Tuesday, 6 November 2007

RMC to Honour Kevin Dulude this Friday

The historic five-year CIS career of 6'5" Kevin Dulude is a tremendous example of mental toughness, fighting through challenges, loyalty and exemplary leadership among other things. Dulude was basically not recruited out of high school in Orleans, ON and walked on to a Paladins program that was recently readmitted into the OUA and had a hard-working, young coach named Craig Norman. Prior to Dulude's arrival at the Royal Military College, the program had rarely won games but during Dulude's career the Paladins jestisoned to respectibility, culminating in Duludes' fourth-year when RMC finished second in the OUA East. Having coached against Kevin, it was his tremendous mental toughness that was most apparent as no matter the situation he played as hard as he could and many times put his team on his back, singlehandidly raising the level of play of everyone in the group to win games. As one of many examples, his 40 point effort in a playoff game at the Raven's Nest in his third year was incredible. Best wishes to Kevin on his special evening (outlined below) and congratulations to the entire RMC program for bestowing this well-deserved honour on Kevin. I am also proud as a CIS basketball fan that Kevin has taken the very challenging and honourable step of serving his country, especially in what can be a very confusing world we live in - I've tried to honour Captain Dulude with his picture here.

RMC To Honour Former Basketball Star Dulude KINGSTON, Ont.- The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) will honour Capt. Kevin Dulude during a brief ceremony on Friday, November 9 at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre. The ceremony will take place at 7:50 p.m. and will precede the men’s basketball season opener against the Guelph Gryphons. Kevin Dulude’s number (#22) is the first to be retired in the history of RMC Athletics. The Orleans, Ont. native is the only Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball player to ever record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. Dulude, who was widely recognized as one of the top performers in university basketball throughout his playing career, was named RMC Male Athlete of the Year in four consecutive years from 2000-2001 to 2003-2004. He is also the only RMC athlete ever to be named CIS All-Canadian, earning the honor in 2003-2004. Members of the media and the public are asked to be present no later than 7:40 p.m. Parking is available at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre located across RMC and Highway 2. Media wishing to attend are asked to contact Guy DubĂ© at (613) 541-6000 Ext 6258.
Here is a tribute to Kevin

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