Theresa Grentz, VP for University Advancement at IU, Joins The Big Ten Network

Theresa Grentz, vice president for University Advancement for Immaculata University and former NCAA women´s basketball coach, joins the Big Ten Network as a color commentator for women´s basketball games played in the Big Ten Conference.
Starting with the Bucknell at Penn State women´s basketball game on Tuesday, December 9, Theresa will provide game analysis for three additional Big Ten matchups including the Michigan State at Penn State game on Sunday, December 21; the Illinois at Penn State rivalry on Sunday, December 28; and the Indiana at Ohio State game on Sunday, February 1. Theresa has spent 33 years as a head basketball coach with 12 of those years as the women´s basketball coach for the University of Illinois where she accumulated a record of 212-156 and earned ten postseason appearances. Having coached in the Big Ten Conference, Theresa is well acquainted with the conference and will be able to bring an insider´s perspective. Her knowledge of basketball and experience as a public speaker make her ideal for calling women´s basketball games. For more information on the Big Ten Network, visit www.bigtennetwork.com
In addition to her extensive coaching career, Theresa was a star player for the Immaculata Mighty Macs, helping the team secure the first three consecutive national championships from 1972-1974. During that time she was named All-American and AMF National Collegiate Player of the Year and served as captain of the team for two years. A feature-length film, directed by Tim Chambers, was filmed chronicling the first Mighty Mac championship.
If you would like to interview Theresa regarding this new venture, please contact the Immaculata University´s Public Relations Office at 610-647-4400, ext. 3143.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, comprehensive coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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11.19.2008

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