Bart Niemeyer '62

Peters Township (Pa.) High School product Bart Niemeyer emerged as one of the regionís premier postmen during his Grove City College cage career from 1958 to 1962.

Niemeyer, standing 6-foot-3, led Grove City in both scoring and rebounding in his junior and senior seasons and earned All-West Penn Conference accolades. He served as team captain both years. As a junior, the team received an invitation to the Easter Seal Classic at Pitt Field House and played Carnegie Tech.

Records held by Niemeyer at graduation time include his standing as Grove Cityís second all-time leading scorer with 1,145 points. He also held the school record for field goal accuracy (47.5 percent), career rebounds (954) and single-game rebounds (25).

Under the guidance of head coach Dan Leviton, the 1961-62 team finished with an 18-5 mark, the best win-loss record in 39 years.

Playing against Geneva proved to be physically punishing for Bart. At home as a senior, he broke his nose and at Geneva, he broke a finger. A double-overtime victory at Slippery Rock in the season finale highlighted the year for Niemeyer.

Grove City reactivated varsity baseball in 1959 and Niemeyer earned three letters at third base for head coach Jack Behringer. After his junior year, Niemeyer received ODKís Sportsman of the Year.

Niemeyer graduated with a bachelorís degree in business and launched his working career with a steel company. He completed Harvard Business Schoolís executive education program and helped with the startup operations of two different steel manufacturing facilities that had previously closed.