John Schommer

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John Schommer
Portrait of All-American athlete John Joseph Schommer.jpg
John J. Schommer
Personal information
Born (1884-01-29)January 29, 1884
Chicago, Illinois
Died January 11, 1960(1960-01-11) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Career information
College Chicago (1905–1909)
Position Center
Career history
As coach:
1910–1911 Chicago
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 named the Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year for the 1908-09 season. He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.