UC's First Basketball All-American, Dick Dallmer, Turns 90
Dick Dallmer helped guide UC to three Mid-American Conference titles from 1948-50 while earning All-America accolades each season.
Aug. 7, 2014

CINCINNATI - Dick Dallmer, the first All-American in University of Cincinnati men's basketball history, turned 90-years old on Thursday.

Dallmer, who played for the Bearcats from 1948-1950, earned All-America honorable mention honors in 1948 (AP) and 1949 (AP) and third team laurels in 1950 (AP).

The Middletown, Ohio native closed his career in 1950 as UC's all-time scoring leader with 1,098 points, though he did not lead the team in scoring in any of his three seasons. Dallmer helped direct UC to three consecutive Mid-American Conference championships. He earned three team most valuable player awards during his career, a feat matched only by the great Oscar Robertson.

Dallmer captained both the 1949 and 1950 squads. During his junior season in 1949, he helped lead the Bearcats to 23-5 record and a No. 10 national ranking. It marked the first time in program history that UC earned at least 20 wins in a season. As a senior, Dallmer was named first team All-MAC as the Bearcats went undefeated in league play before finishing with a 20-6 overall mark.

Dallmer was selected by Philadelphia in the 1950 NBA Draft. He was inducted into the UC Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. 

Dallmer coached basketball four years each at Lockland and Norwood high schools, winning two Hamilton County League titles at Norwood. Moving from coaching to administration, he served as Lockland Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Superintendent of the Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities until his retirement in 1982.