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Rex Swett



Huron. Nebraska. Led the 1958 Huron Tigers to a 22-0 record and state Class A basketball title, averaging 15 points a game. He averaged 20.8 the previous season as Huron finished third. Held Huron High records in the 180-yard low hurdles (20.1) and long jump (22-9). He was named the state's High School Athlete of the Year for 1958.He also was named a high school basketball All-American. At Nebraska, he started three years in baseball (shortstop) and basketball (point guard). A 6-1, 180-pounder, Swett averaged 11.5 points a game as a junior and 14 as a senior. He atted .438 for the state amateur baseball champion Huron Indians in 1960. He was a two-time South Dakota champion in 8-ball pool (1968 and '69). In the 1980s while living in Colorado he won eight tennis championships in the six-state InterMountain Region in his age group. In 2004 Swett won the APA national 9-ball pool championship and $10,000. More than 9,000 players attempted to qualify. In all, he has won 15 state championships in four different sports (basketball, baseball, 8-ball pool and tennis) and one national 9-ball title.








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