ATHLETE LEGEND

Blommers, Ron

1958 –

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SPORT | Basketball

POSITION | Forward

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2010

Action Athlete

Ron Blommers was born in Chatham in 1958, attended Ste-Catherine Separate School in Pain Court and then Chatham-Kent Secondary School from 1972 to 1977. While at CKSS he excelled in volleyball, track and field, and particularly basketball. After graduation Ron attended St. Mary’s University in Halifax where he won individual and team honours during his 4 years of basketball. Along the way, he represented his province and his country as a member of provincial and national basketball teams.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Chatham-Kent Secondary School 1972 – 1977

3 time team most valuable player (1975, 1976 & 1977) – twice league leading scorer (1976 & 1977) – received numerous All-star and MVP honours including Chatham Jaycee Blue & White Tournament, Strathroy Collegiate Tournament, and Brock University Tournament – member of OFSSA Basketball Champions (1977) – for long time was Kent record holder in triple jump with a jump of 41 feet and was 2-time Kent high hurdle champion

1976 – 1977 named CKSS Athlete of the Year

1976 – Ontario Junior Basketball Team member for Canada Games

1976 – Canadian Junior Team member for tournament in Providence, RI

1979 – inducted into CKSS Hall of Fame


St. Mary’s University 1977 – 1982

1978 & 1979 – Twice member of Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) National Championship teams

1982 – once CIAU Finalist () after winning first 32 games of the year and losing in the National final game to University of Victoria

1980 & 1981 – twice Atlantic University Athletic Association (AUAA) All-Star

1980 – Tournament MVP Husson, Maine

1981 – Concordia Invitational MVP

1982 – CIAU Tournament All-Star

1982 – St. Mary’s Team Captain

1982 – St. Mary’s Basketball MVP

Still holds 2 CIAU records, one-game field goal percentage at 100% (13 for 13 attempts) against Mt. Allison and career field goal percentage at 62.9%


Canadian National Team & Other

1976 – Canadian National Team member in Montreal Pre-Olympic Tournament

1978 – Canadian National Team member with Coach Jack Donahue and teammates Leo Rautins and Jay Triano in South America Cristol Ball Tournament in Argentina

1983 – 1988 – Nova Scotia Provincial All-Star Team member

1983 & 1984 – Canadian Sr. Men’s Tournament All-Star

2003 inducted, with the 1978 National Championship team, into the St. Mary’s University Sports Hall of Fame

2009 inducted, with the 1979 National Championship team, into the St. Mary’s University Sports Hall of Fame



Accomplishments

Ron is an accomplished artist, showing and selling his paintings throughout North America.



After living and working in radio in Honolulu, Hawaii for 14 years, he has recently moved back to Chatham where he lives with his wife, Beth, and their two children, Marley and Hunter.