Truthfully, there is no fraternal brotherhood quite like Omega Mu at the University of Maine. We are proud of our history, and we are proud of the impressive number of fraternal brothers who played on many University of Maine athletic teams. With conviction and commitment, our Omega Mu athlete brothers brought a great deal of joy and satisfaction to the university community, creating many wonderful memories since the first baseball team was established at Maine State College in the 1870's. The worked together for the success of each Maine team, and the overall civic good of the University of Maine. The sheer number of Omega Mu athlete brothers is an unqualified triumph for the University of Maine. They each gave their best efforts on each team, and what they achieved perfectly compliments what we fraternally believe: drive and determination. It is a heady athletic legacy. Accordingly, their accomplishments claim our fraternal attention and respect. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are proud. Therefore, in the linked soul and spirit of our long fraternal history, we gratefully remember and celebrate our QTV and Omega Mu brothers who participated on many varsity athletic teams at the University of Maine. Their sacrifice of time was worth the effort for them and the student body at the University of Maine who watched them play. They created many warm memories since the early 1870’s. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are all very proud.
Thoreau said it best: “What a difference, whether in all your walks, you meet only strangers, or in one house is one who knows you, and whom you know. To have a brother…How rare these things are.” How true that is, and we remain that way to this day.
Omega Mu Athlete
Thomas W. Golden,
University of Maine Athlete
"The Golden Fiji"
"The 5 ft. 9 inch 189 pound guard made many a robust opposing lineman bite the dust in three years of Varsity Ball at the University of Maine. Tommy Golden's rock-'em-sock-'em play.....are well remembered by many
Maine grid-iron fans."
Tom is 67 on the back row.
Tom, the right guard, is third from the left.
Tom Golden, #66
Tom Golden, on the ground, in the back.
All Yankee Conference
"Tom Golden, our No. 2 guard, os a 190-pounder whom an opposition coach described as the best guard he ever saw play for the Maine team. And the coach is no football novice. He's Adam Walsh, mentor at Bowdoin and captain of the Notre Dame which starred
the Four Horsemen."
Captain of the golf team his senior year.
“Tom Golden, a co-captain of the 1954 University of Maine football team, earned numerous regional and national honors. He was a three time All-State and All-Yankee Conference selection and earned All-America honors following the 1953 and 1954 seasons. During his senior year, Golden was a member of Senior Skulls, the highest all-around honor for a University of Maine man. From 1953-54 he was also the captain of the golf team and was the State of Maine Intercollegiate Champion in 1953.”
Maine Sports Hall of Fame,
"Tommy Golden is the greatest guard I've seen in the state of Maine, and I've seen a lot of them."
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82