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Gottberg Set To Be Inducted Into New England Basketball Hall of Fame

Gottberg Set To Be Inducted Into New England Basketball Hall of Fame

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Former three-sport standout and Babson College Athletics Hall of Famer Jenn Gottberg '88 has been selected for induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. She will become the first player in program history to be enshrined as part of the Class of 2015 ceremony at the DCU Center on August 8.

A four-year starter and two-time all-conference selection, Gottberg scored 1,256 points, pulled down 961 rebounds and collected 234 steals while helping the Beavers go 64-37 from 1984-88. One of just five players in school history to surpass 1,000 points and 900 rebounds, she graduated as the Beavers' all-time leader in points, rebounds and steals. Gottberg currently ranks eighth in scoring, sixth in rebounding and fourth in pilfers.

Gottberg, who was inducted into the Babson Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994 and has served alongside head coach Judy Blinstrub as a volunteer assistant for the last 27 years, said, "I am quite humbled by this honor and would like to thank all those involved with my selection. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Babson and especially Judy, as I am truly fortunate to have been able to play for and learn from one of the best! Receiving an honor such as this has so much to do with the great coaches I had, and the teammates and life-long friends with whom I shared such fond memories."

The Green and White reached the postseason in each of Gottberg's four seasons, including a trip to the NEW 6 Tournament final in 1987 and a NEW 8 Tournament championship game appearance in 1988. As a senior, she averaged 14.1 points and 10.2 rebounds, helping the Beavers post their first 20-win season while reaching the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament semifinals for the first time.

"I am so happy to see Jenn get recognized for all that she has done for women's basketball," said Blinstrub, who just finished her 31st season at Babson after taking over as head coach prior to the 1984-85 campaign. "Her commitment and success as a student-athlete was instrumental in the launch of our program, and she has been a wonderful role model for our current players as part of our coaching staff over the last three decades."