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August 9, 2022

Ralph Named Athletic Director for Southwestern University

University of Maine director of athletics Ken Ralph has been named athletic director at Southwestern University, effective September 15. Ralph will remain at UMaine through August 31. “It has been my honor to represent our students, faculty, staff and alumni in this role for the past four years,” says Ralph. “We have won championships, managed…

July 21, 2022

UMaine Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Announced

Six individuals and two teams will join the 220-member University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame this year as part of the Class of 2022. Honorees include Elizabeth Carone ’81, five-time New England swimming champion; Stephen Cooper ’03, football All-American and two-time conference defensive player of the year; Scott Morse ’87, baseball All-American; Mike Viani…

July 21, 2022

Jim Montgomery ’93 Named Head Coach of Boston Bruins

UMaine Sports Hall of Famer Jim Montgomery ’93, of the 1992-93 NCAA National Championship Men’s Ice Hockey team, has just been named head coach of the Boston Bruins, making him the 29th coach in the team’s history. Montgomery will leave his role as assistant coach of the St. Louis Blues. He played four seasons at…

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June 21, 2022

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Are you looking for a way to connect with other letter winners and Black Bear teammates? The M Club is a group of UMaine letter winners who plan events and support the current teams. Join the M Club to get updates and news of Black Bear athletics.

June 21, 2022

Black Bears Lead with 18 America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes

Eighteen UMaine student-athletes, more than from any other institution, earned America East Presidential Scholar-Athlete honors for their outstanding academic achievements throughout their college careers. Representing a range of majors and the sports of track and field, swimming and diving, women’s soccer, field hockey, and softball, the Black Bear Presidential Scholar-Athletes earned at least a 3.75…

June 21, 2022

Clark ’23 Receives Prestigious Student-Athlete Award

Riley Clark, who will enter his senior year in the fall, is one of five national recipients of the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) prestigious 2022 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award. The award recognizes student-athletes who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in…

May 16, 2022

Homecoming 2022 Date Set

Homecoming is October 14-16. Save the dates and plan to return to Orono for football, friends, food, and festivities! Come cheer on the Black Bears when they take on the Monmouth Hawks at 1:00 on Saturday, and participate in other campus activities. Plans are underway, so check back for updates.

April 14, 2022

Black Bear Alumnus Markwood ’05 Returns to UMaine

Chris Markwood ’05 has been named the UMaine men’s basketball team’s new head coach.  Coach Markwood was captain of the Black Bears during his student days, and coached at UMaine from 2006-2011. For the past 16 seasons, he was an assistant coach at schools in the Northeast. Most recently he was assistant coach at Boston…

February 10, 2022

Several Black Bears Competing in Beijing Winter Olympics

Eight Black Bears are competing in the Olympics in Beijing this month. Two current members of UMaine’s women’s ice hockey team, junior Amalie Andersen ’23 and Rahel Enzler, a sophomore, will play for the Danish and Swiss teams, respectively. Other women ice hockey players include recent graduates Tereza Vanisova ’20 and Vendula Pribylova ’20 playing…

January 13, 2022

Meet the 2022 Alumni Achievement Award Winners

A former chief justice, a civil rights advocate, and a physician are among the 2022 Alumni Achievement Award recipients who will be recognized during an awards celebration on May 12.  The Hon. Leigh Ingalls Saufley ‘76 was chosen to receive the Alumni Career Award. Saufley was the first woman to serve as Maine’s Chief Justice…

January 13, 2022

Morse Gift to Support Athletics Facilities for Years to Come

Philip and Susan Keene Morse, both members of the University of Maine’s Class of 1964, have pledged $1 million to support UMaine’s Athletics Facilities Master Plan. The master plan is part of the UMS TRANSFORMS initiative, launched by the Harold Alfond Foundation’s historic gift in 2020. The Morses, who met at the university, have generously…

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December 9, 2021

Corbitt ’05 Oversees People and Culture for the Phoenix Suns

Former UMaine basketball standout Kim Corbitt ’05 holds an essential behind-the-scenes position with the Phoenix Suns. Corbitt became the Phoenix Sun’s Senior Vice President of People and Culture last summer. She oversees all human resource functions for the Suns as well as for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Suns Arena, and all the affiliated entities. …