Monday, March 21, 2011

Highlander Club Announces 2011 Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees

On April 30 the Athletic Department and Highlander Club will induct its fifth class into Gordon's Hall of Honor. Recognizing alumni and student athletes from both Gordon and Barrington, induction is conferred upon those who have exhibited outstanding athleticism and character in and out of the competitive arena.

 This year Gordon will recognize the following individuals for their outstanding achievements:

Norma Bailey was a tri-sport athlete for Gordon 1958-1962. A standout from the beginning, Bailey helped lead softball to four consecutive undefeated seasons, and women's basketball to two undefeated seasons, captaining both teams her junior and senior years. For her efforts on the court she was named the most valuable player for women's basketball following her junior and senior seasons. She also captained the volleyball squad for three years and, although not a contributing factor to her Hall induction, she was a ping pong tournament champion her freshman year.

One of the most decorated players in men's soccer history, Bobby Brooks played netminder for the Scots from 1984-1988. Starting in goal for each of his four years and captaining the team his junior and senior seasons, Brooks helped the Scots crack the NAIA Top 20 and New England Top 10 in Division III in 1986 and reach the NAIA District V West playoffs in 1987. Named to the NAIA New England All-Star team in 1985, Brooks went on to earn an NAIA All-American nod in 1987 in addition to being named the team's most valuable player.

Jim Sziksai was a four-year basketball standout for Barrington College in the late 1960s. Earning a permanent spot in the starting rotation as a freshman in 1966, Sziksai went on to start in each subsequent season, captaining the Warriors to an impressive 12 wins in the last 15 games of his senior year.

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