Grad Year: 2007
Year Inducted: 2012
Elizabeth D. Barrette ’07 was a four-year starter at both No. 1 singles and doubles during her women’s tennis career at Rhode Island College from 2002-05. She was a member of two Little East Conference Tournament Championship teams (2005, ’03) and one Regular Season Championship team (2005). The North Providence, R.I. native wrapped up her career with a 43-18 (.705) career singles record and a 50-15 (.796) career doubles mark for 68.0 career points. Barrette is fourth all-time at RIC in career points and singles wins and is third in career doubles wins.
She was a two-time Little East Conference Champion at first doubles during her career. She received the Helen M. Murphy Award in 2006 and was selected to the All-75th Anniversary Women’s Tennis Team in 2005.
As a senior in 2005, Barrette was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 1 doubles. She was 11-3 (.786) at No. 1 singles and 15-2 (.882) at number one doubles for 18.5 points on the season. She was tied for second on the team in singles wins, tied for first on the team in doubles wins and third in total points. While teaming up with freshman Megan Hall, the 15 doubles wins established a new RIC single-season record. Barrette was named Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season and was named the team’s MVP.
As a junior in 2004, she was 10-5 (.667) at No. 1 singles and 9-6 (.600) at No. 1 doubles for 14.5 points on the season. Barrette was third on the team in singles wins and points and was tied for third in doubles victories.
As a sophomore in 2003, Barrette was 12-5 (.706) at No. 1 singles and 13-4 (.765) at No. 1 doubles for a team-high 18.5 points on the season. Barrette was tied for the team lead in singles wins.
As a freshman in 2002, she was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 1 doubles. Barrette was 10-5 (.667) at No. 1 singles and 13-3 (.813) at No. 1 doubles for a total of 16.5 points on the season.
Barrette earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from Rhode Island College in 2007 and a 2001 graduate of La Salle Academy.
She served as Rhode Island College’s head women’s tennis coach from 2008-11.
Barrette is currently a physical education and health teacher at Austin T. Levy school in Burrillville, a position she’s held since 2007. She resides in North Providence.