Maine's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

Updated: February 2, 2009, 6:56 PM ET
ESPN

ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on Maine's Sports Rushmore are below:

Cindy Blodgett (Clinton, Maine Black Bears) - The Maine All-American is one of six women to score 3,000 pts in D-I history.

Paul Kariya (Maine Black Bears) - The 1993 Hobey Baker award winner scored 100 pts for Maine on the 1992-93 NCAA Championship team.

Joan Benoit Samuelson (Cape Elizabeth) - The two-time Boston Marathon winner won the first women's Olympic Marathon at the 1984 Olympics.

Mike Bordick (Winterport, Maine Black Bears) - He played in two College World Series and in his professional career accumulated 1,500 hits and was an All-Star in 2000.

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Bill Carrigan (Lewiston) - Played 10 seasons with Red Sox; Managed them to back-to-back WS titles in 1915, 16

Jack Coombs (Waterville, Colby College White Mules) - 31 wins and AL record 13 SHO in 1910, went 5-0 with 2.70 ERA in 3 World Series (won 2)

Ian Crocker (Portland) - 2-time Olympic gold medalist in 400M relay, set world record in 100M butterfly in '04

Al Harris (Bangor) - Played DE-LB for CHI and PHI for 11 years, 8th overall pick in 1979 NFL Draft

Garth Snow (Maine Black Bears) - 21-0-1 at G for Maine on '93 NCAA National Championship team

Bob Stanley (Portland) - 115-97, 132 SV in 13-year career with BOS, 2-time All-Star

Bill Swift (South Portland, Maine Black Bears) - Led NL in ERA in 1992, 21-game winner in '93 with SF, 94-78 in 13-year MLB career

Shawn Walsh (Maine Black Bears) - Led Black Bears to 2 National Championships ('92-93, '98-99), Nat'l Coach OTY in 1995

John Winkin (Colby College Mules, Maine Black Bears, Husson Eagles) - Colby head coach from '54-74; Took Maine to 6 CWS from '75-96; Coach of '83 US National Team

Other potential nominees: Mike Dunham (Maine Black Bears), Edmund "Rip" Black (Bailey Island), Dick MacPherson (Old Town), Mark Plummer (13-time Maine Amateur golf champion)