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Ralph A. Piper '28

-Varsity Gymnastics & Tennis Team member

-University of Minnesota Head Gymnastics Coach for 41 Years

-Coached 20 Northwest Championship Teams, Six Big Ten Championship Teams, Seven National Collegiate & AAU Individual Champions

-1948, 1952, 1956 Olympic Committee Members

-1958 National Gymnastics Team Coach

Organizer of the U.S. Gymnastics Federation and Author of its First Constitution

-1962 National Gymnastics Association Coach of the Year, 1985 Honor Award Recipient from A.A.H.P.E.R.D., 1985 Springfield College Distinguished Alumnus/a Award Recipient