FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

March 8, 2005

 

 

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2005-06 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 Wednesday, Mar. 8 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity winter athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.

 

 

 

Menís Basketball

Senior guard Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) was named the menís basketball teamís MVP. He played in 29 games, starting all of them. He averaged 12.0 points, a team-high 6.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game.

He is a physical education/health major and a 2001 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

 

Womenís Basketball

Sophomore forward Colleen Feeney (Providence, RI) was named the womenís basketball teamís MVP. She played in 26 games, starting 25 of them, and was named to the Little East Conference Womenís Basketball All-Defensive Team. She averaged 11.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals per game.

She is a physical education/health major and a 2004 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

Wrestling

Sophomore Mike Bonora (Nutley, NJ) was named the wrestling teamís MVP. He placed fourth at 141 lbs. at the 2006 New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships. He was 16-3 at 141 lbs. with 50 takedowns, three reversals and three pins on the season.

He is a psychology major and a 2003 graduate of Nutley High School.

 

Womenís Gymnastics

Junior Hannah Scott (Deep River, CT) was named the womenís gymnastics teamís MVP. She is averaging scores of 8.856 on vault, 8.359 on bars, 8.559 on beam, 8.622 on floor and 34.397 in the all-around. Sheís posted season-high marks of 9.050 on vault vs. Bridgeport on Feb. 15; 8.825 on bars vs. URI on Feb. 2; 9.300 on beam and 35.400 in the all-around vs. MIT on Feb. 19; 9.325 on floor at the Ithaca tri-meet on Mar. 4.

She is a studio art major and a 2003 graduate of Valley Regional High School.

 

Menís Indoor Track & Field

Senior Manny Karngar (Providence, RI) was named the menís indoor track and field teamís MVP. He will compete in the 800 meters at the 2006 NCAA Div. III Menís Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by St. Olaf College (MN) on Mar. 10-11. Karngar qualified with a time of 1:53.56 in the preliminary round of the 800 meters at the New England Championships on Feb. 25. In other action this winter, Karngar earned All-New England honors in the 800 meters, placing third with a time of 1:56.39 at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Williams on Feb. 18. He earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in both the 400 and 800 meters at the Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Feb. 13.

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

 

Womenís Indoor Track & Field

Senior Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) was named the womenís indoor track and field teamís MVP. She earned All-New England honors in the 55 and 200 meters, placing fifth in both events with times of 7.46 and 26.90, respectively, at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Tufts on Feb. 18. Skorupa was also All N.E. in the long jump, placing fourth with a leap of 5.22 meters. She earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 55 and 200 meters, placing first with times of 7.46 and 26.80, at the Alliance Championships, hosted by Southern Maine on Feb. 13. She also earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the long jump with a leap of 5.18 meters.

She is an elementary education major with a minor in special education and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

 (left to right): Dana Skorupa, Kevin Payette, Colleen Feeney, Hannah Scott, Mike Bonora.
Not Pictured: Manny Karngar.

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