FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 26, 2011

 

O’CONNOR NAMED LITTLE EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, RI—Freshman Alyssa O’Connor (Portsmouth, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week for her performance at the Elms College Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24.

 

It is the second consecutive week O’Connor has received this honor.

 

 

Freshman Alyssa O'Connor

 

She finished fifth overall (141 runners) with a time of 20:14 to lead Rhode Island College to a third place finish. O’Connor’s effort helped the Anchorwomen secure a score of 112.0. Salve Regina won the meet with a score of 31.

 

She is an elementary education major and a 2009 graduate of Portsmouth High School.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Gordon College on Saturday, Oct. 1.

 

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