Ron Tomsic

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Ron Tomsic
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Birth name Ronald Paul Tomsic
Born April 3, 1933 (1933-04-03) (age 84)
Oakland, California

Ronald Paul "Ron" Tomsic (born April 3, 1933) is an American former basketball player.[1]

Tomsic, a 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) guard born in Oakland, California, played college basketball at Stanford University from 1951–1955. A three-time All-PCC selection, he scored 1,416 points in his Stanford career, the most in school history at the time.[2] He scored 40 points in a game against USC in 1955, sixth on the school's single-game scoring list, and still holds Stanford's single-season field goal attempts record. His name appears near the top of many other Stanford basketball scoring records.[3]

Following his graduation from Stanford, Tomsic was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals in the 1955 NBA Draft but did not play in the NBA. He played AAU basketball for the San Francisco Olympic Club, and in 1956, was selected to be on the United States national basketball team for the 1956 Summer Olympics. In the Olympics, he scored 89 points for Team USA as the United States dominated its competition on the way to the gold medal.[4] Ron has 3 children, Mark, Jill and Todd.


  1. ^ "Ron Tomsic". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 123. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ "2007–2008 Stanford Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). pp. 147–151. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Games of the XVIth Olympiad -- 1956". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 

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