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Oliver Robinson

Class of 1932

Oliver is a member of the Hall of Fame. His citation appears below:

Versatility marked Ollie Robinson. Basketball captain in 1932 and a four-year performer in football (quarterback) and basketball, Ollie also played varsity baseball in his freshman and sophomore years.

When baseball was dropped, he played varsity lacrosse in his junior and senior years. His best sports were probably basketball and baseball, but he was a better than average performer in football and lacrosse.

In his senior year, he was president of Blue Key National Honorary Leadership Fraternity, of K. A. fraternity, of the W Club, and of the Adelphia Literary Society. He was class president in his sophomore and junior years. As a senior he was also president of the Student Government.

He won the Simmons Medal for highest academic average in his freshman year, the Porter Character Medal as a sophomore, and the Simpers Best All-Around Athlete in his junior year. He was student manager of the cafeteria as a senior.

He had a highly successful career as a teacher and coach in his native state of Pennsylvania.