September 10, 2009

Murphy Named "Woman of Achievement"

Head women's ice hockey coach Digit Murphy was recently named a "Woman of Achievement" by the YWCA of Northern Rhode Island, joining 13 other local women who have made a difference in the lives of girls and women. Murphy was recognized for the strides she has made in the field of empowering women.

In two decades of coaching at Brown, Murphy has impacted the lives of hundreds of young women, while achieving great success on the ice as well.  She is one of the winningest coaches in women's hockey history, with a career record of 313-200-49, and has seen many of her former players follow in her footsteps as head coaches elsewhere. Murphy also operates a highly successful group of hockey camps and clinics, at which she strives to instruct girls in both hockey and life skills.

Women of Achievement Awards are recognized nationally. They increase awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women throughout the country. This year's award winners will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, September 30 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. It is the 5th Annual Tools of the Trade Luncheon with YWCA Northern Rhode Island as the host. Deb Ruggiero, local radio personality for Amazing Women, is the event emcee. Tickets are $50, with the public welcome to attend, and underwriting opportunities are available. For more details, visit www.womenofachievementri.org or call Lisa Piscatelli at 401-769-7450.