Pauline Lordon

Category

Athlene

Sport

Basketball

Hometown

Miramichi

Year Inducted

2021

Sport Ambassador

summer olympics, athlete

Pauline Lordon

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Pauline Lordon was a leader, a winner and a dominating women’s basketball player. Introduced to the game as a child in her native Miramichi, she earned a Beaverbrook Scholarship to attend the University of New Brunswick Fredericton and quickly made her mark. She was team captain and Most Valuable Player on the UNB women’s basketball team for four straight years, female athlete of the year in 1989, top all round athlete and named to the CIS All-Canadian Women’s Basketball team in 1990, and two times League MVP. Additionally, Lordon was co-captain of Team New Brunswick at two Francophonie Games, leading them to silver in 1994 and bronze in 1997. Lordon was captain or co-captain on almost every team on which she played, and those leadership skills helped her transition into coaching and was awarded the 3M Sport Canada coach of the year award in 2001. She also appeared on the international stage in the role of Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach with Team Canada at the FIBA Americas Tournament in 1995, and 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.


Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Octobre 15, 2021.

Quick Facts

  • Served as Assistant Basketball Coach for Team Canada at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta

  • Team captain and MVP during all four years while playing for UNB’s Women’s basketball team

  • Two-time Atlantic University Sports’ MVP recipient and four-time All-Star Award recipient

  • Inducted onto the Miramichi Sports Hall of Fame in 2006