WATERVILLE — Clinton native, Maine basketball legend and associate head women’s basketball coach at Boston University Cindy Blodgett will speak during at the 2017 Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Spann Student Commons at the college.

This year’s inductees include Scott Brawn ’05, Jeremy Cliff ’11, Megan (Denby) Pomerleau ’11 and Karin Bird ’12.

The event includes a social and dinner before the induction and plaque unveiling.

As the 10th-leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history, Blodgett completed her career at the University of Maine with 3,005 points and a total of 20 program records. She led the Black Bears to four America East tournament championships and the school’s first four NCAA tournament appearances in program history.

The four-time All-American was the second woman in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring for two consecutive seasons as she averaged more than 27 points per game her sophomore and junior campaigns. She was a two-time America East Player of the Year and was a preseason candidate for the Naismith Player of the Year award in 1997 and 1998.

Blodgett led Lawrence High School to four-straight Class A State Championships and is Maine’s all-time leading high school scorer with 2,596 points. She was a three-time Maine Gatorade Player of the Year and named Miss Basketball in Maine in 1994.

Brawn joined the Thomas Baseball program after graduating from Cony High School. Brawn holds the record for most homeruns (34), runs batted in (147), and total bases (309) in Thomas history. He was part of the 2004 NAC Championship team and the 2003 Sunrise Conference Champion team. Brawn earned First-Team All-Conference honors in 2003, and Second-Team in 2005. He was also named 2003 Sunrise Conference Player of the Year and 2003 Sunrise All-Conference First Team. Brawn also was honored with the 2003 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. In 2002, he also was named to the Maine Athletic Conference First Team.

Brawn graduated from Thomas with a degree in management in 2005 and now resides in Arizona.

Cliff made his mark early, ending his first tennis season at Thomas by achieving NAC Rookie and Player of the Year in 2008. He was named to the NAC-All Conference First Team Singles and Doubles in 2009, and NAC All-Conference First Team Singles in 2010 and ’11. Cliff finished his four-year career with a 27-11 record in singles play along with a 24-17 record in doubles.

Cliff graduated in 2011 with a degree in accounting and now resides in Virginia.

Pomerleau was the first Thomas women’s lacrosse player to achieve the 100-goal mark, and sits second in school history for goals (108.) In 2009, Pomerleau was named to the NAC East All-Conference Team and to the NAC First Team in 2010 and ’11. While at Thomas, Pomerleau also had a career as a goalie for the field hockey team, recording 433 saves throughout her career.

Pomerleau, originally from New York, graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and an accelerated master’s in business administration, and now resides in Virginia.

Bird was a member of the Lady Terriers Basketball team for three years, and in 2011-12 led the nation in scoring for NCCA Division 3, averaging 24.5 points per game. She also led the conference in scoring in the 2010-11 season.

Bird was named to the NAC All-Conference First Team in three consecutive seasons: 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12. She was honored with the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Second Team in 2011-12.

A three-sport standout at Lee Academy in Lee, Bird graduated with a forensic psychology degree in 2012 and is now a teacher in Maine.

Cost is $25 for adults or $15 for youth 6-12 years old. Registration for the event is required.

For more information, visit thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley at [email protected] or 859-1313.

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