Theresa Grentz, of West Chester, PA, to Speak at Women’s Basketball Coaches Clinic
On Sunday, November 1, 2009, Theresa Grentz, vice president for University Advancement at Immaculata University and resident of West Chester, PA, will be speaking at Monmouth University Women´s Basketball Coaches Clinic between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The clinic runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Monmouth University´s Multi Purpose Activity Center. Monmouth University is located in West Long Branch, NJ.
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 in1995. 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.
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