June 15, 2012

Craig M. Lindgren '70 to Be Inducted into UMB Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former Boston State College two-sport athlete Craig M. Lindgren ’70 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2012 induction class.

A member of the Boston State men’s basketball and golf teams, Lindgren will be one of 10 honorees who will be enshrined this October in the university’s annual ceremony, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary.

During his time in Boston, Lindgren made some of the most valuable contributions in the history of the men’s basketball program.  The driving force behind the team’s three consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament appearances, Lindgren could play any position on the court and was ranked amongst the program’s top rebounders when he graduated.  A three-year letter winner, Lindgren led the Warriors to the inaugural Codfish Bowl tournament title in 1970, and for his efforts was named to the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.  It was also in that year that Lindgren earned his first All-Conference selection from the NESCAC.

A model student-athlete, Lindgren also stood out in the classroom.  Member of the President’s and Dean’s List, the North Reading, Massachusetts native graduated from Boston State with a 3.7 GPA and was named a Boston State Scholar-Athlete as a senior.   

On the golf course, Lindgren played at tournament’s all over the country throughout his high school and college careers.  From 1974-1984, Lindgren competed as a professional and served as the assistant pro to Bob Crowley at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston.

Lindgren recently retired from Carlson Commercial Real Estate after having spent a career in real estate on the North Shore of Boston.  He currently resides in Georgetown, Alabama.

For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.