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Samuel Kooistra
Samuel  Kooistra

Last College:
Illinois AC

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1977


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1977

Club: Illinois Athletic Club, Griffith Nataorium

College: Northwestern University, Wilson Jr. College

High School: Fenger H.S.

Playing Record: College 1949 - 52, Club 1953 - 65

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team outdoor 1955, 58
  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team indoor 1954, 55, 56, 59, 60, 62
  • US Pan American Trials Team 1959 1st
  • US Pan American Team 1959 Chicago IL (gold)
  • US Olympic Team 1956 Melbourne AUS XVI
  • Alternate Pan American Games 1955
  • Alternate US Olympic Games 1960

Honors:

  • AAU All American 12 Times
  • AAU Nationals indoor 1967 Curren Award
  • Listed in Sports Illustrated as one of the Top World Water Polo Players
  • Inducted into the Roseland - Pullman Area Sports Hall of Fame Chicago Area
  • Pan American Games Highest scorer 1973

Personal:

  • Chief, Chicago Fire Department
  • Served in the U.S. Navy Submarines
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