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4/12/2013 - Theresa Check Inducted Into Cincinnati State Athletic Hall of Fame

April 12, 2013

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Theresa Check inducted into Cincinnati State Athletic Hall of Fame
Theresa Check, former athletic director and women’s basketball coach at Cincinnati State, has been inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  The recognition took place at the annual athletic awards banquet on April 11.

Check compiled a 64-23 record in three seasons as head coach at Cincinnati State, directing the Surge to a pair of Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championships and an appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament in 2011.  She relinquished her coaching responsibilities following the 2010-11 season, but Cincinnati State Athletic Director said her efforts helped pave the way for the team’s 2012 national tournament appearance. (The Cincinnati State women finished fourth in that event.)

During Check’s tenure as Cincinnati State’s athletic director, teams from the college made five NJCAA national tournament appearances in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer and men’s golf.

Check retired as athletic director in 2012, but continues to teach at Cincinnati State as an adjunct.

Prior to joining Cincinnati State, Check established herself as one of the top women’s basketball coaches in Ohio. Her teams compiled more than 400 victories in 17 seasons as head women’s basketball coach at Central State, earning Converse/NAIA Coach of the Year honors in 1993.  She also served as athletic director there for 11 years.  Under her leadership, football was reinstated and tennis, volleyball, baseball, softball and bowling were added.

Check is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame and the Central State Hall of Fame.

Check is the third person to be enshrined in the Cincinnati State Athletic Hall of Fame.  She joins John Hurley, former athletic director and men’s basketball coach, and Omar Cummings, an All-American soccer player who is now playing at the professional level.


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