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11 - Mike Connors '81
Mike Connors '81
Title: HOF Class of '11

Michael Connors was an extraordinary oarsman and captain of the crew team.  While representing the Academy, he received team MVP and Most Valuable Oarsman honors from 1978-81.  At the Dad Vail National Championships, he and his teammates placed third in the Freshman 8 in 1978 and second in Varsity 4 in 1981.  Earning a spot to compete in the 1981 IRA Division-I National Championships, the team had a fourth –place finish in the Varsity 4.  Connors’ rowing also included competitions with the NYAC at the U.S. National Championships, where he medaled seven times (four gold, three bronze) from 1980-1981.

After graduation, he competed for the NYAC and brought home two additional gold medals.  Connors went on to to compete and finish fourth at the Pan Am Games Trials.  He later returned to Kings Point and coached the crew team from 1983-1985.  Connors continues to row competitively, and to date, has earned over 20 combined gold medals at the U.S. Master’s  National Championships and Master’s World Championships.