Leominster High School Athletic

WALL OF FAME

Bruce Willard – 2015

  • Graduate Leominster High school – Class of 1969
  • 1967 New England Champion – 400 Freestyle Relay (Bruce Willad, Bill Gaillardet, Ken McHugh, Mark Cleaves)
  • 1968 New England Champion – 100 Yard Freestyle
  • 1969 New England Champion – 50 Yard Freestyle
  • 1969 New England Champion – 100 Yard Freestyle
  • Attended University of Vermont
  • 1972-1073 Won 5 Yankee Conference Championships (50 and 100 Yard Freestyle, Medley Relay)

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  • 1972 he was elected to Sigma Delta Psi, the honorary athletic fraternity
  • 1973 led UVM to a 10 win – 0 loss in dual meets
  • 1973 Vermont Swimmer of the Year
  • 1973 – Elected team captain and was awarded the Semans Trophy a, honoring a senior athlete for leadership, loyalty and service to the University 
  • After graduation, Bruce became the first Aquatics Director at St. Michael’s College, and also taught for 8 years at Georgia (Vt.) Elementary School before moving to Rhode Island
  • 1987 Inducted into the University of Vermont Hall of Fame

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