Eileen M. Flaherty Moore of the Class of 2007, one of the most dominant and accomplished players in the storied history of women’s basketball at Bowdoin and across the entirety of Division III women’s college basketball, as a leader and player, you set the standard for individual and team excellence that all Polar Bears have followed since.
After four years at Bowdoin, you stood within the top eight all time in an unparalleled eighteen individual statistical categories, including fourteen categories in which you were in the all-time top three. In four categories—career points, single season points, single season free throw attempts, and career free throws—you remain Bowdoin women’s basketball’s all-time leader to this day.
Consistently outstanding throughout your career, you were the first four-time First Team All-NESCAC player in conference history, and a two-time First Team Division III All-American. In each of your four years, Bowdoin won the NESCAC championship and reached the NCAA tournament, reaching the Division III championship game in 2004.
Your senior year stands as one of the most outstanding individual performances in Bowdoin women’s basketball history. Your 572 points and 161 free throws in 2006-2007 remain all-time Bowdoin records. As tri-captain, you led the team to a 30-2 record, a NESCAC championship, and the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, and you were named First Team All-NESCAC, First Team All-American, and the WBCA Division III Player of the Year. A beloved teammate, inspirational leader, relentless worker, and go-to scorer, you exemplified the excellence and character of the women’s basketball program.