As she received her Athlete of the Year Award at Columbia-Greene Community College’s Student Leadership Ceremony this week, Twins Women’s Basketball team captain Tanisha Edge of Cementon, N.Y. was asked to remain at the podium.
“We have some news,” said Richanna Lindo, director of Athletics at C-GCC, going on to announce that Edge’s jersey has been requested by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn., where it will appear in the Hall’s Ring of Honor.
The Ring of Honor at the WBHOF has been a fixture at the hall since it opened in 1999, and recognizes young basketball players for their achievements in the sport, including high school- and college-level players.
Along with her teammates, Edge made history during the 2017-2018 season. In only the second season of the new Twins Women’s basketball program, the team finished their season as the Mountain Valley Conference and NJCAA Region III Runners-up. They earned their first-ever NJCAA Division III national poll listing – a fifth place ranking – and were inducted into the C-GCC Athletic Hall of Fame just two weeks after the season ended.
Edge, who began her basketball career at Saugerties High School, reached her 1,000-point milestone in January and became the first woman ever from C-GCC to do so. The same month, she was named NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Player of the Week and notched her eighth all-time NJCAA Division III Regional Female Athlete of the Week distinction.
She went on to earn the titles of NJCAA Regional Player of the Year and Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year, and in April Edge was named a NJCAA Second Team All-American. She is the first of any Twins athlete to do so since 2005.
Edge’s jersey, which bears the number 1, will hang in the rafters along with more than 100 others in recognition of outstanding play during the 2017-2018 season.