Alvin F. Volkman
Sport(s): Basketball (Men's), Football, Track & Field (Men's)
Al Volkman was a Rector Scholar at DePauw and a member of the legendary 1933 football team, which gained the distinction of being undefeated, untied and unscored upon. Playing the end position, Al was named to three Little State teams and to the Indianapolis Times all-state team. Al earned three varsity letters in football, two in track and one in basketball while at DePauw. He graduated with a pre-med degree which included majors in chemistry and zoology and was admitted to both Indiana and Northwestern's medical schools, but decided instead on high school teaching and coaching. In his six years of teaching science in Dayton, Ohio, several of Al's students ranked at or near the top of all science students in the state. In 1942 he began a 30-year career with General Motors Corporation, where he held several management positions in Ohio and California and also coached a number of plant football teams. In retirement, Al has earned recognition for outstanding volunteer work in the Santa Barbara, California, area.