or another - Many of us competed!" so
says Roger Booze)
(Click on the sport
symbol to view an enlarged team photograph)
Where are we?
and Frosh Camp
walls of our '44 Memorial Room - and our '44 Yearbooks
- are replete with photographs of our classmates in
traditional "team photo" poses. All wear
the uniform of the particular sport in which they
teams, teams" website page attempts
to recapture the memories of those days when we took
on the best that the Princeton Tigers or the Columbia
Lions - or what have you - had to offer. Winning was
always nice - none of us ever wanted to lose . . BUT
at that time, just being able to play and to compete
was the thing that was uppermost in our minds.
impossible for us to show all of the varsity teams
on this '44 website with the budgetary constraints
under which we operate - and recognizing that '44
women's sports were intramural efforts in the early
‘40s', we believe we've given you a solid sample
of captioned photographs that should confirm to you
that we '44's were heavily involved in intercollegiate
activities at a major level.
involved? . . We were ranked No. 1 nationally in football
at one point in 1940 having toppled Ohio State in
home-and-homes and Penn State as well.
note. . Your '44 webmaster had to make a
choice between using team photos taken in 1942 and
1943. There just isn't enough website room to show
both. He bit the bullet and opted to choose the '42
or '43 team photo that involved the larger number
meander through the website and look at the captions,
test yourself and see how many of your classmates
you can identify in any particular picture . . Cherubs,
weren't we? . . And the webmaster certainly chose
a cherubic photo of me in the header above! . .
page looks at Cornell sports in the '40's . . but
what about the participation of our many co-eds in
sports? . . The women were most active but not
on an intercollegiate level . . They competed in intramural
contests - namely, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf
among other sports- and at other times they were engaged
in archery, riding, canoeing, bowling, swimming, fencing,
and badminton, and they even took aim at the rifle
range . .
the bottom row symbol that shows an archer
and take a peek for yourself . . Busy? . . You can
be certain of it . . Their 18 student "sport
managers" reported to the eight officers in their
own Women's Athletic Association Council with the
WAAC supervising a very large, active, and most impressive
the gentleman who's pictured at the lower left? .
. That's Carl Snavely, the football
coach in our day and one of the better coaches of
Cornell's Big Red teams . . . Cornell's winningest
coach? . . That has to be Theodore
(Ted) Thoren shown at the bottom right .
. A member of the National Baseball Coaches Hall of
Fame and an Honorary Member of the Class of 1944,
he led Cornell baseball to an unsurpassed 541 wins
during his career on the Hill.