Former Black Bear Emily Ellis Inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame
BANGOR, Maine -- Former Women's Basketball standout Emily Ellis was inducted into the 37th Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class in a ceremony held at the Bangor Civic Center on May 20th.
Ellis, a member of the Black Bears from 1981-85, came to the University of Maine after enjoying a stellar career at Mt. View High School in Thorndike, Maine.
The 5'10" center led the Black Bears in rebounding two of her four years and ended her career with 1,637 points and 623 rebounds. Ellis' 1,637 points rank her sixth all-time in school history, averaging double-figures in her last three seasons. Ellis captained her senior year squad in 1985, leading the team to a 21-9 record, the first 20-plus win season in program history.
Following her career at Maine, Ellis played pro ball in both Finland and Austria. Ellis' No. 40 jersey was the first to be retired by the Black Bears.