Gordon Robeson (1954-1956)
Robeson was one of the first basketball stars at Alfred State College. He was a memeber of the Alfred State College basketball teams between 1954 and 1956. During his two years, he helped the Pioneers to a 21-16 record.
Robeson was know for his hard play and spunk on the court and great ability at the foul line. He shot 85% form the foul line during the 1953-54 season and 81.9% during the 1954-55 season.
During the 1954-55 season he served as team captain. He was named second team All-Empire State Basketball Conference after scoring 344 points on the season (17.2 points per game average). Robeson also helped the team to a program best, at the time, 14-6 record.
For his solid play he was the first ever recipient of the Carleton H. Davis Sr. Memorial given to the outstanding athlete of the year.
Robeson was active in many areas at Alfred State. He competed in the hurdles for the track and field team, served as the vice president of his class, and was secretary of Psi Delta.