Basketball Standout Bob Cousy ’50 Honored by Boston Globe, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Boston Globe
November 22nd, 2016 by 


College of the Holy Cross basketball legend Bob Cousy ’50 was recently recognized for his life’s work by the Boston Globe, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Globies, the Globe’s annual sports awards show. News of the award was featured in a recent article by fellow Holy Cross alumnus, Dan Shaughnessy ’75, who describes Cousy’s efforts on and off the court.

“Cousy was the NBA’s first global superstar and its original point guard. He was the Houdini of the Hardwood, Mr. Basketball, and captain of the most dominant dynasty in the history of American sports,” Shaughnessy wrote in his article. “He was the first president of the NBA Players Association and stood up to racism when the first African-American players came to the NBA in his rookie season.”

Shaugnessy notes that a statue of Cousy, warmly referred to as “the Cooz,” stands tall at the College of the Holy Cross as “an homage to his brilliant basketball career and a lifetime of community service and humanitarian efforts in greater Worcester.”

Read the full story on The Boston Globe.

Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award sponsored by College of the Holy Cross
Named in honor of Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross point guard Bob Cousy ’50, College of the Holy Cross partnered with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to sponsor the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. The annual honor, now in its 14th year, recognizes the top point guards in Division I men’s basketball. The winner of the 2017 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 7, 2017.

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