MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern New Hampshire University Department of Athletics announced Friday that four new members will be inducted into the SNHU Athletics Hall of Fame this fall during Homecoming Weekend. Amber (Chandronnait) Robins (women's tennis), Tim Flight (Baseball), Adrian Schippers (men's soccer) and Mark Yeaton (men's basketball) will join 108 other individuals and two teams in the SNHU Athletic Hall of Fame.
The SNHU Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner will take place Friday, Oct. 13 in the upstairs of the Dining Center on the SNHU campus, with cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 and the program at 7:30. Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight and can be purchased by registering HERE.
Chandronnait, who was in her initial year on the ballot, is the first women's tennis player to be inducted into the SNHU Hall of Fame. A native of Bow, N.H., Chandronnait was a three-year member of the women's tennis program from 2008-11, helping her teams capture a pair of Northeast-10 titles during that span. She was a three-time NE10 Vern Cox Player of the Year, in addition to earning NE10 All-Conference First Team honors three times in singles and twice in doubles. Chandronnait was a stellar 73-5 in singles play during her career, including a remarkable 54-1 out of the No. 1 spot and a perfect 38-0 in NE10 action. Chandronnait, who was also 54-12 in doubles play, with a 51-9 mark at the top flight, is the program's all-time leader in both singles (.936) and doubles (.818) winning percentage and ranks second in singles victories. In addition to helping the team to a 50-10 mark during her three years, she also garnered three ITA East Region singles championships.
Flight, who hails from Portsmouth, R.I., was voted in on his first appearance on the ballot. A two-year member of the baseball program from 2010-12, Flight, who finished his career with an impressive 15-4 record and 1.75 earned-run average, ranks first all-time in program history in ERA and fifth in strikeouts (229), as well as eighth in both wins and innings pitched (179.2). As a senior, Flight went 9-1 with a stingy 1.31 ERA, guiding the Penmen to their first East Region crown and berth in the College World Series in Cary, N.C. For his efforts, he was recognized as both the ABCA and NCBWA Division II Pitcher of the Year, a consensus First Team All-American by the ABCA, NCBWA and Daktronics, the East Region Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-Region selection by the ABCA, NCBWA and Daktronics, as well as the Pitcher of the Year and All-Conference First Team pick by the Northeast-10. Flight also took care of business in the classroom that year, being named a Capital One Academic All-America Third Team honoree.
Schippers, a two-year member of the men's soccer program from 2008-09, is a native of Ashby, Mass. Schippers closed his career with 20 goals and nine assists for 49 points, helping the team to a 29-7-8 record and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including a spot in the regional final in 2009 when he earned NSCAA All-America honors. Schippers guided the team to a Northeast-10 title in 2008, getting selected as the NE10 Player of the Year, en route to garnering an NCAA Tournament berth that began a streak, which currently stands as the longest active in the entire country at nine years. A two-time Daktronics All-American and NE10 All-Conference First Team selection, Schippers led the squad in scoring in both of his seasons in a Penmen uniform.
Yeaton, a native of Concord, N.H., played three seasons for the men's basketball program from 2001-04, finishing with 1,169 points in a Penmen uniform. Yeaton, who averaged 13.1 points per game during his three years at SNHU, guided the team to NCAA Tournament berths in both 2003 and 2004. The program posted a record of 62-28 during Yeaton's time in Manchester and twice advanced to the championship game of the Northeast-10 tournament. As a senior, he poured in 15.5 ppg, en route to being recognized as an NE10 All-Conference Second Team selection. In just three years, Yeaton graduated ranking 30th in the storied program in scoring and inside the top 10 in 3-pointers made.
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