Immaculata University’s Theresa Grentz Serve As MC for 2010 Chester County Sports Hall of Fame
On Saturday, November 13, 2010, Theresa Grentz, vice president for University Advancement at Immaculata University and resident of West Chester, PA, will serve as master of ceremony for the annual induction ceremony for the 2010 Chester County Sports Hall of Fame. The sold out ceremony is held at the Inn at Chester Springs in Exton. A silent auction precedes the ceremony and dinner.
As a fellow member of the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame, inducted with the Mighty Macs in the class of 2009, Grentz will be introducing 15 new members including Kate Barber, Michael Basca, Bob Boyer, Nick Bruno, Mike Grady, Vonnie Gros, Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, John Hay, Roy Jackson, Ross Kershey, Muffet McGraw, Charles Moore, Ed Rush, Butch Shockley, and Garo Yepremian.
While coaching women´s basketball, Theresa accomplished many great achievements. She won the 2007 WBCA´s Carol Eckman Award, which exemplifies spirit, integrity and character through sportsmanship, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and commitment to the student-athlete. On June 9, 2001, she was inducted into the Women´s Basketball Hall of Fame. Theresa was named the sixth head women´s basketball coach of the University of Illinois in 1995. She was named head coach of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Women´s Basketball Team, and on August 8, 1992, the U.S. team won the Bronze Medal Game against Cuba. When named head coach at Rutgers University in 1976, she became the first full-time women´s basketball coach in the nation. Theresa coached at Rutgers University for 19 years, where she led them to their first Elite Eight in the AIAW national tournament in March 1980 and to their first NCAA Tournament where they advanced to the East Regional Final in March 1986.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton. Visit the Immaculata web site ar www.immaculata.edu.