Augspurger, Harold F.


Harold Augspurger took full advantage of the athletic opportunities offered at Otterbein College from 1937-1941. During this time, Harold earned 10 letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field and was captain of the 1941 Otterbein basketball team, leading the way while earning second team All-Ohio and Ohio Conference honors. As a student athlete, Harold served as president of Varsity “O” and was active in many areas of campus. After graduation and WWII, where he received many awards and honors as a fighter pilot, including two Purple Hearts, Harold came back and played professional baseball and basketball for one year before entering dental school. Just as Harold could not be contained to the athletic fields during college, his contributions to Otterbein go beyond athletics as well with his service on the Otterbein College Board of Trustees from 1966-2006. Now an honorary Trustee, Dr. Augspurger has made an everlasting mark on both athletics and Otterbein College.