The John J. Schommer Honor I Award at the Illinois Institute of Technology was given to Ted Erikson, B.S. Chemical Engineering (1952), M.S. Chemistry (1959) and who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer in 1978 for his exploits in waters ranging from the English Channel to the Farallon Islands to Lake Michigan.
The Award is awarded to IIT alumni who excelled in both leadership and performance as student athletes at Illinois Institute of Technology and who also went on to achieve significant success after graduation.
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