FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 26, 2017

 

SADIE CAMPANELLA RECEIVES

THE HELEN M. MURPHY AWARD

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Sadie Campanella (Chepachet, RI) received the Helen M. Murphy award at the college’s 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.

 

 

 

Campanella wrapped up her women’s tennis career at Rhode Island College in 2015 with a 41-19 (.683) career singles record and a 41-20 (.672) career doubles record for 61.5 career points. She is seventh all-time in program history in career points. At the conclusion of her career, her 41 singles wins put Campanella in a tie for eighth all-time, while her 41 doubles victories ranked seventh-best in school history.

 

As a senior in 2015, Campanella was named First Team All-Little East at No. 2 singles as she helped lead the team to a Little East Conference Regular Season Championship. She was 12-3 (.800) at No. 2 singles and 12-3 (.800) at No. 2 doubles for 18.0 points. (.800). Campanella posted a perfect 8-0 mark in LEC singles play, going an astounding 9-1 in her last 10 matches. She was named the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Jill Craybas Award recipient, signifying her as the Rhode Island Women’s College Player of the Year.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2014, Campanella was named First Team All-Little East at No. 2 doubles. She posted a 13-3 (.813) record at No. 1 singles and was 14-1 (.933) at No. 2 doubles for 20.0 points. Campanella was named the Little East Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2013, she was 9-7 (.563) at No. 1 singles and 9-8 (.529) at No. 1 doubles for 13.5 points on the season. Campanella was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season. She finished the season tied for fourth on the team in singles victories.

 

As a freshman in 2012, Campanella was named the 2012 Little East Conference Women's Tennis Rookie of the Year. She was 7-6 (.538) at No. 1 singles and 6-8 (.429) at No. 1 doubles for 10.0 points. She led the Anchorwomen in doubles victories, ranked second on the team in points and finished third on the team in singles wins. She was named the league’s Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Campanella is an English major and a 2012 graduate of Ponaganset 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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