FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 30, 2017

 

VANESSA DAO NAMED LITTLE EAST
WOMEN’S SWIMMING ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College freshman Vanessa Dao (Revere, MA) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Swimming Rookie of the Week for her performance in a 120.0-90.0 loss at Westfield State on Saturday, Jan. 28. It is the second time this season that Dao has received this honor.

 

Dao recorded a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.60) and was third in the 1,650-yard freestyle (24:18.23). She also swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay that registered a first place finish (1:59.39).

 

 

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the 2017 Little East Conference Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Feb. 4 (11 a.m.).

 

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