Maine Basketball Legend Cindy Blodgett to speak at Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction October 13

Maine Basketball Legend Cindy Blodgett to speak at Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction October 13

Courtesy of Thomas College Public Relations 

WATERVILLE, Maine — Clinton, Maine native, Maine basketball legend, and associate head women's basketball coach at Boston University Cindy Blodgett will speak at the 2017 Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on October 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Spann Student Commons in Waterville.

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 to go along with the induction and plaque unveiling for this year's inductees.  Cost is $25 to attend for adults and $15 for youth ages 6-12. Registration for the event is required and can be completed online.

As the 10th-leading scorer in NCAA women's basketball history, Blodgett completed her stellar  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 just the second woman in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring for two consecutive seasons as she averaged over 27 points per game during 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.

Scott Brawn '05 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 was also honored with the 2003 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. In 2002, he was also named to the Maine Athletic Conference First Team.

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

Jeremy Cliff '11 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 2011.  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. 

Megan (Denby) Pomerleau '11 was the first Thomas women's lacrosse player to achieve the 100-goal mark, and currently 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 2011. While at Thomas, Pomerleau also had a stellar 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 in Criminal Justice and an Accelerated Master's in Business Administration, and now resides in Virginia.

Karin Bird was a member of the Lady Terriers Basketball team for three years, and in 2011-2012 led the nation in scoring for NCAA Division III, averaging 24.5 points per game. She also led the conference in scoring in the 2010-2011 season.

Bird was named to the NAC All-Conference First Team in three consecutive seasons: 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012. She was honored with the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association Second Team in 2011-2012.

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