Thomas A. Gagnon '86
Hometown: Milton, MA
Year Inducted: 1996
Tom came to Brown after a successful athletic career at Moses Brown. He was one of Brown's best attackmen. A starter for four years, he finished his career as Brown's all-time leading scorer with 109 goals and 99 assists (prior record holder was Rick Handleman with 168 points). Currently, Tom ranks third behind Darren Lowe '92 and David Evans '96.
In 1983, Tom and his teammates finished second in the Ivy League, and Tom was chosen Ivy Rookie-of-the-Year. In 1984, the team finished second in the League again, and Tom was selected All-Ivy first team. The Brown team was 6-0 in the League in 1985 and made the NCAA's, losing in the quarterfinals to North Carolina, 16-14. Tom was selected second team All-Ivy.
In his senior year, Tom and his teammates finished second in the League, but Tom was selected first team All-Ivy again. Tom was also recognized nationally, being selected an All-American in 1984, 1985 and 1986. As a senior he was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game.
Today, Tom is a class Dean and science teacher at Milton Academy and is studying for his M.S. degree in biology at Northeastern. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have a son, Nicholas, and reside in Milton.