Hostos Alumna Brings Her Athletic Talent to William Patterson University

(By Jason Linetsky).-  William Patterson University (WPU) is known for its outstanding athletics program, and both its men’s and women’s basketball teams have won national championships. Now WPU is welcoming a former star of the Hostos Community College athletics program to its ranks. Thanks to the Hostos Foundation, Hostos Alumni Relations, and an Hostos-Aponte Transfer Grant, Cherise Crichlow has received the financial support she needed to enroll at WPU this fall. 

“On behalf of our entire Hostos Family, I wish Cherise Crichlow the best in her studies and sports career at William Patterson,” said Nathaniel Cruz, Interim Vice President for Student Enrollment and Management at Hostos.

During her time with the Hostos Women’s Basketball team, Crichlow honed her skills to become one of the most outstanding players in CUNYAC history. In her first year (2006-07), she made her presence felt whenever she was given the opportunity, dishing off to CUNYAC All-Stars Caedia Fraser, Charisma Carter, and Shamar Stewartson. Her stellar performance helped the team win its fourth straight CUNYAC title.

Crichlow’s drive and determination to improve kept her in the forefront of Hostos athletics during her second year (2007-08). Averaging 22 points per game, she became the highest single-season scoring player in Hostos. She also ended the season leading the team in rebounds (156) and free throw percentage (65.5%).

To date, Crichlow still holds the CUNYAC tournament records for single game scoring and single game total rebounds that she set during the 2007-08 season.  Undoubtedly, her athletic skills and team spirit that she exhibited at Hostos will now be put to excellent use at William Patterson University.

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