Four Athletes and One Team Join Elite Group of Tommies
A pair of hockey and football greats, a championship team, a record-setting runner, and a pioneer in the evolution of women's varsity sport will join the St. Thomas University Sports Wall of Fame.
Greg Morris, of Miramichi, NB, William McMullin, of Dartmouth, NS, the 1966-67 STU men's hockey team, Nicole (Badry) Holubowich, of Lazo, BC, and Mary Lou (Wolstenholme) Foreman, of New Maryland, NB, make up the induction class of 2017.
"These four individuals and the championship men's hockey team are an important part of the rich athletic history at St. Thomas," said University President and Vice-Chancellor Dawn Russell. "Their hard work and dedication to athletics helped pave the way for the 200 student athletes that represent St. Thomas today."
Morris was a member of the Tommies varsity hockey and football teams from 1961-1965. In 40 regular season games on the ice he accumulated 25 goals and 41 assists, and in his final season he averaged just over two points per game. On the field, Morris was the Tommies' quarterback and led the team to a near-pe rfect regular season in 1962-63.
A fellow hockey and football Tommie, McMullin arrived on campus in 1952. He was a member of the STU team that earned the New Brunswick Canadian Rugby Football Union title and was the lone scorer in the Maritime Championship game. On the ice, he was known as a strong skater, deft passer, playmaker, and pure scorer.
Joining the list of female inductees in the Sports Wall of Fame are Holubowich and Foreman.
Holubowich was the driving force of the Tommies cross country team from 2007-2009. During that time, she won back-to-back Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association individual titles and was a two-time conference all-star and MVP. At the national championships, Holubowich finished eighth out of 113 runners and set the current university record for a 5 km race.
Foreman, who came to St. Thomas in 1962, was a significant part of the advancement of women's varsity sports at the university. She was one of the first members of women's volleyball and badminton teams, and played a large role in the growth of women's basketball, which has reached championship level in recent years. In 1965, Foreman was the first female to be awarded the university's silver medal in recognition of her participation in three sports.
Rounding out the induction class is the 1966-67 men's hockey team, which represented New Brunswick at the first-ever Canada Winter Games. Coached by Bob Mabie, the Tommies earned the right to attend the Games by capturing the New Brunswick Hockey Championship and had four athletes named to the championship tournament all-star team—goaltender Bob Bowes, defender Guy White, forward Ernie Doucet, and forward Aurele Hachey.
About the Sports Wall of Fame
The St. Thomas University Sports Wall of Fame was launched during the university's centenary in 2010 to recognize individuals and teams who have made a significant contribution to the athletic programs at St. Thomas University, and who have enhanced the image and the reputation of the institution. There are 27 individuals and 10 teams in the university's Wall of Fame to date.