VERMONT SPORTS HALL OF FAME

(Photo Courtesy: Thetford Academy)
(Photo Courtesy: Thetford Academy)
Jade Huntington

Bradford

Basketball 

Inducted 2014

The state's all-time leading high school basketball scorer, Jade Huntington, along with 2012 VSHOF inductee Nicole Levesque, was one of the top female basketball point guards to come out of Vermont, shining at the high school and collegiate levels.

 A 1988 graduate of Oxbow Union High in Bradford, Huntington was a four-year starter and scored a state-record 2114 career points. Her teams lost just twice in four seasons, both defeats coming in her senior year. Coached by the legendary Mona Garone, they helped the Olympians to four straight trips to the Vermont state championship game including three straight undefeated seasons and D-III titles (1985-86-87) and a 20-2 record and runner-up finish in D-II in 1988. 

A four-year regular and three-year starter at point guard at Vanderbilt in the SEC, she led the team in assists and steals each of her last three seasons. The Commodores reached the NCAA Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) in all four of her seasons and in her senior year in 1992, Vandy advanced to the regional final (Elite Eight), at the time the program's highest-ever finish. A three-time member of the SEC All-Academic Team, Huntington finished her Vanderbilt career fourth all-time in assists and fifth in steals.

After graduation she was an assistant college coach most notably at Division I Colorado State. Huntington has returned to her home state with her family and after serving as the Athletic Director, she is currently the Dean of Students at Thetford Academy and assists with the school's basketball teams.

She along with Levesque in 2004 were the first two girl's hoop players named to the Vermont Principals Association Hall of Fame. Huntington also was inducted in the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.  


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