PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has been invited to join a State Department council on women and sports.
The announcement was made Thursday by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Stringer will join a group that includes current and retired athletes and coaches, executives, journalists and trailblazers in women's sports.
Among the council's members are soccer star Mia Hamm, tennis great Billie Jean King, figure skater Michelle Kwan and golfer Annika Sorenstam.
The council's mission is to empower women and girls through sports.
Stringer has coached for more than 40 years and has taken Rutgers to the NCAA Tournament 14 times in 17 seasons, including once to the national title game.