Carminda M. Rocha
Grad Year: 2004
Year Inducted: 2011
Carminda M. Rocha ’04 remains Rhode Island College’s all-time women’s tennis leader with 54 career singles victories. During her career, which spanned from 1999-03, Rocha won at every level she competed at, earning Little East Conference Individual Championships at No. 2 singles (’03, ’02), No. 4 singles (’00, ’99) and shared a No. 2 doubles title (’00).
The Rumford, R.I. native owns a 54-10-1 (.838) career singles mark and a 45-16 (.738) career doubles mark for 77.0 career points. Rocha was a part of three Little East Conference Championship teams.
As a senior in 2003, Rocha was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 2 singles. She was 12-1 (.923) mark at No. 2 singles and 9-3 (.750) at No. 2 doubles. Rocha was tied for the team lead in singles victories and was third in both doubles wins and points.
Rocha redshirted the 2002 season. As a junior in 2001, she was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 2 singles. She was 15-2 (.882) at No. 2 singles and 13-4 (.765) at No. 1 doubles for a team high 21.5 points on the season. Rocha led the team in points and singles wins and was tied for first in doubles wins.
As a sophomore in 2000, she was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles. She posted a record of 12-4-1 (.750) at No. 2 singles and was 12-4 (.750) at No. 2 doubles for 18.5 points. Rocha was tied for second on the team in singles victories. She was second in doubles victories and points.
As a freshman in 1999, Rocha was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 4 singles. She posted a 15-3 (.833) record at No. 4 singles and an 11-5 (.688) mark at No. 2 doubles for 20.5 points on the year. Rocha was third on the team in singles victories and points. She was tied for fourth on the team in doubles victories.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Rhode Island College in 2004. Rocha is 1999 graduate of East Providence High School.
She is currently an elementary music teacher at Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Pawtucket and resides in East Providence.