William Jay Straub
William Jay Straub

Class of 1964
Cross Country/Track & Field

Bill Straub is the lone male runner from Army to capture an NCAA championship, winning the 5,000-meter title in 1964, setting what was then a meet-record in a dead heat.

At the time of his graduation in 1964, Straub held the record for every Army distance event, both indoors and outdoors. He won seven Heptagonal races and is the first Army runner to win the Heptagonal mile and two-mile runs with his sweep in 1963. He won five titles outdoor, including three successive championships, and two indoors.

Straub earned nine varsity letters, three each in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field.