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March 22, 2013

 

RIC ANNOUNCES WINTER SPORTS MVPS

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College held its annual winter banquet at the Quonset Point Officerís Club on Thursday evening. Each sport handed out its Most Valuable Player Awards.

 

 

 

MENíS BASKETBALL

Senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, NY) was named the menís basketball teamís MVP. He was named Second Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), First-Team All-Northeast District, First Team All-Northeast Region by D3hoops.com, and was also chosen to participate in the 2013 NABC Reeseís Division III College All-Star game. Furthermore, he was named the 2013 Little East Conference Player of the Year, the Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Little East and to the leagueís All-Defensive Team. Carter became the first player in league history to earn Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors in the same season. He also joins former RIC standout Bobby Bailey as the only other player to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season.

 

Carter was the only member of the Anchormen to start in all 30 games. He averaged 10.7 points, a team-high 6.6 rebounds, a team-leading 3.7 assists, and 1.7 steals per game, while ranking among the top 10 in the Little East Conference in assists (2nd), assist/turnover ratio (3rd), steals (5th), rebounds (6th) and minutes played (7th). Carter reached double figures in scoring 20 times and finished the season with three double-doubles. He totaled a career-high 22 points against Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 8 and hauled in a career-high 11 rebounds on two occasions. Carter handed out a career-high 10 assists on two occasions and also swiped a season-high four steals on two occasions as well. 

 

WOMENíS BASKETBALL

Senior forward Courtney Burns (Rockland, MA) was named the womenís basketball teamís MVP. Burns was named First Team All-Little East and also named to the leagueís All-Defensive team. She was one of three Anchorwomen to play and start in all 27 games this season. Burns averaged a team-high 10.4 points per game to go along with 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game. She finished seventh in the Little East Conference in free throw percentage (73.9%) and 10th minutes played (30.9 mpg). Burns reached double figures in scoring 15 times during the season, which included the final six games of the season, and posted a career-high 27 points against Western Connecticut on Feb. 13. She also recorded a career-high 11 rebounds against Salve Regina on Dec. 4, handed out a career-high five assists against Johnson & Wales on Dec. 19, swatted a pair of shots against Southern Maine on Feb. 10 and registered four steals on three occasions.

 

WRESTLING

Senior 125 lbs. Mike Sugermeyer (Hampden, MA) was named RICís Most Outstanding Wrestler. Sugermeyer was named a First Team Pilgrim League All-Star. He earned All-NCAA Northeast Regional honors with a fourth place finish at the 2013 NCAA Div. III Northeast Regional Wrestling Championships on March 2-3. Earlier in the year, Sugermeyer was named to the All-Tournament Team after going a perfect 4-0 at the 2013 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals on March 27. He compiled a record of 27-7 at 125 lbs. to go along with 61 takedowns, 10 reversals, 25 escapes, 21 near-falls and three pins. Sugermeyer placed second at 125 lbs. at the East Coast Holiday Classic on Dec. 21, third at the Roger Williams Invitational on Nov. 10, and sixth at the Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17. He earned Pilgrim League Wrestler of the Week honors once on the season.

 

WOMENíS GYMNASTICS

Junior Courtney Saucier (Coventry, RI) was named the womenís gymnastics teamís MVP. Saucier was one of two gymnasts representing Rhode Island College in the 2013 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships on March 22-23. She posted a season-high score of 9.200 on beam at the Ithaca Quad on Feb. 16. She recorded a season-high score of 9.025 on floor at Southern Connecticut on Feb. 24 and a season-high score of 8.725 on vault at the West Chester Quad on March 2. Saucier is averaging scores of 8.878 on beam and 8.518 on floor.

 

WOMENíS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Freshman Jaimee Dorsey (East Greenwich, RI) was named the womenís indoor track & field teamís MVP. She was named the Little East Conference Womenís Indoor Track & Field Rookie of the Year and was one of two individuals to qualify for the 2013 NCAA Div. III Womenís Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 8-9. After posting a time of 56.52 in the preliminaries of the 400m to advance to the finals, Dorsey recorded a time of 56.61 to finish fourth among eight competitors en route to earning All-American honors. Meanwhile, Dorsey was a member of the 4x400 relay team that finished 10th overall at the NCAAs with a time of 3:54.86. Dorsey took second in the 60m with a program-record time of 7.89 and placed third in the 200m with a record-breaking time of 25.77 at the Tufts Last Chance Meet on March 2. She was also member of the 4x400m relay team that broke the previous program record with a third-place time of 3:53.01.

 

Dorsey finished fifth in the 400m (56.31) at the NEICAAA Championships on Feb. 23. She was the N.E. Champion in the 400m after finishing in first place with a time of 57.87 and earned All-New England honors in the 200m with a third place finish and a time of 25.88 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 16. Dorsey also finished ninth in the preliminaries of the 55m dash (7.43). She earned N.E. Alliance honors in three events, as she was the Alliance Champion in the 400m (57.06) and also captured the LEC title by finishing second overall in both the 55m with a season-high time of 7.34 and the 200m (25.96) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 10. She also helped lead the 4x200m relay team to a first place finish and a program-record time of 1:44.50.

 

MENíS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

Sophomore Jarell Forbes (Providence, RI) was named the menís indoor track & field teamís MVP. He finished first in the 60m hurdles (8.39) and took fifth in the 400m (50.85) at the Tufts Last Chance Meet on March 2. Forbes finished 25th in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles (8.65) at the NEICAAA Championships on Feb. 23. He earned All-New England honors in the heptathlon by placing fourth with a score of 4499 at the N.E. Div. III Championships on Feb. 16. Forbes also placed 13th in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles (8.70). He was the Little East Champion and earned N.E. Alliance honors with a second place effort in the 55m hurdles (7.78) at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Feb. 10. Forbes earned N.E. Alliance honors by placing fourth in the 400m (51.09), while also placing 10th in the 200m (23.55), 12th in the high jump (1.73m), and 17th in the long jump (5.93m).

 

WOMENíS SWIMMING

Freshman Marykate McCutcheon (Smithfield, RI) was named the womenís swimming teamís MVP. McCutcheon established eight new individual program records for the Anchorwomen and helped establish six relay records. She placed third in the 1,000 freestyle with a season-high time of 11:00.43 and placed third in the, 1650 freestyle with a season-high time of 18:21.30 to attain All-New England honors in both events at the 2013 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 8-10. She also placed seventh in the 500 freestyle with a season-high time of 5:21.81. McCutcheon earned a pair of first place finishes in the 200 freestyle (2:04.47) and the 500 freestyle (5:33.94) at Eastern Connecticut on Feb. 2. She took first place in the 200 freestyle (2:06.80), the 100 freestyle (59.22) and the 500 freestyle (5:34.99) at the Western Connecticut double duals on Jan. 27. McCutcheon took first place in the 50 freestyle with a season-high time of 27.16, and also placed first in the 100 backstroke (1:08.21) and the 1,650 freestyle (19:01.76) at Husson University on Jan. 19. She placed first in the 200 backstroke with a season-high time of 2:23.12, and also placed first in the 1,000 freestyle (11:26.36) and the 500 freestyle (5:35.48) at the Plymouth State double duals on Jan. 12.

 

McCutcheon earned All-Little East honors by taking second place in the 500 freestyle (5:21.89) and also placed fifth in the 200 freestyle with a season-high time of 2:01.44 at the 2012 Little East Conference Womenís Swimming and Diving Championships on Dec. 1. She took first place in the 500 freestyle (5:33.30) and also finished second in the 100 butterfly with a season-high time of 1:06.10 and fourth in the 100 freestyle with a season-high time of 59.03 at the Louise Goodrum Invitational on Nov. 10. McCutcheon placed first in the 100 freestyle (59.76), the 500 freestyle (5:43.90), and the 1,000 freestyle (11:33.02) at Western New England University on Nov. 2. She took first place in the 200 freestyle with a season-high time of 2:06.34, finished first in the 100 backstroke with a season-high time of 1:06.38, and placed first in the 500 freestyle (5:44.51) at the University of St. Joseph on Oct. 27.  

 

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