Bill Cowden

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Bill Cowden
College Stanford
Sport Basketball
Position Guard
Jersey # 11
Career 1940–1942
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality American
Born September 6, 1920
San Francisco, California
Died October 17, 2007(2007-10-17) (aged 87)
San Francisco, California
High school Lowell High School

William Cowden (September 6, 1920 – October 17, 2007) was an American basketball player.

A 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) guard from Lowell High School in San Francisco, California, Cowden played collegiately for Stanford University with his Lowell teammate, Don Burness.[1][2] In 1942, Cowden was team captain and led Stanford to the 1942 NCAA Championship, in which he played all 40 minutes and scored 5 points.[3][4] He earned first-team All-PCC honors.

After his basketball career, Cowden worked for Pan Am and served as director of their Southeast Asia office. He and his wife Beverly had three sons. He is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He died in San Francisco in 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chapin, Dwight (March 25, 1998). "'42 champs pull for repeat in '98". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 102. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dartmouth Big Green vs. Stanford Cardinal - Box Score - 1942". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Obituaries". Stanford Magazine. Stanford Alumni Association. January–February 2008. Archived from the original on 21 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-18.