Dr. Stetson Named as Recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award


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INDIANAPOLIS—Six former NCAA student-athletes have been named recipients of the 2007 Silver Anniversary Award.

The award recognizes former student-athletes who completed successful collegiate careers in various sports 25 years ago and went on to excel in their chosen professions.

William Stetson, M.D.

University of Southern California

Men’s Volleyball

Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

A member of the Southern California men’s volleyball championship team (1980), Stetson was a four-year letter winner and later, a USA men’s Junior National Volleyball Program Team Member. Named Southern California¹s Most Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete and the Pacific 10 Conference Most Outstanding Scholar-Athlete, Stetson later received his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Stetson continued his volleyball career after graduation, playing professionally on the beach and indoors and was a five-time winner of the U.S. Open National Volleyball Championships as a member of Team Nike while still in medical school. He took a one year leave of absence from his medical studies to play professionally in Europe where his team won the West German Championship. For two years, he served as an assistant coach at Southern California, when the team finished second at the NCAA championships both years.

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