An excellent athlete, Russell Gimelstob built an incredible career over the last two decades. Recently that career was recognized with a high honor. On February 22, 2013.
Russell Gimelstob was elected into the Athletic Hall of Fame. This took place at the halftime of a game with Glen Ridge. This award is given out each year to athletes, students, administrators or teams that have demonstrated excellence in sports. These winners usually have shown great leadership or sportsmanship.
Russell Gimelstob built his athletic career while attending Newark Academy. He attended this school from 1995 through 1997. During his time at Newark Gimelstob was a member of four state championship team. During this time Russell Gimelstob was also a member of three teams that won the Tournament of Champions. During his time at Newark Russell also was a member of the all-state team four times.
After Newark Gimelstob continued his career in college. He continued to have great success at the prestigious Cornell University. While at Cornell Gimelstob was a four-year starter in men’s tens for both singles and doubles. His sophomore season was especially successful. During that year Russell Gimlestob was undefeated in Ivy League play. He also represented Cornell in the NCAA National Doubles Tournament. His career also included being team captain during his senior year. On top of his achievements on the field, Gimelstob was also an excellent student. Gimelstob was an Academic All-American each year at Cornell. He also received All-Ivy awards each year at Cornell.
After college Gimlestob would excel in other areas. He has been in a number of leadership positions throughout his career. Gimelstob is a member of the Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board at the University of California Berkeley. He has held the position of Head of Acquisitions and Managing Director. He continues to be an innovator. He appears set for continued success for many years to come.