Connor Cullen (Ankeny, IA) has been named one of Bridgton Academy’s Triple Threat Award recipients for Early Winter 2018.
Each quarter Bridgton Academy selects two to three athletes who have gone above and beyond – not only on the selected playing field, but also in the classroom and throughout the Bridgton Academy community. This award is appropriately named the “Triple Threat Award,” and is one of Bridgton Academy’s highest honors throughout the year. Connor Cullen is one of our recipients for Early Winter 2018.
A 6’6″ swingman with the ability to drive and slash, Cullen came to Bridgton from central Iowa. Coming off of two knee surgeries, and looking to increase his visibility to college basketball programs, Cullen instantly brought leadership and toughness to the court for the Wolverines that led them through their season.
His impact was so great, in fact, that Cullen was named honorable mention on the All-NEPSAC AAA team. NEPSAC AAA is the finest prep basketball league in the country, with dozens of student-athletes from the NEPSAC continuing their careers at the NCAA Division I level, so Cullen’s achievement is no small feat – and a triumph for the Iowan following his serious injury woes.
Away from the court, however, Cullen has set the standard in the classroom – he earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the 3rd quarter, and he continues to thrive during the school day. “Connor is a ‘quiet assassin’ off the court; he excels in the classroom,” said Head Basketball Coach, Whit Lesure, “but anybody that has seen him play marvels at his competitive fire.”