Charles F. Schmit '46 *
Title: Class of 1985

Charles Schmit, your outstanding athletic achievements enable you to be recognized as one of the greatest athletes in WPI's history. Not only did you earn seven varsity letters in three different sports but your ability to excel in each activity was the true testament to your tremendous talent.

The epitome of the all-around athlete, your success in football, basketball and baseball was a tribute to your remarkable skill, driving and determination.

Descrived by most as a natural and gifted athlete, your talents were displayed on the football field each fall Saturday. While earning three letters as a running back and defensive back, your mastery each position was something to behold. While your great dashes through opponent defenses were as common as the foliage in October, you will always be remembered for intercepting an RPI pass in the 1944 and returning it 70 yards for a touchdown to leave WPI to a 12-0 victory.

As a basketball star you not only displayed the ability to put the ball in the basket but you were the team leader as well. Awarded three letters, you captained the 1945 team and guided it to a successful season. Your prolific scoring was a key to the Engineers' fortunes on the hardwoods. THe baseball diamond also was your showcase as you displayed a powerful bat and unusual defensive skill at shortstop. 

Alongside your athletic pursuits, you demonstrated a unique balance of campus leadership and fraternal involvement. A member of Skull and Phi Gamma Delta, you also were an active member of the Athletic Council, which you served as treasurer.

Charles Schmit, tonight we proudly honor you for your outstanding athletic achievements and induct you as a member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame