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October 6, 2012

 

SIX INDUCTED INTO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College inducted six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame at a gala event held at Donovan Dining Center as part of Homecoming 2012.

 

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2012

Amy L. (Bright) Allen ’00 was a two-time National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) All-American during her Rhode Island College women’s gymnastics career from 1995-99.

          As a senior in 1998-99, she was a team captain and was one of two RIC gymnasts who qualified for the 1999 NCGA Championships. Allen was an all-around qualifier from the East Region.

          Allen had an outstanding meet at the NCGAs. The Hackensack, N.J. native placed ninth in all-around competition with a score of 35.675, making her an All-American for the second consecutive year. Allen is one of only three RIC gymnasts who have been named an All-American multiple times. At the NCGAs, she tied for 46th in the country on vault (8.425), tied for 17th on bars (8.800), 14th on beam (9.200) and tied for 24th place on floor (9.250).

 

For the season, Allen averaged scores of 8.742 on vault, 8.988 on bars, 8.719 on beam, 9.144 on floor and 35.952 in all-around competition. Allen led the team on bars, floor and all-around on the year. She tied for fourth place on bars (9.250) at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 7. She was eighth on floor (9.325) and sixth in the all-around (36.575) at the ECACs.

 

She set a new RIC record with a career-high score (9.325) on bars against Springfield on Feb. 7. She also posted season-high scores on vault (9.100), floor (9.475) and in the all-around (36.725) at the same meet. At that time, her all-around point total was the second highest total for a single meet in school history. At the conclusion of her career, Allen held seven of the all-time top 10 all-around point totals in RIC women’s gymnastics history. Bright’s career-high score of 9.375 on beam, set against Bridgeport on Feb. 20, was the third highest score in school history in that event at that time.

 

 

 

Her career-high mark on vault was a 9.150 score set as a sophomore in 1996-97.

 

As a junior in 1997-98, Allen was named an All-American in all-around competition, placing seventh with a 35.975 total score at the NCGAs, hosted by RIC. She scored 8.950 on vault, 8.850 on bars, 8.950 on the beam and 9.225 on floor at the meet.

 

She is a 2000 graduate of Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education-English. Allen is a 1995 graduate of Hackensack High School.

 

She went on to earn a master’s degree in special education from East Stroudsburg University in 2001 and another master’s in educational leadership from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2005.

 

Allen is currently an eighth grade special education teacher at Tewksbury Middle School (NJ).

 

She resides in Washington, N.J. with her husband Brian and their two children, Jake (2) and Addison (11 mo.).

 

Elizabeth D. Barrette ’07 was a four-year starter at both No. 1 singles and doubles during her women’s tennis career at Rhode Island College from 2002-05. She was a member of two Little East Conference Tournament Championship teams (2005, ’03) and one Regular Season Championship team (2005).

         
The North Providence, R.I. native wrapped up her career with a 43-18 (.705) career singles record and a 50-15 (.796) career doubles mark for 68.0 career points. Barrette is fourth all-time at RIC in career points and singles wins and is third in career doubles wins.

 

She was a two-time Little East Conference Champion at first doubles during her career. She received the Helen M. Murphy Award in 2006 and was selected to the All-75th Anniversary Women’s Tennis Team in 2005.

 

As a senior in 2005, Barrette was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 1 doubles. She was 11-3 (.786) at No. 1 singles and 15-2 (.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 team’s MVP.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2004, she was 10-5 (.667) at No. 1 singles and 9-6 (.600) at No. 1 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, Barrette was 12-5 (.706) at No. 1 singles and 13-4 (.765) at No. 1 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 No. 1 doubles. Barrette was 10-5 (.667) at No. 1 singles and 13-3 (.813) at No. 1 doubles for a total of 16.5 points on the season.

 

Barrette earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from Rhode Island College in 2007 and a 2001 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

She served as Rhode Island College’s head women’s tennis coach from 2008-11.

 

Barrette is currently a physical education and health teacher at Austin T. Levy school in Burrillville, a position she’s held since 2007. She resides in North Providence.

 

Justin W. Deveau ’06 was a four-time All-New England wrestler from 2001-05 who closed out his career with an overall record of 135-33 (.803) with 571 points, including 191 takedowns, 41 reversals, 136 escapes, 57 near-falls and 29 pins.

          During his career, the North Attleboro, Mass. native was a four-time finalist at 197 and 285 lbs. at the N.E. Championships. Deveau competed at the 2004 NCAA Div. III Championships.

         
As a senior in 2004-05, he earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA) Championships. He was 32-7 at 197 lbs. with 128 points, 51 takedowns, nine reversals, 26 escapes, 12 near-falls and six pins on the season. He placed third at 285 lbs. at the RWU Invitational on Nov. 13 and second at the Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29.

 

As a junior in 2003-04, Deveau was selected as one of two N.E. Wild-Cards to compete at the NCAA Div. III Championships. Deveau went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships. Each of his losses were to eventual All-Americans. He earned All-New England honors, placing second at 285 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He was 39-6 at 285 lbs. with 161 points, 57 takedowns, ten reversals, 42 escapes, 15 near-falls and five pins.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2002-03, Deveau earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. He was 33-5 at 197 lbs. with 147 points, 50 takedowns, seven reversals, 31 escapes, 18 near-falls and ten pins.

 

As a freshman in 2001-02, he earned All-New England honors, placing second at 197 lbs. at the NECCWA Championships. Deveau was 31-15 at 197 lbs. with 135 points, 33 takedowns, 15 reversals, 37 escapes, 12 near-falls and eight pins.

 

The Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives named him a Scholar-Athlete three times (2003-05).

 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rhode Island College in 2006. Deveau 2001 graduate of North Attleboro High School.

 

Deveau is currently a project manager at Shawmut Design and Construction.

 

He resides in Mendon, Mass. with his wife Stephanie.

 

Jose Gonsalves Jr. ’94 was a standout sprinter on the men’s track and field team from 1992-94. At the conclusion of his career, he held the RIC records in 100m (10.98), 200m (22.03) and as part of the 4x100m relay (43.86). He still holds the program mark in the 200m, while the other two marks were surpassed in 2012.

          Gonsalves earned All-New England honors in the 200m as a junior in 1993 and as a senior in 1994. He was named to the All-75th Anniversary Men’s Outdoor Track Team in 2005.

 

As a senior in 1994, the Exeter, R.I. native placed third in the 200m (22.03) and fifth in the 100m (11.10) at the N.E. Div. I Championships. He placed third in the 200m (22.44) and fifth in the 100m (11.29) at the N.E. Div. III Championships. At the Rhode Island College Invitational, he placed first in the 100m (11.14) and second as part of the 4x100m relay (45.7). Gonsalves finished second in the 200m (22.7) and as part of the 4x100m relay (44.5), while also taking third in the 400m (51.0) at the Tufts Invitational.

 

As a junior in 1993, he placed fourth in the 200m (23.04) at the N.E. Div. III Championships. Gonsalves finished fifth in both the 200m (23.1) and 400m (51.82) at the Brown Invitational. He placed second in the 400m (51.0), third in the 200m (22.6) and fourth as part of the 4x100m (45.8) at the Tri-State Championships. Gonsalves placed first in the 400m (50.8), the only event he competed in, at the Boston College Relays.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 1992, he placed second as part of the 4x100m relay (46.2) and third in the long jump (19’03.00”), triple jump (39’.025”), 100m (12.00) and 200m (24.1) at the Tri-State Championships. Gonsalves placed third as part of the 4x100m relay (46.5), fifth both the 100m (11.6) and 200m (24.44) and sixth in long jump (17’10”) at the Bridgewater State Invitational. He placed first in the triple jump (41’08.’’), second as part of the 4x100m relay (46.1) and third in both the 100m (12.0) and 200m (23.9) at the Wesleyan Invitational.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Gonsalves attended the Community College of Rhode Island from 1989-91 where he was the president of a student organization, The Third World Organization for minority student affairs.

 

Before college, he was a track and field standout during his high career at North Kingstown High School where he graduated from in 1989. As a team captain, he held the title as the "Duke of South County" winning three events at the Southern Rhode Island Track and Field Championships. While at North Kingstown High, he broke three school records graduating as the record holder for the long jump (21'06.50"), the triple jump (45'02.00") and as anchor of the 4x100m relay (45.0). He placed very high in the R.I. State meet in the jumps and went on to compete in the New England Track and Field championships. As a result of placing well at the New England Championships, Jose was honored to compete in the long jump at the ‪USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Region 1 Championships held in Schenectady N.Y. that summer.

 

Gonsalves earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, while minoring in philosophy, from Rhode Island College in 1994.

 

He is currently a client manager for Fidelity Investments, a position he has held for the past three years. Gonsalves has worked in the investment industry for the past 11 years, previously working for Bank of America Investments. After college, he briefly worked with mentally challenged adults before joining the FedEx Corporation for five years before leaving as a sales executive.

 

Gonsalves resides in Pawtucket with his wife Maria (DosSantos), who also attended RIC. He has three children, Kimani (18), Bailey (9) and Madyson (5).

 

Kyle C. Teixeira ’07 is one of the greatest men’s soccer players in Rhode Island College history. He closed out his career having played in 80 games, starting 77 of them. Teixeira had 82 goals and 27 assists for 191 career points.

          The Warren, R.I. native holds the RIC records for the most goals and points in a career, and is second in career assists. Teixeira also holds the RIC record for the most goals scored in a season, set as a sophomore in 2003.

 

He was a three-time Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year selection and was named First Team All-LEC in each of his four seasons. Teixeira was named to the All-75th Anniversary Men’s Soccer Team in 2005.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2005, Teixeira was named the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Year, the third of his career, and was selected First Team All-LEC for the fourth consecutive season, as Rhode Island College captured the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship. He became just the second player in LEC history to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors three times to go along with four straight First Team All-Conference selections. He played in 22 games, starting 21 of them. He led the team and the LEC in both goals and points with 19 and 49, respectively. Teixeira led the team with four game-winning goals. He also had a team-best 11 assists, one shy of the RIC single-season record. He broke Domenico Petrarca’s ’77 record for career points early in the season versus M.I.T. with a two-goal, one-assist performance in a RIC, 3-1, win on Sept. 10. He also earned two LEC Player of the Week honors during the season.

 

As a junior in 2004, he was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in his career and was selected First Team All-LEC for the third consecutive season. He was also named Second Team All-New England and team MVP. He played in 20 games, starting all of them. He had 21 goals and five assists for 47 points on the season. He broke Petrarca’s 28-year old record for career goals when he scored his 21st goal of the season and the 63rd of his career in the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament semi-final win over Plymouth State (3-1). 

 

As a sophomore in 2003, Teixeira was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second consecutive season. He was also named Second Team All-New England and team MVP. Teixeira played in 20 games, starting 19 of them. He had 24 goals, seven game-winners, and six assists for 54 points on the season. Teixeira’s 24 goals were a new RIC record for a single season. He finished the year one point shy of the RIC single-season record for points. 

 

As a freshman in 2002, Teixeira was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was also a First Team All-LEC and a Fourth Team All-New England selection. He played in 18 games, starting 17 of them. He led the LEC in goals and points, totaling 18 goals and five assists for 41 points. Of the Anchormen’s 11 game-winning goals, Teixeira had seven of them. He was tied for the team lead in assists. He earned two LEC Player of the Week and two Rookie of the Week selections during the season. 

 

He was an All-American, All-New England, All-State and All-Division selection during his outstanding career at Mt. Hope High School. 

 

Teixeira earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/health from Rhode Island College in 2007. 

 

He is currently an Academy Staff Coach with the New England Revolution and resides in Warren, R.I.

 

Kimberly L. Warrington ’04 is one of the best pitchers in RIC softball history. She appeared in 109 games, starting 92 of them. She posted a 53-37 record with a 1.59 earned run average and 629 strikeouts in 632.0 innings pitched.  

          
The North Kingstown, R.I. native logged 77 complete games and 17 shutouts. At the conclusion of her career, she was the program’s all-time leader in games started, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. She was tied for the lead in shutouts, was second in both complete games and relief appearances and third in career ERA.

 

She was a four-time All-LEC selection as a pitcher and earned two honors as a designated player. Warrington was named to the All-75th Anniversary Softball Team in 2005.

  

As a hitter, Warrington played in 134 games, starting 124 of them. She batted .281 with 381 at bats, 107 hits, 56 runs, 26 doubles, 11 triples, three home runs, 26 walks and 62 RBI. She owned a .430 career slugging percentage and a .329 on-base percentage. At the time of her graduation, she was second all-time at RIC in triples, third in RBI, fourth in total bases and fifth in hits. 

  

  

As a senior in 2004, Warrington was named Second Team All-Little East Conference as a pitcher for the fourth consecutive season and was also selected as the team’s MVP. She appeared in 27 games, starting 19 of them. She owned an 11-8 record with a 2.01 ERA. In 143.0 innings pitched, she struck out a team-high 175 batters. At the plate, she played in 28 games, starting 24 of them. She batted .288 with 21 hits, four doubles, two home runs, seven walks, six runs and 11 RBI. Warrington owned a .425 slugging percentage, a .350 on-base percentage and a .925 fielding percentage. 

  

As a junior in 2003, she was named Second Team All-Little East as a pitcher. Warrington appeared in 29 games, starting 26 of them. She was 15-11 with a 1.94 ERA, 22 complete games, three shutouts and 172 strikeouts in 176.2 innings. As a hitter, she played in 32 games, starting all of them. She batted .253 with 13 runs, 24 hits, four doubles, three triples and 16 RBI. She owned a .358 slugging percentage, a .317 on-base percentage and a .917 fielding percentage.  

 

As a sophomore in 2002, she was named First Team All-Little East Conference as a designated player and Second Team All-LEC as a pitcher. Warrington appeared in 28 games, starting 25 of them. She was 16-9 with a 0.98 ERA, 23 complete games, seven shutouts, and 146 strikeouts in 171.2 innings. As a DP, she played in 33 games, starting 29 of them. She batted .189 with nine runs, 17 hits, three doubles, four triples, 12 RBI and two stolen bases. She owned a .311 slugging percentage, a .229 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage.

 

As a freshman in 2001, Warrington was named First Team All-ECAC and All-Little East Conference as a designated player and Second Team All-Little East Conference as a pitcher. Warrington was named RIC's MVP and to the LEC All-Tournament Team. She appeared in 25 games, starting 22 of them. She was 11-9 with a 1.49 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 140.2 innings. She posted three shutouts on the year. When not pitching, Warrington assumed the designated player role. She played in 41 games, starting 39 of them. She batted .366 with 45 hits, 23 RBI, 29 runs, 15 doubles, four triples, one home run and four stolen bases. She owned a .577 slugging percentage, a .400 on-base percentage and a .967 fielding percentage. 

 

The Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives named her a Scholar-Athlete in 2004 and 2002 and the Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) named her a Distinguished Student-Athlete in 2004. 

  

Warrington earned All-State and All-Division honors during her career at North Kingstown High School. 

  

She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Rhode Island College in 2004.

 

Warrington is currently a special education teacher at Portsmouth High School. 

  

She resides in North Kingstown, R.I. with her husband Andrew and daughter Madlyn Mae. 

  

BOURGET AWARD OF MERIT

From covering countless Anchormen and Anchorwomen athletic events, to serving as the Guest Auctioneer for the Rhode Island College Sports and Celebrity Memorabilia Auction, Ken Bell has been one of Rhode Island College’s top supporters for a number of years. A native of Boulder, Colorado, Bell earned a degree in communications and theater at the University of Colorado in 1973.

  

Growing up with a passion for sports, he turned his attention to sports broadcasting and worked for KBOL in his native Boulder before getting his first television job as a weekend sportscaster in Denver. After two years in Denver and a stint in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bell joined WJAR-TV in Providence in 1977. In 1979, Bell was hired as co-host of a show called "PM Magazine," in Milwaukee, where he spent his days until WLNE-TV called to invite Bell back to Providence in 1982. Bell is now in my 30th year as Sports Director at ABC-6 and was a recent recipient of the Silver Circle Award, given to broadcasters who have served their community for 25 years.

          Bell currently resides in East Greenwich, R.I. and has two children, Amy and Kenny.

  

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