- Ron Magnant was a four-year starter at the
point guard spot for the Corsairs. A slick ball handler, Magnant
guided Southeastern Massachusetts University teams to a record of
51-44 (.536) over his career. He played a key role on the
first SMU team ('76) to ever make the NCAA national tournament
(19-9). A young man with keen court awareness, he was
instrumental in helping teammate General Holman establish a former
school record of 2,056 career points.
Carol McLeod was one of the finest women athletes to ever represent the university in track and field competition. Under head coach Bob Dowd, she earned All-America honors from 1983-85 in javelin and just missed a career All-America sweep when she fell just three centimeters short of acquiring that honor in her first season.
Eugene Mogilnicki was a tremendous three-sport athlete at the former New Bedford Textile School, where he often stole the spotlight with his outstanding play. During his time, Mogilnicki was regarded as one of the best athletes to ever wear the NB Tech colors, competing three years each in baseball, basketball and soccer. He was also an outstanding scholar.
Cathy Johnson-Houtman was a three-year starter and the leading all-time scorer in university history (1,323 points in three year) when she left school. CJ was the finest women's basketball player to ever flash her considerable talents on the hardwood. A First Team All-Northeast Region All-Star, she was lightening quick leading the break and possessed a pretty, soft jumper as well.
Peter Barbagallo stands as the university's only represntative for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award (1984), an award that salutes the top collegiate player in the country. A 1985 ECAC All-Star team member, he sits in the fifth spot on the school's all-time points list (153 points on 66 goals and 87 assists).
Bea Thomas represents this year's representative in the administrative/coach/media category. Ms. Thomas spent nearly 25 years involved in the every day operation of the school's athletic department, handling a wide variety of administrative duties which went with the successful running of the program.
The 1975 baseball team, under the guidance of head coach Bruce Wheeler, boasted a glittering 32-11 won-lost mark, tying the best overall record in the university's history, and in the process came within a game of going to the NAIA National Finals.