Jean Marie Torpey (née Reilly), a 2018 Hall of Fame inductee, was a standout point guard on the women’s basketball team in the early 2000s before coming back to the team as an assistant coach.
Torpey scored 1,358 points over her four-year career as she left the school ranked eighth on the scoring leaderboard and still sits in the top 10 as of 2018. She was the 19th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark.
The point guard made 133 career three-pointers, tying her currently for 10th all-time while she connected on 43.0% of her treys, a mark that still stands as the second-best rate in program history.
She was named the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) Co-Player of the Year in 2004.
Her 2000-01 freshman year team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. She helped the team win the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship in 2002-03 as she was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
Torpey also earned All-Conference accolades as a junior and senior as she averaged 17.6 points per game over her final two seasons.
She returned to campus as an assistant coach for the 2009-10 season and continued in that role for four years until her final season on Coach Tom Shirley’s staff in 2012-13.