JIMMIE CAIN – Football
A legend both as a football player and an official. An All-America back with Jimmy Phelan’s University of Washington Huskies of the mid-30s, he played in the 1937 Rose Bowl against Pittsburgh. Later he became one of the nation’s top football officials. As a referee he worked two Rose Bowl games and a record 14 East-West Shrine Games. A member of the UW Athletic Hall of Fame.
RAY MANSFIELD – Football
Considered one of the best football players ever developed in the state, Mansfield was a standout in high school at Kennewick (1959 grad), at the University of Washington and for 13 seasons in the NFL. Mansfield participated in the 1962 East-West Shrine game and is a member of the UW Athletic Hall of Fame. He was the 18th overall pick in the 1963 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent one season with Philadelphia then moved to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mansfield played in 182 consecutive games at center and won two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers (1974 and 1975). He retired in 1977.
ANNE QUAST SANDER – Golf
Anne Quast Sander was born in Everett, WA on August 31, 1937. Her parents owned the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville, WA, and by age 12 she had played in her first tournament. Anne went on to reach the heights of women’s amateur golf. She began by winning Washington Junior Golf championships in 1952, 1954 and 1955. She also won the state’s Women’s championship in 1955 and repeated in 1956. While a student at Stanford University, she won the first of her three United States Women’s Amateur champions in 1958 and won the event again in 1961 and 1963.
Quest was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1958, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1974, 1984, and 1990. Her eight appearances rank her second all-time. She also has the second most victories in combined play with 11. Anne was the British Ladies Amateur champion in 1980 and won four U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur titles. She finished fourth at the 1973 U.S. Women’s Open. She was married several times and played as Anne Decker, Anne Welts, and Anne Sander.
TOM GORMAN – Tennis
Tom Gorman grew up two blocks from a tennis court and became the most successful pro player from Seattle after standout amateur career while at Seattle Prep and Seattle University. Gorman won seven singles tournament titles on the ATP tour and nine doubles titles. He was ranked as high as world No. 8 (consensus) for the year 1973 and No. 10 on the ATP rankings (achieving that ranking on May 1 and June 3, 1974).
Gorman reached the French Open doubles final with Stan Smith in 1971 and reached the semifinals of the singles at Wimbledon (1971), the U.S. Open (1972) and the French Open (1973). Gorman was a member of the winning U.S. Davis Cup team in 1972. As captain-coach, he led the U.S. Davis Cup team to victory in 1990 and 1992. Gorman holds the record for most match wins (18) by a U.S. Davis Cup captain. He coached the men’s U.S Olympic tennis teams in Seoul, South Korea (1988) and Barcelona, Spain (1992).
At Seattle Prep, Gorman was the Washington State high school tennis champion three years in a row. He was a two-time All-American.
FRED BROWN – Basketball
Fred Brown spent all 13 of his NBA seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics. In the middle of his career, the 3-point shot was added. In its first season (1980-81) Brown led the NBA in 3-point accuracy (44%) earning the nickname “Downtown” Freddie Brown. Brown averaged 14.6 points per game and was an All-Star in the 1975-76 season. He was the sixth overall pick of the 1971 NBA Draft out of the University of Iowa. He was a starter for the Sonics his first several seasons but coach Lenny Wilkens switched to having him bring a spark off the bench earning him the nickname “Instant Offense.” This was a key change as the Sonics went to the NBA Finals in 1978 and then won their only NBA title in 1979.
When Brown retired in 1984, he was the SuperSonics’ career leader in games (963) and points (14,018). He holds the Sonics record for single-game scoring in a regular season game (58, shared with Russell Westbrook) and playoff game (45, shared with Ray Allen). His No. 32 was retired by the SuperSonics in 1986.