Sarah Sommer

  • Photo Credit: Rutgers Athletics

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers' College Avenue Gymnasium basketball court was named for former men's basketball co-captain and assistant coach Jim Valvano in a dedication ceremony on April 29.

    Valvano's signature now adorns the hardwood where he once played, along with the court's new name: "Jimmy V. Court."

    Valvano was a point guard for Rutgers, helping the Scarlet Knights to a third-place finish in the 1967 NIT.

  • Photo Credit: NCAA

    PISCATAWAY, NJ—It’s been 10 years since the Rutgers women’s basketball team played in the NCAA national championship game, but Matee Ajavon remembers it well.

    “That’s probably one of the highlights of all of the years that I’ve been playing basketball,” said Ajavon, the starting point guard that season, in a recent telephone interview.

    “I think about that game all the time—and of course, what could have been,” she told New Brunswick Today.