The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is much more than a place to swim, work out, sign up for team sports and group exercise classes, it is also a proven place where children are enriching their lives intellectually.
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Bobby Brannen is the finest big man to ever play for the Moeller Crusaders. An intimidating inside force in high school, and later in college at the University of Cincinnati, Bobby Brannen still stands as Moeller’s all-time scoring leader (1,435 points) and all-time rebounder (683) in three varsity seasons.
Steve Bell occupies a prominent position in Cowboys’ athletic lore. One of the city’s finest athletes in the early 1970s, Bell earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track during his record-setting career.
Coach Nell Fookes is the winningest high school basketball coach in Northern Kentucky history. She began her 26th season at the helm of Boone County High School this fall with a career record of 576-207.
Notre Dame Academy's swimming All-American Ellen Williamson claimed 8 Kentucky state swimming championships in her superb career. Four of the state titles came this past season in the 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 200 medley relay, and 400 freestyle relay-setting state record times in each event! A five-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, Ellen finished in the Top Eight in five different events at the USA Junior National championships in March. She is currently ranked No. 10 in the United States for the Class of 2011 by CollegeSwimming.com.
The seven latest additions to the Buddy LaRosa High School Hall of Fame inducted on June 26th, 2011.
Beth Osterday is perhaps the best overall athlete to play for the Bulldogs, earning 12 varsity letters in three sports – volleyball, basketball and softball. She is the only female athlete in Greater Cincinnati since 1989-90 (Jamie Kirch Toon of Mercy) named 1st team All-Ohio in three different sports.
One of the most electrifying athletes to play football at St. Xavier High School, Rocky Boiman carried that same kind of dynamic play into the college and professional ranks.