Who Knew WashU?

Question: For many years, in April, Major League Baseball has celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, honoring the man who broke the color barrier in the sport. Robinson wore #42. WashU retired #42 for which Bears football player?  

Answer: D) Wilson “Bud” Schwenk was a baseball and football player at WashU between 1939-1942. He set three football records at WashU and went on to play professionally. After he graduated, the Student Senate voted to retire his number.


Congrats to this week’s winner, Joseph Schwenk, adjunct instructor in the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program with the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a second cousin to Wilson Schwenk. He will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!


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