Ann Marie “Annie” Igo Rizzo

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One of University of Delaware’s first outstanding women basketball players, Ann Marie Igo Rizzo later became a nationally-recognized senior tennis champion.

A basketball standout at St. Elizabeth High School, Ann Marie starred for the first generation of Blue Hen women’s teams. A speedy guard, she averaged 14.8 points per game over her career, still
fourth in UD history. Her 18.6-point average in her senior year remains eighth in school history.

She led Blue Hen teams to three winning seasons and consecutive berths in the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) Regionals. Upon graduation she held school records
for points in a game (29 against Ursinus), season (260), and career (602). As a senior, she scored 20 or more points eight times in a 15-game schedule. She was inducted into the University of
Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.

In 2003, Rizzo claimed a National Senior Olympics (NSO) singles age bracket (50-54) tennis championship while also medaling in NSO mixed doubles. She has also won or been a finalist in several
dozen state and regional senior tennis tournaments. 

Since 2003, she has competed in her age bracket in both basketball and tennis at the National Senior Games (NGSA) and the World Senior Games (Huntsman). In basketball she has won three gold, three
silver, and one bonze medals. In tennis she has played singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, winning five gold, three silver, and one bronze medals. In Senior Olympic Regional basketball, she
has led teams in her age bracket to multiple titles over the last 16 years in 3-on-3 competition.





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