Henry J. Gretkowski
Henry J. Gretkowski
Class: Class of 1959
Sport: Basketball
Enshrined: Inducted October 7, 1989

Like Hall of Fame member and college roommate Tony Nicodemo, Gretkowski was a cornerstone of the SMC basketball dynasty of the late 1950's. He was the first player in College history to score more than 1,000 points and collect more than 1,000 rebounds in a career, and the only player to achieve this feat in a three-year career. He played a major role in SMC's three straight trips to the New England Regionals, and averaged 14 points in the NCAA National Tournament. He was a three-time All-State selection, was named Vermont Player of the Year in 1958, and was twice named to the All-East team. He was awarded the Roger Keleher award in 1959, given to SMC's top scholar-athlete. At the time of induction, he still holds two College rebounding records. Amazingly, he did not play basketball in high school!

Learn What Matters