Basketball and Baseball

Howard Rosenblum came to Carleton from Von Steuben High School in Chicago, where he was twice chosen for the All-City basketball team.

He won four letters in basketball and two in baseball at Carleton. The basketball teams he played on, from 1951 through 1955, won 69 and lost only 19. He was twice named first-team and twice second-team All-Midwest Conference. He and Laurie Slocum ’55 were considered one of the finest, if not the finest, small college guard combinations in the country. Howard annually led the Knights in assists, and was particularly noted for his passing on the Carls’ deadly fast break and his defensive steals. Even so, he finished his four-year career as the second highest scorer in Carleton history with 1,086 points.

Rosenblum was one of the greatest natural athletes in Carleton history. Despite little experience in the game, he also competed in baseball, hit over .300 and was selected to the All-Midwest Conference team as an outfielder.