David McEwan '39
David McEwan '39
Title: Class of 1984

Dave McEwan, your athletic accomplishments at WPI are among the most storied in the Institute's long and illustrious history.  A three-sport performer and winner of 12 varsity letters, you were an integral member of successful soccer, basketball, and golf teams at WPI, and your leadership abilities earned you the unique distinction of a three-sport captain.

Your unparalleled soccer skills were obvious the moment you arrived at WPI, for you were only one of two freshmen to earn a varsity letter in 1935.  A prolific scorer, you earned All-America and All-New England honors in 1938 while leading the Engineers to an undefeated 6-0 record.  Your 14 goals that season included a spectacular four-goal effort against Tufts.  Your play during your brilliant career was described as a "brand of soccer that hasn't been seen on Tech's field for many years."

A truly versatile athlete, in basketball you helped WPI accumulate an impressive 44-17 record during your four year career and were the team's leading scorer as a junior.  During your senior year, you were a major factor behind the sparkling 1938-39 season when WPI finished 13-3 and second in New England.

A captain on the golf team also, your remarkable involvement at WPI wasn't confined to athletics.  You were highly involved in student and fraternal affairs and were a respected leader throughout the campus community.

David McEwan, tonight we proudly honor you for your conspicuous achievements at WPI by inducting you as a member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.