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Legacies Project Oral History: Dick Kimball

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:59am

Dick Kimball was born in 1935 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was the Minnesota high school diving champion four years in a row, and he also excelled in gymnastics, trampoline, and cheerleading. At the University of Michigan, he was the NCAA springboard champion in 1957, and in 1963 he was the Professional World Diving champion. Kimball coached the University of Michigan diving team for 43 years, and several U.S. Olympic diving teams. He has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.

Dick Kimball was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.

High School Cheerleaders assemble at Hill Auditorium for the third annual cheerleaders clinic, November 1952

High School Cheerleaders assemble at Hill Auditorium for the third annual cheerleaders clinic, November 1952 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 8, 1952
Caption
Learning To Lead Cheers: The University this morning held its third annual cheerleaders clinic. Some 2,916 students and faculty representatives from 283 Michigan schools attended, according to University estimates. Shown here entering Hill Auditorium, the scene of the clinic in guiding organized shouting, are groups from three Michigan high schools. In the foreground, backs to camera, are girls from Union City High School. Approaching the building are four cheerleaders from Ecorse High School and behind them are five from Belding High School.

St. Thomas High School Cheerleaders, September 1958

St. Thomas High School Cheerleaders, September 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 31, 1958
Caption
ST. THOMAS CHEERLEADERS: These five St. Thomas High School cheerleaders jump high into the air in performing a "split kick" while practicing this week to cheer the school's football team to victory. The girls will get a workout Sunday at the St. Thomas - Our Lady of Sorrows of Farmington football game here.

Huron High Students Try Out for Cheerleading Squad, October 1969

Huron High Students Try Out for Cheerleading Squad, October 1969 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 9, 1969
Caption
Huron Cheerleaders Named Six black students from Huron High School were named to the varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads this week. The new varsity cheerleaders are Theresa Dixon, Ivy Taylor and Florence Anthony. New members of the junior varsity squad are Orchid Taylor, Durinda Minor and Sandra Carter. A total of 16 black girls tried out. The addition raises the number of girls on each squad from nine to 12. Earlier in the week, many black students practicing for tryouts got some pointers from present cheerleaders. Pictured here during a practice session are (from left, rear) Carol Stewart, Cheryl O'Neal, Ellen Schelton, Vinetta Miller, Dale Selsemeyer, Miss Carter and (from left, front) Sue Porter, Miss Anthony and Miss Minor. (Ann Arbor News photo by Jack Stubbs.)