FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 5, 2010

 

Stephanie Bucci Receives
Rhode Island Collegeís
Helen M. Murphy Award

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior Stephanie Bucci (Smithfield, RI) received Rhode Island Collegeís Helen M. Murphy award at the Collegeís annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, May 5. 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.

 

Bucci has been one of the womenís outdoor track & field teamís top throwers over the course of her four-year career.

 

 

 Dr. Anne Carty, faculty athletic representative, and Stephanie Bucci

 

As a senior in 2009-10, she placed 15th in the weight throw (10.66m) and 23rd in the shot (9.02m) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. She placed 35th in the weight throw (10.73m) at the Boston University Invitational on Jan. 29. Bucci placed ninth in the shot (9.67m) and 12th in the weight throw (11.07m) at the Wheaton Invitational on Jan. 23. She placed first in the shot (10.28m) and second in the weight throw with a season-best toss of 12.05m at the Coast Guard Invitational on Jan. 16. Bucci placed 16th in the shot (8.80m) and 11th in the weight throw (10.93m) at the Yale Classic on Jan. 9. At the Harvard Open on December 12, she finished 11th in the weight throw (11.67m) and 27th in the shot (9.15m). Bucci placed seventh in the shot put with a season-best toss of 9.69m and fifth in the weight throw (11.68m) at the Springfield Invitational on Dec. 5.

 

As a junior in 2008-09, Bucci placed 10th in the hammer with a season-best effort (42.88m) and placed 16th in the discus with a season-best performance (32.68m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 2. She earned N.E. Alliance honors in the hammer and discus, placing third (42.07m) and fourth (32.46m), respectively, at the Alliance Championships on April 25. Bucci placed second in the hammer (37.44m), first in the shot with a season-best distance (10.24m) and first in the discus (28.06m) at the Wesleyan Invitational on April 11. She placed fourth in the shot (9.66m), sixth in the discus (30.33m) and second in the hammer (41.00m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on April 4. Bucci placed third in the hammer with a throw of 40.95m, 14th in the shot with a throw of 9.74m and 14th in the discus with a throw of 29.93m at the Trinity Invitational on March 28.

 

During the indoor campaign, she placed 18th in the shot (10.44m) and placed 10th in the weight throw with a season-best throw of 13.34m at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 20-21. She earned N.E. Alliance honors, placing fourth in the shot with a season-best throw (10.72m) and third in the weight throw (13.20m) at the Alliance Championships on Feb. 14. Bucci placed fifth in the weight throw (11.92m) and placed fourth in the shot put (10.26m) at the Wesleyan Invitational on Feb. 7. She placed eighth in the weight throw (12.15m) and sixth in the shot put (10.31m) at the URI Invitational on Jan. 31. Bucci placed fourth in the weight throw (12.19m) and fourth in the shot (10.11m) at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 24. She placed first in the shot (10.34m) and second the weight throw (12.37m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Jan. 17. Bucci placed fifth in the shot (10.20m) and sixth in the weight throw (12.15m) at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 13. She placed fourth in the shot (10.48m) and 12th in the weight throw (10.49m) at the Springfield Invitational on Dec.6.

 

As a sophomore in 2007-08, Bucci placed 25th in the hammer with a throw of 39.73 meters at the ECAC Championships on May 16. She earned All-New England honors in the hammer with an eighth place (40.39m) effort, while also placing ninth in the discus (33.55m) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 1-3. Bucci was the New England Alliance Champion in the discus, placing first with a season-best effort (33.92m), while also earning N.E. All-Alliance honors in the hammer (41.62m) with a second place finish and a seventh place finish in the shot (10.16m), at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 26. She placed first in the hammer (42.43m), fourth in the shot (10.22m), both season-best efforts, and sixth in the discus (31.02m) at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 19. Bucci placed first in the shot (10.17m) and discus (30.53m), while finishing second in the hammer (41.99m) at the Swanson Invitational on April 12. She placed second in the hammer (41.33m) and fourth in the discus (30.66m) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Apr. 5. Bucci placed second in the hammer (39.86m), third in the shot (9.64m) and fourth in the discus (30.00m) at the RIC Invitational on Mar. 29. She placed 10th in the discus (27.14m) and 11th in the hammer (37.43m) at the Husky Spring Open on Mar. 22.

 

During the indoor season, she earned Alliance/Little East Champion in the shot, placing third with a season-best distance of 10.71 meters, and in the weight throw, placing sixth at 11.56 meters, at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Feb. 16. She placed 48th in the shot with a throw of 9.88 meters and 44th in the weight throw with a toss of 11.76 meters at the B.U. Valentine Invitational on Feb. 9. Bucci placed 13th in the shot with a throw of 9.93 meters and 10th in the weight throw with a distance of 12.44 meters at the URI Mega Meet on Feb. 2. She placed seventh in the shot with a throw of 9.62 meters and third in the weight throw with a toss of 11.77 meters at the Wesleyan Invitational on Jan. 26. Bucci placed second in the shot with a throw of 10.21 meters and second in the weight throw with a season-best toss of 11.84 meters at the Coast Guard Invitational on Jan. 19. She placed 11th in the shot with a throw of 10.89 meters and 15th in the weight throw with a toss of 11.13 meters at the Yale Invitational on Jan. 12. She placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 11.35 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 8. Bucci placed 26th in the shot with a toss of 9.10 meters at the Husky Winter Carnival on Dec. 1.

 

As a freshman in 2006-07, Bucci placed first in the shot with a throw of 8.76 meters, fourth in the discus with an effort of 25.35 meter, and placed eighth in the hammer with a 41.01-meter effort at the Last Chance Meet on May 18. She placed ninth in the hammer with a throw of 41.27 meters and 14th in the discus with an effort of 29.71 meters at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 4-5. Bucci earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events at the Alliance Championships on Apr. 28. She placed second in the hammer with a 42.06-meter effort, second in the discus with a distance of 32.97 meters and third in the shot at 10.35 meters. She placed fifth in the discus with a season-best throw of 29.64 meters and sixth in the shot with a throw of 10.42 meters at the Silfen Invitational on Apr. 21. Bucci placed second in the shot with a season-best and new program record throw of 10.77 meters, fourth in the hammer with a throw of 35.51 meters and placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 29.96 meters at Elmer J. Swanson Invitational on Apr. 14. She placed second in the hammer with a throw of 39.52 meters, third in the discus with a throw of 31.59 meters and fourth in the shot with a throw of 10.24 meters at the Bryant Invitational on April 7.  Bucci placed second in the hammer with a throw of 40.40 meters, fourth in the shot with a throw of 10.23 meters and fifth in the discus with a throw of 24.96 meters at the RIC Invitational on Mar. 31. She placed 12th in the discus with a throw of 31.43 meters and 12th in the shot with a throw of 10.22 meters at the Husky Spring Open on Mar. 24.

 

During the indoor season, she earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the shot, placing sixth with a distance of 10.50 meters, as well as the weight throw, placing eighth with an effort of 11.10 meters at the Little East Conference/MASCAC Alliance Championships on Feb. 10. Bucci placed eighth in the shot with a throw of 10.06 meters, and placed 10th in the weight throw with a throw of 10.47 meters at the URI Mega Meet on Feb. 3. She placed fourth in the shot with a distance of 10.00 meters and fifth in the weight throw with a season-best throw of 11.46 meters at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 27. Bucci placed second in the shot with a season-best distance of 10.61 meters and ninth in the weight throw with a 10.86-meter effort at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational on Jan. 20. She placed fifth in the shot with a throw of 10.52 meters at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 13. Bucci placed 22nd in the weight throw with a distance of 10.86 meters at the Harvard Invitational on Dec. 9. She placed 16th in the weight throw with a throw of 10.24 meters at the Brown Invitational on Dec. 2.

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2006 graduate of Smithfield 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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