CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy's Brendan Newcomb (Holden, Maine) has been nominated for the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Man of the Year Award.
Newcomb was a four-year student-athlete at Maine Maritime, serving as a two-year captain on the men's basketball team. He scored over one thousand points and is the all-time leader for the Mariners in minutes played, games played, free-throw percentage, and three pointers made. In May, Newcomb graduated with a degree in International Business & Logistics and was named on the Dean's List all four years. Newcomb was the 2018 Mariners Male Leader of the Year and claimed runner-up honors for the 2015-17 Phyllis Tenney Community Service and Leadership Award, while earning the award in 2018, and was named to the NAC All-Academic Team twice.
He was named to the 2017 NABC Honors Court and earned the 2016-2017 Team Jared Sternergh Anchor Award. On campus, he was a three-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served as a class leader for the Student Mariner Society. He volunteered his time as a coach for Dribble Kids and with Special Needs Basketball, helped with the Annual Special Olympics Bocce Tournament and served as a coach at the Maine Maritime Summer Basketball Camp.
Both the NAC Man and Woman of the Year awards are modeled after the NCAA's Woman of the Year program, which honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
Both the NAC Man and Woman of the Year award winners will be announced in late July, and will be honored on their campuses during the 2018-19 academic year.
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