• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Richard "Babe" Tysseling '32Richard "Babe" Tysseling '32

Baseball, men's basketball, football, track and field
Inducted October 25, 2002

Tysseling earned 16 varsity letters, five more than any other athlete in school history.

He starred on Central's "Wonder Team," which posted a 37-game winning streak and won three straight Iowa Conference titles in basketball. He was Central's football coach from 1938-60 and athletics director until 1964.







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