March 22, 2004


Rhode Island College Announces
2003-04 Winter Sports MVPs


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. 22 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity winter athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.


Sophomore Dana Skorupa (Cumberland, RI) was named the womenís indoor track and field team's MVP. Skorupa was a three-time Little East Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week selection this winter. She broke two RIC records this winter, with high marks in both the 55 and 200 meters. She earned All-ECAC honors in the 200 meters, placing seventh with a time of 26.54. Skorupa earned All-New England honors in two events. She placed fourth in both the 55 meters and 200 meters with times of 7.40 and 26.45, respectively. Both times were new school records. Skorupa earned All-Alliance/Little East honors in three events at the Alliance/Little East Championships on Feb. 14. She placed third in the 55 meters, first in the 200 meters and first in the 400 meters with times of 7.53, 26.58 and 1:00.70, respectively. She finished fifth in the finals of the 55 meters with a time of 7.63 and fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.55 at the Tufts Invitational on Feb. 7. She placed first in the 55 meters, second in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters with times of 7.52, 26.82 and 1:01.92, respectively at the Southern Maine Invitational on Jan. 31. She finished first in the 200 meters with a time of 26.75 and second in the 55 meters with a time of 7.50 at the Wesleyan University Invitational on Jan. 17.


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