Gymnasts Leaning in Rows
- Gymnasts Leaning in Rows
A photograph of the Springfield College men's gymnastics team. The gymnasts are in two rows and have one arm firmly planted on the ground to support their bodies. The other arm is raised above their heads and pointed toward the gymnast across from them.
- Huntington, Wally E.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Frank Wolcott Papers
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
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The history of gymnastics at Springfield College stretches nearly as far back as the school’s founding in 1885. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was the team’s first coach. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early member of the team. The Exhibition Team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before thirty-five-thousand spectators in twenty-five cities.