Colby’s rich intercollegiate athletic tradition began in 1860 with a croquet match against Bowdoin, and since then, many great athletes have competed as Mules. Here are five things you should know about Colby athletes and their records.

butterflyLaura Miller Rios ’05 holds eight women’s swimming records—five individual and three relay, including the 50-meter (25.31), 100-meter (56.83), and 200-meter (2:11.26) butterfly records.
hockeyDanceRon Ryan ’62 holds nine men’s ice hockey records, all of which have stood for more than 50 years. They include both single-season and career records for goals (48/104), assists (56/141), and points (104/245).
blockPartyIn 1991 women’s basketball player Beth Montgomery Rhinelander ’93 set the Colby record for most blocked shots in a game, seven … twice.
jumpyCatKarima Ummah Jackson ’04 holds six Colby women’s track records, including both indoor and outdoor records in the long jump (17’6.25″/17’11.25″), triple jump (39’10.5″/40’3.5″), and high jump (5’7.25″/5’7″).
wowMatt Hancock ’90 holds, or shares, 15 men’s basketball records, including most points in a half (30), most points in a game (49), most points in a season (853), and most points in a career (2,678).
minionsYay NESCAC keeps a record for the fastest goal scored at the beginning of a tournament hockey game, and Colby owns both the men’s and women’s records. Jean-François Auffrey ’03 scored 15 seconds into a 2003 men’s quarterfinal game against Amherst, and in 2008 Laura Anning ’09 scored, also at 15 seconds, in a women’s semifinal game against Middlebury.