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William A Kooistra
William A  Kooistra

Last College:
Illinois AC

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1976


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1976, Charter Member

Club: Illinois Athletic Club

College:

High School:

Playing Record: 1946 - 62

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team indoor 1962 plus 14 others
  • US Pan American Team 1955 Mexico City MEX
  • US Pan American Team 1959 Chicago IL
  • US Olympic Team 1952 Helsinki FIN XV
  • US Olympic Team 1956 Melbourne AUS XVI

Referee:

  • Nationally Rated

Honors:

  • Captain US Pan American Team 1955 Mexico City
  • Captain US Olympic Team 1956 Melbourne AUS
  • Captain US Pan American Team 1959 Chicago IL
  • Secretary US Olympic Committee 1956 - 60
  • Member of Organizing Committee for 1959 Pan American Games
  • MVP AAU Sr. National indoor Championships 1962 John Curren Award
  • AAU All American 13 Times
  • Member of the AAU National W/P Committee
  • Vice President - Chicago W/P Association

Personal:

  • Aircraft Recognition Instructor U.S. Navy - in So. West Pacific Manila, Philippine Islands 1944 - 46
  • Married, Spouse Bette & 3 Daughters - Kathy, Dawn & Debbie also 5 Brothers & 2 Sisters
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