Undated SC Gymnastics Team
- Undated SC Gymnastics Team
This photograph shows the Springfield College gymnastics team. Eight members of the team are doing handstands on the parallel bars. Kneeling behind the parallel bars is the rest of the team. One team member is reaching out to poke the hand of someone doing a handstand.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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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.