Basketball

Ray Monnot

Ray Monnot graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and was awarded the Dr. Claude Brown Memorial Trophy in 1957. A slim 6’ 6”, Monnot led the Mustangs to their first triple divisional win in the 1954-55 season. At the end of regular season play, John Metras enlisted the Mustangs in a four team round-robin senior Ontario Amateur Basketball Association playoff series. By winning the title, Western was eligible to represent Ontario at the Olympic trials in Vancouver. Metras declined the offer because he did not want his players to miss ten days of classes. In the 1955-56 season, Monnot established a single game scoring record with thirty-eight points against Toronto, and scored 545 points that year winning the league scoring crown. His three year basketball career ended with a total 1,278 points. Monnot was inducted into the W Club Hall of Fame in 1997.

Ray Monnot

On January 27, 1956, Ray Monnot scored a record breaking thirty-eight points against the University of Toronto as seen in this official score book.