Athletics & Recreation
Inducted in 2005
Category: Athlete - Football and Basketball
Frank Arment is another of those very talented New England products who have made their way to Saint Mary's to excel athletically and academically over the last half century and to leave their imprints on the programs to which they made such generous contributions. For Arment the imprint was on the football and basketball programs as a player and leader from his arrival in 1961 to graduation in 1963. He arrived by the personal persuasion of the late Father J.J. Hennessey, S.J., and Athletic Director Bob Hayes on the recommendation of SMU alumni living in the Lee, Mass. Area; a move that became a master stroke in recruitment.
Playing in what was then the Maritime Senior Football League, an amalgam of college and service teams and later the Maritime Intercollegiate League, Arment was an exceptional student-athlete whose study load reduced his activities to football after one season of hoops in 1962. Captain of the football team, he won Most Valuable Lineman Award in each of the three seasons he played while playing at least three positions, offensive tackle, defensive tackle and defensive end, a player of remarkable versatility.
Portrait Artist: Barb Dorey
Portrait Art Photographer: Joe Chrvala