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Calvin Fowler

Although Calving spent only four years in Summit County, he left an indelible mark that can't be erased. He came to Akron in 1965 after an outstanding basketball career at St. Francis College, N.Y. In three seasons (1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68) as a playmaking guard with the Goodyear Wingfoots Calvin got his chance to receive one of the most coveted awards in amateur athletics - an Olympic gold medal. That achievement came in 1968 after he had helped the Wingfoots capture the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) national championship. Needless to say, Fowler was named an AAU All-American and was selected on the U.S. Olympic team which defeated Yugoslavia to win the gold medal in 1968.

Inducted 1978 | Basketball