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Athletic Hall of Fame

William Yantz


At Rochester:

  • Varsity letters in basketball and soccer
  • Member of Theta Chi
  • Earned Rufus Hedges Trophy as basketball's most valuable player for three consecutive seasons (awarded 1960)
  • Selected honorable mention small college All-America in 1960 by United Press International
  • Awarded Walter Campbell Trophy as the University's outstanding soccer player in 1959
  • All-State honors in soccer in 1959 and 1960
  • Honorable Mention All-America soccer honors in 1960
  • Earned a B.S. in Industrial Management in 1960


  • Served in the U.S. Army
  • Worked for the Proficient Food Company
  • The award was made posthumously