October 19, 2010

Amanda Pape Enters Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame

Women's basketball star Amanda Pape was recently inducted into the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame.

In an eight-year span, Pape set the standard for women's basketball players in the county. In her scholastic career at Trinity Catholic she was a four-year starter and a four-time All-FCIAC and All-State selection. She led Trinity to a pair of state championships and was named the state's top female player as a senior in 2003. She ended her high school career with 2,429 points, still the highest total for any basketball player-male or female-in Stamford history.

In her four seasons at Sacred Heart University she set school records in a myriad of categories, including points (2,045) and steals (362). She was a two-time Northeast Conference scoring leader and won the Player of the Year award in 2006, when she led the Pioneers to a school record 26 wins and their first NEC title and NCAA tournament berth. Pape was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Hall of Fame is overseen by the Fairfield County Sports Commission and has now honored 39 county sports legends.

2010 Fairifeld County Sports Hall of Fame Class

Garry Cobb (Stamford) - Jackie Robinson Professional Wing
John Hirschbeck (Stratford) - Jackie Robinson Professional Wing
Alvin Clinkscales (Bridgeport) - James O'Rourke Amateur Wing
Amanda Pape (Stamford) - James O'Rourke Amateur Wing
Mickey Lione (Stamford) - J. Walter Kennedy Community Wing
Vito Montelli (Trumbull) - J. Walter Kennedy Community Wing