Rhode Island women’s basketball head coach Cathy Inglese picked up her 400th career victory as the Rams downed Albany on the road 65-60 on Jan. 2. Inglese, who is in her first year at URI, had previously won 273 games at Boston College and 120 games at Vermont.
Rhody freshman guard Ashley Rivera has also made her mark in her first season at URI. The Massachusetts native has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week three times this season. Rivera is just the sixth URI player ever to be named a three-time A-10 Rookie of the Week and the first since Safi Mojidi did so in 2004–2005. In earning her third weekly honor, she joined an elite group of former Rams consisting of Mojidi (URI’s 3-point record holder), Lindsey O’Neil, Jaime Gray (1995–1996 A-10 Rookie of the Year), Rebecca Bright, and Michele Washington (URI’s all-time leading scorer).