2021 Men's Final Four Talks

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Kena Gilmour

Men's Final Four Talks Panel Discussion featuring Kena Gilmour

Kena Gilmour was named the first NCAA Division III LGBTQ Athlete of the year as part of a new awards program from the One Team initiative. The award is symbolic of his personal journey and the support and acceptance he received from his team and the community after coming out following his freshman season. The award caps an impressive career with the Hamilton College basketball team, where Gilmour earned numerous accolades, including NABC first-team All American, NESCAC Player of the Year, and recipient of the prestigious Jostens Trophy for his basketball ability, academic achievements, and community service. 

Gilmour is passionate about sharing his story to help other LGBTQ athletes find the courage to be their true selves. He also worked with former Hamilton Associate Athletic Director Miriam Merrill to create the Athletes of Color Initiative, a support group for students of color at the College. Gilmour currently coaches high school basketball and is pursuing graduate work in social justice