Rutgers basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer made history as she celebrated her 900th career win last night when the Scarlet Knights defeated the University of South Florida last night. Stringer is the first coach in college basketball history to take three different schools to the NCAA Final Four. She led Cheyney (PA) State (now Cheyney University) to the first NCAA women’s Final Four in 1982. She continued her streak by leading the University of Iowa to the Final Four in 1993 and led Rutgers in 2000 and in 2007. She has been named the National Coach of the Year three times- 1982, 1988, and 1993 and was inducted in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001. She is the third women’s coach to reach 900 victories after Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell, who reached the mark on Feb. 7 when North Carolina beat Boston College. Only three Division I men’s coaches have reached 900 victories — Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight and Jim Boeheim.
Vision 2020 recognizes Stringer for representing its National Goal of women in leadership positions.