Curtis Robinson was a five-year member (1991-1996) with the UPEI men’s basketball team. A team leader who captured not only UPEI awards but AUAA and CIAU awards throughout his Panther career, he was named the AUAA Most Valuable Player, UPEI Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year, and a CIAU All-Canadian.
Robinson is only one of three UPEI Panthers to be named a BLG Award Nominee for the awards (formerly the Howard Mackie Awards) presented annually to the CIS Male and Female Athletes of the year. Now living in the Bahamas, Robinson will be in Charlottetown to accept his honour in person.
Robinson was introduced and inducted into the hall by Brett Wood, a former Panther and UPEI men’s basketball assistant coach, who said, “Curtis Robinson is an honourable and generous man who would help anyone, and who still works tirelessly for UPEI men’s basketball, recruiting new and supporting current players.”
Robinson then stepped to the podium to accept his honour, thanking his friends, family, and former teammates—many, including his wife and parents, who were in the audience. He made particular mention of former UPEI Athletic Director Barb Mullaly, and his mentor, former men’s basketball coach George Morrison, who both served in their positions when Robinson played at UPEI and supported him throughout his standout career.
“It is always great to come back to campus to see that former Panther athletes, who played when I did, are still heavily involved in the varsity programs,” said Robinson. “I hope that many of you here tonight stay involved after your playing days are over. I also thank the many donors and sponsors who help our athletes have the special opportunity that I did—to come here, to UPEI, to play sports.”
Robinson, who now lives in the Bahamas, captured numerous awards during his Panther career, including AUAA Most Valuable Player (twice) and UPEI Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year(twice), and was a two-time CIAU 1st Team All-Canadian. He still holds the AUS record for Most Points Scored for an Individual, Career (regular season), scoring 2,069 points in 100 games over five years.