NEW LONDON, Conn. – Four exemplary former student-athletes were recently inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame. The class consists of Grant Moryan '10 (men's swimming), Rand Pecknold '90, '93 MAT (men's ice hockey), Beret Remak '07 (women's tennis), and Patrick Troy '10 (men's swimming).
Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Grant Moryan '10 was a key member of the Connecticut College men's swimming class which vaulted the program onto the national scene on an annual basis. In addition to becoming the program's first-ever NESCAC champion in an individual event, capturing the 50-yard freestyle in crown in 2007, he was awarded NCAA All-America honors with his teammates by placing sixth at the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 2009, swimming the anchor leg. Additionally, the freestyle swimmer was a five-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention selection. Moryan ended his career with eight Connecticut College school records, which included three individual and five relay events, while also becoming a 13-time All-NESCAC selection and a four-time conference champion. His efforts resulted in the Camels posting a fourth-place finish at the NESCAC Championships and 16th-place standing at the NCAA Championships, both of which were program bests at the time and raised the bar higher for future success. A History and American Studies double major, Moryan is pursuing a career in finance and is also an avid runner who completed the New York City Marathon in 2018.
Rand Pecknold '90, '93 MAT excelled as a defender while leading the Connecticut College men's ice hockey program to a combined record of 48-22-2 over three seasons. He most notably set single-season school records for goals (17) and points (47) by a defenseman during his senior campaign, earning All-ECAC South First Team and Division III All-New England Team laurels in 1990 for his efforts. In addition to being a key contributor to a program which finished with a winning record throughout his three-year career, Pecknold helped propel the Camels to the ECAC South Semifinals in 1988 and 1989 and the conference title in 1990. After earning a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's in teaching from the institution, Pecknold has become one of the most successful men's ice hockey coaches at the NCAA Division I level by building the program at Quinnipiac University from the ground up. He has been recognized as the Spencer Penrose National Coach of the Year, College Hockey News National Coach of the Year, AHCA National Coach of the Year, and the ECAC Hockey Tim Taylor Coach of the Year for leading the Bobcats to several NCAA Tournaments, including the national championship game multiple times, and accumulating more than 500 victories. Pecknold, who has also coached with USA Hockey at the IIHF World Championships, resides in Southport, Connecticut with his wife, Nikki, sons, Tate and Rex, and daughters, Cecelia and Georgia.
The most distinguished student-athlete in the history of the women's tennis program, Beret Remak '07 advanced to compete at the NCAA Championships in singles action three times and was recognized as an NCAA All-American twice in 2006 and 2007. Ranked as high as fifth nationally and first in New England, she advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Region Senior Player of the Year. Remak was also a two-time All-NESCAC First Team selection, a recipient of the school's prestigious Anita L. DeFrantz Award, and she was voted to the 2007 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Women's At-Large Team for academic and athletic excellence. Since graduating with a degree in kinesthetic science and psychology, the native of Minneapolis, Minnesota has been working for Home Box Office (HBO) and traveling around the world as a producer in its sports department. She has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for her efforts with both HBO as well as NBC's Coverage of the Olympic Games.
Patrick Troy '10 was a central figure of the men's swimming class which helped to put the program on the national map. Specializing in the butterfly and sprints, he was a two-time NCAA All-American as well as a five-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention selection who ended his career as a school record holder in eight events. Furthermore, Troy was a 16-time all-conference honoree who earned the NESCAC 4-Year High Point Swimmer Award for accumulating the most points at the annual championship meet between 2007 and 2010. His efforts also resulted in the Camels finishing as high as fourth at the NESCAC Championships and 16th at the NCAA Championships, which were both program bests at the time, and set a new standard of athletic achievement for the program to attain each year moving forward. Troy, who majored in economics and geophysics at Connecticut College, earned a master's degree in geoscience from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed professional geologist in New Hampshire working as an environmental consultant.