INDUCTEES
 

Theresa Grentz

Basketball

Local, Immaculata College

From Glenolden, PA and attended Cardinal O’ Hara High School

Scores over 1200 points in her high school career

Led O’Hara to 3 consecutive Philadelphia Catholic and City League titles

Star C for the Immaculata Might Macs (1970-74)

  • Amasses over 1000 points in collegiate career
  • Career stats of 20.2 PPG, 16.6 RPG, .532 FG%, and .683 FT%
  • Holds Immaculata record for most career rebounds (965)
  • Sits 5th all time on Immaculata’s career points list (1167)
  • 3 time AIAW National Champion (1972-74)
  • 3 time 1st Team All American (1972-74)
  • AMF Collegiate Player of the Year (1974)
  • Has her #12 jersey number retired by Immaculata

Silver Medalist at the World University Games (1973)

Served as Head Coach for the St. Joseph’s University Lady Hawks (1974-76)

Head Coach of Rutgers University for 19 seasons (1976-95)

  • First full time woman’s basketball head coach in the nation
  • Compiles a 434-150 (.743) record
  • 9 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (1986-94)
  • 1982 AIAW National Champion
  • 6 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Titles
  • 4 Atlantic 10 Tournament Titles
  • 4 time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (1986-87, 1987-88, 1992-93, 1993-94)
  • Newark Star Ledger Coach of the Year (1985-86)
  • Converse National Coach of the Year (1986-87)
  • Russell Athletic/WBCA Division I Coach of the Year (1987)
  • Metropolitan Woman’s Basketball Association Coach of the Year (1992-93)
  • March of Dimes Coach of the Year (1990-91)
  • 2 time Kodak District II Coach of the Year (1987-88, 1992-93)

Olympic Bronze Medal as Head Coach of the USA Woman’s Team (1992)

Coached the USA Woman’s Team to the World Championship (1990)

Head Coach of the University of Illinois 11 seasons (1995-present)

  • Led the Illinois to the Big 10 Championship (1996-97)
  • Guided them to 5 NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 2 time Big 10 Coach of the Year (1996-97, 1997-98)
  • 2 time Kodak WBCA District IV Coach of the Year (1996-97, 1997-98)

10th All Time Winningest Coach in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball history with 652 wins

Named as a Female Athlete of the Millennium by The Delaware County Times (1999)

Inducted into the Delaware County (PA) Athlete’s Hall of Fame (1979)

Inducted into the Woman’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2001)

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