FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 2, 2007

 

Elizabeth Barrette Receives
Rhode Island Collegeís
Helen M. Murphy Award

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior Elizabeth Barrette (North Providence, RI) received Rhode Island Collegeís Helen M. Murphy award at the Collegeís annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 2. 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.

 

Barrette wrapped up a stellar four-year career in womenís tennis in the fall of 2005. She posted a 43-18 (.705) career singles record and a 50-15 (.796) career doubles mark for 68.0 career points. Barrette is third all-time at RIC in career points, third in career singles wins and tied for first in career doubles wins. She is also 12th in career singles winning percentage and seventh in career doubles winning percentage. Over the course of her career, she helped lead the Anchorwomen to three consecutive Little East Conference Regular Season Championships and two LEC Tournament titles.

 

As a senior in 2005, Barrette was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. She was 11-3 (.786) at number one singles and 19-2 (.882) at number one doubles for 18.5 points on the season. She was tied for second on the team in singles wins, tied for first on the team in doubles wins and third in total points. While teaming up with freshman Megan Hall, the 15 doubles wins established a new RIC single-season record. Barrette was named Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season and was named the teamís MVP.

 

As a junior in 2004, she was 10-5 (.667) at number one singles and 9-6 (.600) at number one doubles for 14.5 points on the season. Barrette was third on the team in singles wins and points and was tied for third in doubles victories. She was selected to the Rhode Island College Womenís Tennis All-75th Anniversary team in May of 2005.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, Barrette was 12-5 (.706) at number one singles and 13-4 (.765) at number one doubles for a team-high 18.5 points on the season. Barrette was tied for the team lead in singles wins.

 

As a freshman in 2002, she was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. Barrette was 10-5 (.667) at number one singles and 13-3 (.813) at number one doubles for a total of 16.5 points on the season.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2001 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

 

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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