Anderson, Indiana

AU alum Jumpin' Johnny Wilson receives Sagamore of Wabash

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:40 -- univcomm
May 21, 2014

One of Anderson's most well-known athletes was recognized for his contributions to the city and Indiana with a Sagamore of the Wabash award on Tuesday.

[Editor's note: Wilson is an alum of Anderson University (formerly Anderson College) and is in the AU Athletic Hall of Fame.]

Johnny Wilson, who led Anderson High School to a state championship in 1946 and played for the Harlem Globetrotters, was given the governor's certificate by state Rep. Terri Austin at the Anderson Rotary Club meeting.

[Photo: Representative Terri Austin and Carl Erskine present Johnny Wilson with a Sagamore of the Wabash award during the Rotary meeting at Anderson Country Club on Tuesday.]

"I have received some honors in my lifetime," Wilson said. "But this is the greatest of them all."

Wilson said he has had many opportunities to live and travel to many places, but Indiana is always home.

— The above content is an excerpt by Zach Osowski re-posted with permission from The Herald Bulletin. Photo: Don Knight. Visit The Herald Bulletin web site to read the full article.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.