April 19, 2011

Spartan Hall of Fame: Jim Sadowski

Jim Sadowski
Jim Sadowski

The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Today is The Daily’s final look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments to where they are today.

Jim Sadowski (CIT ’63) was a standout basketball player for the CIT Rough Riders during the early 1960s. During his freshman season, he scored a career-high 31 points versus rival Western Reserve University. Then in 1961, he helped lead the team to a 15-3 record and a PAC Championship. In 1963, he was a first-team All-PAC selection and the winner of the Joe Girlando Award (team MVP).

Sadowski also competed for one season on the track & field team, and he posted a career-best high jump of 6 feet in 1960. During his career, he had the honor of competing for two legendary head coaches in Bill Sudeck and Nip Heim. He graduated in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and later earned his master’s of engineering from CIT in 1967.

Professionally, he has held positions with TRW (22 years), Parker Hannifin (group vice president), Chart Industries (COO and president) and Linderme Tube Co. (president), where retired from in 2009. He and his wife, Elaine, have been married for 46 years and have two children, Cheryl and Matthew, and a grandson, Marshall.

For more information on the banquet, go online. To purchase tickets, email Karen Krakowiak or call her at 216.368.2420.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, April 19, 2011 09:06 AM | News Topics: Athletics

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