A participant in three varsity sports programs at Greely High School in Cumberland. Abby Chapman is one of the outstanding student-athletes in the Western Maine Conference. A four-year member of the Greely field hockey program, Abby served as tri-captain in her senior year. Abby led the team in scoring, was named an All-Conference player, and helped lead the Rangers to the Class B state championship. Abby has received significant recognition for her contributions to Greely's highly successful girls' indoor track program. During her sophomore year, she won the Class B state championship in the two-mile event and earned three more individual state championships (mile, 800 meters, 3200 meter relay). In winning the 800 meters, she broke the Class B state record, a feat duplicated by her 3200 meter relay team (which she anchored) later in the meet. Abby qualified for the New England Interscholastic Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston and placed sixth in the 1000 meter run in that meet. That same year her 3200 meter relay team attended a national championship meet and finished seventh in the country. Abby earned two more state championships (for an overall total of six) as a senior when she earned state titles in both the 800 meters and the mile run. She is the holder of five Western Maine Conference records in indoor track and field.
Abby is accomplished in the classroom as well, as evidenced by her career average of 95.5; she ranks seventh in a class of 152. She is a member of both the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society and was named as one of Greely's Dirigo Girls State delegates. She is active in "Bigs and Littles," a group providing children with a listening mentor and has participated for several years in a community youth chorale.
Abby will be attending Colgate University in Hamilton. New York in the fall and is undecided in her major. She is the daughter of Scott and Laurie Chapman of Cumberland.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
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Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.