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SRU Good News for Feb. 2, 2012


SRU graduate C. Vivian Stringer receives PSAC Award of Merit


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – C. Vivian Stringer, Slippery Rock University graduate and Rutgers University head women’s basketball coach, is was one of five individuals selected to receive a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Award of Merit.


The awards were announced Wednesday.


Stringer, a student-athlete at The Rock and later head women’s coach at PSAC-member Cheyney University, was joined on this year’s list of Award of Merit recipients by John Chaney, who served as head men’s basketball coach at Cheyney while Stringer was the women’s coach there and later coached at Temple University in Philadelphia.


Other 2012 Award of Merit recipients included Wade Schalles, former Clarion University wrestler; Jan Hutchinson, former Bloomsburg University field hockey and softball coach and East Stroudsburg University graduate; and Cathy Rush, West Chester University graduate and former women’s basketball coach at Immaculata College.


The PSAC Award of Merit is the conference’s highest honor. Awarded to individuals with a current or previous affiliation with a league school, either as an alumnus, coach or administrator, it is given for outstanding and extraordinary accomplishments or services that bring exceptional recognition and honor to the conference.


Stringer has built an illustrious career highlighted by countless milestones, including her enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, when she became one of only 11 women’s coaches to be inducted.


Currently in her 41st season as a collegiate head coach and owner of an 880-313 career record, Stringer was the primary architect in transforming three programs into national title contenders. She was the first coach in men’s or women’s basketball history to take three different schools to the Final Four.


(Additional information is included in the Feb. 3, 2012, edition of rockpride online.)


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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