Charles M. Kaufman
Kaufman was a vital member of Dartmouth College's Ivy League champion teams in 1958 and 1959 -- the last time the school won the conference title and played in the postseason. His senior year (1959-60), Kaufman was named All-Ivy League in two sports, basketball and baseball (he hit .333 at shortstop).
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An excellent all-around athlete, Kaufman had a stellar career at Dartmouth, teaming with future NBA player, Rudy LaRusso to lead the Big Green to two consecutive conference championships and the postseason. In 1958, Kaufman was named second team All-Ivy League and finished tenth in the conference with 13.9 points per game. He and LaRusso led the Big Green to the Ivy League title with a 11-3 conference record and entered the NCAA tournament with a 22-5 overall record. In the first round, Kaufman scored 24 points and grabbed 4 rebounds, helping Dartmouth defeat Connecticut, 75-64. In the East Regional Semifinal, the Big Green beat Manhattan, 79-62. Chuck had another great game with 22 points and 2 rebounds. In the East Final, however, Kaufman was held to only 9 points (he had 5 rebounds) and Temple (with Mel Brodsky) beat Dartmouth 69-50.
In 1959, Kaufman had another marvelous season. He and LaRusso led Dartmouth to back-to-back Ivy League titles. Kaufman was named All-America honorable mention and first team All-Ivy League, and the Big Green finished tied for first place with Princeton in the conference with a 13-1 mark. After defeating Princeton in the championship play-off game, Dartmouth (22-6) returned to the NCAA tournament. In the first round, they faced West Virginia and its star player, Jerry West. The Mountaineers, the eventual National runner-up, defeated Dartmouth, 82-68, although Kaufman scored 13 points, and had 1 rebound and 3 assists.
In his senior season (1960), Kaufman was named second team All-Ivy League. Dartmouth finished second in the conference with a record of 12-4 (14-9 overall). At this time, only conference champions played in the NCAA tournament.
Kaufman played guard at Dartmouth College from 1957-1960.
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Inside Sports Magazine: College Basketball, by Mike Douchant with Jim Nantz (Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1997)
Ronald Encyclopedia of Basketball, edited by William G. Mokray (Ronald Press: 1962)