Jennifer O'Reilly '01 Inducted into the Rider University Athletics Hall of Fame
Jennifer O’Reilly '01 was inducted into the Rider University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, January 20, 2007. Jen, a marine sciences major, was twice the Rider University Female Athlete of the Year, was a three-time Andrew J. Rider Scholar, was named one of the top 25 Performers in the 25-year history of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and graduated with a perfect 4.0 gpa! She graduated with 24 MAAC gold medals, including four straight 100 freestyle MAAC Championships, eight team records, four Rider pool relay records and two MAAC relay records. Jen became Rider’s first-ever Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award recipient in 2001 and is still the only Rider student-athlete to be awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
“This year’s inductees were chosen from a very competitive group of nominees by the Hall of Fame committee,” said Don Harnum, Rider’s Director of Athletics. “All of them have brought great honor to themselves, the Athletics Department, and to Rider University.” Congratulations Jen and well deserved!
Article from the Rider University GEMS Department web page.