Collection Description (from online finding aid): Connie Alexander, former Lobo baseball player and 1955 graduate of the University of New Mexico, was born in Dallas, Texas. His family moved to Albuquerque when he was 17. That same year, Alexander was completing workouts with the Albuquerque Dukes and landed his first gig as a public announcer for the organization. It was a paid public speaking job--$2 a game--and the official start of a career he had wanted from a very young age.
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Collection Description (from online finding aid): In the early 1930s, Frank Read became an accomplished oarsman with the Vancouver Rowing Club. Following a back injury, suffered while playing football, that ended his rowing career, he went into the hotel industry. In late 1949, Read agreed to coach the University of British Columbia rowing team which, at the same time, began a formal co-operation with the Vancouver Rowing Club.
Collection Description (from online finding aid): Robert (Bob) F. Osborne was a University of British Columbia athlete, coach and a founder of UBC’s School of Physical Education. He enrolled at UBC in 1930 and excelled as a student athlete in basketball and track and field. He led the 1930/31 basketball team to UBCs first national championship. In 1936 Osborne played on the Canadian Olympic basketball team that earned a silver medal in the Berlin Olympics. He taught high school at Lady Byng Secondary and coached women’s varsity basketball during World War II.