World class woman athlete Ann Turbyne of Winslow and the University of Maine-Orono has combined her widespread accomplishments in weight-throwing and weight-lifting with Dean's List scholarship at a fine 3.3 average as she majored in physical therapy.
On top of a host of titles in high school and amateur competition, Ann has been a winner and record-holding shot-putter for UMO in state, New England, and Easter competition.
She still holds the national girls' high school shot put record of 52' 62-1/2".
A repeat member of U.S. teams in international competition, she threw the 8-pound, 13-ounce women's shot 55' 9-1/2" as a U.S. Olympics qualifier in 1976, only to be denied a place in the Montreal Games by a broken wrist.
Turning her dynamic strength and determination to weight-lifting, the 5'7", 195-pounder - usually contesting much larger foes - set world records with a 264 press, 468 deadlift, and 1,179 total as National AAU and world champion in 1980.
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.