January 29, 1884|
|Died||January 11, 1960(aged 75)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006
John J. Schommer (January 29, 1884 – January 11, 1960) was an outstanding American multi-sport athlete in the 1900s. The Chicago, Illinois native was the first athlete in University of Chicago history to win 12 letters in American football, basketball, baseball and track. Schommer was a four-time All-American in basketball and led the Maroons to three straight Big Ten championships (1907–09). He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.
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