FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 29, 2015

 

STACY POKORA RECEIVES
HELEN M. MURPHY AWARD

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Stacy Pokora (Wilton, CT) received Rhode Island Collegeís Helen M. Murphy award at the Collegeís annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday morning.

 

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.

 

Pokora is one of the best players to ever don a Rhode Island College softball uniform. She closed out her four-year career at Rhode Island College having played and started in 174 games, missing only one contest, from 2011-14. She batted .392 (189-for-482) with 131 runs scored, 189 hits, 34 doubles, six triples, 30 home runs, 117 RBI, 325 total bases, 57 walks and 42 stolen bases. Pokora owned a .674 slugging percentage, a .453 on-base percentage and a .934 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

She finishes her career with the Anchorwomen in 2014 as the programís all-time leader in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage. Pokora also ranks second all-time in doubles and total bases (325), third all-time in batting average, hits, runs scored, fourth all-time in stolen bases, and sixth all-time in walks and at-bats (482).

 

As a senior in 2014, Pokora was named the 2014 Little East Conference Softball Player of the Year and was named First Team All-Little East for a third straight season. She became the first member of the Anchorwomen to win the award since Christie Lotti was named Player of the Year in 2008. Pokora also received a Distinguished Student-Athlete Award from the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) on May 7. She played in 40 games, starting all of them. Pokora batted .368 (43-for-117) with 32 runs scored, 117 hits, five doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 14 walks and 13 stolen bases. She owned a .709 slugging percentage, a .429 on-base percentage and a .938 fielding percentage. She was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2013, Pokora was named First Team All-ECAC. She was also named First Team All-Little East for the second consecutive season. Pokora was one of just two Anchorwomen to play and start in all 46 games for RIC on the year and batted .425 (54-for-127) with 54 hits, 11 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 29 RBI, 18 walks, eight stolen bases and 35 runs scored. She owned a .732 slugging percentage, a .490 on-base percentage and a .894 fielding percentage. Pokora led the Anchorwomen in nearly every offensive category, including batting average, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, total bases (93), slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks, stolen bases and runs scored. She finished the season tied for second in the Little East Conference in home runs, while ranking third in hits, batting average, total bases and slugging percentage. Pokoraís eight home runs in 2013 were tied for first all-time in single season program history, while her .732 slugging percentage ranks third and her 93 total bases rank sixth.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Pokora was named First Team All-Little East and the teamís MVP. She played in 37 games, starting all of them and batted .424 (50-for-118) with 36 runs scored, 50 hits, nine doubles, eight homers, 30 RBI, nine walks and 12 stolen bases. Pokora owned a .703 slugging percentage, a .461 on-base percentage and a .963 fielding percentage. She led the Anchorwomen in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits, homers, RBI, total bases and stolen bases, while tying for the team lead in doubles. Her eight home runs on the year were tied for the single-season program record.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2011, Pokora played in 51 games, starting all of them. She batted .350 (42-for-120) with 28 runs scored, 42 hits, nine doubles, three triples, three home runs, 21 RBI and nine stolen bases. Pokora owned a .550 slugging percentage, a .431 on-base percentage and a .952 fielding percentage. She was named to the Providence Regionalís All-Tournament Team in the NCAA Tournament and was the Little East Conferenceís Player of the Week on one occasion.

 

She is an elementary education/special education major and a 2010 graduate of Wilton 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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