David K. Irish
David K. Irish
Class: Class of 1967
Sport: Skiing
Enshrined: Inducted October 26, 1991

A four-year member of the SMC ski team, Irish was clearly head and shoulders above the competition of his day.  He served as team captain as a junior and senior, and dominated the New England Division II slalom and giant slalom circuit throughout his career.  When the Knights skied in mixed Division meets, Irish would be placed among the Class A skiers, when Division II skiers were placed in Class B.  He was so talented and versatile that in his senior season he not only skied his regular alpine events (including downhill), but would also ski the 5-kilometer nordic races and compete in the ski jumping competition!  He is one of only 13 SMC skiers to win an Eastern Division II individual championship, and one of only two to win more than one title in the same championship meet.  Irish won the Eastern Freshman Championship in 1963-64, the Glen Ellen FIS Downhill in 1966-67, and led SMC to its only Eastern Division II men's team championship in 1964-65.

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