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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 24, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Announces
2002-03 Winter Sports MVPs


               Dana Skorupa pictured with Coach Kevin Jackson

Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Winter Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Mar. 24 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity winter athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.

 

Womenís Indoor Track and Field

Freshman Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) was named the womenís indoor track and field teamís Most Valuable Performer. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in the 55 meters, placing seventh with a time of 7.74. She placed ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.35 at the New England Championships. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in the 55 meters, placing second with a time of 7.73. She also placed ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 27.67 at the same meet. Skorupa placed 15th in the 200 meters with a time of 27.77 at the Harvard Invitational. She placed eighth in the 300 meters with a time of 45.44 at the Brown Invitational, establishing a new RIC record in the process.

Skorupa placed first in the 55 meters with a time of 7.70 and second in the 200 meters with a time of 27.22 at the Southern Maine Invitational. She placed third in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.45 and fourth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.43 at the same meet. Skorupa placed 50th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.28 at the Terrier Classic. She placed 28th in the preliminary of the 200 meters with a time of 27.52 at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. Skorupa placed 13th in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.71 and seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 1:02.89 at the Yale Invitational.

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2002 graduate of Cumberland High School.

   

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