|Title:||Class of 1983|
Hank Nowick, your talent, drive and determination distinguished you as one of the most versatile student athletes to ever wear a WPI uniform. As a three sport star and leader, your football, basketball, and baseball games displayed your relentless desire to perform to the best of your ability while spearheading WPI teams to great success.
You will always be remembered for your role as a hard-hitting end on the 1954 undefeated football team. That team dominated opponents its opponents and you were recognized for your superior efforts with selection to the national All-Chemical, All-America team. That honor was noteworthy, for your undergraduate days were characterized by your academic dilligence and success and your caring for those around you.
On the basketball court you were a tough, scoring guard who captioned the team in your senior year and established a single-game 33-point scoring record. You were also the ace pitcher on a baseball team which had a four-year 33-10 record, the best in WPI history. Your contribution toward that team effort was phenomenal, as you were personally responsible for nearly one third of the team's victories with your 10-2 lifetime record.
Your dedication to WPI and its athletic program has continued since your graduation, for you have consistently been an active booster, an aide to the staff and coaches and you have been conspicuous by your professional successes with Monsanto.
Hank Nowick, tonight we proudly honor for your extraordinary athletic achievement with your induction as a charter member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.