PISCATAWAY, NJ - Former Scarlet Knight great Liz Hanson (1992-96) will become the 25th individual to be inducted into the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame when the group holds its annual banquet April 18.
Hanson was one of the most accurate outside shooters in Rutgers history, finishing her career second on the three-point field-goal percentage (100-280, .357) chart. Hanson also completed her career tied for first in steals (287), second in three-point field goals made, three-point field goals attempted and free-throw percentage (356-440, .809), third in both assists (474) and free throws made, sixth in free throws attempted, and ninth in scoring (1,413). She established the RU single-season steals record (117, 1993-94), a total that remains the highest single-season mark in Scarlet Knight history, men’s or women’s.
Hanson helped lead the Scarlet Knights to two Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament titles (1993-94) and a pair of NCAA Tournament berths during her time “On the Banks,” earning first-team all-Atlantic 10 honors as a sophomore (1993-94). A member of the 1994 and 1995 Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Teams, she twice was a member of the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team (1994-95), earned a spot on the 1994-95 Atlantic 10 All-Second Team, and won a bronze medal at the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival as a member of the East Team.
Her induction will take place at the annual Rutgers women’s basketball
banquet, to be held April 18 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Those interested
in attending the event should contact the Rutgers Women’s Basketball
Office at (732) 445-4251.