Ten Standout URI Student-Athletes Honored at Rhode Island State House


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ten University of Rhode Island student-athletes, and a distinguished alum, were honored at the State House's House of Representatives Chamber. The annual event was hosted by the Speaker of the House, the honorable Gordon D. Fox.

The 10 URI student-athletes introduced in the House Chambers were: Jeff Cammans (baseball); Jhokania De Los Santos (softball); Pam Emery (tennis); Andrew Fiorenzano (golf); Matt Greenhalgh (football); William Janes (track & field); Anthony Malhoit (basketball); Katie Mangano (swimming); Shannon Meehan (track & field); and Alice Murray (rowing).

Dave Stenhouse, a former baseball and basketball standout at URI, was honored as this year's distinguished alumnus. A member of both the URI and Rhode Island College Athletics Hall of Fames, he enjoyed a 14-year professional baseball career.  Stenhouse was the first rookie to start an all-star game, when he represented the Washington Senators in the 1962 mid-summer classic.

Standout student-athletes from the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College were also honored, in celebration of the significant academic and athletic achievements at the three respective state institutions of higher learning.