USC's 1942 Men's Basketball Team Captain Bob Ormsby Dies|
Sept. 8, 2014
USC's 1942 men's basketball team captain and MVP Bob Ormsby, a two-time Trojan scoring leader, died on Sept. 3 at the age of 93 at his home in Long Beach, Calif.
Ormsby played at USC from 1939-42, averaging over 10 points per game on the freshman team during the 1938-39 season and then lettering on the varsity squad from 1940-42. The 1940 team finished first in the Pacific Coast Conference and advanced to the NCAA semifinals where they lost to Kansas, 43-42.
The Trojan forward led USC in scoring in 1941 and 1942 with a 9.4 points per game average each season and was named All-PCC Southern Division in 1942.
Ormsby never lost to UCLA during his career (12-0) and was part of USC's 42-game winning streak against the Bruins from 1932-43.
He is survived by his wife Audrey, brother Louis, sister Ruth, children David, Diane, Donna, Barbara and Daniel and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held on Nov. 8. For more information about the event, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.