August 19, 2018
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Blodgett to speak at college hall of fame banquet

Maine basketball legend and former professional player Cindy Blodgett will be the featured speaker at the Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 13 in Waterville, the school announced Tuesday.

The Clinton native, now an associate head coach at Boston University, will help welcome former Thomas athletes Scott Brawn, Jeremy Cliff, Megan Pomerleau and Karin Bird into the school’s Hall of Fame.

The event includes a dinner and registration is $25 for adults and $15 for students.

Blodgett scored 3,005 points at UMaine and led the program to four conference titles and four NCAA tournament appearances after winning four Class A state championships at Lawrence High School in Fairfield.

She holds 20 UMaine women’s basketball records and still ranks 12th in NCAA Division I history with 3,005 career points.

Brawn holds Thomas’s baseball school record for career home runs (34), RBIs (147) and total bases (309). He was part of the 2003 Sunrise Conference championship team and was a first-team, all-conference selection in 2003 and 2005.

Cliff, a tennis player, was chosen North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in 2008. In addition, he was named to the NAC All-Conference first team in singles and doubles a year later. He finished his career 27-11 in singles play and 24-17 in doubles.

Pomerleau became the first women’s lacrosse player in school history to score 100 goals, finishing her career with 108, second most in school history. In 2009, she was named to the NAC East All-Conference team and the NAC First Team in 2010 and 2011. She also earned playing time as a goalie, compiling 433 saves.

Bird played three years of basketball at Thomas, and led the nation in scoring during the 2011-2012 season with 24.5 points per game. The Lee native also led the NAC in scoring during the 2010-2011 campaign.

Bird earned all-conference honors for three consecutive seasons, and was honored with a Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Second Team selection in 2012.


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