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Dwaine Bruce, class of '68, was one of the most dominant basketball players in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Association history. Coach Bob Davis' big man was All-KIAC for four years, conference Player of the Year in '65 and an NAIA All-American in '66 and '67. As of induction, Bruce was still the fourth leading rebounder and seventh leading scorer in school history.
After graduation, Bruce taught business and coached high school football and basketball in Ohio. He became very involved in charity work in the Dayton area, particularly with Muscular Dystrophy and the Red Cross. He also headed up an area Toys for Tots. In 1992, he retired from General Motors after 25 years.
He and his high school sweetheart, Cathy, whom he married while a Georgetown College sophomore, live in Kettering, Ohio. They have two children.
Dennise Kay Mudd, class of '62, was an athletic standout during a time when varsity women's competition wasn't offered. Nonetheless, she became the first woman to participate in an intercollegiate sport (men's tennis) at Georgetown College and was the only female member of the G-Club at the time
After graduation, Mudd pitched for a regional, touring American Softball Association fast-pitch team, the Louisville Springers, and once hurled a perfect game. She also participated on volleyball and AAU basketball city championship teams in Louisville, and competed in bowling, tennis and golf. Prior to her retirement in 1992 as a counselor at Meade County High School, she pioneered the following sports for girls there: track, tennis, golf and basketball.
Among her favorite athletic achievements at Georgetown was competing in table tennis, volleyball and basketball for Rucker Hall when it won the overall women's intramural title.
Ray Pigman, class of '42, was a two-sport athlete at Georgetown College, starring at halfback and earning first-team KIAC honors in his junior and senior years, and playing basketball all four years.
After a stint in the Navy (1943-46) and graduate work at the University of Kentucky, Pigman returned to where he starred in high school, Whitesburg High School in Letcher County, as football and basketball coach and athletics director. Fifteen years after leading the Yellowjackets to the Sweet Sixteen as a player, Pigman coached the basketball team (33-4) to a 15th Region title and fourth place in the State Tournament in 1957.
That same year, he coached the Whitesburg football squad to a best-ever 9-0 season. From 1956-1959, he was at Trimble County High School as athletics director, assistant principal and basketball coach. Until retirement in 1978, Pigman spent 17 years as principal of Southwestern Elementary and Junior High in Hanover, IN. Ray Pigman passed away December 21, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Lucille and two children.
Tom Seals, class of '68, was co-captain of the Georgetown College football and track teams his senior year. He was that rare type of football player who earned first team NAIA All-American honors as a kicker, but was recognized as a tough man in the trenches too (six-time Lexington Herald-Leader Defensive Player of the Week). No wonder he was voted Most Athletic by the student body.
Seals was the most honored member of the undefeated 1965 Tiger football team: He tied the NAIA field goal record, received the Earl Hundley Award and was chosen Most Valuable Defensive Player in the 1966 Exchange Bowl. The Louisville native was also an Associated Press second team Little All-American in '66.
A special memory is excelling that 9-0 season with three other high school teammates -- Jim McKenzie, Kendall Windsor and Clyde McConnaughhay -- who suffered through a one-win campaign together at Louisville Valley.
He and his wife, Thelma, have two grown children and live in Louisville.
Robert N. Wilson, class of '62, played baseball and basketball at Georgetown College, but he has really distinguished himself as a corporate leader. The Senior Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson is a major supporter of this alma mater's academic and athletic programs. The baseball field carries the named of this Covington, KY, native.
Wilson has an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Georgetown. And, at the time of his induction, he served as a key member of the institution's Foundation Board.
After graduation, Wilson joined Johnson & Johnson, the international health care products and services company in New Brunswick, NJ. In 1977, he became president of its Dental Products Company. He was company group chairman by 1981, was a member of it's executive committee by '83 and was on the Board of Directors by '86.
Wilson is a director of the James Black Foundation in London, serves on the board of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and is a member of the National Council of World Wildlife Fund.
He and his wife, Anne, have two children and live in Hopewell, NJ.
Georgetown College had not gone undefeated in football since 1912 when a very special Lester Craft-coached 1965 team ran the table. "This was an incredibly balanced team and everybody took pride in what we were accomplishing." recalled Tom Seals, the NAIA All-American. "Our '65 team, I think, is the cornerstone to what Georgetown is now in football."
That pride is evidenced by the number of close or come-from-behind victories including a 14-13 win over Concord, 10-6 over Principia and 10-7 over Millsaps during the 9-0 season.
Coach Craft cited great leadership from the eight seniors and 12 juniors in a returning squad of 28 (22 lettermen). "Sense of purpose" showed up in his office prior to the first game in co-captains Jan Anderson and Kyle Ramey, who acknowledged the coach's "one game at a time" philosophy, but said they intended to win them all and basically invited Craft along for the ride.
This team's defense was ranked among the NAIA elite all season, finishing second. That particular year, Craft recalled, defensive teams across the nation were assuming different nicknames. But, when he asked his deserving charges what they might like to be called by the media, the immediate response was, "Coach, we are a team and we just happen to be on the defensive unit of the Georgetown Tigers."
Coach Craft is still in awe of what the '65 team and his two assistants, Joel Stockstill and Larry Phillips, accomplished and how unselfishly they performed.
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