Arthur Gazal '73
Title: Class of 1995

Arthur's exceptional athletic ability and competitive spirit in basketball, cross country and outdoor track during his impressive four-year career at Worcester State College are well documented.

He was a four year starter during one of the most successful eras in Lancer basketball history. The team compiled a 57-36 record for a .613 winning percentage. Artie reached a personal high of 39 points in a single game and scored 1,186 career points which ranks him as the 11th all time leading scorer. He received All- New England Honorable mention in 1971-1972 and selected third team All New England in 1970-1971. He was also named to the New England State College Athletic All Conference team twice. During the 1970-1971 season, Artie was named the most valuable player and the following season was co-most valuable player. He also served as a team captain.

In 1970, Artie established the WSC track record of 19' 11" in the long jump. Additionally, he competed in the 220 yard dash and was a member of the 440 yard relay team.

After graduation, Artie joined the coaching ranks. He was an assistant coach at the 1979 Youth Games and for five years was the assistant varsity coach in women's basketball and men's baseball at Becker College in Leicester.

Artie is a member of the East Side Improvement Club, the Italian American Victory Club and is employed as a correctional officer at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction.