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Catalog Number 2009.030.083
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Don Harper of Sequoia High School and College of San Mateo who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 19, 2008. Plaque includes image of Harper and a brief biography: "Small in stature but gifted with stunning balance, power and agility, Don Harper is arguably the finest diver ever produced in San Mateo County. His exploits took him from Sequoia's Redwood City campus and CSM to Ohio State University and beyond. In 1956, he captured a silver medal for the U.S. in the 3-meter springboard event at the Olympic Games in Melbourne. At OSU, he won five Big Ten titles in diving and trampoline. He was an 8-time All-American in diving and gymnastics."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Don Harper Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 19, 2008
Inscription Text "Alpine / Awards / & Imprinted Sportswear, Inc. / Foster City Union City Concord..." (medium-size rectangular green and gold sticker, back top center.)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Redwood City
Sequoia High School
College of San Mateo
Diving
Olympics
Harper, Don
Subjects Sports
Awards
Athletes
Diving
Gymnastics
People Harper, Don