PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Rhode Island College senior Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) received a Distinguished Student-Athlete Award from the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) at a reception hosted by Roger Williams on May 2.
Gavin, a physical education/health major, owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.84, and concluded a stellar career in women's soccer and lacrosse this past season.
Her name sits atop almost every statistical record in Rhode Island College women's lacrosse history. She is the Anchorwomen's all-time leader in shots (573), goals (279), assists (45), points (324), ground balls (339) and draw controls (292). Gavin holds numerous single-season and game records as well. She is a three-time First Team All-Little East Conference selection and led the nation in goals per game as a sophomore and ground balls per game as a junior. She was named the team's MVP three times, from 2004-06.
As a midfielder in women's soccer, Gavin was the first player in school history to receive National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-New England Region team recognition, earning Third Team honors, as a senior in 2006. She was also a First Team All-Little East Conference selection and was named the team MVP. She played in 78 career games, starting 72 of them. Gavin registered 51 points on 18 goals and 15 assists. She is fourth at RIC all-time in career assists, while ranking sixth in both points and goals.