Rice Institute Owls tennis player Jake Hess
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls tennis player Jake Hess, class of 1932, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: The late JAKE HESS (1932) was only five feet six when he came to Rice from Fort Worth. He had played only church league, never high school, basketball. He had played no tournament tennis. Yet he won Rice’s first national tennis ranking and Rice’s first All-American mention in basketball. “Little Jake” battled ‘em all – from France’s great international tennis star, Henri Cochet, across the net, to TCU’s famed “Tree Top Tall” Ad Dietzel on the basketball court. He is the first Owl star whose name has been given to a campus installation – Rice’s fine new tennis complex being “Jake Hess Stadium”. At the peak of a successful business career in Houston, Jake Hess died in 1957.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
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