|Title:||Class of 1996|
Carl Simon, as a student during the war years, you excelled at WPI in the classroom and on the playing field. You earned seven varsity letters while playing football, basketball and baseball between 1943 and 1945.
On the gridiron you were a two-way player, leading the offense at quaterback and switching over to linebacker for the defense. In 1943 you helped lead WPI to a 13-0 victory over the famed Crimson of Harvard.
In the winter, you were a member of the basketball team and played alongside hall-of-famer Charles Schmit. During your freshman season, the squad compiled a 13-2 record, which made it one of the most successful teams in WPI history. Over a three-year period you helped the university to a 25-19 overall record.
Off the playing fields you achieved further successes. You were valedictorian for your Manchester (N.H.) Wst High class. By the time of your WPI graduation, you were ranked third in your class and you earned your mechanical engineering degree with high distinction.
You served your classmates well as president all four of your WPI years, and were inducted into Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and Skull. You received the Freshman Skull Trophy Award and were president of the Athletic Council in your senior year. After graduation, you served your country as a navy battalion commander from 1943 to 1945.
Carl Simon, for your commitment to excellence and devotion to your fellow students and country, it is with great honor that we welcome you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.