudepohl, Peter Wright, Brad Bridegwater and Ashley Tappin.
When Warner took charge of the Sarasota Y team in 1990, the program was on a bit of downturn having finished 14th at the most recent National Y Championships. The team took an immediate 180degree turn as Bambi Bowman set Junior National distance records that still stand today in his first summer as head coach. Olympic gold medalist-to-be Tripp Schwenk rejoined the program and began the long process towards international fame. In the winter of 1991, the team captured its first National Y Team Championship since 1983 – the year when the Wilton squad had ended a short Sarasota streak of national championship success. In 1993, Warner entered the college ranks at California State University, Bakersfield. In four years at CSUB, the team was second three times and third once at the Division II NCAA Championships. During his four years, over seventy Roadrunner swimmers and divers became All-Americans, and three became individual NCAA champions.
Warner served his most recent tour of duty for the US National teams when he worked as one of the coaches for the US women at the World University Games that competed in Fukuoka, Japan in 1995. Warner was assigned the women’s distance swimmers and the swimmers responded by tallying career-best swims to finish first and second in both the 400 and 1500 freestyles. Toby Smith's 14second improvement of her career best to win the 1500 free, and obliterate the FISU Games record, remains a coaching highlight for Warner to this day. In November of 2003, Michelle DeFreese earned a spot on the USA World Cup Squad to compete in Korea.
Since Warner’s arrival “On the Banks”, the Scarlet Knights have broken and reset school records over 100 times. Since 2001, every school record has been broken, with six records being made in the ’07 season and two in the ’09 campaign. In the 2000 season, the Rutgers women's team broke every school record in existence and the men's team reset the record book six different times. In the 2001 season, the women broke 19 of 21 school records and the men broke 11 school records. In 2002, the men and women's team combined for another 27 school records. In 2003, Warner was again voted "Women's Swimming Coach of the Year" by the BIG EAST Conference coaches. The Rutgers team won nine conference titles, the most of any program and set 24 new school records.
One of the qualities of the Rutgers team is one that has always characterized Warner's teams: the obvious joy of competing together, as evident by great team spirit and enthusiasm. Warner has been a leader in the sport of swimming for many years, including having served 12 years on the American Swimming Coaches Association board of directors. He also has served as President of the 5,000-member organization, which is the largest coaching organization in the world.
THE WARNER COLLEGE RECORD CSUB CSUB CSUB CSUB Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers
Men Dual Meets 1993-94 5-0 1994-95 6-3 1995-96 8-2 1996-97 5-1 1997-98 3-6 1998-99 5-4 1999-00 6-3 2000-01 8-5 2001-02 7-3 2002-03 5-3 2003-04 7-1 2004-05 6-2 2005-06 4-2 2006-07 2-4 Totals 77-39 (.664)
Conference/Finish Pacific Coast /2nd Pacific Coast /2nd Pacific Coast /2nd Pacific Coast/2nd BIG EAST/10th BIG EAST/5th BIG EAST/3rd BIG EAST/5th BIG EAST/2nd BIG EAST/3rd BIG EAST/4th BIG EAST/3rd BIG EAST/4th BIG EAST/7th
Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers
Women Dual Meets 1997-98 5-6 1998-99 4-5 1999-00 7-2 2000-01 11-2 2001-02 7-2 2002-03 4-3 2003-04 7-1 2004-05 6-1 2005-06 7-1 2006-07 6-1 2007-08 5-4 2008-09 4-1 Totals 73-29 (.716)
Conference/Finish BIG EAST/9th BIG EAST/9th BIG EAST/2nd BIG EAST/3rd BIG EAST/2nd BIG EAST/2nd BIG EAST/2nd BIG EAST/3rd BIG EAST/2nd BIG EAST/2nd BIG EAST/5th BIG EAST/4th
NCAA Finish 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd
43rd 29th 37th 29th 35th 18th 38th 47th
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE 1987 Assistant Coach, USA Pan American Team - group won three gold medals, set two games records 1990 Head Coach, USA National Junior Team - Five future Olympians competed in Paris and East Berlin 1992 United States Olympic Team Advisory Coach 1995 Assistant Coach, USA World University Games (Women) - group won two gold medals, set one games record NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDING TEAMS Year Event Men Women WILTON Y WAHOOS 1982 National Y Championships 2nd 3rd 1983 National Y Championships 1st 1st 1984 National Y Championships 1st 1st SARASOTA Y SHARKS 1990 National Y Championships 2nd 2nd CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD 1994 NCAA II Championships 2nd 1995 NCAA II Championships 2nd 1996 NCAA II Championships 2nd 1997 NCAA II Championships 3rd
Combined 2nd 1st 1st 1st
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT CHUCK WARNER...
Tara DeSorbo - Rutgers '99 "Experiencing the change in this team and being a part of its positive growth has meant more to me than I can put to words...I am amazed at what Coach Warner has done with this team." Jerry Frentsos - Olympic team alternate, Pan American Games Champion (400 individual medley) "A lot of people might wonder why I left what was often thought of as one of America's best training programs a year before the Olympic Games. I knew my best chance to make the Olympic team was to swim with Chuck." Michelle DeFreese - U.S. National team member (100 fly), BIG EAST record holder "The Rutgers swimming program changed my life. It taught me I could do anything I wanted in my life.”
ASSISTANT COACHES FRED WOODRUFF
ASSISTANT COACH Jessica Barnes enters her first season at Rutgers University as the assistant coach of the Scarlet Knights. Barnes comes to RU after assisting with BCAT Aquatics at State College, as well as with State College Area High School and Bellafonte Area High School. Barnes was a standout swimmer for Penn State – a two-time All-American Honorable Mention for the Nittany Lions.
Fred Woodruff, the 2008 BIG EAST Women’s Diving Coach of the Year, begins his 18th 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.
A native of Glenmoore, Pa., Barnes graduated from PSU in 2007 with a degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education and a minor in Kinesiology. She was a outstanding student, earning Dean’s List honors seven times and Academic All-American honors twice. A member of two Big Ten Conference Champion teams, as well as a runner-up squad, Barnes was named the Lions team captain during her senior campaign. Her coaches honored her as team MVP and most improved swimmer – the Nittany Lion Award – in 2007. Specializing in the middle distance freestyle events, Jessica is a seasoned veteran of multiple NCAA Championships and Senior National meets.
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, threemeter, 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.
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2008-09 SEASON REVIEW
utgers women’s swimming and diving concluded the 2008-09 season with a 4-1 overall record and a perfect 3-0 mark in BIG EAST action. The Scarlet Knights finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championships and sent then-junior Catherine Whetstone to the NCAA Championships, where she finished 11 spots ahead of where she was originally seeded in the 200 back. During the season, four team records fell, including both diving scores.
three-meter dive. At Princeton, Longacre won the 100 yard breaststroke (1:02.29) and finished third in the 200 yard breast stroke with a time of 2:16.17.
Rutgers’ traveled to the Florida Keys for the Orange Bowl Classic at the Jacobs Aquatics Center in January. The squad finished second, just behind Duke University, in a talented eight team pool. Lindblad finished with four first places, two individually in the 100 meter and 50 meter backstroke. Kesses grabbed a gold medal in the 50 meter butterfly, touching in at 28.77. Longacre won the 50 meter breaststroke with a time of 33.95. and the 100 meter breaststroke. Rutgers also finished first in the 200 meter freestyle and medley relays. On January 16-17, Rutgers’ hosted the 2009 Swimming World’s College Conference Carnival, inviting Florida, Richmond, and North Carolina to the Rutgers Aquatic Center. Rutgers’ captured third behind Florida and North Carolina, respectively. Saunders earned the gold in the one meter diving event with a score of 280.15. She also placed third in the three meter event. Whetstone claimed second in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Nilsson finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.80 and Kesses took the silver in the 100 fly (54.89).
Catherine Whetstone qualified for the NCAA Championships last season in the 100 and 200 backstroke
RU kicked off the season with 11 first-place finishes at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center (SWRC) Invite, hosted by the Scarlet Knights. Erin Saunders dominated the diving events, picking up wins in both the one- and three-meter events. Whetstone claimed individual wins in the 100 yard backstroke (56.75) and the 200 yard backstroke, in which RU claimed the top four spots.
The Scarlet Knights stayed home at the RU Aquatic Center for a three-team meet against Rider and Seton Hall, topping both squads. Kasey Kesses earned three wins – including two individual in the 50 yard free (24.35) and the 100 yard butterfly (56.42). Fontana (200 free), Case (1000 free), Whetstone (100 breast) and Letendre (200 back) also took home gold medals for the Scarlet Knights.
On Halloween, Kesses came up huge for the Scarlet Knights, earning BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week, as she won two individual and two team relay events in RU’s win over Connecticut and Villanova. Kesses captured the wins in the 50 yard free (24.09) as well as the 100 yard butterfly (56.06). With teammates Longacre, Brianne Lindblad, and Michaela Nilsson, the four-some capture the 200 yard medley (1:46.33). In the 400 medley with teammates Longacre, Whetstone, and Jackie Klein, the squad touched the wall first with a time of 3:53.04.
On January 24th, Rutgers’ swimming and diving team fell in a dual meet against Penn State – the squad’s only loss of the season in head-to-head competition. Rutgers’ put three swimmers in the top four places of the 100 yard backstroke. Whetstone finished first (56.80), Lindblad finished third (57.33), and Kristen Fontana grabbed fourth (58.12). At the 2009 BIG EAST Championships, Whetstone set a meet record in 100 backstroke with a time of 53.11, capturing the squad’s first BIG EAST event title. Kesses, Whetstone, Longacre and Lindblad set a school record as the 200 medley relay squad, finishing third in the event. Longacre also received a top three finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.21). Saunders finished fourth in the onemeter diving event. Overall, Rutgers finished fourth as a squad, totaling a final score of 380 points. Saunders and Jen Betz traveled to Annapolis, Md. to compete in the 2009 Zone Diving Championships. Both Saunders and Betz competed in the one meter event, finishing 11th and 17th respectively. Saunders also competed in the three meter event and place in 9th.
Whetstone competed in 2009 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in College Station, Texas. She touched at 33rd (1:55.92) in the 200 back, dropping nearly a half second off her time recorded at the BIG EAST Championships. The Haven Beach, N.J. native moved up 11 spots from her original seed in the event. She also finished 34th in the 100 back.
Rutgers continued its winning ways at the Frank Elm Super Splash, where the squad finished 78 points ahead of second place finisher Fordham. The Scarlet Knights also defeated Princeton, Wagner, and Sacred Heart during the meet “On the Banks.” Ten RU swimmers recorded first place finishes, including then-freshman Rachel DeSantis, who won the 400 yard IM by four seconds with a time of 4:28.15. Whetstone also won the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.85.
To start December, the swimmers and divers split up, as Rutgers held the Galbraith Diving Invite, while the swimmers traveled to Princeton, N.J. for the Princeton Invitational. Saunders ranked third in the one-meter dive with a score of 240.48 points and fourth in the All-American Shayna Longacre set a new school record in the 200 medley relay at the 2009 BIG EAST Championship
RUTGERS INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING 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 Catherine Whetstone, Shayna Longacre, Taylor Zafir, Megan Caylor and Brianne Lindblad, as well as graduated Scarlet Knights 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.
“Representing one's country is the highest achievement an athlete can have in any Olympic sport.” Whetstone, Harrigan, Longacre
-Chuck Warner 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. 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.
RUTGERS INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING 100 yard breaststroke. She also represented Rutgers at the 2008 Olympic Trials.
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Catherine Whetstone (‘07 Japan International Grand Prix) Senior and team co-captain for the 2009-2010 season, 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 has added many impressive academic and athletic accomplishments to her resume thus far in her Rutgers campaign. Individually, she has collected BIG EAST gold medals in the 100 yard 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. 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, having compiled a 3.918 GPA in the Rutgers School of Business.
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 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, currently a senior on the swimming and diving team, 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 competed in the 2008 NCAA Championships, earning honorable mention All-American honors with a 15th place finish in the
Current 100m Breast Stroke world record holder, Australia's Leisel Jones with Shayna Longacre
FACILITIES 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.
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 will be taking over a brand new set of locker rooms in 2008 (as seen below).
RUTGERS WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING ROSTER Name Michelle Berman Jen Betz Kimberly Case Megan Caylor Taylor Curado Samantha Curham Rachael Desantis Tracy Dimond Molly Evans Kirsten Fontana Melanie Gaffey Katherine Kearney Jacquelyn Klein Brittney Kuras Denise Letendre Brianne Lindblad Shayna Longacre Jackie McGuckin Michaela Nilsson Bowie Reilly Erin Saunders Jessica Simunek Jacquelyn Ward Hailey Weniger Catherine Whetstone Taylor Zafir
Event (s) Fly/Distance Free Diving Free Back/Free Fly Breast Breast/Fly/Im Distance Free Free Im/Back Free/Fly Diving Fly/Im Free/Im/Breast Im/Breast Sprint Free/Back Im/Breast Fly/Back Back/Free Sprint Free/Back Diving Fly/Breast IM/Breast Free Back/Fly Breast/Im
Class So. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr.
Hometown Lamirada, Calif. Iveyland, Pa. Springfield, Va. Kenmore, Wash. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Warren, N.J. Hollis, N.H. Allentown, Pa. Manasquan, N.J. San Diego, Calif. Bohemia, N.Y. Mahwah, N.J. Campbell Hall, N.Y. Canandaigua, N.Y. Manchester, Mo. Kent, Wash. Barto, Pa. Wayside, N.J. Charlotte, N.C. Colts Neck, N.J. Holmes, Pa. Cherry Hill, N.J. Berlin, N.J. Pittsford, N.Y. Haven Beach, N.J. Wheaton, Ill.
DENISE LETENDRE St. Louis, Mo. IM/Breast/Fly Senior At Rutgers: Named team co-captain for the 2009-10 season … Will lead with her remarkable academic and athletic work ethic. 2008-09: Ranked 13th at the BIG EAST Championship with a time of 2:04.36 in the 200 IM ... Also made a repeat appearance in the 400 IM and 200 fly at the BIG EAST Championship … Posted a time of 4:20.88 at the College Conference Carnival for the second-best time in the BIG EAST during the regular season ... Key component in dual meet competition, winning the 200 breaststroke (2:24.13) in a tri-meet against BIG EAST rivals Connecticut and Villanova … Inducted into the prestigious Cap and Skull Society. 2007-08: Captured a pair of fourth-place marks in the 200 IM (2:03.22) and 400 IM (4:21.14) at the BIG EAST Championships and earned fifth in the 200 fly (2:03.47) … her times in the IM events earned NCAA ‘B’ cuts … Her versatility scored valuable dual meet points including a third place finish in the 200 butterfly against Rider, Seton Hall and Richmond (2:08.81). 2006-07: Finalist in the 400 Individual Medley, placing seventh at the conference championships… consoled in both the 200 butterfly (11th) and 200 IM (16th)… went on to compete at the 2007 USA Spring Nationals… won the 500 freestyle against Rider and Seton Hall (5:08.58). High School: Competed for the Parkway Swim Club under the guidance of Nick Rudich for 15 seasons… was the 2005 Speedo Sectional Championship Series champion in the 400 Individual Medley… competed at the U.S. Open for three seasons, as well as Junior National and Senior National meets. Personal: Born in St. Louis, Mo… daughter of Leo and Diane Letendre… sister Claire swam for Eastern Michigan… recipient of the Rutgers Award for Academic Excellence… part of the Aresty Research Program at Rutgers, as well as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star… pursuing a Political Science major with a minor in Psychology and Women’s Studies.
ERIN SAUNDERS Holmes, Pa. Diving Senior At Rutgers: Expected to continue to lead the Scarlet Knights in the one-meter and three-meter dives… Will repeat her leadership role as diving team captain 2008-09: Recorded a fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship in the one-meter dive with 263 points, while placing sixth in the three-meter with a score of 267.05 … At Zone Diving Championships hosted by Rutgers, ranked ninth in the threemeter and 11th in the one-meter … Earned BIG EAST Athlete of the Week honors after ranking first in both dives, with 312.07 points in the three-meter and 302.70 in the one-meter against Penn State…Both events set new school records, replacing her 2008 marks ... Nabbed a valuable win one-meter for Rutgers in the Swimming World College Conference Carnival. 2007-08: Captured an individual diving title on the one-meter board at the BIG EAST Championships with 268.30 points and finished eighth in the three-meter event (213.90) … Competed at the NCAA Zone Championships hosted by Rutgers ... Claimed a double win against BIG EAST rival Villanova and again later in the season against Penn State. 2006-07: Played an important part in the success of the team in dual meet competition … Placed first during the regular season in the one-meter against UConn, Villanova, Rider and Seton Hall … Was fourth in the one-meter, and eighth in the three-meter at the BIG EAST Championships … Qualified and competed at the Zone Championships, placing fifth on one-meter … Was named the Diving Rookie of the Year. High School: Competed for Ridley High School … Team captain during senior campaign … A four-year district qualifier … A Delaware county record holder … 2006 District One champion … Dove under guidance of Ronn Jenkins and Steve Kuttruff of Rocky Run Diving ... An East National qualifier … 2004 YMCA National Champion in the one-meter. Personal: Born in Holmes, Pa. … Daughter of Sallie Saunders … One of three children … Pursuing a Sports Management degree with a minor in Psychology.
CATHERINE WHETSTONE Haven Beach. N.J. Back/Fly Senior Captain At Rutgers: Has been named team co-captain for the 2009 season ... Sets an excellent example of hard work and determination both in and out of the pool. 2008-09: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke … Swam a 53.65 (100 back) and 1:55.92 (200 back) for a 34th and 33rd place finish, respectively … Won a gold medal at the BIG EAST Championship in the 100 back with a time of 53.11 … Also at the Championship, finished second in the 200 back (1:56.33) and helped to set a new school record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:40.43 … Her 24.70 split time was the fastest in BIG EAST history, earning the Scarlet Knights a third place finish in the event … Ranked sixth with her teammates in the 200 yard free relay with a time of 1:33.89 … Was one of two swimmers to break the 54-second mark (53.99) at the Swimming World’s College Conference Carnival, which broke Kim Holden’s 2008 pool record of 54.15 at Sonny Werblin Recreation Center … Owned fastest times in the conference during the regular season in the 100 back (53.99) and 200 back (1:58.35), both set at the College Conference Carnival. 2007-08: Received a medical redshirt and missed the regular season… qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. over the summer… was honored as the Rutgers Woman of the Year at the 2008 National Girls and Women in Sports Day… received the 2007-2008 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award. 2006-07: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly, placing 14th with a school record time of 53.27, making her an NCAA Honorable Mention All-American… was a BIG EAST Champion in the 100 butterfly… was a part of the 400 Freestyle relay team that competed at the NCAA Championships… swam on winning 200 Medley Relay against Penn State in dual meet competition… won the 100 butterfly (55.87) in a win against Harvard… named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team. 2005-06: Swam the backstroke leg of the school and meet recordbreaking 200 Medley Relay team at the BIG EAST Championships… named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team. High School: Competed for Hunterdon Central Regional High School… named Most Valuable Player all four years as well as Most Outstanding Athlete for two… a team record holder in six events… competed for club coach Peter Barry of Somerset Hills YMCA… team record holder in 100 butterfly… YMCA National Championship finalist...also participated in cross country and track in high school. Personal: Born in Philadelphia, Pa. … Daughter of Marian and Gray Whetstone … One of six daughters … A double major in Marketing and Journalism/Media Studies with a minor in Religion.
Springfield, Va. Free Senior
Allentown, Pa. Distance Free/Back Senior
At Rutgers: Expected to continue leading the distance freestyle events as well as add important depth to the Individual Medley and 800 freestyle relay. 2008-09: Ranked fifth at the BIG EAST Championship in the 1650 free, posting a time of 16:41.34. Also ranked fifth as the anchor on the 800 free relay squad, finishing in 7:25.93 … Season-best time in the 1650 free came at the Princeton Invitational, where she finished in 16:36.70 to lead the BIG EAST … At the Rutgers Super Splash, swam the 500 free in 4:57.22 for a first place finish, the best time on the team and 10th overall in the BIG EAST. 2007-08: Finished eighth in the 500 freestyle (4:54.00) at the BIG EAST Championships … Placed 13th in the 200 freestyle (1:52.23) and fourth in the 1,650 freestyle (16:41.04), achieving an NCAA ‘B’ cut in the event … Posted numerous dual meet wins in the distance freestyle events. 2006-07: Placed eighth in the 500 freestyle (4:53.82) and second in the 1,650 freestyle (16:37.63) at the BIG EAST Championships … Both times were season-best performances and NCAA consideration times … Consoled in the 200 freestyle, placing 13th in a time of 1:51.40 at the championships … Posted a big win for the Scarlet Knights in dual meet competition against BIG EAST rival Connecticut with a victory in the 1000 freestyle (10:11.63). High School: Swam for West Springfield … Three-time state champion, winning the 100 breaststroke her sophomore year and the 500 freestyle both her junior and senior seasons … Broke the district record in the 500 freestyle (4:57) … Eastern Zone Sectional Champion in the 1,000 freestyle … Holds five school records … First-Team All-American and Scholastic AllAmerican her sophomore through senior years … Competed for The Fish for two years.
At Rutgers: Will contribute in backstroke events as well as add depth to the distance group. 2008-09: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the 100 back (57.59) and 200 back (2:03.60), posting season-best times in each race during the preliminaries ... Enjoyed a successful summer season, swimming a personal best 100-meter butterfly (1:04.76). 2007-08: Demonstrated marked improvements in the backstroke events placing 13th in the 100 back (57.45) and seventh in the 200 back (2:03.14), while also competing in the 200 Individual Medley (2:07.75) at the BIG EAST Championships … Took a portion of the summer season off to recover from surgery. 2006-07: Immediately impacted the squad as a freshman in dual meet competition … BIG EAST qualifier in the 200 backstroke, 500 and 1,650 freestyle, and 400 Individual Medley ... Member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team that defeated both Seton Hall and Rider … Named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team. High School: Competed for Emmaus High School … Led team to state championship … Team record holder in 400 freestyle relay … District XI 500 freestyle champion and Female Swimmer of the Year in 2005-06 … Member of Emmaus Aquatic Club for seven years and is the squad’s record holder in the 200 backstroke, 400 Individual Medley and 200 Medley Relay. Personal: Born in Livingston, N.J. … Daughter of Eugene and Janet Dimond … Has one brother, Timmy … Double majoring in Communications and History.
Personal: Born in Springfield, Va. … Daughter of Carl and Jeannie Case … Has one older brother … Pursuing a Political Science major and a Middle-Eastern Studies minor.
Campbell Hall, N.Y. Fly/IM Senior
Barto, Pa. IM/Breast Senior
At Rutgers: Will contribute in both butterfly events as well as adding to the depth of the freestyle events. 2008-09: Finished 10th at the BIG EAST Championship in the 200 fly with a career-high time of 2:03.11. Also saw Championship action in the 100 butterfly (56.32) and the 200 Individual Medley (2:06.65) … Ranked seventh in the BIG EAST during the regular season in the 200 fly with a time of 2:03.87 … Scored in critical dual meet points both individually and on relays against BIG EAST rivals Villanova and Connecticut. 2007-08: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 and 200 butterfly as well the 200 Individual Medley… just missed making consoles in the 100 fly (57.88) and was an alternate for the 200 fly (2:07.88)… anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay in dual meet competition against BIG EAST rival Connecticut. 2006-07: Placed 14th in the 200 butterfly at the BIG EAST Championships… member of the winning 400 Medley Relay team that defeated BIG EAST rival Villanova… was part of a strong group of team members that swam the butterfly during the regular dual meet season. High School: Competed for Washingtonville High School… High School All-American and Scholar-Athlete… school record holder in the 200 Individual Medley, 100 butterfly, and numerous relays… captain of team during her junior and senior years… holds Section A record in 100 butterfly… a USA Junior National and US Open qualifier. Personal: Born in Boynton Beach, Fla… one of two daughters of David Klein and Corinne Cody… majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology.
At Rutgers: The Honorable Mention All-American expects to lead the breaststroke and Individual Medley events in dual meet competition this season… Longacre will also be relied on heavily in relay competition.
2008-09: Swimming at the number two spot, helped to set a new school record in the 200 medley relay with a 1:40.43 finish at the BIG EAST Championship, ranking third in the event … Placed fifth in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:25.93 at the BIG EAST Championship … Individually, qualified for the NCAA in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.21 for a bronze medal … Also ranked 8th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.74 … Ranked third in the BIG EAST during the regular season in the 100 breast (1:02.28) and 200 breast (2:16.17), setting both times at the Princeton Invitational ... Led the team in the breaststroke events claiming victories in the 100 breast at the Rutgers Super Splash (1:03.20) as well as the 50 meter breast at the Orange Bowl Classic (33.95)… Competed in the 2009 U.S. Opens over the summer finishing 40th in a talented field of 100 meter breaststrokers (1:12.71). 2007-08: Competed in the NCAA Championships, finishing 15th in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.48), earning NCAA Honorable Mention All-America honors … Won the 100 breast at the BIG EAST Championships (1:01.49) and secured a pair of third place finishes in the 200 breast (2:15.52) and the 200 Individual Medley (2:02.09) ... Earned gold in the 100 and 200 breast against BIG EAST foe Villanova with times of 1:04.36 and 2:20.21, respectively … Competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. over the summer, placing 47th in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:11.64) and 66th in the 200-meter breast (2:38.03). 2006-07: Finalist in three individual events at the BIG EAST Championships, including a second place finish in the 200 breaststroke, fifth in the 100 breaststroke and seventh in the 200 Individual Medley ... Tallied a big win in the 100 (1:04.38) and 200 (2:18.11) breaststroke against Penn State … Qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 breaststroke … USA National Team member ... Traveled to Japan and placed 15th in the 100 meter breaststroke … Named team’s Rookie of the Year … School record holder in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
High School: Competed for Boyertown Area Senior High … Team’s MVP all four years … Berks County Swimmer of the Year for three seasons … Recipient of Summit Award for Outstanding Career and Outstanding Performance… team record holder and All-American in 100 breaststroke and 200 Individual Medley… swam under guidance of Linda Jones of Boyertown YMCA Navy Seals… YMCA National Champion in 200 breaststroke… a member of the winning 200 and 400 Medley Relays that broke the YMCA National record. Personal: Born in Barto, Pa. … One of three children… Daughter of Richard and Jayne Longacre… Majoring in Mathematics.
Pittsford, N.Y. Free Senior
Ivyland, Pa. Diving Junior
At Rutgers: Expected to contribute in distance freestyle events as well as the 400 Individual Medley for the Scarlet Knights.
At Rutgers: Will be an important part of the success of the diving team on both the one-meter and three-meter boards.
2008-09: Swam third on the 800 free relay squad, posting a time of 7:25.93 for fifth at the BIG EAST Championship … Also at that meet, swam a season-best (4:55.04) in the 500 free for a 12th place finish … Ranks second on the team in the 200 free (1:50.90) and 200 fly (2:05.44), setting both standards at the Swimming World’s College Conference Carnival … Ranked 14th in the BIG EAST during the regular season in the 200 fly.
2008-09: Ranked 17th at the Zone Diving Championships in the one-meter dive … Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships … 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: BIG EAST qualifier in the 200, 500 and 1,650 freestyle… finished 11th in the 200 free (1:50.82), 14th in the 500 free (4:56.46) and 18th in the 1,650 free (17.31.26)… was a contributing force in the middle-distance and distance events during the season, scoring numerous dual meet points, including a 200 freestyle win against Central Connecticut and the University of Connecticut (1:54.60).
High School: Standout diver for Council Rock North… MVP of her team all four years… broke school record with a score of 272.90 for six dives… a league champion all all four years… named to alldistrict and all-state teams for her entire high school career… competed for Liberty Diving in Philadelphia, Pa. under club coach Todd Michaels for eight years.
2006-07: Placed 15th in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle at the BIG EAST Championships… scored crucial points in the team’s matchup against Villanova, taking second in the 1,000 freestyle (10:26.56)... contributed to the depth of the distance events throughout dual meet competition. High School: Was a two-time MVP on her high school team… holds 200 and 500 freestyle records… named Monroe County Section U Swimmer of the Year her junior and senior seasons… swam under the guidance of FAST club coach Mike Kennedy for three years. Personal: Born in Rochester, N.Y… Daughter of Charles and Judy Weniger… one of three children… brother Luke swims for Auburn University… a Psychology major and History minor.
2007-08: Did not see much meet competition due to injuries.
Personal: Born in Philadelphia, Pa… daughter of Joan and George Betz… has an older sister, Kathleen… pursuing an Engineering degree.
LaMirada, Calif. Fly/Distance Free Sophomore
San Diego, Calif. IM/Back Junior At Rutgers: Will be relied on to lead the backstroke events, individually and in the medley relays.
At Rutgers: Will bring depth to the backstroke events, as well as contribute to sprint freestyle in individual and relay events.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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 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.
Personal: Born in San Diego, Calif… daughter of Susi and Steve Fontana… has a younger and older sister.
Kenmore, Wash. Back/Free Sophomore
Kent, Wash. Sprint Free/Back Sophomore
At Rutgers: Will help make RU’s backstroke a great strength of the team. Should also contribute in freestyle events.
At Rutgers: Will contribute immediately to backstroke events both individually and on relays.
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.
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: 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.
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. 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.
Hollis, N.H. Breast/Fly/IM Sophomore At Rutgers: Expected to be a strong contributor in breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley events. 2008-09: Ranked 14th at the BIG EAST Championship in the 400 IM with a time of 4:25.29 … Qualified for in the 200 back … Posted her best time of the regular season (4:26.31) in the 400 IM at the College Conference Carnival to rank seventh in the BIG EAST. High School: Honor Roll student at Hollis/Brookline High School… four-time New Hampshire State Champion… holds nine high school records… named the Nashua Telegraph Female Athlete of the Year… swam for the Greenwood Memorial Swim Club. Personal: Born in Nashua, N.H. to Richard and Miriam DeSantis… has one brother… started swimming at age seven… intends to major in Exercise Science and Sports Studies… avid triathlon competitor... qualified for the 2007 Triathlon World Championships in Hamburg, Germany… plays the flute and violin.
Charlotte, N.C. Back/Free Sophomore
Berlin, N.J. IM/Breast Freshman
At Rutgers: Expected to contribute to a variety of events both individually and on relays given her versatility.
At Rutgers: Expected to fit in well with a solid group of breaststrokers and IM swimmers, bringing both depth and versatility to the team.
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 … Ranked fifth in the BIG EAST during the regular season in the 200 back with a time of 2:01.67, set at the Super Splash … Sits at second on the team with a time of 1:49.80 in the 200 free.
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 13 years.
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.
Highlands Ranch, Colo. Fly Freshman
Warren, N.J. Breast Freshman
At Rutgers: Has the capacity to immediately impact the butterfly group, while also competing for coveted medley and sprint relay spots.
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.
At Rutgers: Expected to bring depth and potential in the breaststroke events. 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.
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.
Bayhead, N.J. Fly/Free Freshman
Mahwah, N.J. Diving Freshman
At Rutgers: Expected to contribute in the butterfly, sprint and middle distance freestyle events. High School: Standout competitor at Point Pleasant Beach High School with multiple First Team All-Shore Honors … Named “Swimmer of the Year” by the Asbury Park Press and the Coast Star ... Finished her high school career with top-five finishes in the 100 and 200 freestyle races at the New Jersey State Meet … Competed for the New Jersey Race Club. Personal: Youngest of four children born to John and Kim Evans … Brother, John, swam for Rutgers with the last class in 2007 … Plans to pursue a career in nursing … Has been swimming for 13 years … National Honor Society Member.
At Rutgers: Will impact the diving squad positively with her intense focus and a strong work ethic … Looks to develop her strength on both boards. 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.
MELANIE GAFFEY Bohemia, N.Y. Free/Fly Freshman At Rutgers: Will add talent and depth to the team, especially with her sprint freestyle and butterfly abilities. 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.
Canandaigua, N.Y. IM/Free/Breast Freshman
Wayside, N.J. Back Freshman
At Rutgers: Expected to make an immediate impact with the freestyle and individual medley events, while adding to a talented pool of breaststrokers. 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.
At Rutgers: Will bring depth to the team. High School: Divisional and State Champion … Named Second Team All-Shore in the 200 medley relay. Personal: Parents, Sharon and James, both swam for Rutgers … Has two younger brothers … Started swimming at age 8 ... Member of the Principal’s List.
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.
BOWIE REILLY Freehold, N.J. Sprint Free/Back Freshman At Rutgers: Will add depth in the sprint freestyle events, and has demonstrated the desire and capacity for great progress. High School: Named to the Asbury Park Press First Team All-Shore … Captain of her club team, the Y of Western Monmouth County … YMCA Nationals qualifier, finishing as high as 87th in the 50 freestyle … High school record holder in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay.
Personal: Daughter of Greg and Sadie…has a younger sister and brother…plans on pursuing a degree from the Ernest Mario Schoo of Pharmacy… A member of the National Honor Society and French National Honor Society … AP Scholar … Earned National Merit Commended Student honors … A New Jersey Governor’s School Scholar.
Cherry Hill, N.J. Fly/Breast Freshman
Wheaton, Ill. Breast/IM Freshman
At Rutgers: Expected to make immediate impact in both the butterfly and breaststroke events as well as being a strong competitor for the medley relays.
At Rutgers: Will contribute immediately to the breaststroke and individual medley events both individually and will compete for top relay spots.
High School: All-American in the 100 fly and 100 breast … Fourtime MVP of her high school team … Served as team captain during her senior year … Holds the Cherry Hill High School East records in the 100 fly and 100 breast … NCSA National qualifier in the 200 breast … Fly swimmer for John Carroll and Brad Bowser of the Jersey Wahoos, holding the 100 fly and 200 breast records … Posted times of 56.0 in the 100 fly and 2:03.80 in the 200 butterfly … Swam the 200 breaststroke in 2:17 … Competed in ten events at the YMCA Nationals, where she finished 56th in the 50 fly with a time of 26.02
2008-09: Redshirted season due to injury.
High School: Named team’s Most Valuable Player at Wheaton Hig School in 2006 and 2007… Olympic Trial qualifier… swam for the Wheaton Swim Club.
Personal: Daughter of Chris and Rebecca Del Galdo… has one olde sister, Lauren, who swims for Eastern Michigan University… starte swimming at eight years old… intends to major in Business.
Personal: Daughter of Julie and Michael… Has a brother, Mike, and a sister, Natalie … Started swimming at age 10 … Major is undecided.
Where Are They From? Washington Megan Caylor Brianne Lindblad
Illinois Taylor Zafir
New York Melanie Gaffey Jackie Klein Brittney Kuras Hailey Weniger
New Hampshire Rachael DeSantis Connecticut Kasey Kesses Jennifer Potvin New Jersey Samantha Curham Molly Evans Katherine Kearney Jackie McGuckin Bowie Reilly Jessica Simunek Jacquelyn Ward Cat Whetstone
California Michelle Berman Kirsten Fontana
Pennsylvania Jen Betz Tracy Dimond Shayna Longacre Erin Saunders Kelsey Tennett
Colorado Taylor Curado Virginia Kimberly Case Missouri Denise Letendre
North Carolina Michaela Nilsson
RUTGERS SWIMMING AND DIVING – A HISTORY OF SUCCESS In its 88-year history, the Rutgers Swimming and Diving program has been under the direction of just six head coaches - James H. Reilly (1916- 1957), Otto H. Hill (1957-1961), Frank W. Elm (19611993), Elizabeth Blau (1993-1996), Rick Simpson (1996-1997) and Chuck Warner (1997-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 88-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 70s 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 AllAmerican 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
Frank Elm was a coach of the 1964 U.S. Olympic Team, of which Sue Pitt-Anderson and Ginnie Duenkel were members.
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 70s Elm had a 70-20 win/loss record with the women's program. Frank Elm best described the 80s 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 80s 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 80s 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.
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
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 72 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 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 has begun the
RUTGERS SWIMMING/DIVING AWARDS AUGUST W. HENIZMAN JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY (INSPIRATIONAL)
1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1982 1983 1984 1984 1985 1986 1987 1989 1990 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1994 1995 1996
Walter Ashley ‘35 Walter Spence ‘34 Edward Simpson ‘34 Frederick L. Faulkner ‘37 G. Doane McCarthy ‘37 Kenneth MacWhinney ‘38 William S. Lakamp Jr. ‘39 James T. Barnes ‘40 Roberg G. Faulkner ‘41 Leonard Zubko ‘42 Ralph J. Buratti ‘44 Alvin Benedict ‘49 James F. McNeil ‘50 William Irwinë 50 Joseph P. Kohut ‘53 Robert E. Nugent ‘52 Edward S. Nelson ‘54 Jerome C. Dodgen ‘55 William J. McGugan ‘55 Richard D’accardi ‘56 Charles J. Mooney Jr. ‘57 Ernest A. Lotito ‘58 Douglas W. Nabholz ‘59 Robert Fenstermaker ‘60 Joseph E. Smith ‘61 Monroe C. Nichols ‘63 William M. Clark ‘63 Lawrence C. Jones ‘64 Martin M Flickinger ‘65 David A. Feigley ‘66 Bruce N. Ball ‘67 John W. Hannan ‘68 Paul E. Liniak ‘69 Gregg R. Anderson ‘70 David S. Helming ‘71 Randall J. Burton ‘72 Daniel E. Wolfred ‘74 Matthew S. Whalen ‘74 Mark Carawan ‘75 Henry P.E. Fryczynski ‘77 William T. Zenga ‘77 William T. Zenga ‘77 Carl Minnis ‘78 Gary Pabst ‘79 Gerald Dawson ‘82 Stephan Nagle ‘81 Joe Jankewicz ‘82 Gerry Dawson ‘82 Thomas J. Good ‘84 Scott H. Dunn ‘85 Bruce T. Matthews ‘84 James McGuckin ‘85 Fred Oberkehr ‘87 James Quackenbush ‘87 Richard Andrews ‘91 Grant Hodgson ‘88 Ronald Farina ‘92 Vince Labella ‘92 Todd Lewandowski ‘93 Tim Berlin ‘96 Tim Berlin ‘96 Lawrence Page ‘95 Kevin Dunn ‘96 Matt Tevald ‘96
1997 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
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
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
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
1996 1997 1998 1998 1999 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Tiffany Sawin Ellie Engle 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
MOST VALUABLE MEMBER (WOMEN)
1986 1987 1987 1988 1989 1989 1990 1991 1992 1992 1993 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Catherine Clark Laura Myers Lisa Silverman Kelly Fleming Mary Sue Sheehan Robyn Snyder Karen Livingston Jacqueline Terreri Sherrie Zeilke Tara Yalante Sherrie Terreri Anne Fletcher Jennifer McIlvaine Carrieanne Eberhardt Carrieanne Eberhardt Carrieanne Eberhardt Ellie Engle Angell Morse Erin McIntyre Erin McIntyre Erin McIntyre Casmera Wick Kelly Harrigan Kelly Harrigan Kelly Harrigan Kelly Harrigan Madison Kennedy
Shayna Longacre Catherine Whetstone
DIVER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1998 1999 2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kathleen Greslik Lindsey Gronlund Kristin Figueroa Kelly Gerhardstein Matthew Kittle Matthew Kittle Olivier Giron Jared Bench Tyler Beckenbach Meghan Senso Erin Saunders Erin Saunders Erin Saunders
BURIAN AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Joe Mammano Jonathan Hupp Bobby Daplyn Angelina Colavito Jessica Burnett
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
(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) Clarence Ross ‘23 Judy Mellick ‘77(Diving) AAU CHAMPIONS Ellen Wallace Leo Geibel ‘23 Debbie Franks Walter Spence ‘34 Maureen Mortell Chuck Gantner ‘44 Robin Locklair EASTERN CHAMPIONS Eugenie Condrillo Randazzo Richard Levis ‘28 Erin McIntyre (2002) Bob Nugent ‘52 Kelly Harrigan (2004, Peter Hibbard ‘67
INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING HALL OF FAME
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, approved in 2006, 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: • Establishment of the first-ever universitywide alumni body, the Rutgers University Alumni Association. • The Rutgers Faculty Traveling Seminar, an annual week-long tour of New Jersey for new faculty. • 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. • 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. She is a Vice President at the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick. Dr. McCormick has two children, Betsy and Michael.
DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS A lifetime New Jersey native with a strong passion for his alma mater, Tim Pernetti has come full-circle 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 of Athletics on February 26, 2009. He will oversee 24 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams in New Brunswick, a larger number than fielded at most of the university’s peer institutions. The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has 212 employees and an annual budget of approximately $56 million, roughly 3 percent of the university’s total $1.8 billion budget. 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.
29 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 part of the School of Arts and Sciences) in 1918, and the 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 (later Douglass College) was founded in 1918, and to adult learners when University College 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 62 research universities in North America. Today, professors and students work in more than 180 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 350,000 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. 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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 East Asian Languages and Area Studies Ecology and Natural Resources Education Economics Education Engineering Applied Sciences Engineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering
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30 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 62 leading research universities in North America. • There are 27 degree-granting schools and colleges, offering more than 270 total bachelor’s, masters and doctoral and professional degree programs. • Rutgers is one of New Jersey’s major employers with some 4,700 faculty and 6,400 staff. • For every dollar New Jersey invests in Rutgers, the university channels $5 into the state’s economy. In 2003, the amount of state support was $524 million, while the combined effect of university direct and indirect spending was estimated at $2.8 billion. • With holdings of more than 6.4 million volumes, the Rutgers library system ranks among the nation’s largest. • Rutgers enrolls more than 50,000 students, including over 37,000 undergraduates and 13,000 graduate students. • More than 10,000 students each year earn a degree from Rutgers. • The university has more than 350,000 living alumni; nearly 200,000 alumni reside in New Jersey. TEACHING AND LEARNING • Rutgers faculty include MacArthur “genius” Fellows, National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology recipients, 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. • The graduate philosophy department is ranked second in the English-speaking world by the Philosophical Gourmet Report. • Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick is ranked among the top five schools in the country for technology management according to a Journal of Product Innovation Management study. It is tenth out of 51 for international business according to a Journal of International Business Studies report. BusinessWeek ranks the school’s Executive MBA program fifth in the world in the area of strategy and sixth in the area of finance. • 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 New Brunswick campus is home to the New Jersey Stem Cell Institute, a joint endeavor with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The institute is devoted to finding new and effective approaches to treating seemingly incurable diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and spinal cord injury. • The Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository is a valuable resource for researchers around the world studying the role heredity plays in complex genetic diseases such 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 35,000 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 National Science Foundation research funding. • The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, the only pharmacy school in New Jersey, ranks in the top 10 percent among pharmacy schools nationwide in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health. • Rutgers holds more than 400 patents and, since 1989, has licensed nearly 50 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 certifies approximately 17,000 annually. • The Rutgers Business School operates the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers in all 21 counties, serving more than 7,000 clients annually and offering classes to some 15,000 individuals. • In 2005, Continuous Education and Outreach offered over 3,700 course sections to more than 50,000 individuals. Courses are offered in almost 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, bringing together some 15,000 people to celebrate the state’s diverse populations and agricultural heritage. 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 shown at museums around the country. • Rutgers’ agricultural research has led to durable turfgrass, juicy tomatoes, disease-resistant dogwoods, and improved varieties of asparagus. Rutgers turfgrass varieties are used at Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and other venues nationwide. • Nationally respected institutes at Rutgers such as the National Transit Institute and the National Institute for Early Education Research are helping to shape United States and state policy in critical areas. • Rutgers is the nation’s primary source for antiterror security training for public transit workers. • 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, nearly 250,000 of whom presently live in New Jersey.
2009 INDUCTEES Walter G. Alexander II, COE ‘43, The first black man to graduate from Rutgers' College of Engineering in 1943, Walter G. Alexander was a scholar, a pioneer, and a leader. An excellent student, he graduated seventh in his engineering class and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. He also participated in track and field as well as cross country. After completing his Rutgers education in mechanical engineering, he trained in the military and was commissioned as a second lieutenant Tuskegee Airman in June 1945. He later became the first black man to be appointed to New Jersey's State Board of Dentistry in 1972. Alexander retired in 2007, having practiced dentistry for more than 50 years. 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. Under her leadership, the APA developed the landmark document, Your Mental Health Rights, which was distributed to President Bill Clinton, all members of Congress, as well as health care provider organizations. She has served as president of the American Psychological Foundation since 2001.
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 about four single women who confront hard-won truths about romance and sexuality while juggling careers and friendship in New York City. She and the ensemble cast won or were nominated for numerous awards. Davis reprised the role in 2008 when Sex and the City was released on the silver screen; a sequel is due in 2010. At Rutgers, Davis studied under legendary acting coach and theater arts professor William Esper. Mir A. Imran, SOE ‘77, Mir Imran is a renowned scientist and prolific inventor who has achieved great success through his venture roles in various high-tech and biomedical companies. Among his most notable accomplishments is the development of the world's first automatic implantable defibrillator, a device that has saved more than two million lives since 1981 and is a standard of care in cardiology. Imran is also the founder and CEO of InCube Laboratories, Inc., one of North America's oldest and most successful medical device incubators that works to develop high-growth companies that solve major clinical problems through technological innovation. As a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, or investor, Imran has been named in nearly 350 patents. Ralph Izzo, Business School ‘02, Ralph Izzo has been chairman, president, and CEO of PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group) since 2007, after holding executive positions within PSEG's family of companies since 1992. PSEG, whose annual revenues are more than $13 billion, was ranked fourth on Fortune magazine's 2009 "World's Most Admired Companies" list in the electric and gas industry. In 2007, NJBIZ named PSEG New Jersey Corporation of the Year for its financial stability, leadership on environmental issues, and commitment to the state. Natalie Morales, RC ‘94, Natalie Morales joined NBC's popular Today show as a national correspondent in 2006. In 2007, she was named a co-anchor of the show's fourth hour; 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. TODAY SHOW HOST In these national NATALIE MORALES roles, 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. She also co-hosted and reported for the Emmy-nominated documentary Save Our Sound, a joint production with WNBC-TV New York about preserving the Long Island Sound.
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) 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, Yale Professor; Sculptor (1993) Margaret C. Ayers, DC ’63, Philanthropist, activist. She is president and CEO 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 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 (1991), Passed away in 1993. 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 for his New York restaurants, bestselling cookbooks, popular television programs, and philanthropy. (2004) Julia Baxter-Bates, DC ’38, 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, 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 IRON CHEF MARIO BATALI 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. 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. (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. (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. 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 (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) 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. 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. Deron L. Cherry, Cook ’81, Former football great, business entrepreneur, Co-owner NFL football team (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 Tecla Christ became the 10th president of
32 Smith College, one of the largest women’s colleges in the nation. She was inducted into the Douglass Society in 2001. 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 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his DNA research (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. Cown 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 (1995) 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, Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup Inc. Established the Harriett and Robert Druskin Endowed Scholarship in 2001, which aids hard-working students who face financial challenges. He received the 200102 Rutgers University Medal for Philanthropic Excellence. He is also a member of the university's Board of Trustees. 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, ACTRESS CALISTA FLOCKHART 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 president of the state's Board of Public Utilities. 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. 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. 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. Louis Gluck, RC '48 Considered the father of Neonatologist. Died in 1997. (2005) Arthur M. Goldberg, ACTOR JAMES RC ’63, GANDOLFINI Former President & CEO of Park Place Entertainment Corp., Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. and chairman of DeGiorgio Company. Goldberg died in 2000. 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. (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 (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) Jerry Izenberg, NCAS ’52, Sports Writer, Newark Star-Ledger. A member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. (1991) 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 Jaffee, 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 National Basketball Association Player, Coach Livingston College 1977. In 2003, the Washington Wizards named Jordan head coach, a position he held through 2008 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. 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. 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 (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. In 2002, William English Kirwan II became chancellor of one of the nation's largest university systems, the University of Maryland who has a national reputation for raising academic standards. (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 is now president and chief operating officer of The Public Service Electric & Gas Co. Gov. James McGreevey appointed Mr. Koeppe as chairman of the state’s Economic Development Authority, in which he will oversee New Jersey’s multibilliondollar school construction program, and arrange low-cost financing for new businesses. (2003) Frederick J. Kroesen, RC ’44, CC ’80, LHD ’84, Four-Star General, Commander NATO European Forces (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. 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) Laynee La Vecchia, DC ’76, NLaw ‘79 New Jersey Supreme Court Justice. (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 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS Supreme Court HEAD COACH EDDIE JORDAN Justice. (2001)
33 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 and she was president of the American Nurses Association from 1996–2000. She was named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential AfricanAmericans" by Ebony magazine (2000) George W. Mamo, Camden Arts and Sciences ‘76 Former vice president for administration of Feed the Children, an international relief organization. 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, (2000) Ernest Mario, Pharm ’61, Pharmaceutical executive (1998) William Mastrosimone, MGSA ’80, Playwright (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 from ceramics glazes on dinnerware and led the effort to create international standards that allowed worldwide trade. Developed the university-government-industrial 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. (2003) Morris Milgram, NCAS ’39, Affordable Housing Pioneer. Milgram died in 1997 at age 81. (1993) Julane W. Miller-Armbrister, DC '74, School of Social Work '79 Business executive, Social activist (2005) 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) William Newell, RC ’1836 Physician, U.S. Congressman and governor of New Jersey. Died in 1901. (2001) Nathan M. Newmark, Eng ’30, Civil Engineer. Newmark died in 1988. (1989) Roy Franklin Nichols, RC ’18, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian. He died in 1972 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. Janet Lippe Norwood, DC ’45, Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1979-1991. (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. A noted psychiatrist, 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, Pinsky’s poems have appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker and The New Republic. 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 (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 A highly-respected screenwriter and producer-director for television, his TV movies include the acclaimed "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 television, most recently as a cast member of Moesha (2002) Norman Reitman, RC ’32, Cardiologist (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 became executive chair of The Bank of New York Mellon. (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. 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. (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 respected 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.
Jeffrey A. Torborg; School of Education 1963 Former Rutgers AllAmerican, 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 19972003. (1998) William Trager , RC ’30, His seminal research in the laboratory culture of NBA COMMISSIONER malarial parasites will DAVID STERN surely lead to the development of a lifesaving 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. Harry J. Volk, RC ’27, SL-N ‘30 Executive and philanthropist, revolutionized the insurance and banking industries, spotting the loophole in federal laws that made it possible for banks to for holding companies. Mr. Volk’s 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. Foster Voorhees, RC ‘1876, Left a lasting imprint on the social fabric of New Jersey and on Rutgers. 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. Wong died in May 2008. 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 the New Jersey agriculture, published a book Ploughs and Politicks, which significantly influenced the field of agricultural history. Woodward died in 1974 at age 84. 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, The visionary leader who 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. In recognition of his astounding contributions to the publishing industry, 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
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