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Travis M. Roy ’95

Travis Roy
Boys' Varsity
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Golf

Travis Roy '95 was an outstanding varsity athlete during his two years at Tabor Academy. Travis bucked the emerging trend of the "one sport athlete" and excelled in soccer, hockey and golf. Travis received the Tabor Soccer Award his junior year and was First-Team All-New England in soccer his senior year. In 1994, Travis also received the Kendall Eames Golf Award. To top off his Tabor athletic career, Travis was the co-winner of the Male Athlete of the Year Award with his then roommate, Angus Leary '95.

Travis is best known for his time spent in Howard Johnson Arena. In two years, he scored 50 goals and had 43 assists in 51 games. He was selected team MVP his senior year. As one of the most highly recruited high school hockey players in the country in 1995, Travis chose to play for the defending national champions, the Boston University Terriers. Unfortunately, in Travis's first game for Boston University, eleven seconds into his first shift, Travis fell awkwardly into the dashboards and broke his neck. The damage to his spine was irreversible and he was paralyzed from the shoulders down.

As successful as Travis was as an athlete at Tabor, he always prided himself on being a well-rounded student-athlete. Travis took part in many extracurricular activities, including drama, ceramics and seamanship. Travis transitioned his competitiveness in the athletic arena to the nonprofit world, starting the Travis Roy Foundation to help others deal with the devastation of a spinal cord injury. Travis's former Tabor hockey coach, Tim Pratt, said it best, "There will be other kids who come to Tabor who are as good a hockey player as Travis was, but none who will be more complete as a human being.