NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (January 28, 2013) – Former Rutgers women’s soccer standout and two-time gold medalist Carli Lloyd will be inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 4, 2013.
The Delran, N.J., native joins 2013 inductees Mark Angelson, Randal Pinkett, Joseph Rigby and Judith Viorst.
Lloyd scored the game-winning goals for the U.S. Olympic team in both the 2008 and 2012 gold medal games. In the most recent Olympics in London, the former RU All-American started the final five contests for USA. The midfielder scored four goals throughout the Games, including the game-winning tallies versus Japan and France.
Lloyd ranks No. 1 all-time at Rutgers in career points (117), goals (50), game winners (15) and shots (295). The 2004 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year also holds the record for points (37), goals (15) and game winners (six) in a single season.
Only 208 Rutgers graduates have ever been inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Notable members include chef and restaurateur Mario Batali, actor James Gandolfini, author Janet Evanovich, NBC news anchor Natalie Morales, the late actor and humanitarian Paul Robeson, Nobel Prize winners Selman Waksman and Milton Friedman, and five former N.J. governors.
The Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala will feature live entertainment, multimedia presentations, dinner, and dancing at The Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick.
Tickets to the gala dinner and awards ceremony are $125 per person. More information on the event and the inductees can be found at www.Ralumni.com/hda. In addition to the website, more information about all of the past inductees can be found at the Hall of Distinguished Alumni interactive informational media display, located at the Rutgers Visitor Center, 100 Sutphen Road, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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