Kelly Dow Inducted Into Husson University Sports Hall of Fame

By Gwen Clark

Kelly Dow was born and raised in Calais.  Kelly and her younger brother Shaun were actively involved in sports, both recreational and school throughout their lives.  

Kelly attended Calais High School  from 1993 until graduation in 1996.  Her basketball uniform jersey was retired and hangs on the wall presently at Calais High School in 1996.   Kelly’s performance on the high school basketball court  helped to bring three Eastern Maine Championships  during  1992-93, 1993-94, and 1995-96 and two back to back State Championships in 1992-93 and 1993-94 to the Calais Lady Devils.  She was a Downeast Athletic Conference All-star in 1993-94, 1994-95 and 1995-96.  She was awarded the First Owen Osbourne Most Valuable Player Award by the Bangor Daily Newspaper in 1993-94.  Kelly was an All tournament selection as honorable mention in 1992-93, second team selection in 1993-94 and 1993-95 and the Dream Team Selection in 1995-96.  She became a member of the 1,000 Point Club by scoring her 1,000 point during her 1995-96 season.  She was selected for the McDonald’s All Star Team in 1996.   Kelly’s personality was a ray of sunshine both on and off the court, a coach’s blessing to have as part of a team and was friends with everyone that she came in contact with.  Overall her entire basketball high school career season record was 71 wins and 1 loss during regular season games with a 98.61  or 99 winning percentage.  Her complete high school record including tournament games was 84 wins and 3 losses or 96% winning.  

After graduating from high school, Kelly attended Husson College with athletic scholarships. While attending Husson and majoring in business during 1996 through 2000, she played in 103 basketball games and scored 1,249 points.  She earned the title of fifth all time high scorer even with missing three games during her final year.  She averaged 12.13 points per game, making a total of 553 shots gaining the title of fourth all time shooter and third all time field goal percentage shooter with 50.08% shooting.  She acquired 650 rebounds for college career as sixth all time rebounder and had 141 blocks for second all time blocker.   In 1998-99, Kelly led her team to the NAIA National Tournament and was selected as All American, named MAC Player of the Year, MAC First Team, and First Team for the State of Maine.  In 1999-2000 she was named to the First Team All-MAC and First Team All State in Maine.   Kelly graduated from Husson in 2000 and remained in the Bangor area where she currently resides.   

It is no wonder with such an astounding career in women’s basketball that Kelly has been announced as part of the 2013 Sports Hall Of Fame Class.   She will be inducted  with formal ceremonies  held at Husson University on December 6, 2013 beginning with a banquet and continue on December 7th, 2013  with a reception at the D. Bruce MacGregor Sports Hall of Fame Room.  Kelly is the daughter of Debbie and Steve Dow  and granddaughter of Bob Pomeroy.   She has just received the general manager position at a new Bangor restaurant  called the Blaze restaurant that will be opening up in about two weeks in downtown Bangor.   Congratulations and best wishes to Kelly on her induction and business venture.  Anyone visiting the Bangor area is encouraged to stop in and say hello to Kelly.  She has surely done Washington County and the Calais area proud.