|Title:||Class of 2007|
Bert Bolduc was a three year starter for the Worcester State College basketball team. After transferring to Chandler Street from Holy Cross in 1957 to earn a teaching degree and beginning his academic career anew as a freshman, he starred for the Lancers his freshman, junior and season years as he had to sit out his sophomore year after using a year of eligibility playing for the Holy Cross freshman team. Bert was a team captain his senior season and he averaged 14 points per game over the three year span scoring a total of 830 points in 59 games.
During his tenure at Worcester State, the program posted records of 11-5, 16-6 and 16-5 for a total of 43-16 while playing the majority of their games on the road due to the construction of the gym building and the conversion of the old gymnasium into offices. As a freshman, he averaged 12.5 points per game scoring 270 on the season.
Bert's junior year was the first under new head coach Fran Dyson and also the first in the newly built gym building which opened in January of 1960. As a junior, Bert averaged 16 points per game scoring over 20 points seven times; including a single game career high of 32 points. Bert captained the team his senior season he averaged 14 points per game. Before Worcester State and Holy Cross, Bert played with the legendary Jack Foley at Assumption Prep where he captained the 1955-56 team to the New England Catholic Championship.
Bert graduated from Worcester State in 1961 and worked at Forest Grove and Harrington Way Junior High Schools before spending his last 24 years teaching in Worcester at Doherty High School. Retiring in 1999 after 38 total years in the Worcester Public Schools, Bert moved onto St. John's where he worked through 2007.
It is with great pleasure that we induct Bert Bolduc into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.