Corsair Hall of Fame Class of 1998

 

Raymond Medeiros

Raymond Medeiros ('58 Durfee Tech) played four years of baseball at Bradford Durfee College of Technology and was the ace of the staff throughout his career. During his four years, the Durfee Tech teams posted a 22-16 record and Medeiros compiled a won-loss record of 17-8 in those years. He pitched 222 innings in four years, striking out 253 batters and walking only 63. His four-year batting average was .267. Medeiros was selected to the Southern New England Coastal Conference All-Star team as a freshman. A two-year captain for Durfee Tech, Medeiros was selected as his team's Most Valuable Player as a senior in 1958. During his senior season, Medeiros was 4-2 for a team that was 6-2 overall, leading Durfee Tech to a tie in the SNECC with New Bedford Tech. An outstanding pitcher at Durfee High School in Fall River (19-1 career), Medeiros coached baseball at Durfee for 16 seasons, capturing a Massachusetts Division I state championship before he retired from coaching last year. He was inducted into the Durfee High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1998. Medeiros is a resident of Fall River.

Carol Pimentel

Carol Pimentel ('76 SMU) is part of a small group of pioneers in women's athletics at Southeastern Massachusetts University. Pimentel was a four-year player in women's basketball and played women's tennis for another two years. Pimentel was best known for her play in basketball where she is recognized as one of the Corsairs' top players in the program's first three varsity seasons. Playing in the first official varsity season of 1973-74 as a sophomore for Coach Jackie Proulx, Pimentel was part of SMU's 5-5 season. One year later as a junior, Pimentel was selected team captain and led the Corsairs to an 11-2 record, earning the program's first post-season invitation to the MAIAW tournament. Selected as captain for a second time during her senior season, Pimental and the Corsairs finished 9-6 overall and qualified for the MAIAW tournament for a second year in a row. Pimentel was also a pioneer in women's tennis, playing two seasons for Coach Yurek Kepinski's teams which were 2-8 one season and 7-2 in her final season. Pimental is a resident of New Bedford.

A three-time NCAA Division III All-America in track and field, David Araujo ('92 UMD) still holds the SMU/UMass Dartmouth school record in both the long jump and triple jump. Araujo earned All-America awards for long jump in indoor track in 1988, and in the spring of 1988, he earned All America honors in both long jump and triple jump. During his years of competition for SMU, Araujo won seven New England Division III championships and still holds the New England Division III indoor long jump record. On the indoor track and field circuit, Araujo won the indoor long jump in 1987, 1988 and 1989, twice setting the New England record. He also captured the indoor triple jump record in 1988. During his outdoor track and field career, Araujo captured New England Division III titles in long jump in both 1987 and 1988 and the triple jump championship during 1987. Araujo also placed second in New England in the 200 meters in 1988. Araujo lives in Brighton, MA.

Rod Correia

For three seasons at SMU, Rod Correia ('96 UMD) was one of Coach Bruce Wheeler's best all-time players, earning First Team Division III All-America and All-New England honors as a junior before leaving SMU for professional baseball. He was also Second Team All New England as a sophomore. A 15th round draft choice of the Oakland Athletics, Correia spent 10 years in professional baseball, including parts of three years in the major leagues with the California Angels. Correia's name dominates the SMU/UMass Dartmouth baseball record book following a three year career which produced a lifetime average of .381 with 28 HRs and 134 RBI. During his career, the Corsairs were 69-53, earning two ECAC post season invitations and the team's first NCAA Tournament bid in 1988. Correia hit four HRs in the tournament in a game against Eastern Connecticut. Correia finished his three-year career third in RBIs (134), stolen bases (67), total bases (298), triples (10) and HRs (28) and fourth in hits (169). Correia resides in Mashpee, MA.

David Araujo

A three-time NCAA Division III All-America in track and field, David Araujo ('92 UMD) still holds the SMU/UMass Dartmouth school record in both the long jump and triple jump. Araujo earned All-America awards for long jump in indoor track in 1988, and in the spring of 1988, he earned All America honors in both long jump and triple jump. During his years of competition for SMU, Araujo won seven New England Division III championships and still holds the New England Division III indoor long jump record. On the indoor track and field circuit, Araujo won the indoor long jump in 1987, 1988 and 1989, twice setting the New England record. He also captured the indoor triple jump record in 1988. During his outdoor track and field career, Araujo captured New England Division III titles in long jump in both 1987 and 1988 and the triple jump championship during 1987. Araujo also placed second in New England in the 200 meters in 1988. Araujo lives in Brighton, MA.

Thomas Egan

Thomas Egan ('92 UMD) arrived on campus as a sophomore having never been on a diving board. Three years later, he was a two-time national champion and a four-time All-America. In his first year, he was a New England championship finalist in both one- and three-meter events. As a junior, Egan was an NCAA qualifier and finished 12th on both boards, earning NCAA Division III All-America honors in both events. During his final season as a senior, he was unbeaten in all of SMU's dual meets, setting pool records for diving in every natatorium in which he competed. Egan was the New England champion and record holder in the one-meter event, a record which still stands. He was injured during the three-meter warm ups, but nine days later, captured the one-meter and three-meter NCAA Division III championships, defeating both defending champions in record-setting performances. Both records still stand. Following his collegiate career, Egan coached diving at Wheaton College while training with East Coast Diving Club at UMass Dartmouth in 1993. The following year, he was the first Division III diver selected to the University of Michigan's U.S. Senior Diving Club. He lives in Welfleet, MA.

Susan Quinn

For four straight seasons, Susan Quinn ('93 UMD) was one of the key players for Coach Judy Sullivan's women's basketball teams. While her SMU teams were posting a 50-49 won-loss record, Quinn was the Corsairs' leading rebounder and among the team's top scorers each season. She capped her outstanding four-year career as the second leading scorer and the top rebounder in university history. Following her senior season, when she was selected as the Corsairs' team captain, Quinn was selected as a First Team All-Little East Conference selection. She also played four years of softball for Coach Marilyn Ritz, serving as team captain during her senior year. In those four seasons, the Corsairs compiled a 73-29 record, appearing in two ECAC tournaments and one NCAA Division III tournament. She lives in Raynham, MA.

Robert Dowd

Robert Dowd has been part of SMU's athletic programs since his arrival on the campus for the 1967 season. Dowd started and coached both the men's cross country for 21 years and women's cross country for 11 years before giving up coaching to take over as Director of Athletics for several years. During his coaching career, Dowd's teams posted a 147-34-1 record in dual meets and qualified for the NCAA Division III nationals ten times and the NAIA nationals twice. SMU appeared in a post season national competition for 10 consecutive years (1973-82), finishing as high as fourth in 1980, fifth in 1975 and eighth in 1981. His women's cross country teams were 23-5 in dual meets, appearing in three NCAA Division III nationals and an AIAW National, brining home fourth place national finishes in 1981 and 1982. Dowd's accomplishments during the spring track and field season are equally impressive as his cross country records. In 21 years with the men's team his teams were 124-10 and his women's teams were 11-4 in 10 years. Perhaps Dowd's most impressive record, apart from his 305-53-1 combined won-loss record, is turning out 33 Division III All-America performers during his career from 1967 through 1987. Dowd is a resident of Westport, MA.

1980 Men's Cross Country Team

The 1980 men's cross country team compiled a 9-1 record in dual meet competition and posted several impressive performances throughout the season. SMU took first place in the SMU Invitational and the Cod Fish Bowl Invitational and added a second in the Eastern Championships that year. SMU placed 28th overall in the New England Championships and qualified for the NCAA Division III championships by posting a second-place finish in the Northeast Qualifying meet. The Corsairs capped a tremendous season with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA National Championships, still the highest finish by an SMU/UMass Dartmouth cross country team in the university's history. Brian Lockard finished 21st overall in the national championships and earned All-America status for his performance. Among the other members of the 1980 squad were Stephen Atkinson, Peter Carbutt, Joseph Cooney, Robert Cosgrove, Keith Coughlin and George Darmody. The team also included James Forance, Michael Hallal, Thomas Hogan, James Kent, Daniel MacAlpine, Harold Miller, Keith Paton, Edward Rheaume, Nathan Tracy and John Whitaker.