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Dave Sawyer was an outstanding 3-sport athlete all 4 years of high school in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He was a starting end and scored 3 touchdowns on the 1954 football team which finished with a record of 5-1-1 and outscored opponents 134-41. He was also the leading scorer with 21.65 points per game of the 1955 basketball team who won both the Livingston County and Section Five Class B Championship. Three times during that season he scored over 30 points with his top performance of 37 points coming against Avon on March 4th. At that time, those 37 points broke the old school record of 34 points which was set by Paul Griswold in 1951. Dave’s record of 37 points stood until 1963. He was also the basketball team’s leading scorer as a junior in 1954 at 18.75 points per game. Throughout his varsity basketball career, he averaged 19.88 points per game which still to today is a school record for a career. He was also an exceptional baseball player and was a leading member of the 1955 team that won both the Livingston County and Section Five Class B Championship. Behind Tom Sardinia, Dave had the second highest batting average on the team that year at .450. He had at least 4 homeruns in that season and was a huge clutch performer. His 2-run homer in the 8th inning against Geneseo on May 6th tied the game, which the team eventually won 6-5. That was the third straight game, Dave hit a homerun. He also came up big in the sectional finals by doubling home the winning run in the 7th inning. In his junior year in 1954, Dave led the team in batting average at .483 and helped lead the team to a perfect 10-0 regular season record and a Livingston County title. Overall, in the 1954-55 school year, the football, basketball, and baseball teams finished with a combined record of 33-3-1. Dave played a major role in all three of those teams. After high school, Dave received a full athletic and academic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. At Pittsburgh, he played basketball all 4 years. During these 4 years, he played in the NCAA Basketball tournament twice in 1957 and 1958. After graduating from Pittsburgh in 1959, he went on to play basketball for United States Army team in 1960 and 1962.