December 1, 2003


Rhode Island College Announces
2003 Fall Sports MVPs


Providence, RI--The Rhode Island College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation held its annual Fall Banquet at RICís Donovan Dining Center on Monday, Dec. 1 to honor those student-athletes who participate in varsity fall athletics. Each sport gave out their Most Valuable Player Award.


Womenís Tennis

Senior Carminda Rocha (East Providence, RI) was named the womenís tennis teamís MVP. She closed out her collegiate career as the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles. Rocha won five LEC titles during her illustrious career. She was the LEC Champion at number four singles as a freshman and sophomore (1999 & 2000) and at number two singles as a junior (2001). Rocha also shared the LEC Champion title at number two doubles as a sophomore (2000).

She owns a 54-10-1 (.838) career singles mark and a 45-16 (.738) career doubles mark for 77.0 career points. Rocha is RICís all-time leader in career singles wins and points. She is third in career doubles victories and fifth in career singles winning percentage. She is tied for eighth all-time in career doubles winning percentage.

As a senior in 2003, Rocha was the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles. She was 12-1 (.923) mark at number two singles and 9-3 (.750) at number two doubles. Rocha was tied for the team lead in singles victories and was third in both doubles wins and points.

She is a music education major and a 1999 graduate of East Providence High School.