Beginning Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, the Middletown Press, courtesy of sports editor Joe Pelletier, started running a daily series of articles to highlight prominent Wesleyan University athletic alums, demonstrating the wide variety of successes achieved by former Cardinal athletes. In all, about 10 former Wesleyan standouts will be chronicled over a two-week period. Each segment will be added to this item as they appear.
Up first was baseball standout Jed Hoyer '96, now the exectuive vice-president and GM of the Chicago Cubs. Click < here > to see his article.
Next was Kathy Keeler '78, an Olympic gold medalist in crew in 1984. See her article by clicking < here >.
Third was Amby Burfoot '68, winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon. His article can be seen by clicking < here >.
C. Everett Bacon '13, football All-American and pioneer of the forward pass, also made the ranks and can be viewed by clicking < here >.
Joining the group next was Houghton "Buck" Freeman '43, soccer standout and part of the family for whom Wesleyan's Freeman Athletic Center derives its name. His article can be viewed < here >.
Bill Belichick '75, one of the most successful and influential NFL coaches in history, gets seen in a slightly different light. Check out his article < here >.
Marathoner extraordinaire Bill Rodgers '70 gets his story told in the seventh part of the series. Click < here > for the article.
James Wendell '13, who captured a silver medal in the 1912 Olympics in the hurdles, merited the eighth installment from the Press. Read his article < here >.
More to come .....