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Athletic Hall of Fame

William Weiss

William Weiss

'78


At Rochester:

  • Played number one singles and doubles all but the fall semester of his freshman year
  • Named co-captain of the team as a junior, captain as a senior
  • In 1976, he was the ECAC Division II and III fall champion in singles while not losing a set in the tournament. In his run to the title, he defeated number one players from Temple, West Virginia, and University of New Hampshire in the last three rounds.
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship in doubles in 1976
  • Named the first tennis All-American from the University
  • Defeated the defending NCAA doubles champions in the 1977 tournament
  • Defeated the number one singles player from Penn State in 1977 and Cornell's number one singles players all four years at Rochester

Post-Graduate:

  • Has been employed by Moore Corporation (currently a division of RR Donnelly), the largest printing company in the world, since 1982
  • Served in a number of different sales and sales management positions over the years
  • Currently is a Senior Account Executive in the Moore Wallace BCS division managing and directing sales efforts at a number of major northeast financial service accounts
  • Credits most of athletic success at Rochester to his college coach, Peter Lyman who still serves as a wonderful role model today