FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 4, 2005

 

Kate McCalligett Receives
Rhode Island College’s
Helen M. Murphy Award

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) received Rhode Island College’s Helen M. Murphy award at the College’s annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 4. The award is based not only on athletic prowess, but also values community and campus involvement and honors an outstanding Rhode Island College senior woman athlete.

 

McCalligett, who hails from Warwick, Rhode Island, is an outstanding sprinter for RIC’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams. She is currently wrapping up her career in outdoor track. She holds the RIC indoor records in both the 400 and 800 meters with times of 59.11 and 2:29.01, respectively. McCalligett holds the Anchorwomen’s top outdoor time in the 400 meters at 59.54 as well.

 

McCalligett earned numerous conference and regional awards during her four-year indoor career. As a senior in 2004-05, she earned All-New England honors in both the 200 and 400 meters. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in five events, taking home top finishes in the 55, 200 and 400 meters, as well as the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, she earned All-New England honors in the 400 meters. As a sophomore in 2002-03 and as a freshman in 2001-02, McCalligett earned All-New England honors in the 400 meters, as well as All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 200 and 400 meters.

 

For her outdoor career, McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events, the 100, 200 and 400 meters, as well as the 4x100 meter relay. She was All-New England in the 400 meters and All-Alliance/Little East in the 200 and 400 meters, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay as a junior in 2004. As a sophomore in 2003, McCalligett was All-Alliance/Little East in the 200 and 400 meters, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay. As a freshman in 2002, she was All-New England and All-Alliance/Little East in the 200 and 400 meters.

 

The Rhode Island House of Representatives twice named McCalligett a Scholar-Athlete.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

ABOUT THE HELEN M. MURPHY AWARD

The Murphy Award was established in 1979 and sponsored by the faculty of the Henry Barnard School to honor an outstanding Rhode Island College senior woman athlete. The award is named for Helen M. Murphy, a graduate of Rhode Island College in 1939, who was a member of the faculty for 38 years and taught at the Henry Barnard School, beginning in 1941, until her retirement in 1979.

 

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