campus news & events

Colby-Sawyer College Announces 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 26, 2008 – Colby-Sawyer College will induct three athletes and one entire team as new members into its 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. This year's honorees include Christopher Cabe '00, Stephanie A. Roy '02, Drew Drummond '02 and the 1993-1994 Equestrian Team.

Established in 2006, the Colby-Sawyer Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments of Colby-Sawyer athletes, coaches, teams and supporters who have enhanced and reinforced the college's commitment to excellence.

Colby-Sawyer will host an Induction Ceremony for the 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame athletes on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 11:30 a.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Campus Center. The event is open to the college community, alumni and friends, and area residents. (See reservation information below.)

Christopher Cabe '00, a pitcher's nightmare with a bat in his hand, is the all-time Chargers' career leader in home runs, is second in hits, and second in runs batted in. Eight years after graduating, he is still ranked third on Colby-Sawyer career lists for wins and strikeouts.

Cabe was the 1997 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Year, and in 1999 he was the CCC Player of the Year and second team All-New England as selected by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association. In addition, he was named to the All-CCC First Team in 1998 and 1999, and he helped lead the Chargers to the CCC Championship in both seasons.

Cabe, who resides in Wareham, Mass., is a physical education teacher at Old Rochester Regional High School. He is working toward his master's degree for administration in education, but he hasn't left baseball behind. Cabe has coached extensively, most recently at the junior varsity level at ORRHS. He also passes on his knowledge and skills through individual lessons on hitting and pitching at a nearby indoor batting cage, as well as at summer camps.

Stephanie A. Roy '02, in her four years as a Charger, displayed versatility in track and field with remarkable performances in the javelin, hammer throw, shot put and 4 x 100 relay.

Roy was the college's first ever NCAA qualifier in track and field, competing in the javelin in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships three times. She was the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) champion in the javelin in 2000, the only ECAC Championship in Colby-Sawyer track and field history.

Roy garnered two All-ECAC honors and was a two-time New England javelin champion. She also was named All-ECAC in the shot put twice and was All-ECAC on the 4 x 100m relay team.

Roy was the Colby-Sawyer Female Athlete of the Year in 2002. She now lives in Nashua, N.H., and teaches in a full-day special needs classroom for at the Nashua Children's Home, a residential and educational facility for children with emotional and behavioral disorders. After four years involvement with the Nashua High South women's track and field team, she is now the head coach.

Drew Drummond '02 garnered six United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) All-American Awards in his four years as a Colby-Sawyer alpine ski racer. He led the Chargers to impressive third place finishes at USCSA Nationals in 2001 and 2002 as well as to two Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) Regional Championships in his freshman and senior seasons. In 2001, Drew took home the silver medal in the Giant Slalom at the USCSA National Championships, and in 2002 he was the ECSC Giant Slalom Regional Champion.

Drummond was twice named Colby-Sawyer Male Athlete of the Year, was a three-time team captain, and was three-time Most Valuable Skier for the Chargers.

Drummond currently lives in South Sutton., N.H., and is the regional business development director with International WoodFuels, a renewable energy company that serves commercial properties throughout Northern New England. He continues to stay involved with skiing as the lead J3 coach for the Mount Sunapee Alpine Racing program, where he is also the western division chair for J3s in New Hampshire. Off the slopes, he is a committee member of the Concord Young Professional Networking Group, a division of the Concord Chamber of Commerce. He is actively involved with the CSC Chargers Club as well.

The 1993-1994 Colby-Sawyer Equestrian Team became the first and only team in Colby-Sawyer history to win an unshared national championship – the 1989 equestrian team had shared its national title. Along with winning the International Horse Show Association National Championship outright, the 1993-1994 team produced first place finishers in intermediate equitation on the flat – Mary Lewis '96; open equitation on the flat – Lauren Smyrl '97; and walk-trot equitation – Alexandra Mackenzie '96; as well as a second place in novice equitation on the flat and a fifth place in novice equitation over fences – both by Sarah Holmes '95.

Others who contributed to the team's history-making success were riders Dana Healy '94 (captain) and Heather Lanoue '97, as well as Assistant Coach Anne Kozikowski and Head Coach Mary Drueding '83, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007 for serving as the team's most valuable rider for her first two seasons and as team captain for two seasons. Drueding is now the head equestrian coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. and

Those interested in attending the Induction Ceremony should contact Tracey Austin at (603) 526-3886 or taustin@colby-sawyer.edu.

To learn more about Colby-Sawyer College's public events, visit the Calendar of Upcoming Events.

Colby-Sawyer, founded in 1837, is a comprehensive liberal arts college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire. Students learn in small classes through a select array of programs that integrate the liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional experience. Visit us on the World Wide Web at www.colby-sawyer.edu.

Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main Street, New London, N.H. 03257 (603) 526-3000