Bob Johnson

Baseball (1957)  
“Robert Lee Johnson (November 26, 1905 - July 6, 1982), nicknamed "Indian Bob", was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for three American League teams from 1933 to 1945, primarily the Philadelphia Athletics. He was the fifth player to have nine consecutive seasons of 20 or more home runs, an...
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Gretchen Kunigk-Fraser

Snow Skiing (1957)  
Gretchen Kunigk was born in Tacoma on February 11, 1919, and at the time of her death in 1994 was still known as America’s Lady of Skiing. Her interest in the sport undoubtedly came from her Norwegian mother, who campaigned for the development of public skiing on Mount Rainier. Prior to Gretchen’s marriage in 193...
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Freddie Steele

Boxing (1957)  
The “The Tacoma Wonder Boy” enjoyed a meteoric rise to the world’s middleweight boxing championship, by taking a decision over Babe Risko in a Seattle scrap. Freddie defended the title against Risko and in several other fights but in 1938 lost the crown when he suffered a first-round knockout to Al Hostak....
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Marv Harshman

Basketball (1958)  Football (1958)  
One of Pacific Lutheran University’s legendary athletes, Marv Harshman became one of the nation’s top collegiate basketball coaches. He began his illustrious coaching career at PLU before moving onto Washington State and the University of Washington. His teams won 642 games over a 40-year span....
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Marv Tommervik

Football (1958)  
Born April 23, 1919 and died December 29, 2003. He enrolled at Pacific Lutheran College where he eventually became Professor of Physical Education and a Coach. Over three football seasons (1949-41) he became PLU’s most celebrated athlete. In one stretch PLU won 18 straight games including three wins over major col...
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Frank Wilson

Basketball (1958)  Football (1958)  
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John Heinrick

Football (1959)  Basketball (1959)  Administrators (1959)  
Never a physical giant as a player, John Heinrick found his niche in coaching football, basketball and baseball in high school and college ranks and enjoyed a 51-year career as a coach and athletic director. As a result, it came as no surprose when he was chosen to membership in the Helms National Association of Interc...
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Cliff Olson

Football (1959)  
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Joe Salatino

Baseball (1959)  Football (1959)  
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Wally Scott

Tennis (1959)  
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