Jennifer Rizzotti

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Jennifer Rizzotti



Class of 2013


• Rizzotti played for the University of Connecticut from 1992-1996, leading the Huskies to a 117-18 record

• She was the starting point guard on the Huskies’ first NCAA National Championship team in 1995, which finished the season with a perfect 35-0 record.

• She finished her career at Connecticut with 1,540 points, 637 assists, and 349 steals.

• Rizzotti was a Kodak All-American and the NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player twice (1995, 1996)

• She was named an Associated Press All-American and a USBWA All-American in 1996

• In 1996, Rizzotti was the Big East Player of the Year, the Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year, GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year, the Associated Press Player of the Year, the Honda-Broderick Cup winner as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, and the Wade Trophy winner.

• In five seasons in the WNBA, Rizzotti won two WNBA Championships finishing her career with 458 points, 264 assists, and 349 steals 

• She was the head coach for the gold-medal winning teams at the 2011 U19 World Championships and the 2010 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship for Women

• In 13 seasons as head women’s basketball coach at the University of Hartford (236-121), she has guided her teams to six NCAA tournament appearances

• Rizzotti was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women’s basketball “Huskies of Honor” recognition program 


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