Sport Report

Two Inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

One former NU basketball star and one former NU basketball coach were honored by the New England Basketball Hall of Fame (NEBHOF), which recognizes the players and coaches whose excellence has contributed to the rich legacy of New England basketball.

On August 8, 2015, at the DCU Center (formerly the Centrum) in Worcester, Mass., NU basketball standout Francis “Fran” Kasheta ’63 was inducted into the NEBHOF as an individual, while Coach Bob Brannum, above left, was honored as an “icon” (given to individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the sport within the region).

Brannum was already an NEBHOF inductee, having been so honored in 2005, while Kasheta is a 1988 inductee of the Norwich University Hall of Fame.


Cadets Rugger Earns First U.S. Eagle Cap

Collegiate All-American Baylee Annis ’14 tackles an opponent while teammate Joya Clark ’14 moves in to support. (Photo: Ryan Siverson.)

Collegiate All-American Baylee Annis ’14 tackles an opponent while teammate Joya Clark ’14 moves in to support. (Photo: Ryan Siverson.)

Baylee Annis ’14 suited up as a reserve for two out of three games when the U.S. Eagles (national team) competed in the Women’s 15s Super Series in Alberta, Canada, last June. The round-robin style exhibition featured match-ups against England, Canada, and New Zealand. Annis, whose position is prop, earned her first Eagle cap when she was sent into the game against England. The U.S. fell to the defending World Cup Champions 39-19.

An outstanding student-athlete for all four years at Norwich, Annis was a perennial dean’s list student, double-majored in English and education, and served as vice president of Sigma Tau Delta (English) honor society. The U.S. team is currently preparing for the next World Cup, which will take place in Ireland in 2017.


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