2014 NCAA champion Devils honored with ring ceremony
In front of a spirited crowd at Ferguson Recreation Center, the Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham women’s basketball team received their 2014 NCAA Division III National Championship rings. The team’s rings, along with resolutions passed by the New Jersey Senate, were presented to each member of the 2014 squad by alumnus Governor Richard Codey and University president Sheldon Drucker prior to the No. 1-ranked Devils’ game against Drew University.
President Sheldon Drucker (left) and Florham Campus Provost Peter Woolley (right), presented alumnus Governor Richard Codey with a national championship ring.
Gov. Codey said, "I have long wanted to wear a national collegiate championship ring, and now I will. These FDU women of New Jersey are fabulous."
Last March, the FDU-Florham women won the NCAA Division III championship by finishing undefeated with a perfect 33-0 season. The Devils beat Tufts University in the semi-final before topping Whitman College in the final game FDU-Florham is the first NCAA Women's Basketball Champion in New Jersey history and the first team to claim an NCAA basketball championship in the state since 1996.
Tonight, the Devils, who are ranked atop all national polls, cruised to an 88-51 victory over the Rangers and improved to 8-0 on the campaign. With the win, the team has now won its last 41 games. The Devils have 20 days off before their next game, which will be at the D3hoops.com Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada.
To learn more about the team, visit www.fdudevils.com.
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