Bernard H. Cieplicki
Bernard H. Cieplicki
Class: Class of 1957
Sport: Basketball
Enshrined: Inducted September 29, 1990

A talented three-time All-State performer for the Purple Knight basketball team, Bernie was counted on in pressure situations from the beginning of his freshman season. After collecting 51.7 points over his first two seasons, he was elected team captain and led the Knights to a 17-4 record and a New England Division II Championship in 1955-56. In his senior year, Bernie again served as captain, racked up 398 points, and led the team to an 18-7 record and a repeat performance as New England Champions. Bernie finished his career with 1,139 career points, which at that time was SMC's all-time career high. He reigned as the Knight's all-time scoring leader for eight years, until Rich Tarrant surpassed him in 1965. He currently ranks 12th on the all-time list. He was the 1957 Roger Keleher Award winner as SMC's top scholar athlete.

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