Skip to Content

Athletics

David Welch ’17 Captures NCAA Division III National Championship in Wrestling

March 22, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – For the first time in school history, a Roger Williams University student-athlete has captured the title of an NCAA Division III National Championship. Up against top competition in the March 12 tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, David Welch made RWU history with a 5-4 win to become the first Hawk to claim an NCAA national championship.

Head Wrestling Coach Jon Egan credits Welch’s victory to the athlete’s dedication to training and serving as the team’s wrestling captain, a role in which he inspired each of his six teammates to put their best effort forward at the national tournament and place 15th overall as a team.

"We work so hard to get guys on the All-American podium and David eclipsed that goal by being only the fifth NCAA champ from an all-New England school," Egan said. "With regards to recruiting, we are on the national map now. David shows all future wrestlers that if you focus and sacrifice, anything is possible."

RWU Sailing Alumnus Cy Thompson ’11 Advances to Quarterfinals in Rio Olympics

August 12, 2016

Update: Finishing his second Olympic games with an impressive 19th-place ranking, Thomspon outpaced many of his rivals throughout 10 races in the Men's Laser division, but did not make the top-ten cut to compete in the Aug. 16 Medal Race. 

RIO, BRAZIL – With six races already under his belt, Roger Williams University’s national sailing champion Cy Thompson ’11 sailed into 22nd place and advanced to the quarterfinals Friday in the Men's Laser division of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  

A member of the U.S. Virgin Islands sailing team, Thompson competes against 45 of the best sailors from around the world. This is Thompson’s second appearance as an Olympian for the U.S. Virgin Islands sailing team, following a strong showing at the 2012 London Olympic Games where he finished 25th in the Men’s Laser One Person Dinghy Sailing event.

Thumbnail (RWU Main): 

RWU's Director of Athletics to Serve as Chair of the NCAA Division III Wrestling Committee

July 15, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. — Roger Williams University Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation Dave Kemmy has been appointed as Chair of the NCAA Division III Wrestling Committee.

“I am very humbled and excited to be able to serve the student-athletes and coaches in NCAA Division III Wrestling,” said Kemmy. “We are looking forward to another exciting year on and off the mat.”

This marks Kemmy’s second appointment as Chair of the Division III, after having served in the same capacity from 2003-05. In addition, he was involved on the NCAA Wrestling Committee from 2002-06.

10th Annual Ray Cordeiro Alumni Golf Classic

One of the most beloved traditions of Alumni Weekend, the Ray Cordeiro Alumni Golf Classic brings alumni together from across the country. The event includes a round of golf at Montaup Country Club, boxed lunch and a steak and lobster dinner.

Register here for the event: http://alumni.rwu.edu/alumni/events/alumni-weekend/annual-ray-cordeiro-alumni-golf-classic/.

From catching up with old friends to making new ones, Alumni Weekend promises fun-filled days of events. Bring the family for a walking tour of downtown Bristol led by historic preservation experts, field day festivities and much more. Accommodations are available.

Read the full schedule of events here: http://alumni.rwu.edu/events/alumni-weekend/schedule-events/.

Alumni Weekend

From catching up with old friends to making new ones, Alumni Weekend promises fun-filled days of events. Bring the family for a walking tour of downtown Bristol led by historic preservation experts, field day festivities and much more. Accommodations are available.

Read the full schedule of events here: http://alumni.rwu.edu/events/alumni-weekend/schedule-events/.

Alumni Weekend

From catching up with old friends to making new ones, Alumni Weekend promises fun-filled days of events. Bring the family for a walking tour of downtown Bristol led by historic preservation experts, field day festivities and much more. Accommodations are available.

Read the full schedule of events here: http://alumni.rwu.edu/events/alumni-weekend/schedule-events/.

Alumni Weekend

From catching up with old friends to making new ones, Alumni Weekend promises fun-filled days of events. Bring the family for a walking tour of downtown Bristol led by historic preservation experts, field day festivities and much more. Accommodations are available.

Read the full schedule of events here: http://alumni.rwu.edu/events/alumni-weekend/schedule-events/.

Sailing

ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship

Sailing

ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship

Sailing

ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship