The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

CT Sun president to keynote next chamber breakfast

The virtual session will be held via Zoom, Sept. 15 from 8 to 9 a.m.

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MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jennifer Rizzotti, president of the Connecticu­t Sun, will be keynote speaker at a virtual member breakfast next month.

The virtual session will be held via Zoom, Sept. 15 from 8 to 9 a.m.

“We are very proud of Jennifer’s success as a former UConn Women’s Basketball star and assistant coach of the USA Women’s Olympic Basketball Team,” Chamber President Larry McHugh said in a prepared statement.

Rizzotti had a storied career for the UConn Huskies from 1992 to 1996, where she helped lead a 1995 team to a 35-0 season that ended in a Division 1 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championsh­ip, according to the chamber. She finished her college career with 637 assists and nearly 350 steals, while averaging just over 11 points per game.

During her tenure with the University of Hartford, Rizzotti became America East Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2010. She serves as an assistant coach for both the Women’s USA Olympic team and the USA AmeriCup Team. In 2011, she was named USA Basketball Coach of the Year, the news release said.

Rizzotti was also head coach of the George Washington Women’s basketball team for five years, that began with a 20-10 season in 2016-17 and a share of the A-10 regular season title, the press release said.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for others. To register, visit middlesexc­hamber.com.

 ?? Mitchell Layton / Getty Images ?? Connecticu­t Sun President Jennifer Rizzotti, formerly head coach of the George Washington Colonials, signals to her players during a women’s college basketball game against the Richmond Spiders in February 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Mitchell Layton / Getty Images Connecticu­t Sun President Jennifer Rizzotti, formerly head coach of the George Washington Colonials, signals to her players during a women’s college basketball game against the Richmond Spiders in February 2020 in Washington, D.C.

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