UMA Athletics Year in Review: 2016-2017

UMA Athletics Year in Review: 2016-2017

UMA athletics has had another successful year in terms of competitiveness as well as making an impact to the local community. Student-athletes have earned both academic and athletic honors on the national level.   

The athletes continue to work on having a positive effect on the University of Maine at Augusta campus. Several programs have given back to the community through food bank drives, and other off campus activities such as caroling during the holidays and fundraising for various causes.
UMA student-athletes continue to earn academic recognition across all sports demonstrating that academics are a priority among UMA athletes.

Cross CountryCoached by Jennifer Laney

-       Men’s team finished 3rd at the Vermont Tech Invitational

-       Senior Richard Cormier named Academic All-American

-       Hired a new Head Cross Country Coach for the 2017 season

 Golf TeamCoached by Keith Ross and Josh Smith

-       Lee MacDowell finished 1st in the SMCC Invitational

-       MA placed 5th in the SMCC Invitational

-       Lee MacDowell finished first in the UMA Invitational

-       Nick Bragg named Academic All-American

-       Lee MacDowell named YSCC Player of the Year

-       Earned National Tournament bid


Men’s BasketballCoached by Jim Ford and Brandon Rogers

-       Dustin Simpson-Bragg named to YSCC second team and YSCC All-American

-       Nick Bragg named Academic All-American

-       YCSS Elite 8 Tournament Bid

-       Coach Jim Ford earns his 100th win at UMA


Women’s BasketballCoached by Jennifer Laney and Laurie Ficker

-       Jamie Plummer named YSCC Player of the Year

-       Carmen Bragg named USCAA National Student-Athlete of the Year

-       Caitlin LaFountain named YSCC Academic All-American

-       Caitlin LaFountain named to YSCC first team  

-       YCSS Elite 8 Tournament Bid


BowlingCoached by Brendan Gilpatrick, Jennifer Laney, Kent Corey

-       Lindsey Clark 4th Overall in the YSCC

-       Anthony Guimond 7th Overall in the YSCC

-       Richard Cormier 13th Overall in the YSCC

-       3 UMA teams competed in the YSCC Championship Tournament 


End of the Year Student Awards Ceremony:

-       C. Richard Haskell Award:  Adam Bohlen  

-       Outstanding Male Athlete: Dustin Simpson-Bragg 

-       Outstanding Female Athlete: Caitlin LaFountain

-       Career Achievement Award: Jamie Plummer / Lee McDowell

-       Lila and Vernon Segal Award: Carmen Bragg

-       Distinguished student for CIS: Richard Cormier

-       Honors completion and Honors Scholarship: Jamie Plummer