Sports Hall of Fame – 1999


Margie Vanderloo-Grevas

A 1970 graduate, Margie was a member of the Student Council, and participated in cheerleading and swimming. Mrs. Vanderloo-Grevas won District Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1968 and 1969 and added a District Championship in the 200-yard Medley in 1970. She became the 1st Senior High woman to win a State Championship in swimming when she placed 1st at the State Meet in 1968 in the 100-yard Breaststroke.


Clarence “Lefty” Koob

Lefty entered the Dubuque Community School System in 1930 and coached all sports, as well as serving as Athletic Director at Jefferson Junior High School for 32 years. During those years he helped develop many great athletes including Nanny Pape, Jay Berwanger, and Don Vosberg. Her served as Dean of Boys at Senior High School from 1962 until 1965.


Albert Kwasky

Albert Kwasky graduated from Senior High School in 1929. While at Senior, he participated in basketball, football, and track. Albert was also a member of the Honor Roll and the Quill and Scroll Society. It was, however, in the field of journalism that Mr. Kwasky found a true and lasting love, as well as a life-long vacation.


Pat Melloy

Graduate of Senior in 1968. Pat participated in baseball, basketball, and track. His junior year, in basketball, Pat became the Ram’s starting guard and was honored at the end of the season as Honorable Mention All-Conference player. The following season he earned All-Conference 1st team, and averaged 17 points per game, which ranked him 3rd in the M.V.C. At the end of his 1st season he was named to the I.D.P.A. All-State First Team, and he remains just one of 7 Senior High men’s basketball players to ever be selected First Team All-State.


Dave Rusk

Graduate from Senior in 1972. Dave Rusk played both offensive and defensive tackle and served as a tri-captain for the 1971 football squad, which won the MVC championship and was ranked #4 in the state. Rusk was named First Team All-City in both offense and defense and First Team All-Conference in offense. He was named to a Des Moines Register All-State Team and received Honorable Mention IDPA All-State, both for his offensive play. He graduated in the top 10% of his class. He was elected by the student body as delegate to American Legion Boys State.


Richard Wendt

A 1949 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School, Dick Wendt participated in basketball, football, and track. It was, however, in track and field that Dick literally scored. His indoor record pole vault height of 12 feet one-half inch stood for many years.