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1954Yearbook

1954Yearbook

Title

1954Yearbook

Description

BASKETBALL
From the Beginning the '54 Bees

BOB DTJAX—This is the energetic young
man who has led St. Ambrose to its "Golden
Era" of basketball. Following an excellent
athletic career at St. Joseph's College, Renn-
salaer, Indiana, Mr. Duax entered the coaching field. His achievements at Bishop Noll
High School in Hammond, Indiana, and Chicago De LaSalle High won him the St. Ambrose assignment. Little needs to be said of
his work here. His three-year record of 55
wins and only 19 losses speaks for itself.
Excellence was the standard of the
1953-54 St. Ambrose basketball team, as
the Bees clearly justified their claim to
one of the top spots among the nation's
small college quintets. Events and performances which would have highlighted the season of many teams became
practically commonplace for the Ambrose cagers. For instance, the rampaging Bees went over the 10-point mark
five times, in spite of the fact that no
particular effort was made to "rub it
in" against hapless foes.
School scoring marks, both
individual and team, were tied
and smashed with reckless
abandon.
One member of the team,
Bob Smiley, was given first
I team rating on the Helms
Foundation Little All-Amer-
ican selections. This is usually
Page 94

Publisher

Capitol Engraving Company

Date

1954

Rights

St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803

Identifier

http://cdm16810.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16810coll2/id/740