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March 22, 2005

 

 

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2005 Winter Sports MVPs

 

 

 

Providence, RI-- The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Winter Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Mar. 21 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity winter athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.

 

 

 

Menís Basketball

Senior guard Andre Daley (Boston, MA) was named the menís basketball teamís MVP. He was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 26 games, starting all of them. He averaged 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Daley registered season-highs of 34 points and five assists vs. Ursinus on Nov. 20, eight rebounds vs. Eastern Nazarene on Nov. 23, six steals vs. Plymouth State on Jan. 22 and two blocks vs. MIT on Jan. 13. Daley was named to the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Weekly Honor Roll four times this season.

He is a philosophy major with a minor in sociology and a 1998 graduate of Madison Park High School.

 

Womenís Basketball

Junior guard Jamie Angell (Cranston, RI) was named the womenís basketball teamís MVP. She was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 27 games, starting 21 of them. She averaged a team-high 14.5 points and 3.5 assists per game along with 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Angell registered season-highs of 29 points vs. Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 11, seven rebounds vs. Keene State on Feb. 19, ten assists vs. Wellesley on Nov. 30 and eight steals vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 13. Angell led the Little East in scoring, as well as free throw percentage with a .813 mark.

She is an elementary education major and a 2002 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

Womenís Gymnastics

Senior Caren Normandin (Fall River, MA) was named the
womenís gymnastics teamís MVP. She was the team leader on vault, beam and floor this winter. She averaged scores of 9.085 on vault, 7.600 on bars, 9.153 on beam, 9.223 on floor and 34.800 in the all-around. She posted season-high marks on vault and beam at the M.I.T. meet on Feb. 19, recording a score of 9.300 on both events. She recorded a season-high score of 8.000 on bars at the M.I.T. quad-meet on Jan. 15. Normandin posted a season-high mark of 9.550 on floor vs. Southern Connecticut on Feb. 27.

She is an elementary education major and a 2001 graduate of Durfee High School.

 

Menís Indoor Track & Field

Junior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) was named the menís indoor track and field teamís MVP.  He earned All-American honors in the 800 meters, placing fifth overall at the NCAA Div. III Menís Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday, Mar. 12. He posted a time of 1:54.99 in the finals of the 800 meters, which garnered him All-American honors. Prior to that race, he placed first in his qualifying heat with a time of 1:55.18. Karngarís quest for All-American honors started when he qualified for the NCAA Championships with a school-record second place, 1:53.13 effort, in the preliminary round of the 800 meters at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University, on Feb. 26.

In other competition this season, Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 600 meters, placing first with a program-record time of 1:21.12, at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in four events, placing second in the 400 meters and fifth in both the 200 and 800 meters with times of 50.59, 23.56 and 2:04.42, respectively, at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. Karngar earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of the 4x400 meter relay team, which placed fifth with a time of 3:33.96. He placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.02 at the Tufts Invitational Feb. 5. He placed first in the 600 meters and fourth in the mile with times of 1:22.88 and 4:30.95, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. Karngar placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.20 at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 22. He placed first in the 400 meters and second in the 200 meters with times of 50.58 and 23.25, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15. He placed fourth in the 400 meters with a program-tying time of 50.04 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. He placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.68 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

He is a finance major and a 2002 graduate of Shea High School.

 

 

 

Womenís Indoor Track and Field

 

Senior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) was named the womenís indoor track and field teamís MVP. McCalligett earned All-New England honors in the 200 and 400 meters, placing fourth and first with times of 26.62 and 59.97, respectively, at the New England Div. III Championships on Feb. 19. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in five events at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 12. She placed sixth in the 55 meters with a time of 7.76, second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.86, and second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.47. McCalligett earned All-Alliance/Little East honors as part of both the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams, which placed third and second with times of 1:54.08 and 4:22.27, respectively.

 

In other action this winter, McCalligett placed sixth in the 200 meters and tenth in the 400 meters with times of 26.53 and 59.74, respectively, at the Last Chance Meet on Mar. 5. McCalligett placed 21st in the 200 meters with a time of 26.51 and 13th in the 400 meters with a program-record time of 59.11 at the New England Open Championships on Feb. 26. She placed second in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.29 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 5. McCalligett placed third in the 55 meters, first in the 200 meters and second in the 400 meters with times of 7.73, 27.07 and 1:00.88, respectively, at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 29. McCalligett placed first in the 400 meters and fifth in the 55 meter dash with times of 1:02.04 and 7.81, respectively, at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 15.  She placed 11th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.49 at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 11. She placed 15th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.38 and eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.91 at the Alden Invitational on Dec. 4.

 

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

 

 

 

Wrestling

 

Senior Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) was named the wrestling teamís Most Outstanding Wrestler. He earned All-New England honors for the fourth consecutive season, placing second at 197 lbs at the 2005 NECCWA Championships. He was 32-7 at 197 lbs. with 128 points, 51 takedowns, nine reversals, 26 escapes, 12 near-falls and six pins on the season. He placed third at 285 lbs. at the RWU Invitational on Nov. 13 and second at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29.

 

He is a marketing major and a 2001 graduate of North Attleboro High School.

 

 

 

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