Sports Star of the Year Award Winners (1960-1969)

1960

Don McKeta
UW Football Inspirational Leader

Named UW’s most inspirational player by his teammates in 1959 and 1960, earned AP All-Cost honors, was All-Big-Five pick the same year, and was selected for the Chattanooga Times All-American blocking team.

 

1961

Anne Quast Sander
Golf Champion

Quast was born in Everett, Washington. She won many titles as an ametuer and was a member of the United States Curtis Cup team in 1958, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1974, 1984, and 1990. Her eight appearances ranks her second all-time only to Carol Semple.

 

1962

Bill Muncey
Hydro Champion

Muncey was a racing legend from La Mesa, California. He won 62 races, the most races in the history of the sport.

 

1963

Brian Sternberg
Pole-Vaulting Champion

A former world record holder in the men’s pole vault, Sternberg set one of his records on May 25, 1963, in Modesto, California jumping 16 feet, 7 inches using a new technology fiberglass pole. His final record of 5.08 meters was set on June 7, 1963.

 

1963

Jim Whittaker
First American on Mt. Everest

As a member of the American Mount Everest Expedition, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, Whittaker was the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1964

Rick Redman
UW Football

All-American Redman was an All-American at UW and played professionally in the American Football League and the National Football League.

 

1965

John Goodwin
Prep Coach of the Year

 

1966

Eddie Cotton
World Ranked Boxer

Cotton was a light heavyweight contender from the late 1950s until his retirement in the late 1960s.

 

1967

Harvey Lanman
Athletic Administrator and Innovator

Lanman was director of athletics for Seattle and Metro League high schools for a decade. Mr. Lanman was responsible for the installation in the mid-1960s of what is believed to be the first artificial turf on an outdoor football field.

 

1968

Kaye Hall Greff
Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer

At the Mexico City Olympics, the 17-year-old swimmer from Tacoma’s Wilson High School won a gold medal and set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke.

 

1969

Tommy Harper
Baseball Base Stealing Champ

Harper was the first player to come to bat in Seatte Pilots history. He doubled in the inaugural at-bat and went on to steal 73 bases that season, which led the American League.

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