PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers women’s basketball team will host the ABC (Academics Basketball Compliance) Clinic Saturday, Nov. 1. The free event will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The clinic, designed for high school coaches and other individuals involved with scholastic
student-athletes, will focus on the basics of college eligibility and preparation. Issues such as the NCAA Clearinghouse, academic initial-eligibility standards, NCAA recruiting rules and compliance, and physical conditioning will be addressed. Included among the scheduled guest speakers will be Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer, associate head coach Jolette Law, assistant coaches Carlene Mitchell and Cathy Andruzzi, coordinator of basketball operations Michelle Edwards, associate athletic director for compliance and administration/senior woman administrator Kate Hickey, senior athletic academic advisor Mark Peterson, women’s basketball strength and conditioning coach Shawn Windle, and assistant athletic trainer Terry Spricigo.
The ABC Clinic will begin at 8:30 a.m., to be immediately followed by an open Rutgers women’s basketball practice at 12:00 p.m. Although the event is free and open to the public, those interested in attending are asked to pre-register with Michelle Edwards in the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Office (732-445-7805) by Monday, Oct. 27.
Rutgers engineered the most dramatic turnaround in Division I last season, improving from 9-20 in 2001-2002 to 21-8 and a trip to the 2003 NCAA Tournament’s second round. Rutgers will host its first exhibition game on Monday, Nov. 3. The 2003-2004 season will officially begin on Friday, Nov. 14, when RU hosts St. Peter’s in the first round of the Preseason WNIT.