Athletic Hall of Fame: Edward Krass '49

Earned 10 varsity letters, tallying four each in football and baseball and two in basketball... was tabbed as the “Best Athlete” of the Class of 1949... served as a football co-captain as a junior in 1947, and captained the squad in 1948, during which he played for Lemont High School Athletic Hall of Fame honoree William Ryan... played first base and centerfield - and was also the school’s first-ever lefthanded catcher - during his four-year baseball career... played varsity basketball his last two years (1947-49)... member of the Varsity Club and the Athletic Board of Control... earned a football scholarship to Washburn (Kan.) University, where he earned varsity letters in 1950 and 1951... won the 1952 Kansas “Golden Gloves” award in the middleweight division... was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps upon graduating from Washburn in 1953, and remained in the Marines (regular and reserve) for 39 years, retiring as a Colonel... was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Vietnamese Medal of Valor and two Purple Hearts... served as a teacher, administrator and Superintendent of Schools in the Santa Ana (Calif.) Unified School District.