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Shepherd University's Archives and Special Collections: Reading Room Display Fall/Summer2020

Timeline

1899-Listed athletic activities include baseball, tennis, croquet, and basketball (catalog)

1902- Photo of campus diversions

1926--Tennis Association formed; becomes "organized" sport (Picket April 1926)

1947--Tennis courts still behind Knutti (photo)

1961--Coed tennis intramurals started (Picket May 1961)

1972: Men's tennis team photo in Cohongoroota (college yearbook)

1980: Men's and women's tennis teams have recruitment brochures

1990: New Wellness Center has indoor tennis courts

2020: Sports suspended due to coronavirus pandemic (noted in 2020 Senior Spotlight biography)

Reading Room Display Case

 

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On The Court: Tennis at Shepherd 1899-2020

This summer term's display focuses on one of the oldest sports played at Shepherd: tennis. It, along with baseball and basketball, happens to be listed as an athletic activity in 1899.

Below, photographs of sections of the display have been taken and posted.

 

Photographs of Display

 

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Left Side of the Display Case

(from the front of the case to the back)

  • 1899 Picket article
  • 1902 College Catalog
  • 1921 Picket article
  • 1947 photo of Tennis Courts (behind Knutti)

 

 

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Right Side of the Display Case

(from the back of the display case to the front)

  • 1947 photo of Tennis Courts (behind Knutti)
  • 1972 yearbook (photo of Men's Tennis team)
  • 1980-1981 Tennis brochure (on right page of yearbook)
  • 1990-1991 Tennis brochure

 

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Center of Display

(from the back to the front)

  • 1947 photo of tennis courts (behind Knutti)
  • 1972 yearbook (photo of Men's Tennis team)
  • 2020 Men's Tennis Senior Spotlight
 

 

 

Front of Display Case

  • Display title card and sources

 

SU Athletics Department

Shepherd Athletics Department has news, rosters, and other information about the Rams' men's and women's conference-level sports, several of which are thought of as "summer" sports, including baseball, softball, golf, soccer and tennis.

Display-Related Archive Items: Summer Sports