When Fred Golding wasn't grabbing the rebounds for Akron U, Ray Pryear was. On the 1958-59 team, which finished 21-2, Pryear averaged 14.6 rebounds and 14 points to capture team MVP honors. He had career highs of 26 points (vs. Marietta) and 24 rebounds (vs. Baldwin-Wallace) that season. Pryear, a 6-foot-6 forward from Copley, finished his career with 1,152 points and 1,201 rebounds, both figures among the school's all-time leaders. The Zips also won 49-of-53 games played by Memorial Hall during Pryear's four years. While a member of the 1957-58 team, Pryear helped the Zips capture the Ohio Conference championship and earned the schools' first NCAA post-season bid. In 1985, Pryear was inducted into UA's Sports Hall of Fame.