Richard N. Bazinet '56 *
Title: Class of 1993

Richard Bazinet, your energy, skill and determination made your time at WPI memorable for everyone. A three-sport athlete, you earned varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball.

As an end in football, you played both offense and defense, scoring four touchdowns during your career. Your coaches called you a "gifted and natural athlete." You natural abilities were a key factor in one of WPI's most memorable football seasons, when, as an end and as a punter, you helped propel the Engineers to an undefeated, untied record in 1954.

You earned three of your four varsity letters in basketball, where you were a major force on defense. A starter at both forward and center, you cleared the rebounds and spurred the offense. Opponents rarely had an easy lay-up Dick Bazinet filling the middle. You were indeed a true team leader as a tower of strength.

During the 1955-56 season, one of the toughest in the school's history, you led the team with clutch baskets and your ever-present defense.

Your dedication was not only evident on the field and the court. You gave your all as a member of the professional society and as a participant in ROTC all four of your WPI years.

Richard Bazinet, it is an honor and a privilege to recognize your athletic achievements by welcoming you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.