RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

MARISA PETRARCA WHITE
GRAD. YEAR: 1985

TENNIS

INDUCTED:  2003

Marisa Petrarca White í85 was the top Rhode Island College womenís tennis player during her playing career, starring for the Anchorwomen from 1981-85. At the time of her graduation, she was RICís all-time leader in career singles victories, posting a 27-3 career record, as well as doubles victories, going 21-7 in her career. After 18 seasons, her .900 career singles winning percentage is second all-time at RIC and her .750 doubles winning percentage is sixth.

As a junior in 1983 and 1984, Petrarca White was dominating, posting back-to-back 11-1 seasons. She was solid in doubles as well, posting an undefeated 6-0 mark as a junior in 1983 and was 9-3 as a freshman in 1981.

White received the Helen M. Murphy Award, signifying her as RICís top female, senior student-athlete as a senior in 1985.

A native of West Warwick, she was a standout in tennis, basketball and softball for the Wizards from 1978-81. She earned a bachelorís degree in political science and management from Rhode Island College in 1985 and later earned a masterís degree in public administration from the University of Rhode Island in 1991.