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April 27, 2009



Inductees of the UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 gathered following the induction ceremony.  Pictured (L to R) are: UMFK President, Dr. Richard W. Cost; Inductee Bob Marquis (’77); Inductee Shaun Tomblin (’01); Inductee Jeff Pillsbury (’87); and UMFK Athletic Director, Bill Ashby.


The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 was inducted at a memorable ceremony held this past weekend in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room on the UMFK campus.  

Terry Drown (‘68), Robert Marquis (‘77), Jeff Pillsbury (‘87) and Shaun Tomblin (‘01) entered the Hall of Fame for their accomplishments in athletic competition, but also for their academic achievements and for their contributions to youth athletics, and to their communities. 

TERRY DROWN – attended UMFK from 1964 to 1968.  Drown was a star basketball player and was very active in the campus community.  He had a significant influence on UMFK Athletics and the University as a whole.  He was drafted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and died in the line of duty to his country in June 1969.  The Award for Top Scholastic Athlete, which is presented each year, is named in honor of Terry Drown. 

ROBERT MARQUIS – Class of 1977 - had a significant impact in athletic endeavors during his four years at UMFK, but he is best known for his accomplishments following his graduation from UMFK.  Bob retired from Schenck High School in East Millinocket in 2007 following a 30-year run as a coach, basketball and soccer official, teacher, athletic director and administrator. 

JEFFREY PILLSBURY – Class of 1987 - currently is ranked third on the UMFK Men’s all-time scoring list.  Pillsbury was named an Academic All-American his last two years at UMFK.  Pillsbury went on to become a successful coach, guidance councilor, athletic director and administrator at the high school level.  He currently works as the assistant principal and athletic director Mt. Abram High School in Strong, Maine.  

SHAUN TOMBLIN – Class of 2001 – had a standout career as a member of the UMFK Men’s basketball team.  Tomblin is the Bengal’s all-time career scoring leader.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named to the 2000-2001 Who’s Who in American Colleges list.  Tomblin served as a member of the UMFK Board of Visitors in 2002.  Following his graduation, he took a path away from athletics and has proven himself in the financial field in New York City, where he resides. 

Nominations for the Class of 2010 UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame will be accepted through June 15.  Nominating form may be obtained through the UMFK Athletic Department, 834-7828, or the UMFK Alumni Office, 834-7557.  ###