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EChubbEugene Chubb

Raised in Baldwin City. Enrolled at Baker where he soon earned a starting position on the football team as a strong-side blocking end. During his sophomore year was the leading receiver scorer and played equally well on the defensive side of the ball, where he earned two all-KCAC honors, and honorable mention his junior year and was first-team selection his senior year.

Also excelled in track where he only failed to take first place in small-college competition in the high hurdles on two occasions. Won the KCAV high hurdle event for three years. His Baker (14.7 seconds) and conference (15.0 seconds) records in the high hurdles stood for several years.

Also participated and earned team points in the low hurdles, shot put and discus. Additionally, participated in the University’s intercollegiate basketball team for 3 ½ years and earned the 1949 Goetz Athletic Scholarship Award for having the highest GPA of any Baker letterman.

After graduation form Baker, earned a master’s in education from Purdue in industrial recreation and studied government administration and horticulture while serving as head of municipal park and recreation departments. Received the Award of Merit in 1972 from the Mid-Continent Park and Recreation Conference and coordinated the creation of the 5,600-acre LaCygne Lake Complex.

Is an active church member and volunteer, a member and longtime trustee of the Zeta Chi fraternity and has served the University in a number of volunteer capacities for class reunions and athletics.

Is married to the former Greta Kanzig, class of 1951. They have three children, Stephen ’75, Katrina, ’77, and Denise ’79.

The Chubbs were honored as Baker’s Family of the Year in 1974.

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