University of Pennsylvania

Barbara Albom

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Barbara is a native of Long Island, NY where she attended Herricks High School and played three years of varisty basketball. She was the team captain in her senior season (1979) when Herricks won the big prize – the Nassau County Championship. Herricks High participated in the prestigious Empire State Games, Long Island and New… Read more »

Cliff Bayer

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In the world of inter-collegiate and international fencing, being chosen as a member of an Olympic team is the absolute pinnacle of the sport. Cliff Bayer, of the University of Pennsylvania has been so honored twice. The Wharton MBA and fencing superstar competed for the US in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. In addition,… Read more »

Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky

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Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky, competitive swimmer, teacher and coach, holds the distinction of being a member of halls of fame in two states. She is a member of The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame and was the first woman inducted into the Rhode Island Jewish Athletic Hall of Fame. Additionally, she is a member of… Read more »

Swim Suit and Goggles

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Worn By Doris Dannenhirsch Beshunsky, a record breaking swimmer, later a coach at the University of Pennsylvania

Steve Bilsky

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Steve Bilsky has played important athletic roles at the University of Pennsylvania, both on and off the court. As a basketball player, he was a three-time All-Ivy League guard and captain of the school’s best team in its history in 1970-71. In his current position as Penn’s Athletic Director, Bilsky has expanded activities, competition and… Read more »

Buzz Bissinger

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As a winner of such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, and the National Headliners Award among others, H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger is one of the nation’s most honored and distinguished writers. A native of New York City, he has been a Philadelphia resident for over forty years as well as a prominent… Read more »

Bob Brooks

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Bob Brooks was a multi-talented athlete who starred for Atlantic City High School in the late 1940’s in both basketball and baseball. In 1948 he led South Jersey in free throw shooting and was the second leading scorer and rebounder on a team that was the Group IV State Champion Runners-up. The starting pitcher for… Read more »

Richard Cohen

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In 1965 at The Haverford School, Richard Cohen was the 5th ranked high school tennis player in the United States. He won the Middle States Inter -Scholastics Tennis Championships a record setting six straight years. From 1963-1965, he was the #1 ranked junior in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Cohen played Varsity tennis at The… Read more »

Frank Dolson

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For forty-one years and three months, to be precise, Frank Dolson was a celebrated sportswriter and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer . During his four decades of doing what he loved best, experiencing and reporting the world of sports, Dolson saw a number of managers and coaches come and go. “I’ve covered 16 Phillies managers,… Read more »