- 2003 Induction Class
Jim was a four-sport athlete at CHA, playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. He excelled in football and earned All-Inter-Ac honors as a center. He was the leading scorer on an Inter-Ac co-championship basketball team. Jim captained the Notre Dame freshman football team before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania where he was an outstanding football and baseball player. In 1935, he won the Varsity Football Award for excellence and made the Associated Press All-Eastern Football team. In 1936, he was named to the All-American Football team. As a shortstop on the University of Pennsylvania baseball team, he initiated the first triple play ever in the history of the Eastern Intercollegiate League. In 1946, Jim was named to the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame.