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John Wooden's Individual Achievement

Legendary basketball coach John Wooden turned 90 on October 14, 2000. The Wizard of Westwood led his UCLA men's basketball teams to ten national championships—seven of them in a row. Although his condominium is filled with photos, trophies, and plaques, there is one he treasures above the others.

"When I graduated from Purdue, I received the Big Ten medal as the senior athlete with the highest grade–point average," he told a reporter. "I did that. The other awards, my teams won."

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