Men’s basketball’s Zuri Pavlin ’17 breaks 33-year-old rebound record
Zuri Pavlin ’17 is now officially the “chairman of the boards” at Connecticut College.
The senior forward from New York City pulled in six rebounds in a Jan. 7 game at Middlebury College to become the men’s basketball program’s all-time leader with 831 rebounds.
The previous record of 830, set by Peter Dorfman ’84, had stood for 33 years.
Pavlin was the fastest Camel to reach the 500-rebound milestone. He led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) on the backboards with 10.8 rebounds per game as a rookie and 11.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore. He finished second in the conference with 8.6 rebounds per game as a junior.
Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran says he admires Pavlin's tireless work ethic and relentless pursuit of possession, and was proud to see him break such a longstanding record.
"It's really a tremendous accomplishment and a credit to his great determination on the court," Satran said. "The thing I like best is that he's never mentioned the record to me. He just wants to win."
The Camels are off to a solid start with an overall record of 8-4. The team next hosts Trinity College at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13.