Introducing the University of Washington Gold Debit MasterCard® with free checking from BECU. When you use it, it’s like joining the world’s biggest Husky pep rally. Just check out what these famous UW alums have to say.
Robinson, though just 5’9”, is one of the most successful basketball players in recent UW history. His Husky teams played in the NCAA basketball tournament twice, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 2005. He went on to play for the New York Knicks for five years, and in 2010 joined the Boston Celtics. Robinson is a three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champ.
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick first played the saxophone when he was 10, and started playing professionally with Barry White while still at Franklin High School. After graduating, he played in bands and went solo in 1982, becoming one of the top-selling instrumental artists of all time.
Danielle Lawrie was twice named college softball player of the year, and played for Team Canada in the 2008 Olympics. After graduating from UW in 2010, Lawrie turned pro and now plays for the USSSA Pride in Orlando, Fla.
Bill Gates Sr., who grew up in Bremerton, says he never considered any university besides the University of Washington. He went on to a stellar law career and raised three children, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Now 85, he works for several philanthropies, including the World Justice Project.
Rick Steves is a renowned travel writer whose expertise now includes a world tour company and PBS and radio series as well as his highly regarded guidebooks.
Nancy Guppy was a cast member in the famed Seattle sketch troupe Almost Live, which had its own TV show from 1984-1999. Since then, Guppy has been active in the Seattle arts scene and currently hosts “Arts Zone” on the Seattle Channel and KCTS.
Huard was a UW quarterback, and his senior year passed for 2,415 yards and 11 touchdowns. He later played for Cincinnati, Miami, New England, Kansas City and San Francisco. He’s a two-time Super Bowl champion.
Brock Huard followed his brother, Damon, to the UW football team, where he went on to set several UW career records, including most passing yards (5,742). He went on to play for Seattle and Indianapolis in the NFL. He’s now a popular radio talk-show host.
Woodward was a star basketball player at the University of Washington and now is one of the Seattle area’s most refreshing sports commentators, with a popular evening show on the sports-only radio station KJR.
Born in Germany, Schrempf was a UW basketball star who was named to the All-Pac-10 Team. He went on to play for Dallas, Indiana, Seattle and Portland before retiring from the NBA in 2001.
Richard Karn Wilson (who later dropped his last name professionally) began acting in commercials right after graduating from UW. He shot to stardom as costar of the sitcom “Home Improvement” in the ‘90s. Recently he’s appeared on TV regularly as a game show host and commercials.
Sixkiller, a member of the Cherokee Nation, was a starting quarterback for the Huskies, and in 1970 led the NCAA in passing. He played in the Canadian and World Football Leagues, and now is affiliated with the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Resort in Sequim, Wash.
Barry Erickson is a mild-mannered Seattle resident who can be found on UW game days in the west end zone in full Captain Husky regalia, helping lead the charge, and the cheers, for the team.
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