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KSC Alums to be Inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

Former Keene State College basketball players Laura Bennett Kules ‘92 and Tina Gonyea ‘93 will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on June 22 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.

Kules, a center, is already a member of the Keene State Hall of Fame as an individual and as a member of the 1989-90 team, which qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament.

A four-time New England Collegiate All-Con­ference selection, Kules was named to the All-NECC team of the decade in 1997.

Originally from Lake Luzerne, N.Y, Kules is currently serving as a volleyball coach at Glens Falls High School in New York.

Gonyea is already a member of the O.H. Platt (Connecticut) High School, Keene State, Connecticut Women’s Basketball and New Haven Tap-off Club halls of fame.

In addition to her individual success, Gonyea, a guard, guided Keene State to ECAC championships in 1988 and 1989 and to an at-large berth in the NCAA Division II tournament as a senior.

Gonyea returned to Platt High School in 1998, serving as an assistant women’s basketball coach for 13 years before taking over as the head coach in 2011.

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Kingston, R.I., includes inductees such as James Naismith, Jim Calhoun, Geno Auriemma, Ray Allen, Julius Erving, and Patrick Ewing. Kules and Gonyea will become the first two Keene State players enshrined.

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