University of Pennsylvania

Bruce Lefkowitz

Bruce Lefkowitz was one of the premier basketball players in the University of Pennsylvania’s illustrious history. Even today, he remains the standard by which many players are measured by longtime fans of Penn basketball. A dominating front court presence throughout the mid 1980’s, “Lefko” finished his career ranked 5th on Penn’s all time scoring list…. Read more »

Bernie Lemonick

Bernie Lemonick was a first team all-American as a member of the University of Pennsylvania football team where he played in the late 1940s and early 1950S. One of collegiate football’s premier offensive and defensive linemen, he was a participant in the 1950 East-West College All Star Game and a member of the 1951 college… Read more »

Robert Levy

Robert P. Levy’s name in Philadelphia is synonymous with sports. His enthusiastic support, encouragement and philanthropic endeavors for sports and sports participation have made him an extremely prominent and active sportsman in and for the city. As Chairman of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, he leads an extremely proactive organization in its efforts to attract major… Read more »

Dave Micahnik

All-American fencer Dave Micahnik grew up in Wilkes Barre, never touching a fencing sword until he entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1955. He has been the fencing coach at the University of Pennsylvania since 1974. As an undergraduate at Penn, he was All-Ivy in epee in 1959. He was a member of three United… Read more »

Jeff Neuman

Jeff Neuman is considered one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the University of Pennsylvania: he was named first team All-Ivy League three consecutive years and All Big Five status in 1965 and 1966. In the latter year, as the Quaker’s captain and MVP, he averaged 20.4 points a game in Ivy… Read more »

Stan Novak

Stan Novak was an athlete, educator, coach and NBA scout. He excelled at every level and overcame every challenge. A native of West Philadelphia, Novak was a two-time all-public league basketball player at West Philadelphia High School, leading the 1940-41 squad to the Public League Championship. After a stint as an officer in the Navy,… Read more »

Chris O’Loughlin

Chris O’Loughlin is accustomed to performing on center stage. Born in Los Angeles, his father was actor Gerald O’Loughlin who starred in the ABC television police drama series The Rookies. His mother, Meryl O’Loughlin, was VP of casting for Columbia Pictures Television. But any thought of show business for O’Loughlin was foiled by his love… Read more »

Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts is known throughout the world as the Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. What is far less known about Roberts is that he was a squash player who won a gold medal with the U.S. squash team in 2005 and silver at the 1981, 1985, 1997 and 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel. A… Read more »

Richard Rosenbleeth

Fittingly, Richard Rosenbleeth was born a short distance from both West Philadelphia High School and the University of Pennsylvania, for he fulfilled a boyhood dream by starring in football for each institution. From 1947 to 1950, he played tailback for West Philly High in the signature offensive formation of the era, the single wing and… Read more »

Sara Schiffman

A native Philadelphian and graduate of Lower Merion High School, Sara Schiffman has enjoyed an outstanding career in the world of tennis both as a player and a coach. Undefeated in four years at the number one singles position in high school, she led Lower Merion to the finals of the PIAA Championship in 2000… Read more »