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Derek Jenkins to enter Rider Athletics Hall of Fame

By Bud Focht
Rider Sports Information

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Another member of the wrestling program will be inducted into the Rider University Athletics Hall of Fame this year, with the 2013 ceremony taking place on Saturday, June 8.

Derek Jenkins ’03 of Orefield, PA, will be one of five athletes representing field hockey, basketball, soccer and tennis to be inducted Saturday evening.

Jenkins was the Rider Athlete of the Year in 2003 after earning the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships. One of only three Rider wrestlers to qualify for Nationals all four years, Jenkins was the sixth Bronc to compile 100 (110) career wins.

Jenkins will be the 12th member of the wrestling program inducted into the Rider Athletics Hall of Fame, joining Lou DiSerafino (1990), Tim Morrison (1993), John Lucerne (1997), Adam Derengowski (1998), John Hangey (2000), Coach Barry Burtnett (2002), John Carvalheira (2004), Francis Dunn (2006), Jason Nase (2007), Leo Giel (2008), and Shawn Scannell (2009).

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