Jeff Bowers, 1994- In 1988-89, the USM men’s basketball program reached a level of success that has not been achieved since by going to the NCAA Division III National Championship Final Four. A major reason for that success was the outstanding player of 6-foot-6 forward Jeff Bowers. A two-time honorable mention All-American, Jeff averaged 20.3 points and 6.4 rebounds to help the Huskies win their only Little East Conference championship (1989) and advance to the NCAA Final Four. He was the Little East Co-Player of the Year, the ECAC Division III New England Player of the Year, and earned first team all-star accolades from the LEC, ECAC, and UPI New England and the Maine College Basketball Coaches and Writers Association. As a junior, Jeff averaged 19.2 points and 10.1 rebounds as the Huskies finished 21-8 and took third place in the NCAA regional tournament. The NCAA tournament bid was the first of four straight trips to the “Big Dance” for the Huskies. Jeff was named to numerous all-star teams, and led the nation in free-throw percentage sinking 93 percent of his charity tosses. Still ranked among the program’s career leaders in points (1,257), scoring average (17.2), field goal percentage (.524), three-point field goals (158), three-point field goal percentage (.476) and free throw percentage (.855). Jeff holds the school records for three-point field goals made in one season (89) and career free throw percentage.