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David Ladd Wilson '64

David Ladd Wilson '64


David Ladd Wilson was a star athlete and leader during his time at RLS, earning the Outstanding Athlete of the Year award in both 1963 and 1964. He lettered in varsity baseball, basketball, and soccer in both his junior and senior years, captaining all three teams as a senior. David was named to the CCS All Tournament basketball team and was the leading scorer. David was also the president of the Stevenson Surfing Club.

After Stevenson, David played football and baseball for Menlo College in Atherton, California. After college, David earned his MSBS from the University of Denver before embarking on a long and successful career as commercial real estate broker in the Santa Cruz area beginning in 1971.

Almost 60 years ago I was fortunate to have come to Stevenson as a four-year boarding student. Those four years turned out to be some of the most positive, life-defining moments in my life. It wasn’t just what I learned in the classroom or on the field of play, but it was the human experience and interaction with my teachers, classmates, coaches, and teammates that really helped establish who I am. For most of the inductees, I imagine that a big part of the early years of your “life’s story” was athletics. Maybe not a Heisman Trophy or a career in the NBA or MLB, but we got to participate, to be physical, to have team work, to be part of something fun and meaningful. That’s what it was really all about for me. I will always cherish my Stevenson experience and feel blessed to still be involved with the Stevenson Family. It is a tremendous honor to be inducted into the Stevenson Athletics Hall of Fame along with the other young men and women inductees. I will cherish this moment as I cherished my years at Stevenson. Bob Louie High, Bob Louie High, May your Glory Never Die!