April 29, 2015



Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Daria Braboy (Providence, RI), received a Distinguished Student-Athlete Award from the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) at a banquet hosted by Providence College on Wednesday evening.


One of the great track & field athletes to ever compete for the Anchorwomen, Braboy has been earning conference and regional recognition, and rewriting the history book since she stepped on campus in 2011.


During her freshman indoor campaign she was named the team’s MVP and earned All-ECAC honors with a fourth place finish in the 400m (57.36 seconds). Aside from her All-ECAC accolades, Braboy earned All-New England honors in the 400m and three N.E. Alliance honors. She continued her success in the outdoor season, being named the Little East Conference Rookie Track Athlete of the Year and the team’s MVP. She qualified for the NCAA Championships, placing 14th in the 400m (57.36).




Braboy’s sophomore year was one of continued excellence as she qualified for two events at the NCAA Div. III National Championships in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Between the two seasons Braboy earned six N.E. Alliance honors, six All-New England honors and one All-ECAC honor. This was a season of record-setting performances for Braboy as she set individual or relay records in the 4x200m relay (1:44.50), 4x400m relay (3:53.01) and the 4x440 yard relay (4:08.40) during the indoor season, and the 4x100m relay (48.80) and 4x400m relay (3:49.52) during the outdoor campaign.


Braboy’s junior season got off to a solid start, earning All-New England honors with a seventh place finish in the 400m (59.68). She earned N.E. Alliance honors with a second place finish in the triple jump (10.83m) and a fourth place finish in the 600m with a program-record time of 1:39.55, while finishing 10th in the 200m (27.13) and 12th in the long jump (4.75m) at the N.E. Alliance Championships during the indoor season. The outdoor season saw Braboy qualify for the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive outdoor season. She placed 17th in the triple jump (11.30m), making it the third event in which she has qualified for the NCAA’s. Braboy earned All-ECAC honors with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump (11.75m). She placed third in the triple jump (11.44m) to earn All-New England honors at the N.E. Div. III Championships on May 3. She also earned a pair of N.E. Alliance honors, finishing first in the triple jump and third in the 400m.




The indoor season during her senior season saw Braboy continue to excel, once again qualifying for the NCAA Div. III National Championships, where she finished 15th in the 400m (59.86). Prior to the NCAAs, Braboy earned a pair of All-New England honors with a second place finish in the 400m (58.51) and a fifth place finish in the triple jump (11.48m). She captured five N.E. Alliance honors, placing first in the triple jump (11.15m), first in the 4x400m relay (4:09.16), second in the 400m (58.67), fourth in the 200m (26.41) and sixth in the 60m (8.21). With the outdoor N.E. Alliance Championships recently being contested, Braboy did not disappoint, capturing N.E. Alliance honors in three separate events. She finished first in the triple jump (11.49m), second in the 400m (57.58) and fifth in the 200m (26.72).


Braboy is a nursing major at Rhode Island College and a 2011 graduate of Classical High School.


The Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives named her a Scholar-Athlete three times during her career.