Basketball, Baseball and Football

William Powell is the first recipient of the Matteson Memorial Basketball Award. Since 1934, The trophy is given annually to the member of the Carleton men’s basketball team who is judged to possess the most outstanding abilities in basketball and scholarship, and the highest qualities of character and sportsmanship. Powell was team captain of the 1934 basketball team which won the Midwest Conference title. He also played football and baseball at Carleton.

In addition to his athletic contributions, Powell was involved in several Carleton student activities, including that of class officer and as a member of the ‘C’ Club.

Upon graduating from Careton, Powell entered the University of Minnesota Law School, where he received his J.D. in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and returned to legal practice after the War. He joined the Pillsbury Company in 1961 and served as the legal counsel for over 20 years. In 1985 he wrote the book, “Pillsbury’s Best: A Company History.”