Colby-Sawyer Announces Hall of Fame Class
New London — Colby-Sawyer College will induct three athletes and one team as the latest members of its Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. This year’s honorees are basketball player Ashley (Bramwell) Arruda, class of 2002, volleyball player Kathy (Couture) Bresciano (2006), alpine ski racer Chance Longley (2007) and the 1999 volleyball team.
Arruda, of Marshfield, Mass., was an instrumental player during one of the most successful stretches in women’s basketball program history. She was named to the New England Women’s Basketball Association All-Star Second Team and played in the NEWBA Senior Classic. Ashley was named twice to the All-Commonwealth Coast Conference first team and once to the second team. She remains the all-time leader in free throws (359) and, upon graduation, ranked second in points (1,354), fourth in rebounds (784) and fourth in field goals (475).
Bresciano, of Turners Falls, Mass., helped lead the Chargers to a pair of CCC volleyball championships and 30 wins in 2005. Bresciano was named CCC rookie of the year in 2002 and landed on the All-CCC first team three times. Upon graduation, Kathy was the program’s all-time leader in kills (1,507), attack attempts (3,769) and points (1,787). She also ranked second in kills per set (3.21), hitting percentage (.243) and points per set (3.80).
Longley, of Stratton, Vt., was a four-year member of the alpine ski racing team. He earned six United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association All-American awards, which was tied for most upon graduation, and is currently second most. Chance owns a pair of top-10 finishes at the USCSA National Championships with a seventh-place in slalom in 2004 and a 10th place in giant slalom in 2007. As a senior, Chance placed fourth in the giant slal
om at the Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) Regional Championships, which helped propel the Chargers to the top spot in the team standings. He also added a fourth place in the giant slalom at the ECSC Regionals in 2006 and was named Most Valuable Skier for the Chargers.
The Chargers’ 1999 women’s volleyball team recorded a program-best 30 wins and went undefeated in CCC play. The team earned the program’s first conference title and first trip to the NCAA Division III tournament, where the Chargers reached the second round.