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Gus C. Zaso was an outstanding 3-sport athlete in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. As a freshman, he was the starting center-fielder for the 1950 Livingston County championship baseball team for Mt. Morris that finished with a record of 11-1. He moved to catcher as a junior where he was a huge part of the 1952 team that won the Livingston County and Section Five Championship that year. In that sectional run in 1952, he caught 2 no hitters out of 3 sectional games thrown by Roger Sawyer. This team finished with a perfect 13-0 record. In football, he was a very powerful starting Fullback for the 1951 team that won the unofficial Livingston County Championship. He was also an excellent basketball player who had a strong senior year with big games against Caledonia and Dansville, scoring 23 and 22 points respectively. This multi-talented man held jobs during his school breaks and while working one year, helped put the roof on sections of Mt. Morris Central School. At the completion of high school, he received a football scholarship to Syracuse University where he played football all 4 years there. While at Syracuse University, he played in the backfield alongside NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Jim Brown. He also played in the Cotton Bowl in 1957. After graduating from Syracuse, he went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University as well as a Doctorate degree in 1965 from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has served as both a teacher and administrator at many Universities including Arkansas Tech, the University of Missouri, and the University of New Hampshire. The last academic program he developed was featured in US News and World Report as the 2nd best program in the country.