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John Schommer

John Schommer
Personal information
Born (1884-01-29)January 29, 1884
Chicago, Illinois
Died January 11, 1960(1960-01-11) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Career information
College Chicago (1905–1909)
Position Center
Career history
As coach:
1910–1911 Chicago
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

John J. Schommer (January 29, 1884 – January 11, 1960) was an outstanding American multi-sport athlete in the 1900s. The Chicago, Illinois native was the first athlete in University of Chicago history to win 12 letters in American football, basketball, baseball and track. Schommer was a four-time All-American in basketball and led the Maroons to three straight Big Ten championships (1907–09). He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.


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