Hall of Fame 2017

Colleen Hession Thom '02

As a member of the Williston 1998 girls’ basketball team, Dr. Thom saw her team achieve the school’s highest number of wins in a single season—20—a record that still stands today. A prolific scorer in basketball known for her unlimited range, she set a number of individual records including all-time scoring leader with 2,096 points over six seasons. Proving the saying that “good things come in three,” Dr. Thom broke all the three point scoring records, was recognized three times as a team MVP, and was selected to the All-New England team three times.

In addition to her incredible scoring accomplishments, she helped lead the team to five NEPSAC postseason tournament appearances captaining the team as a senior. Her athletic contribution to Williston not only played out on the court, but on the field as well where she played for Coach Ann Pickrell as the starting field hockey goalie on four teams that made the NEPSAC postseason tournament. She captained the team during both her junior and senior year.

Her athletic success continued in basketball at Williams College where she became an All NESCAC performer and enjoyed a terrific career setting the school record with 233 career 3 pointers while becoming the school’s 5th all-time leading scorer with 1,341 points.

Since graduating from Williams, Dr. Thom went on to complete medical school. She currently practices medicine in the Philadelphia area specializing in Internal Medicine.