Brown’s Lisa Caputo ’86 Named NCAA Silver Anniversary Award Winner

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Former Brown field hockey and lacrosse standout Lisa Caputo '86 was named one of six former student-athletes as recipients of the 2011 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award that annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers.

Caputo joins a group that includes Teresa Edwards (Georgia), Joe Girardi (Northwestern), Tim Green (Syracuse), Bo Jackson (Auburn) and Scott Verplank (Oklahoma State). Winners will be presented with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award on January 14, 2011 at the NCAA Honors Celebration at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.

Caputo currently serves as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Citi and is founder, chair and CEO of Citi's Women & Co., an organization designed to address the unique financial needs of women. Previously, Caputo served as deputy assistant to the President of the United States, press secretary to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and chief spokesperson for the First Family. She is a regular TV commentator.

Caputo graduated magna cum laude from Brown in 1986 as a Political Science and French concentrator.  She was a member of Brown's 1984 Ivy League champion field hockey team, while also playing lacrosse. Caputo was also a staff writer for the Brown Daily Herald.

She also received a graduate degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, graduating with a 4.0 grade-point average.

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