1960 Inductees

RAYMOND “NIG” BORLESKECoach (Football, Basketball, Baseball)
A standout football, basketball, and baseball coach at Whitman College during more than three decades of service, he was named to the NAIA Coaches Hall of Fame thereafter. Considered one of the state’s coaching legends.

Borleske, Raymond _Nig_


HIRAM CONIBEAR – Crew
Originator of a stroking technique which bore his name for many years, he coached University of Washington oarsmen for 11 years and guided his Husky oarsmen to many Poughkeepsie triumphs. One of rowing’s top coaches.


GRETCHEN KUNIGK FRASER – Snow Skiing


Helene MadisonInducted: 1960

HELENE MADISON — Swimming

It’s doubtful if any female athlete in Northwest history was ever as dominant in her field as Helene Madison was in 1932, when she reigned supreme in Olympic Games swimming circles. Her occupancy of the throne was relatively brief, but few could dispute her recognition as the all-time United States female swim champion.


GEORGE WILSON – Football
One of the University of Washington’s all-time backfield greats, he became a legend with the Huskies, on the strength of a head-to-head confrontation with the Stanford’s Ernie Nevers. He topped off his college career with three professional seasons, then completed his life in sports as a professional wrestler.