Tribune Ames, Iowa
Lots of Former Cyclone Athletes |Now Serving with Armed Forces
Iowa State College and the intercollegiate branch of physical training m-olram has contributed materially toJ preparing young men for service -to the nation during the present conflict according to figures compiled in the Athletic Department.
Over a period of 6 years, from the fall of 1937 to the spring of 1943, a total of 282 letters was awarded to Cyclone athletes in nine fields of competitive athletics. Included in the lis"tine were baseball, basketball, track, football, polo, tennis, golf, swimming and wrestling.
Of the 282 lettermen, 215 arc now in the service as far as present records indicate. It is known that at least 155 are officers in the various branches of the armed forces while a large number are still In officer training courses. Present records also indicate that 147 of the former Cyclone athletes are overseas and that 10 have been killed in action. Only a small percent of the men have been rejected. Nine of them, or 3 percent of the total, tave been unable to pass the physical examinations of the armed forces.
Through their training at Iowa State College in the various technical and scientific fields, a large share of the lettermen not in the service, have key positions in vital war industries and are serving the nation in the capacity of civilian advisers, technicians and in other highly technical positions.J
The list was not a complete ope but rather a cross section of^ Students who were enrolled aJfA Iowa State College from 193^1^43 and who participated in, competitive athletics under the college's physical training program.
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