Three Lions are among New Jersey’s 25 Greatest Female Athletes

EWING, N.J. – Three TCNJ female athletes were named among the 50 Greatest Female Athletes in New Jersey Colleges by sportswriter Jerry Carino for Gannett NJ Newspapers. In fact, the three Lions have been ranked in the top 25 of the list which marks the 50e Anniversary of Title IX.

Gina Carey (field hockey and lacrosse) places 18theRobin Selbst (field hockey, softball, lacrosse) ranks 22n/aand Hillary Klimowicz (basketball) ranks 23rd.


Here are the caps on each of the three Lions on the list:

18. Gina Carey, The College of New Jersey

After transferring from Ohio State, Carey excelled at field hockey and lacrosse. She left her mark on field hockey, becoming the only Division III player to win the Honda Broderick Award as the nation’s top player (all levels). She led the Lions to D-3 national titles in 1990 and 1991, earning first-team All-America honors both seasons.

22. Robin Selbst, College of New Jersey

A two-time Division III All-American in first-team field hockey and softball, Selbst is the only athlete in D-3 history to have won NCAA titles in three different sports (lacrosse being the third). In total, she won four national titles as a player from 1991 to 1996.

23. Hillary Klimowicz, College of New Jersey

After transferring from Saint Joseph because she was feeling burnt out from Division I and seeking a more balanced life, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood graduate posted 1,413 points, 832 rebounds and 314 blocks. In 2009, she led the Lions basketball team to the Final Four and was named Division III National Player of the Year.

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