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N.J. Statehouse to honor Sherry Ross

Monday, 03.22.2010 / 10:01 AM / News
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N.J. Statehouse to honor Sherry Ross
Newark, NJ -- New Jersey Devils radio analyst Sherry Ross, who on November 25, 2009 vs. the Ottawa Senators became the first woman ever to provide radio play-by-play for a full National Hockey League game, will be honored at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton this Monday, March 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM.

As part of Women’s History Month, Ross will be honored in a joint resolution by Senators M. Teresa Ruiz and Ronald L. Rice;  Assemblywomen L. Grace Spencer and Cleopatra G. Tucker;  and Assemblymen Albert Coutinho and Ralph R. Caputo.  Assemblywoman Spencer will speak on the resolution.

Ross is in her third season in her second tour of duty as radio color commentator on SportsRadio 66 WFAN after being named to the position September 20, 2007. She re-joined the team after 12 years with the New York Daily News, covering both hockey and horse racing.

Ross previously served the team as radio analyst for three-plus seasons, including its 1995 Stanley Cup Championship, becoming the first woman to broadcast for a male professional sports team. The resident of West Orange, NJ has covered the Stanley Cup Finals on 15 occasions, while attending the Kentucky Derby six times. Ross authored Hockey Scouting Report for 14 seasons through 2003-04, and previously worked as a sports journalist for Newsday, The National, and The Record (Hackensack, NJ), while freelancing for Sports Illustrated and The Hockey News. She began her career in 1978 by covering hockey for the Daily Record (Morristown, NJ). Ross has served as secretary-treasurer for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and has been a member of the board of directors for the National Turf Writers’ Association.

In May 2007, the native of Dover, NJ was among those inducted into the inaugural class of Randolph (NJ) High School’s Hall of Fame. Ross earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Rutgers University-Newark in 1977, and also attended the University of Illinois (Champaign). A horse racing enthusiast, she lists Secretariat as her favorite athlete of all time. Ross is a big fan of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and has attended more than 100 of their concerts.

Two local journalism students, Nicole Zhelesnik from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and Kelly Barton from Union County College will accompany Ross on her trip from Newark’s Prudential Center to the Statehouse in Trenton.  They won a writing contest through the team’s website, www.newjerseydevils.com.  The team’s mascot, N.J. Devil, will also be on hand to meet legislators and fans.

Also being honored at the New Jersey Statehouse on Monday are Linda Walder Fiddle for her contributions and accomplishments in the autism community, as well as the state’s women veterans.

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