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Athletic Hall of Fame

Benjamin Ramaker

Benjamin Ramaker


At Rochester:

  • A four-year letter winner who played sports year-round
  • Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball
  • Played left halfback in football and had a 70 yard TD run against Syracuse in 1908
  • Scored 78 field goals during the 1909-10 basketball season
  • Named to the All-American team in 1910
  • Member of Delta Upsilon and graduated with a Science degree in 1910


  • Joined Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. after graduation, first working in the scientific bureau and then in the scientific instrument sales division
  • Was assigned to production control at the B&L glass plant during World War I
  • Promoted to Sales Manager of the Opthalmic Division and later in 1947, named Vice President of the division
  • Also named a Director of the Firm at that time
  • In 1962, he received the Stadium Club's Special Award in recognition of his performance as an outstanding basketball and football player during his undergraduate days
  • He retired as vice president in June, 1955
  • He passed away in 1972