Three women's basketball players added to Hall of Fame
The Class of 2018, which features three athletes, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on October 26 prior to Rams basketball home openers versus the Toronto Varsity Blues.
Tamara Alleyne-Gittens (Commerce, 2004) is among the Rams women’s basketball top ten career leaders in seven different statistical categories. She enters the Hall of Fame in 2018 second in career rebounds with 644, field goals made with 430 and field goals attempted with 1,025. Alleyne-Gittens led the team in scoring and rebounding in multiple seasons, often while being double and tripled teamed by the opposition. A dominate player on the glass, her footwork, power and strength combined to also make her extremely difficult to stop at the offensive basket. Alleyne-Gittens was an OUA East all-star in 2002. She was named Rams women’s basketball team MVP and awarded the Ryerson Blue ‘R' award in 2005.
Ashley MacDonald (Sociology, 2012) was a standout point guard for the Rams women’s basketball team from 2007 to 2012. A deadly three-point shooter, she was a three-time OUA all-star, a two-time team MVP and a two-time winner of Ryerson’s H.H. Kerr Female Athlete of the Year Award. A recipient of Ryerson's Gold and Blue ‘R' awards, MacDonald enters the Hall of Fame holding six single season records including most three-point field goals made in a season with 68. She is also among the Rams top five career leaders in eight different statistical categories, including first in three-point field goals made and second in scoring with 1,218 career points.
Angela Tilk (International Economics and Finance, 2013) is among the Rams women’s basketball top ten career leaders in six different statistical categories and she also enters the Hall of Fame in 2018 holding the team’s single season record for rebounds with 207, which she set in 2011-12. She also added 319 points that year and was one of only three players in the OUA to achieve the feat that season. An OUA East all-star in 2012 and East All-Rookie team selection in 2009, Tilk also received the OUA Women of Influence award in her final season as a Ram. She was awarded both the Ryerson Gold and Blue ‘R' awards and in 2011 was the recipient of the G.L. Dobson Award for Female Greatest Contribution to Athletics, Campus and Community Life.
Ryerson University's Athletics Hall of Fame is designed to honour athletes, leaders, builders and teams in the program on an annual basis. It is also designed to preserve the historical and outstanding contributions made to the university's Athletics program.