Quickly, it is becoming a tradition: Beacons athletes gathered in the Clark Athletic Center to receive their conference championship rings.
On Thursday, the 2013 men’s tennis team and the indoor and outdoor track individual and relay winners received their Little East Conference championship rings.
“Seeing the other teams in the ring ceremonies was an inspiration to us to keep going,” said men’s tennis Head Coach Eric Berg. In the spring, the men’s tennis team knocked off UMass Dartmouth 5-4 to capture the Beacons’s first conference trophy in the sport since 1990.
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley also received rings—his eighth and ninth. He has a tenth ring coming soon from the women’s volleyball team, which captured their fifth straight LEC title last month.
“I have more fingers and thumbs and toes to fill up and I look forward to winning and winning,” Motley said.
Senior Associate Director of Athletics Terry Condon said she expects repeats as well.
“It’s an era of winning,” added Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Programs and Projects Charlie Titus.
Motley said he was proud to hand out the rings, and even prouder to call the tennis and track athletes Beacons.
“You truly represent the values of this university, the University of Massachusetts Boston: our drive to succeed, the desire to give back, teamwork, and even, in the midst of practices and meets and matches, academic excellence,” he said.
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