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Rizzotti, Jennifer (1974–)

Rizzotti, Jennifer (1974–)

American basketball player and coach. Born May 15, 1974, in New Fairfield, CT; attended University of Connecticut; m. William Sullivan, July 17, 1999; children: Holden.

Guard, led University of Connecticut women's basketball team to NCAA championship (1995); was the top pick of the New England Blizzard in American Basketball League (ABL); was twice named to ABL all-star team; joined Houston Comets of WNBA after ABL folded (1999); traded to Detroit Shock (2001), then Cleveland Rockers (2002); began coaching at University of Hartford, becoming the youngest women's basketball coach in Division I (1999). Named First Team All America by Kodak, Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (1995–96); named AP Player of the Year (1995–96); named outstanding woman college athlete (1997).

See also Women in World History.

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