University of Maine-Fort Kent men’s basketball stars Bruce Hanken (COF ’72), Jim McCloskey (COF ’87), men’s soccer standout Donatas “Donny” Sumyla (COF ’07) and women’s volleyball and basketball player Amber Garrison (COF ’11) were inducted into the UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony March 22, 2014 at the UMFK Sports Center. James Harvey, 38, of Fort Kent was honored during the ceremony as the first recipient of the Floyd “Red” Powell Award.
The Floyd “Red” Powell Award is a newly-created award that will be presented annually by the UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame Committee to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development and/or enhancement of UMFK Athletics and its student-athletes for an extended period of time. The award is named for Floyd Powell, academic dean, director of athletics, and coach at the Madawaska Training School. Powell served as athletic director at the University for 21 years, and coached basketball and baseball. His basketball team captured the University’s first state championship during the 1935-1936 season.
2014 Recipient: JAMES HARVEY (Fort Kent, Maine)
A long-time supporter of, and contributor to, UMFK Athletics, is the first Floyd “Red” Powell Award recipient. James Harvey, 38, has worked the game-clock and as the score keeper at all UMFK home games, and has served the men’s basketball team as honorary team manager and assistant coach for the past 20 years.
Class of 1972, men’s basketball player, Bruce Hanken
Bruce scored 1751 points for the Bengals during his career, which places him as the # 2 all time in scoring. I would also like to note, Bruce’s scoring was done before the three point line came into college basketball. Bruce went onto a 37 year teaching and coaching career at the high school level. Bruce played for Hall of Famer Coach, Ozzy Osgood.
Class of 1987, men’s basketball player, Jim McCloskey
Jim scored over 1000 points and grabbed over a 1000 rebounds during his career. Jim led his team to a Northeast College Conference championship in 1987 and was a 2 x NCC 1st team selection.
Class of 2007, men’s soccer player, Donatas “Donny” Sumyla
Donny led his team to two Sunrise Conference Championships, was a 2x Sunrise Conference player of the year. Not only was Donny an accomplished player, he also excelled in the class room and was a 2 x NAIA Academic All-American.
Class of 2011, Women’s Basketball &Volleyball, Amber Garrison
Amber was a 4 year starter for both volleyball and basketball, where she led her teams to 3 Sunrise Conference Championships, along with three NAIA National playoff appearances. Amber also was a 2 x 1st team Sunrise Conference selection.