During his four years (1947-50) as a golfer at Kent State University, George lost only twice in match-play competition. He was captain of the team all four years and participated in the NCAA Championships in 1948 and '49. In /49, he teamed with Arnold Palmer, Gardner Dickinson and Art Wall to lead the NCAA East team to a victory over the NCAA West. A year later, George led the Golden Flashes to their first Ohio conference title after 15 years in the leagues. He also is a member of the Barberton and Kent State University Sports Hall of Fame.