Come join us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of SU’s undefeated National Championship football team and the current renaissance on the Hill at the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Rochester’s annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at Monroe Golf Club on Thursday, June 20th.
Several members of the 1959 title team, including Pat Stark, Gerhard Schwedes and Dick Easterly, are scheduled to take part in a fire-side chat about the historic season that saw the Orange go 11-0. That team was coached by the legendary Ben Schwarwalder and featured Hall of Fame running back Ernie Davis, who two years later would become the first African American to win the Heisman trophy, presented annually to the top player in college football. SU became of of the first teams in college football to lead the nation in both total offense and total defense in the same season, and capped its No. 1 ranking with a 23-14 victory over second ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day 1960.
We will be recognizing a number of Rochester area students as recipients of our Sam Brundage Scholarship and our 2019 SUAC Rochester Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented as well.
Cash Bar: 5 - 6pm