Women's Cross Country
Rider XC to be Honored Sunday at Seton Hall
SOUTH ORANGE--Representatives from the Rider University women's cross country team will be honored on Sunday, January 22 at the National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon hosted by Seton Hall University.
The Bronc cross country team is being recognized by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW) with the team academic award for fall sports.
The women's cross country team compiled a 3.60 grade point average for both the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters, the highest team g.p.a. of Rider's 20 varsity sports.
Each year NJAIAW hosts the NAGWS Day Luncheon in celebration of National Girls and Woman in Sports Day. This year's national theme is "Title IX at 40: In it for the long run". This special event recognizes the outstanding achievements of collegiate athletes.
"I am really proud of the academic accomplishments of the team," said head coach Bob Hamer. "They are committed to academics and athletics and they continue to reflect what it is to be a student-athlete. They are really great young women."
Representing Rider along with coach Hamer will be junior Nicole Tassello (Suffern, N.Y./Suffern) who has compiled a 3.90 grade point average as an Elementary Education/Psychology major.
The event will be held at Seton Hall University in the Richard Regan Recreation and Athletics Center and will begin at 12:00pm with a light lunch being served.
Attendees are also invited to watch the Seton Hall vs. Syracuse women's basketball game at 2pm.
Over 900 people are expected to attend the annual event.
Game tickets will be provided for all individuals listed on the guest list. If additional friends or relatives would like to attend the basketball game, contact Seton Hall Athletic Ticket Office at (973) 275-4255 for advanced ticket sales.