January 29, 2013
FAME FINDS CARLI
Lloyd to be inducted into Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Former Rutgers women’s soccer standout and two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd will be inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on May 4.
|Carli Lloyd scored goals in back-to-back Olympic gold medal matches.
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The Delran, N.J., native will join 2013 inductees Mark Angelson, Randal Pinkett, Joseph Rigby and Judith Viorst.
Lloyd scored the game-winning goals for the United States in both the 2008 and 2012 gold-medal matches. In the London Olympics, the former All-American started the final five games for he USA. She scored four goals, including the game-winning goals against Japan and France.
Lloyd ranks No. 1 all-time at Rutgers in career points (117), goals (50), game-winning goals (15) and shots (295). The 2004 Big East midfielder of the year also holds the record for points (37), goals (15) and game winners (six) in a season.
A total of 208 Rutgers graduates have been inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Notable members include chef and restaurateur Mario Batali, actor James Gandolfini, author Janet Evanovich, NBC news anchor Natalie Morales, the late actor and humanitarian Paul Robeson, Nobel Prize winners Selman Waksman and Milton Friedman, and five former N.J. governors.
The Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala will feature live entertainment, multimedia presentations, dinner, and dancing at The Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick.
Tickets to the gala dinner and awards ceremony are $125 per person. More information on the event and the inductees can be found at www.Ralumni.com/hda. More information about all of the past inductees can be found at the Hall of Distinguished Alumni interactive informational media display, located at the Rutgers Visitor Center, 100 Sutphen Road, Piscataway Township, N.J. 08854, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.