Terri Rasmussen

Terri Rasmussen (’77)

Terri Rasmussen was Glen Rock High School’s first female multi-sport superstar,
earning twelve varsity letters while playing five different sports and receiving
multiple All-County and All-League honors.

In the fall, Terri played field hockey as a freshman and then was a starting singles player for the tennis team in her subsequent school years.

In the winter, Terri was a four-year starter on the school’s basketball team and the team’s most honored player as a sophomore, junior and senior. She was also the team’s Captain as a senior. She was a terrific center – very strong with a great vertical leap – could outmuscle opponents easily which made her a great scorer underneath the basket and a tremendous rebounder as well. As a sophomore, Terri was named to the First Team, All-B-PSL and received Honorable Mention, All-County (by The Bergen Record). As a junior and senior, she was named to the Second Team, All-B-PSL.

In the spring, as a freshman, Terri joined Vanessa Hugley in leading Glen Rock’s track & field team to a second place finish at the All-School Bergen County Championship. Terri finished third in the hurdles and was a member of the mile relay team that placed first at that meet.

Starting in her sophomore year, Terri was a three-year starter for the softball team (and its Captain during her senior year). She was an excellent hitter and a great fielder – very good power – her speed made her able to cover lots of ground as a fielder. Her very strong arm enabled her to throw out batters on tough plays. She excelled in all aspects of the game and was a leading member of each of her teams. As a junior and as a senior, Terri was named to the First Team, All-B-PSL. In addition, as a junior, she received Honorable Mention, All County.

In June 1977, the administration and coaches of Glen Rock High School recognized Terri as the top female athlete in that year’s graduating class and gave her the esteemed Athlete of the Year Award.

Terri went on to be an excellent athlete at Ithaca College. She excelled in Crew at Ithaca and was invited to try out for the USA Olympic crew team. In 1979, the Ithaca College Club Crew team won the Dad Vail Regatta Championship (the largest regular intercollegiate rowing event in the United States). She then rowed competitively for the College Boat Club of Philadelphia and helped her teams win gold medals in the National Women’s Rowing Association Championships.