Friday, January 11, 2008


Born: 7/13/1937, in Selma, Alabama, USA

High School: Commerce, in Manhattan.

A 1959 graduate of NYU’s School of Commerce with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Cal Ramsey earned All-America status as a senior forward in 1959. He still holds a number of Violets basketball records, including rebounds in a game (34 vs. Boston College), season rebound average (19.6), career rebounds (1,101), and career rebound average (17.5).
He is eighth on NYU’s all-time scoring list with 1,275 points and fourth in career scoring average (20.2).
Following his collegiate career, Ramsey went on to play for the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks, New York Knicks, and Syracuse Nationals. A KNEE INJURY CUT SHORT HIS CAREER IN PRO BALL.

He currently works for the Knicks as Director of Special Events and Community Relations, and has also served as an Assistant Basketball Coach at NYU for 26 years.
Ramsey was inducted to the NYU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1978
and the
New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994.

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