21 February 2007

Honoring EISL Past: Schollander and Graef

Sometimes it is always great fun to honor the past when describing the present. As the EISL competition draws near, we have exhausted the archives to find some of the great Ivy heroes of the past. Below is a fun little Uncle Sam propaganda video that highlights Donald Schollander (Yale, '68) in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics breaking an Olympic Record in the 100m Freestyle. In addition, at the tail end of the video, Jed Graef (Princeton, '64) is also highlighted for his Gold medal in the 200m Backstroke. So take a fairly deep trip down memory lane to reminisce with some former Ivy Leaguers that won on the "World's Grandest Stage" [the Olympics] and enjoy the video provided by YouTube.com.
Schollander also combined with fellow Yale swimmers, Michael Austin and Stephen Clark ('65) to win Gold in the 400m Freestyle Relay.