The most prolific scorer in Bowdoin history, Gregg Fasulo
established a new standard for excellence by becoming the first
All-American in Polar Bear basketball history.
Arriving in Brunswick after a decorated career at Northfield Mount Hermon, Fasulo wasted little time making his mark, averaging 17 points per game in his initial campaign. He improved that total in each of his three remaining seasons, including a 24.7 points per game clip as a senior in 1977–1978 that still ranks as the second best in the history of the program. Fasulo led the Polar Bears in scoring all four years, averaged 21.6 points per game in his career, and finished with a school-record 1,663 points. The marks are even more impressive when considering that they were established prior to the implementation of the three-point line in collegiate basketball.
In 1977 he became the first Bowdoin basketball player to earn All-American status, capturing Third Team honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and followed it up with another Third Team laurel in 1978. He was also twice named First Team All-New England and First Team ECAC. He ended his time at Bowdoin as the only player to lead the team in scoring for four seasons, a mark that has since been equaled by Hall of Honor member Chris Jerome ’83. He was a two-year captain and still stands 10th all-time at Bowdoin with 580 career rebounds.
After graduating from Bowdoin with a degree in biology, Fasulo attended McGill University in Montreal and led the squad to the Canadian national championships. He also played professionally for the Tampico Jaguares in Mexico while applying to medical school. Fasulo earned his doctorate at Georgetown University and became a well-known orthopedic surgeon in Pennsylvania where he still treats collegiate athletes, including those at Division III Franklin & Marshall.