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March 9, 2010

 

RIC ANNOUNCES WINTER MVPs

North Kingstown, RI-Rhode Island College held its annual winter banquet at the Quonset Point Officerís Club on Monday evening. Each sport handed out its Most Valuable Player Awards.

 

WOMENíS BASKETBALL

Senior guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) was named the womenís basketball teamís MVP. Mullen played in 26 games, starting six of them. She averaged 7.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.9 steals per game. Mullen recorded season-highs of 19 points twice, once vs. Wellesley on Nov. 17 and again vs. Plymouth State on Feb. 20, eight rebounds vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 26, five assists on multiple occasions and three steals vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 12.

 

WRESTLING

Junior 149 lbs. Kevin Sutherland (Dauphin, PA) was named the wrestling teamís Most Outstanding Wrestler. He finished the season with a 39-9 record with 74 takedowns, 10 reversals, 41 escapes, 38 near-falls and five pins. Sutherland earned All-New England honors with a second place finish at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Championships and competed at the NCAA Championships. It was his third straight year attaining All-N.E. status and is second trip to the NCAAs. During the season, he placed first at the Ursinus Invitational (Jan. 16) and the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 14), second at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 29-30) and third at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21). Sutherland was also named a Second Team Pilgrim League All-Star and to its Scholar-Athlete Team.

 

WOMENíS GYMNASTICS

Senior Kelly Longo (Pembroke, MA) was named the womenís gymnastics teamís MVP. She is averaging scores of 8.382 on vault, 8.478 on beam and 8.168 on floor. Longo has posted season-high marks of 8.725 on vault, 8.900 on beam and 8.400 on floor. She is currently second on the team in beam average.

 

MENíS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Freshman George NíTow (Providence, RI) was named the menís indoor track & field teamís MVP. He placed ninth as a part of the 4x400m relay (3:26.83) at the ECAC Championships on March 6. NíTow placed 17th as a part of the 4x400m relay with a program-record time of 3:24.06 at the N.E. Open Championships on Feb. 27. He earned All-New England honors by placing eighth as a part of the 4x400m relay (3:30.31) at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 20. NíTow also placed ninth in the 400m (51.70). He earned N.E. Alliance honors by placing third in the 400m (51.34) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. He also placed fourth as part of the 4x400m relay (3:31.58). NíTow finished 48th in the 400m (50.80) and also finished 15th in the 4x400m relay (3:26.76) at the Boston University Invitational on Jan. 29. NíTow placed ninth in the 400m (52.33) at the Wheaton Invitational on Jan. 23. He placed second in the 400m (53.51) and second as part of the 4x400m relay (3:42.71) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Jan. 16. At the Yale Classic on Jan. 9, NíTow placed 21st as part of the 4x400m relay (3:48.35). NíTow placed 17th in the preliminaries of the 60m (7.30) at the Harvard Open on Dec. 12. He placed 10th in the preliminaries of the 55m (6.83), 19th in the 400m (1:00.72), fourth as a part of the 4x200m relay (1:39.05) and fourth as part of the 4x400m relay (3:36.06) at the Springfield Invitational on Dec. 5.

 

WOMENíS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Junior Kayla DiBlasi (Smithfield, RI) was named the womenís indoor track & field teamís MVP. She placed 11th in the semifinals of the 55m hurdles (9.07) and 16th in the 600m (1:43.43) at the N. E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 20. DiBlasi earned N.E. Alliance honors in two events by placing fifth in the 55m hurdles (9.21) and sixth in the 600m (1:46.47) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 13. She also placed fifth as a part of the 4x400m relay (4:28.47) and 19th in the 200m (28.50). DiBlasi placed 24th in the 500m (1:23.69) and also finished 23rd in the 55m hurdles (9.29) at the Boston University Invitational on Jan. 29. DiBlasi placed seventh in the 55m hurdles (9.30) and 10th in the 200m (28.75) at the Wheaton Invitational on Jan. 23. She placed first in the 55m hurdles (9.35), first as a part of the 4x200m relay (1:55.80), second in the 200m (29.07), third in the 600m (1:51.93) and third as a part of the 4x400m relay (4:47.49) at the Coast Guard Invitational on Jan. 16. DiBlasi finished 13th in the 60m hurdles (10.17) and 34th in the 400m (1:04.96) at the Yale Classic on Jan. 9. At the Harvard Open on Dec. 12, she finished 21st in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles (10.28) and 22nd in the 400m (1:04.89). DiBlasi finished second as part of the 4x200m relay (1:55.10), second as part of the 4x400m relay (4:31.28), sixth in the 55m hurdles (9.75) and seventh in the 200m (29.47) at the Springfield Invitational on Dec. 5.

 

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