May 2, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College senior Sam Roecker (Charlton, N.Y.), of the women's cross country and track teams, was presented with the 2013 Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) Distinguished Athlete of the Year Award on Wednesday, May 1 at Brown University's Pizzitola Center in Providence, R.I.
The RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year Award is presented to a female athlete from each of the states nine collegiate institutions. There are three components that the recipient must exemplify to qualify for RIAIAW accolades. Each athlete must exhibit athletic excellence in addition to academic success and strong leadership qualities.
Roecker has displayed her leadership qualities as she has served as the captain of the women's cross country and track teams at Providence College.
Roecker helped the Providence College women's cross country team to a second place finish at the NCAA Championships at the University of Louisville's E.P. `Tom' Sawyer State Park on Nov. 17. Roecker finished 134th with a time of 21:01.5. In addition, Roecker aided the Friars to a third place finish at the BIG EAST Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. on Oct. 26 where she placed 24th with a time of 21:51.74.
The indoor track season was continued success for Roecker. She finished in ninth place at the BIG EAST Championships in the women's 5,000 meter run with and ECAC qualifying time of 16:54.90. In addition, Roecker competed in the New England Championships where she placed second in the women's 5,000 meter run with a time of 16:55.74.
Roecker is still in the midst of the outdoor track season where she has already qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 5K and 10K races. She will be competing in the 10K at the conference championships that will take place in Piscataway, N.J. from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5.
Roecker also has qualified for the ECAC's in the 3K and 5K events. The ECAC Championships will take place on Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12.
Roecker is the definition of what it takes to be student-athlete. In addition to her athletic achievements, Roecker has excelled in the classroom. Roecker was awarded with the 2013 American Eagle All-BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. In addition, Roecker was awarded with the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year award among all student-athletes at Providence College.
In addition, Roecker was awarded with the The Helen Bert Award at Providence College's 52nd annual All Sports Gala. The Helen Bert award is presented to a female senior varsity athlete who has achieved an outstanding level of performance in academics and athletics during her career at Providence College.
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