University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletics

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst boasts over a century of both intercollegiate and intramural athletics. The story begins with the early recreational activities of a New England agricultural college and ends with a highly competitive Division I athletic schedule. From playing ice hockey on the campus pond in 1908 or dribbling basketballs in the Curry Hicks cage in 1931 to the construction of the state-of-the-art Mullins Center in 1993, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has produced some of the best athletes in American sports history. These stars include hockey great Jerry McCarthy, a 1924 Olympic silver medalist; softball pitcher Danielle Henderson, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist; and Julius Erving, legendary NBA star.
ISBN: 9780738544687
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Steven R. Sullivan, a 1991 alumnus, currently serves as the secretary of the Pond Club, the fund-raising arm of the men's ice hockey program. He is also the author of University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Campus History Series.