NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Norwich University women's basketball all-time leading scorer, Aliah Curry '15, will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in a special ceremony on Saturday, September 28, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
At Norwich, Curry finished her basketball career as both the all-time leading scorer in Norwich University and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) history having scored 2,267 points. The Windsor, Massachusetts native was named to the GNAC All-Conference team for women's basketball in each of her four seasons, twice to the first-team and twice to the second-team. Her scoring prowess placed her thirteenth all-time in the history of NCAA Division III women's basketball having averaged 21.4 points-per-game. Upon the conclusion of her collegiate career, Curry was honored and presented with a Concurrent Resolution of the House of Representatives of the State of Vermont for her record breaking career on the hardcourt, a very unusual occurrence for a non-resident of the state.
At the conclusion of her career at Norwich, Curry continued her studies to earn a doctorate from American International College and is currently a doctor of physical therapy at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey.
Prior to her time at Norwich, Curry was a four-year member of the basketball team at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, Massachusetts where she was named to the All-Berkshire and All-Eagle teams. She was also named as the most valuable player of the 2011 Western Massachusetts Division 2 girls' basketball tournament. She was inducted into the Berkshire County (Mass.) Girls Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.
The New England Basketball Hall of Fame was founded in 2002. The initial ceremony featured a brilliant address by Bob Cousy, the Boston Celtic great. In his speech, the "Cooz" praised the New England Basketball Hall of Fame concept of "excellence joined by inclusion." At the core of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame philosophy is recognition of distinguished achievement in a variety of categories. As Bob Cousy pointed out: "Many people share in this region's rich basketball history."
At the September 28th event in Pittsfield, a special presentation will also be made to legendary University of Connecticut and current University of St. Joseph men's head coach Jim Calhoun. Calhoun will be honored for his career on the basketball court and his philanthropic contributions outside the sport. He will be recognized as "…the greatest collegiate coach in the history of New England…"
Norwich University head coach, Mark Zacher, will be attending the induction ceremony to celebrate this very special honor with Curry and her family.