The deepest blush and the fastest hands in Akron U athletics during the 1940's belonged to "Whitey" Wahl whose pre and post-wartime service spanned a six year period and three sports. In all, he earned eight letters in football, basketball and baseball - four of them on the court. Joining the Zips at mid-year of the 1942-43 season, Wahl figured prominently in the 72-70 four overtime win over Ohio U. After serving with the U.S. Armed Services, Wahl returned to guide Akron U to the Ohio Conference Championship in 1945-46. That season he led all Zip scores with a 15.2 point average. In later years he became one of the most outstanding fast-pitch hurlers in Ohio, a long-time Executive Director of the All-American Soap Box Derby and is a charter member of the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame Committee.