UMF Athletics Hall of Fame 2012 class, induction ceremony set
The class features six former student-athletes: Crystal Hulit Cormier `99 (softball), Dawn Ann Higgins-Currie `95 (women’s basketball), Dan Legage `95 (men’s basketball), Dave Long `95 (men’s soccer), Troy Norton `96 (men’s basketball) and Stacy Pinkham Rice `99 (field hockey, softball).
“We are pleased to announce the next class of Athletics Hall of Fame inductees,” said UMF Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation Julie Davis. “They are an impressive group of men and women who excelled and earned many accolades during their collegiate years here. The event will be in the fall and is always a special opportunity to honor and celebrate past accomplishments as well as to bring old friends together to share special memories and current endeavors.”
Cormier is one of the most prolific sluggers in softball history, among program leaders in career batting average, home runs and runs batted in. Cormier was designated as the Maine Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1999 and named All-MAC three times.
Cormier is from Steep Falls and currently resides in Standish.
Higgins-Currie left UMF as the top scorer in women’s basketball program history and was twice recognized on the Kodak All-American Honorable Mention. Higgins-Currie earned All-MAC status and succeeded academically with the highest grade-point average for a female student-athlete during her four years.
Higgins-Currie is from Benton and currently resides in Candia, N.H.
Legage was a two-time all-conference honoree for the men’s basketball program and captained the Beavers in a pair of seasons. Legage finished with more than 1,300 career points and was the second player in UMF history to total more than 500 points in a season.
Legage is from Portland and currently resides in Gorham.
Long earned NAIA All-American First Team status in 1995 and received All-MAC First Team distinction three times as a men’s soccer student-athlete. Also a two-time All-State designee, Long served two stints as captain and received NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete accolades.
Long is from Fairfield and currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.
Norton was a standout men’s basketball student-athlete for the Beavers, earning All-MAC First Team accolades in 1996 and scoring more than 1,200 career points. A team captain in 1995 and 1996, Norton also shined academically as the MAC Scholar Athlete of the Year and a two-time NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete.
Norton is from and currently resides in Farmington.
Rice was a two-sport student-athlete at UMF, playing field hockey and softball for the Beavers. Rice garnered all-conference distinction in both field hockey and softball.
Rice is from Bar Mills and currently resides in West Burke, Vt.
The University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Hall of Fame’s first class was inducted in 1994. The group features 65 former student-athletes, coaches and administrators as well as five full teams.
For more information on the UMF Athletics Hall of Fame or details on the upcoming banquet, visit athletics.umf.maine.edu. The induction event will include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a program. Register today