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Head Women's Coach at the University of Hartford

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Jennifer Rizzotti Biography

From 1992 to 1996, she starred on the women's basketball team at the University of Connecticut. She was the starting point guard on the Huskies first national championship team in 1995, which recorded a perfect season, winning all 35 games. Rizzotti's picture was on the cover of Sport's Illustrated magazine in recognition of the perfect season. Jen was awarded the prestigious Honda-Broderick Cup for 1995-96, presented to the athlete most deserving of recognition as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. She was named the 1996 Associated Press Player of the Year. Rizzotti was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball Huskies of Honor recognition program. Rizzotti won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award during the 1995-96 basketball season. This award is given to the best women's basketball player in the country under 5'6' tall. During the 1995-96 season Jennifer set school records for assists with 212 and steals with 112. Jennifer graduated with a degree in biology.

Sports Illustrated did a series of thirteen photographs featuring players and team member of teams chasing or achieving perfect seasonsan entire season without a loss. The cover photo of Jennifer Rizzoti racing upcourt is one of the photos in the collection.

She began her career as a professional basketball player playing for the New England Blizzard, of the now defunct American Basketball League. during that time she was a 2-time All-Star, Rizzotti was a member of the Houston Comets after being drafted in 1999, and played for the Comets in 1999 and 2000. The Comets won the League Championship both seasons. In 2001 she was traded to the Detroit Shock, but a month later, she was traded to the Cleveland Rockers. She played for the Cleveland Rockers from 2001-2003. Rizzotti was selected in the dispersal draft by the Detroit Shock in January 2004, but she retired from the WNBA.

Rizzotti is currently in her 11th season as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Hartford, where she has led the Hawks to four America East Conference championships and four trips to the NCAA Tournament. She was named America East Coach of the Year in the 2006, 2007 and 2010 seasons. In 2010 Rizzotti guided Hartford to an undefeated regular season in the America East Conference. She is one of 10 finalists up for the Kay Yow Coach of the Year. The winner will be announced at the Final Four in San Antonio.


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