Sports Star of the Year Award Winners (1935-1949)

1935

Bobby Morris
Nationally Recognized Sports Official

 

1936

Al Ulbrickson
Olympic Gold Medal Rowing Coach

Ulbrickson’s UW program had a year for the ages, leading his teams to an undefeated season, a sweep at the National Championships and the Varsity-8 to Olympic Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

 

1937

John Cherberg
Coaching Champion

Cherberg was the head football coach of the Washington Huskies from 1953 to 1955. His career record was 18-30-2.

 

1938

Fred Hutchinson
Baseball Pitcher and Manager

Hutchinson was a major league pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and a manager for three major league teams. A victim of lung cancer, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was created by his brother, Dr. William Hutchinson.

 

1939

Dean McAdams
UW Football Player

 

1940

Dick Barrett
Rainier Pitching Star

Barrett was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1933), Boston Braves (1934), Chicago Cubs (1943) and Philadelphia Phillies (1943-1945).

 

1941

Click Clark
Outstanding Husky Trainer

 

1942

Ted Garhart
Rowing Champion

 

1943

Hec Edmundson
UW Coach and Administrator

Edmundson coached at the University of Idaho (1916-18) and the University of Washington (1920-47), compiling a 508-204 record in 29 seasons. Clarence S. “Hec” Edmundson Pavillion, the home to UW Basketball, was dedicated to the long-time coach in 1948.

 

1944

Jim McCurdy
Football Inspirational Winner

 

1945

Harry Givan
Golf Champion

A 5-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Amateur and 4-time winner of the Seattle Amateur, won the Washington State Open in 1936, and the Northwest Open in 1942. He was inducted into the PNGA Hall of Fame in 1978.

 

1946

Steve Morrissey
Conservationist, Outdoorsman

 

1947

Leon Brigham
Prep Sports Coach and Administrator

 

1948

George Pocock
Crew Racing Genius

Helped UW win its first intercollegiate title in 1923. One of his greatest triumphs occurred in 1936 when the Washington team won an Olympic gold medal in Germany, but he had numerous other successes as both boatman and coach until his retirement in 1963.

 

1949

Gordon Glisson
Riding Champion

A top thoroughbred racing jockey, Glisson won many awards and also was the first recipient of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

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