June 10, 2013

Craig Cullen ’72 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 men’s ice hockey player Craig Cullen ’72 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2013 class.

Named a team captain in his senior season for the Warriors, Cullen will be one of seven new members to be honored this October in the university’s annual ceremony.

A two-time team Most Valuable Player (1971 and 1972), Cullen is considered one of the program’s top two way forwards. During his four seasons with the Warriors, Cullen was instrumental in leading Boston State to the 1969 and 1971 Codfish Bowl Championships. For his efforts he was named to the All-Tournament team in 1971.

Named an ECAC Player of the Week as a junior and senior, Cullen established himself as one of the most gifted student-athletes to ever wear the Green and Gold. When not on the ice, Cullen was a four-time Dean’s List honoree, and received the Boston State College Scholar Athlete Award at the end of his senior season.

On the ice he closed out his junior campaign ranked second on the team with 24 points, which he then surpassed as a senior with a combined 38 points in 1972. Defensively solid, Cullen was considered a top penalty killer, but when given the opportunity was able to make things happen offensively. He finished with 81 total points (35 goals, 46 assists) in 66 games.

The 2013 UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m. For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.