Thomas Robinson '62
When Mount Lebanon product Tom Robinson graduated in 1962, he proudly departed with 14 scoring and rebounding records, including the single-season school records of 415 points and 288 rebounds.
He also graduated as Grove City’s career scoring leader with 1,181 points.
The slender 6-foot-5 pivotman tied a single-game mark with 15 field goals in 1959, the same season he set a new program record for field goals with 182. His 500 career field goals also topped the list at graduation time.
Robinson, nicknamed “Turtle,” averaged 16.2 points per game for his career and is one of just six players to average 20 points per game for a season. As a senior, Robinson was instrumental in the Wolverines winning 18 of 23 games, the highest win total in 39 years. His career scoring mark stood for six years and still ranks 11th all-time upon induction.
Robinson also lettered twice on the College Field track as a high jumper and he received ODK’s Sportsman of the Year award in his senior year.
He earned a B.S. degree in physics and served four years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He spent 45 years in the steel tubing industry in sales management and retired in 2010 as president of Robinson Metals, Inc.