Army Greats

Some of Army’s Greatest Athletes were depicted in the news media as sketches or cartoons. The initial listing of Football Athletes so depicted can be found at –

http://forwhattheygaveonsaturdayafternoon.com/wp-greats/cartoon

Track can be found at

http://forwhattheygaveonsaturdayafternoon.com/wp-great/cartoon-track

Get That Stick Down

To understand the scope of the material being sought for Army’s Greatest Athletes, the listing below will provide some idea. It will not be a laundry list as depicted below. There will be graphics and photos, and you will select the area you are interested in and click on it. Should you want more information on an athlete, by clicking on his name it will carry you his data base. Some of the links below work.

National Champions

  • Individual
    • Boxing
    • Cross Country
      Richard Shea – Class of 1952 – 3 IC4A Titles – Medal of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

  • “Townsend Clark” – Class of 1967
  • “Ken Johnson” – Class of 1969
  • “Don Smith” – Class of 1986
  • Mike Mayweather – Class of 1991
  • Additional Football All American Selections (not included in the Academy listing)
  •  
    • “Ed Rafalko”
    • “Herschel UG Fuson”
    • Max Minor – Class of 1944
    • Dale Hall – Class of 1944
    • Bob St Onge – Class of 1945
    • Bob Mischak – Class of 1954 National Broadcasting Company 1953, All East.
    • Peter Vann – Class of 1956 1st Team Colliers; International News Service, 2d team AP, UP 1954
    • Rip Rowan – Class of 1949

 

 

  • Golf

 

 

  • Gymnastics (25 All Americans)

 

 

  • Hockey

 

  • Dave Rost – Class of 1977 holds NCAA records for most career points & goals

 

  • Lacrosse (67 1st Team All Americans)

 

 

  • Rifle (27 All Americans)

 

 

  • Soccer (7 All Americans)

 

 

  • Swimming & Diving

 

 

  • Track & Field (19 Men All Americans)

 

 

  • Women’s Basketball

 

 

  • Women’s Track & Field (15 All Americans)

 

 

  • Women’s Soccer

 

 

  • Women’s Swimming & Diving

 

  • Ann Wycoff – Class of 1989 – All American 19 events

All East Basketball

Colliers All East Football

Colliers All East Honorable Mention

  • John Trent – Class of 1950
  • “Bruce Ackerson” – Class of 1950
  • Jim Irons – Class of 1950
  • “Lynn Galloway” – Class of 1950
  • Jim Cain – Class of 1950

AP All East Football

 

  • – too numerous to be comprehensiveConference / League Champions

     

  • Gymnastics
  •  
      • 1962 Eastern Intercollegiate Championship

 

 

  • Women’s Basketball

 

  • 2005/2006 – Patriot League Championship

 

  • 150 / Lightweight / Sprint Football (Won or tied for Championship 30 times since 1957) Undefeated teams:

 

  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1962
  • 1964
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1980
  • 1983
  • 1989 – 1 tie
  • 1990
  • 1991 – 1 tie
  • 1994
  • 2012

All ELFL/CSFL

 

  • – too numerous to be comprehensive 
  • Baseball
  •  
    • 1965 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League EIBL
    • 1966 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League EIBL

 

All Conference / League Champion Individual

  • Jim McInerney 1952 ECAC Boxing Champion
  • Al DeJardin1962– Shortstop Second Team – EIBL
  • Tom Eccleston1962 Pitcher First Team – EIBL
  • Phil Costain1962 – Eastern Intercollegiate Champion, Horizontal Bars
  • “Doug Morgan” – 1962 – Regional All American Soccer
  • Dave Rost – 1977 – All East Hockey
  • “Deann Machlan” – 1996 – 2 Time 1st Team Patriot League; & Volleyball League Player of Yr
  • “Steven Marshall” – 1996 – EIGL Parallel Bars & All Around Crown

Playoff/ Bowl Appearances

  • Women’s Basketball
  • 1984 NCAA appearance
  • 2006 NCAA appearance
  • Football
  • 1984 Cherry Bowl — Army 10 Michigan State 6
  • 1985 Peach Bowl — Army 31 Illinois 29
  • 1988 Sun Bowl — Army 28 Alabama 29
  • 1996 Independence Bowl — Army 29 Auburn 32

National & International Competition

  • Al DeJardin – Class of 1962 -Starting Shortstop 1963 Pan American Games Sao Paulo, Brazil April 1963 Cuba won the game score of 2-1, USA Team Silver Medal
  • Ron Zinn – Class of 1962 – Olympics
  • Barry DeBolt – Class of 1966 – Pan Am Games Gold Medalist
  • “Mike Silliman” – Class of 1966 – Captain of Olympic Basket ball Team
  • Doug Blubaugh – Asst. Wrestling Coach – Olympic Gold Medalist
  • “Daniel Browne” – Class of 1997 – 2004 Olympics
  • “Steven Marshall” – Class of 1996 – 95 US Senior National Gymnastics Team
  • David Sears – Class of 1939 – National AAU
  • John Vansant – Class of 1987 – World University Games
  • Elexa Willis – Class of 1990 – 95 World Championships & 96 Olympics

Professional Accomplishment

Academy Team Recognition

  • Corps Squad with the highest combined ranking for academics, athletics and military development.
    • 150s
    • Golf

Army Record Holders
(Information from Army Hall of Fame & media guide)

  • “Robert Neyland” – 1916 — 35 – 5 pitching record, Army’s first no hitter, Beat Navy 4 times
  • Richard Shea – 1952 — 7 Records Track & Field, and Cross Country
  • Joe Austin – 1952 – 10 Goals against Cornell, 80 goals 3 years
  • “Mark Binstein” – 1956 — Record 1222 points Basketball
  • Peter Vann – 1956 — 9 Academy passing records; led Nation in pass eff; NCAA season record
  • Joe Caldwell – 1960 — 21 completions for 297 yds, Nov 14 1959 Oklahoma
  • Tom Culver – 1962 — 10 catches against Michigan (Game Films- Tom Cahill)
  • Stu Sherard – 1962 — Record 1299 in 3 yrs, averaged 22.1/ Basketball game as Firstie, 5 Academy records at Graduation, led Nation with 92% Free Thrown 1962. See Basketball page 13
  • “Mike Silliman” – 1966 — Considered Greatest Army Basketball player
  • “Joseph Casey” – 1967 — 139 points, 3 semifinal NCAA Soccer Tournaments
  • “Bill Schutsky” – 1968 — Basketball – Vitale says best Army player pound for pound
  • Dave Rost – 1977 — 330 points Hockey NCAA Record
  • “George Clark” – 2d in Hockey with 153 Goals
  • Gary Winton – 1978 — Held record in scoring, retains record in rebounding Basketball
  • Pamela Pearson – 1986 — Triple Jump record, All American 2 Sports
  • John Vansant – 1987 — 100 & 200 Breaststroke & 200 Individual Medley Swimming
  • “Kevin Houston” – 1987 — Basketball leading scorer, led Nation (32.9 ppg)
  • Ann Wycoff – 1989 — 4 records Swimming & Diving
  • Elexa Willis – 1990 — 3 records (Long & Triple Jump) Track & field
  • “Michael Mayweather” – 1991 — 4299 rushing yds, 5594 all purpose yds, 21- 100 yd games
  • “Deann Machlan” – 1996 — 8 records on career, season, match & game Volleyball
  • “Steven Marshall” – 1996 — Academy records in all around, parallel bars & high bar Gym
  • “Daniel Browne” – 1997 — 6 Academy & 7 League distance records in Track
  • Julie Schellhase – 1997 — Single season and all time 3 point shot leader Basketball
  • Holly Pedley – 1998 — Record 52 points Soccer
  • Lindsey Gerheim – 2007 http://forwhattheygaveonsaturdayafternoon.com/wp-2007/gerheim-accomplishments

Of Distinction

Criteria — Although the team was not National Champion, 1958 Football was a great team. As for individuals, the Criteria must be that they earned a Varsity letter 6 times in two appreciably different Corps Squads if eligibility was 3 years and 8 times if they had 4 years of eligibility

 

  • Teams

 

      • Football
        • 1914 9-0 (No recognition of National Champion until 1937)
        • 1916 9-0 (No recognition of National Champion until 1937)
        • 1922 8-0-2 (No recognition of National Champion until 1937)
        • 1948 Undefeated – tie Navy, Ranked 4th in Nation
        • 1949 9-0
        • 1950 Only one loss to Navy
        • 1953 The Team that gave the most http://www.coachwyatt.com/blaik6.html
        • 1958 Undefeated – tie Pittsburgh http://www.coachwyatt.com/blaik9.html
        • The Team that was not allowed to go to the Sugar Bowl
        • 1988
      • 150 Football First 3 teams had one loss
      • Pistol
      • Rifle

 

  • Individuals

 

      • Elmer Oliphant – 1918 — 11 Army A’s Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Baseball
      • “John Roosma” – 1926 — 10 Army A’s 5 yrs, Basketball (1126 pts), Soccer, Baseball
      • “Harry Wilson” – 1928 — 12 Army A’s Basketball, Lacrosse, Football
      • Charles R Monk Meyer – 1937 — 150 lb halfback # 2 in Heisman voting in 1936 (Army record 6-3)
      • “Edgar Kenna” – 1945 — 8 Army A’s Football, Basketball, Tennis
      • Glenn Davis – 1947 — 10 Army A’s Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Baseball
      • Arnold Galiffa – 1950 — 11 Army A’s Football, Basketball, Baseball
      • Al DeJardin – 1962 — 6 Army A’s Baseball & Basketball
      • Jim Kays – 1962 — Gave 26 years to the 150s
      • Dale Kuhns – 1962 — 6 Army A’s Football & Wrestling
      • Al Rushatz – 1962 — 6 Army A’s 2d leading rushing fullback, All American 2 Sports http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/ncaa/pdf/brackets/NCAA%201960.pdf

 

  • Coaches

 

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