April 28, 2004


Kamran Alemdar Receives
Rhode Island College’s
John E. Hetherman Award


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior Kamran Alemdar (Stockholm, Sweden) received Rhode Island College’s John E. Hetherman award at the College’s annual Cap and Gown ceremony on Wednesday, Apr. 28. The award is based not only on athletic prowess, but also values community and campus involvement. The student who receives the Hetherman Award must be a male student-athlete who participates in intercollegiate athletics, a good student and has demonstrated interest and participation in campus activities.


Alemdar closed out his collegiate career having played two seasons of men's basketball at RIC. As an Anchorman he played in 52 career games, starting 50 of them. Prior to transferring into RIC, Alemdar starred for two seasons at Roger Williams University, earning First Team All-Commonwealth Coast Conference honors as a sophomore in 2001-02. In his four-year college career, he totaled 1,483 points, 477 rebounds, 171 assists, 68 blocks and 106 steals.


As a senior in 2003-04, he was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. He averaged a team-high 14.3 points, while also contributing 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Alemdar registered season-highs of 25 points vs. UMass-Dartmouth on Feb. 11, seven rebounds twice, four assists on several occasions, four steals vs. Southern Maine on Feb. 14 and three blocks vs. UMass-Boston on Feb. 7.


As a junior in 2002-03, Alemdar played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. He averaged 13.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He registered season-highs of 29 points vs. Western Connecticut, seven rebounds on three separate occasions, five assists vs. Bridgewater and three steals twice. Alemdar connected on a season-high seven three-pointers, going 7-10, vs. Western Connecticut. He is a communications major and a 1999 graduate of Vasalunds Gymnasiet.


Alemdar has been chosen to receive a Scholar-Athlete Award from Speaker of the House William J. Murphy and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at the State House on Wednesday, May 5.



The Hetherman Award was established in 1958 and sponsored by the RIC class of 1940 to honor its classmate, Jay Hetherman. Mr. Hetherman, while a student, played varsity basketball and baseball for two years. He was also active in the drama club and took part in all “stunt night” activities and major productions. During World War II, Hetherman became a naval aviator, receiving his wings in Jacksonville, Florida in 1942. Approximately one year later, while returning from flying a rescue mission in the South Pacific, Lt. John E. Hetherman crashed and lost his life, leaving an enviable college and service career behind him.