Stanley E. Hathaway
Hathaway was a three-year letterwinner in football and earned All-Big Ten Conference honors as an offensive center during his junior year. He played guard for the Wildcats in 1918 and 1919 and was selected captain of the NU squad in 1921. At 158 pounds, Hathaway was one of the lightest centers in the conference. He more than held his own against the opposition, however, as one of the greatest fighting captains Northwestern ever had -- thus the nickname, "Fighting Jack."
Hathaway helped establish wrestling as a major sport at Northwestern. He organized a two-man team, with no coach, in 1919 and 1920, and he often attended meets alone. "Fighting Jack" once wrestled at three weight classes in the same meet, winning two and tying the third, which eventually resulted in a rule limiting participation to one weight class per man. He was captain of the 1920 team, capturing his weight class at the Big Ten Conference meet and tying for first at the Western Intercollegiate meet. During his wrestling career, Hathaway was never pinned, despite being outweighed in some matches by 40 or more pounds.
Hathaway also excelled in two other sports at Northwestern: he was an all-conference guard in water basketball in 1919 and 1920, and he was the 158-pound campus boxing champion in 1919.
His other campus activities included the Deru and Obelisk honor societies and the Wrangler fraternity, in addition to the presidency of the 1920 Northwestern University Athletic Association.
After graduating from Northwestern in 1922, Hathaway served in the U.S. Army, then practiced law in Detroit for several years.
In 1979, he established an athletic scholarship award, the Stanley E. and Louise G. Hathaway Scholarship, presented annually to an outstanding student-athlete.