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2013 - 4 stories
2011 - 2 stories
2010 - 4 stories
2009 - 5 stories
2008 - 11 stories
2007 - 1 story
2006 - 14 stories
2005 - 18 stories
2013
The NJIT men's and women's basketball teams each were presented with resolutions yesterday from the NJIT Board of Trustees in recognition of their historic championship seasons of both athletic and academic accomplishments. >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles is one of 20 national finalists for the 2013 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award, which is presented by the website CollegeInsider.com. >>
The NJIT men's basketball team led by head coach Jim Engles won the Great West Conference Championship on Saturday by coming back from a 17 point deficit against Houston Baptist.  Congratulations to NJIT athletics, men's basketball, its coaches and players. >>
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2011
Twenty-nine student-athletes in six sports were named to the Winter/Spring 2010-11 Great West Conference all-Academic team. >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles is one of 16 national finalists for the 2011 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award, which is presented by the website CollegeInsider.com. >>
2010
NJIT placed 29 student-athletes in six sports on the 2009-10 Winter/Spring Great West Conference All-Academic team. Selection to the team requires that student-athletes achieve a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade-point average and also must have participated in at least 50 percent of their respective teams' contests. >>
Advanced radar, laser, electro-optic, infrared warning and countermeasure systems number among the technical innovations that Robert Zanzalari, of  Barnegat, has developed and deployed during his civilian service with the U.S. Army's Communications Electronics, Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). Such achievements illustrate why Zanzalari received on May 22, 2010 the NJIT Alumni Achievement Award.  Such advances have increased the survivability of ground vehicles and aircraft, including the Army's large helicopter fleet. >>
Junior guard Jheryl Wilson led the way with a game-high 23 points for NJIT in a program Division I record-setting 66-37 men's basketball win over visiting Chicago State Saturday afternoon in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. Saturday's win for the Highlanders raises their Great West Conference record to 1-2 and the game against Chicago State was the first at home for NJIT in its new conference. >>
NJIT scored a season-high 83 points Saturday evening recording its first Great West Conference victory, 83-70, over Houston Baptist at Sharp Gymnasium in women's basketball action. >>
2009
NJIT faculty, staff and their families watched the women's basketball team hold off visiting Colgate University, 52-41 last night in the Fleisher Athletic Center. The annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation event was co-hosted by Athletics and Human Resources. >>
Defense carried the night for NJIT, which also got a game-high and personal-best 17 points from freshman guard Chris Flores in a 78-40 men's basketball win over visiting SUNY Cobleskill Thursday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Freshman guard Drejon Scott scored a game-high 15 points, leading six double-figure scorers for victorious NJIT in a 96-54 win over visiting St. Joseph's of New York Monday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT, in its first season as a full member of NCAA Division I, never trailed in defeating the Bears from Brooklyn, NY, who were playing their season opener.   >>
Senior guard Jill Dickinson produced a game-high 22 points for NJIT to pace the Highlanders' 69-54 win over visiting Texas-Pan American in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Sophomore guard Jheryl Wilson scored 26 points, including 20 in the first half, for NJIT, as the Highlanders defeated visiting Bryant, 61-51, Wednesday night to halt a 51-game losing streak. >>
2008
NJIT's defense held University at Albany scoreless in the second half over nine minutes en route to a 58-47 victory in women's basketball action at the SEFCU Arena Tuesday night. The Highlanders recorded its second win of the season having two double-figure scorers on the night led by sophomore guard Jessica Gerald scoring a game-high 20 points—15 coming in the second half.  >>
For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives. >>
NJIT rising sophomore men's basketball guard Jheryl Wilson was named a Star-Ledger College Summer League All-Star for his play this summer in the top college summer league in New Jersey. The Star-Ledger College Summer League, an NCAA-sanctioned summer league, brings together men's college players from all levels to compete in regular competition in New Brunswick, NJ. >>
Freshman guard Jessica Gerald has been named Division I Independent women's basketball Newcomer of the Year. Gerald, the six-time NCAA Division I Independent Newcomer of the Week recorded 65 out of a possible 70 points for all-Newcomer team selection. >>
Freshman Jessica Gerald led the way with a game-high 23 points, joining NJIT's other two starting guards to combine for 54 points in the Highlanders' 90-61 win over visiting Savannah State Saturday afternoon on women's basketball Alumnae Day in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT freshman guard Jessica Gerald was named Division I Independent women's basketball Newcomer of the Week.  >>
The NJIT women's basketball team won for the third time in its last six starts, holding off a late rally by visiting Chicago State for a 66-57 win by the Highlanders Saturday afternoon in the Prudential Center in downtown Newark. >>
Freshman guard Jessica Gerald exploded for a school-record 37 points, pacing NJIT to a 76-61 neutral-site win over California State University, Bakersfield in women's basketball action on the campus of Texas-Pan American Friday night. Her 37-point outburst was the highest single-game total in the 21-season history of NJIT women's basketball. >>
Four Highlanders posted double-figure totals as they went on to a 67-61 road win over Texas-Pan American Wednesday night in women's basketball action. The win for NJIT was its third of the season and first road victory under new head coach Margaret McKeon.   >>
Girls in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to practice their basketball shooting techniques at a clinic sponsored by the NJIT Women's Basketball Program on Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Fleisher Athletic Center. Fee: $25 early registration; $35 walk-ups. Contact: Head Coach Margaret McKeon, 973-596-3633; e-mail: margaret.m.mckeon@njit.edu>>
Senior captain Kraig Peters scored a game-high 19 points and passed the 1,000-point career threshold in the consolation game of the UCF Holiday Classic at the University of Central Florida. Peters, who entered the game with 982 career points, became the 22nd member of NJIT's 1,000-point club on his final tally of the game. >>
2007
Margaret McKeon was recently named the new head coach of the NJIT women's basketball program. McKeon, whose track record includes five NCAA Division I postseason tournament appearances, will take over a program that completed its first season of Division I competition in March 2007. >>
2006
NJIT sophomore forward Nesho Milosevic is the national NCAA Division I Independent Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week. Milosevic and his teammates, who have not played since Dec. 11 due to exams, resume play on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., when they visit St. John's University for a game against the Red Storm. >>
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Senior Kelly Crowe became the all-time women's basketball career scoring leader for NJIT, raising her career total to 1,325 points in Saturday afternoon's 70-44 loss to visiting Lehigh. Crowe, who finished with five points, scored the historic basket on a three-pointer with 9:49 left in the second half. >>
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The NJIT men's basketball team is set to host Siena College tonight at 7 p.m. in a game that is expected to fill the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT, which will play its fourth Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponent in its first five Division I contests, returns to action for the first time since Nov. 18. The Highlanders attracted widespread notice when they stunned defending MAAC regular season champion Manhattan, 56-55, at Manhattan to open the season on Nov. 11. Underlining that win, they topped another MAAC member, Rider, in the NJIT home opener, 63-52. >>
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Freshman Katie Piekielski's personal career-high and game-high 21 points led four double-figure scorers and NJIT rolled to an 86-54 women's basketball win over Wilmington College of Delaware Tuesday night. NJIT got 13 points from Jill Dickinson and 10 points each from co-captains Aine O'Dwyer and Kelly Crowe. >>
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NJIT, playing its third game of women's basketball against NCAA Division I competition, surged into the win column emphatically, blasting Norfolk State University, 91-70, in Saturday's consolation game of the Lancer Invitational, hosted by Longwood University. >>
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Senior Marc Milbourne Swan scored a game-high 17 points, leading NJIT past visiting Rider, 63-52, in men's college basketball Tuesday night. Milbourne Swan scored 15 of his points in the second half, as NJIT pulled away from a 21-21 halftime tie, raising the Highlanders' record to 2-0 in their first season of competition at the Division I level. >>
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More than 70 women faculty and staff members at NJIT gathered recently for breakfast to mingle and greet new faculty and staff plus commend others for recent outstanding accomplishments. Shweta Dhadiwal, a master's degree candidate in electrical engineering, and Theresa Benony, a junior in the biomedical engineering program, were recognized as this year's winners of scholarships sponsored by the Murray Center. >>
Junior guard Clayton Barker is among the national leaders in scores and steals in NCAA Division II, according to men's basketball rankings compiled by the NCAA through games of January 29. Barker is 18th in the latest rankings at 21.8 points per game. >>
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It took a late spurt by sophomore guard Jackie McCaffrey (at left) before the NJIT women's basketball team could breathe easily in its 68-55 win over Goldey-Beacom College on Saturday. >>
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NJIT scored 22 of the game's first 24 points and went on to a 79-66 road win over Post University in a meeting of the two top women's basketball teams in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Thursday night. The win for NJIT was its fourth straight and fifth in the last six games. >>
NJIT held visiting Felician College without a point for nearly 10 minutes in the second half and the end result was a 51-33 win for the Highlanders in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball Tuesday night. >>
Holding a second straight opponent to just 46 points, the NJIT women's basketball team won a defensive struggle, toppling Philadelphia University, 49-46, Thursday night. The Highlanders raised their record to 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. >>
The NJIT men's basketball team scored an 82-69 Central Collegiate Conference win over visiting Wilmington on Tuesday evening. The Highlanders, now 5-7 overall and 2-5 in the CACC, had a balanced offense, with five double-figure scorers. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team defeated the University of Virginia's College at Wise, 79-63, in the consolation game of the South Padre Island Shootout on Dec. 29. Kelly Crowe, who led all scorers with 23 points, became the fifth woman in NJIT history to cross the 1,000 career point threshold. Read more. >>
2005
The NJIT women's basketball team scored another decisive conference victory, winning at Georgian Court College, 74-57, on Monday night. NJIT raised its overall record to 5-2, including a 4-2 mark in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. >>
NJIT basketball fans can listen to the men's/women's doubleheader live on the Web on Nov. 29. The home doubleheader, which tips off with the women's game against Caldwell College at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m., is the first in the season's CACC Conference "Game of the Week" live webcasts. >>
Junior guard Clayton Barker scored a career-high 31 points, including the game-winning basket with seven seconds left, as NJIT rallied for a 74-70 non-conference men's basketball win at Molloy College on Tuesday night. NJIT will play its home opener and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opener on Nov. 29, when it hosts Caldwell College at 8 p.m. >>
Trailing by 12 with 2:19 left in regulation, NJIT rallied to tie the score at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime where the Highlanders men's basketball team defeated St. Michael's College, 79-75. >>
Kwesi Mitchell, a junior right-fielder for NJIT, has been named New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Division II/III Co-Player of the Week. Mitchell went 9 for 16 (.563) in a 3-1 week. NJIT (19-12) sits in first place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with a 17-3 league record. >>
NJIT sophomore guard Kelly Crowe (at left) has been named to the Division II All-Met first team by the National Invitation Tournament and the Met Basketball Writers Association. Crowe was a second-team all-Met selection in 2003-04. >>
The NJIT women's basketball team has been selected to the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Championship as the No. 3 seed-- the first time in program history that NJIT has earned a postseason berth beyond the conference tournament level. NJIT sophomore Kelly Crowe has been named to the All-Tournament Team of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. The announcement was made following Saturday evening's championship game at Caldwell College. >>
NJIT used a 15-0 second-half run to pull away from visiting Dominican (N.Y.) College in its 67-45 quarterfinal victory of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball tournament on Tuesday night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. It was the first postseason victory for the Highlanders in their eight years as a member of NCAA Division II. NJIT, the tournament's No. 4 seed, moves on to play top seed Holy Family University in the semifinals on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Caldwell College. >>
Sophomore Kelly Crowe (at left) scored all 18 of her points in the second half to lead the NJIT women's basketball team to a 68-64 victory over host Dominican (N.Y.) College on Tuesday at the Hennessy Center. With the victory, NJIT clinched fourth place in the CACC and a first-round home playoff game on March 2. >>
Freshman guard Jackie McCaffrey (at left) scored a career-high 16 points as NJIT defeated visiting Georgian Court University, 71-63, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball action Tuesday evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. NJIT has won seven of its last eight games. >>
All NJIT female varsity athletes will be honored on February 8 in commemoration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  A ceremony will take place at halftime of the women's basketball game against Georgian Court University, which has a 6 p.m. tip-off. >>
NJIT sophomore guard Clayton Barker made the game-winning three-point field goal with 1.2 seconds to play in regulation as the Highlander men's basketball team defeated visiting University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 72-71, on Saturday afternoon at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT scored the first 12 points of the second half en route to a 77-49 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Post University last evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. Kelly Crowe and Jackie Lupo (at left) combined for 10 of the 12 points. >>
Sophomore Marc Milbourne Swan scored a career-high 30 points and added 12 rebounds as the NJIT men's basketball team defeated host Goldey-Beacom College, 83-80, in overtime in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action last night at MBNA America Hall. >>
Kelly Crowe's three-point field goal with one minute, 14 seconds, remaining secured NJIT's 62-56 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician College on last evening at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
The Highlanders defeated Nyack College 73-46 last night in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's basketball action. NJIT improved to 7-8 overall and 6-4 in the CACC. >>
Sophomore Clayton Barker scored nine of his game-high 24 points in overtime to lift the NJIT men's basketball team to a 76-72 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over visiting Dominican (NY) College last night at the Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
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Junior center Emese Gyuricza scored a career-high 18 points in 17 minutes as the NJIT women's basketball team defeated host Caldwell College, 70-52, last night at the Newman Center. NJIT (5-7, 4-3) extended a four-point halftime lead to as many as 21 points midway through the second period. >>