Athletic teams gear up for playoffs.
Published Feb. 26, 2016
It’s crunch time for several RIT winter athletic teams with the start of postseason play.
Fans can show their Tiger pride by following the action via RIT’s recently launched new athletics website. The site features coverage of all 24 intercollegiate varsity teams via game stories, statistics, social media, video and more.
The women’s basketball team finished its best season in program history with a 20-7 record and its first post-season victory. The team eventually lost to Clarkson University in the Liberty League Championship. A program-record four members of thel team were selected to the 2016 Liberty League Women's Basketball All-Conference Team as selected by the coaches and announced March 1. Sophomore Jessica Glaz (Rockaway Beach, NY/Scholars Academy) was a first team selection. Freshman Tara Lynch (Green Township, NJ/Newton) was named Rookie of the Year, and named to the All-Rookie Team, and was a second team selection. Amanda Olsen (Glen Mills, PA/Archmere Academy) was a honorable mention selection, and head coach Amy Reed and her coaching staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year.
Men’s and women’s hockey are also about to begin their postseason push, where both programs have been national contenders and champions. And NCAA events are also coming up for wrestling, as well as indoor track and field.
Along with postseason coverage for winter teams, spring teams (men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, outdoor track and field) are also starting their 2016 seasons.
There are more than 600 student-athletes at RIT. During the fall and winter seasons, 75 RIT athletes were selected for Liberty League All-Academic honors, where the student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.20.
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