Bob Crow '83
Undoubtedly, Grove City
Collegeís most heralded menís basketball player in recent decades is Bob Crow.
He is the second all-time leading scorer in Wolverine history with 1,450 points.
After his senior season, the Pittsburgh Press named Crow its Co-Player of the Year and also awarded him a spot on its All-District Small College Team. He also earned similar laurels from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Recruited from Grove City High School, Crow made an immediate impact at the collegiate level by setting the Collegeís consecutive free throws record during his freshman season.
In his sophomore and junior years, he led the team in scoring, averaging 16 points per game each year.
As a senior in 1982-83, Crow averaged 18 points per game and helped lead coach John Barrís cagers to sweeps of rivals Geneva and Westminster. He fired in a career-high 32 points, including 24 in the second half, in a win at Geneva.
Early in his senior year, Crow became the programís 11th all-time 1,000-point scorer.
The 1982-83 team finished the season ranked No. 7 nationally with a 21-4 mark. The co-captainís career concluded with a consolation game win in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament. Crow earned All-Tournament Team honors.
His 455-point output during the 1982-83 season ranks as the ninth-highest single-season total in program history.
Following graduation, Crow joined the Athletes in Action international team, playing in Europe and Latin America. In 1984-85, Crow played professionally in France and earned the leagueís Player of the Year award after averaging 32 points per game.
He graduated with a B.A. in religion and sociology in 1983 and added his masterís degree at Slippery Rock University. He is now Dean of Student Development at Calvin College.