Notable Zetes

For over 170 years, Zeta Psi has scaffolded our undergraduate brothers to be better leaders in their careers, their communities, and in service to all humankind. We have been fortunate to have played role in the lives of countless inspirational men throughout the years. Here is a list of some Zetes who have powerfully impacted the world.

Mitchell, Matt

Achievements: 1977 NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Champion. All-American 1976, 1977, and 1978. Member of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame.

Chapter: Mu, 1979

Posner, David

Achievements: NCAA Div 1 Men’s Basketball Referee Ice Cube’s Big3 (Basketball) league Referee, including working the championship game in 2018 USA Women’s National (Basketball) team scrimmages Referee, prior to the 2012 London Olympics

Chapter: Phi Epsilon, 2001

Reynolds, Robert (Bob) O’Dell “Horse”

Achievements: A 2 time All-America Tackle, and a 1961 inductee into the College Hall of Fame. In 1952 he partnered with Gene Autry and served as the president of Golden West Broadcasting. He was co-founder, co-owner and president of the California Angels MLB team from 1960–1975. 1963 to 1972 co-owner of the NFL Los Angeles Rams. In 1972, he received the Distinguished American Award from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

Chapter: Mu, 1935

DOD: March 30, 1914 – February 8, 1994

Rice, Alan

Achievements: Big Ten champion and an All-American Wrestler for the University of Minnesota. In 1956 he won double national titles in Greco-Roman and freestyle. Placed fifth at the 1956 Olympics and was coach of the 1972 USA Greco-Roman Olympic team. Namesake of the "Alan Rice Leadership Award" of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1999, Zeta Psi Red Grange Athlete of the Year Award 2013.

Chapter: Alpha Beta

Robinson, Bruce P.

Achievements: The 21st pick of the 1st round of the June 1975 MLB Amateur Draft, by the Oakland A's. Inventor in 1979 of the "Robby Pad," a hinged flap on the right/throwing shoulder of a catcher's chest protector. It began seeing widespread use in the early 1980s and can be viewed on most every catcher's chest protector from the major leagues to youth leagues. One of the original two "Robby Pads" is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Chapter: Mu, 1976

William Shea

Shea, William

Achievements: NYC Attorney; namesake of Shea Stadium. Founder of the Continental League, a proposed 3rd Major League, which forced the expansion of MLB, and led to the formation of the NY Mets. Instrumental in convincing the NHL to expand and award a franchise to Long Island (The NY Islanders). Namesake of the "The William A. "Bill" Shea – Distinguished Little League Graduate Award" which is presented to a former little leaguer in Major League Baseball who best exemplifies the spirit of Little League Baseball. "

Chapter: Phi

Dr Benjamin M Spock

Spock, Benjamin M., MD

Achievements: Author, One of the most famous names in America in pediatric health, wrote "The Common Sense Book on Baby and Child Care"; and other child care books. Gold medalist, as a member of the American eight-man crew at the 1924 Paris Olympics, whose time of 6 minutes and 33 seconds was almost 16 seconds faster than the second-placed Canadian crew.

Chapter: Eta

DOD: March 15, 1998

Szczecko, Joseph

Achievements: NFL Player from 1966-1969, Defensive Tackle with the Atlanta Falcons (starting with the first ever game in 1966) and the NY Giants. Currently a family lawyer in Georgia.

Chapter: Omega

Tanner, Roscoe

Achievements: Professional Tennis player. Winner, 1970 US Amateur Championships, and the 1977 Australian Open. Runner up at Wimbledon 1979. His 153 mph serve was the fastest ever recorded in tournament competition from February 1978 until September 2004.

Chapter: Mu, 1972

Tuckerman, Sam

Achievements: 2x Ivy League Champion (2017 and 2019) 2019 Ivy League Kicker/Special Teams Player of the Year 2019 1st Team All Ivy 2019 1st Team All New England 2019 Ivy League Leading Scorer 5x Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week 2020 Zeta Psi Red Grange Athlete of the Year

Chapter: Eta, 2019

Van Siclen, Richard

Achievements: 2014 Zeta Psi Red Grange Sportsman of the Year Honoree. 3 time All-American. Professional boxer with a 10-0 record as a light heavy boxer (as of July, 2021).

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 2015

Whitlinger, John

Achievements: Stanford Men's Tennis Coach (2005-2014), Associate head coach under fellow Zete Dick Gould (1987-2004). 1997 Awarded the inaugural ITA National Associate Coach of the Year. 1999 Inductee ITA Collegiate Hall of Fame. A member of Stanford's Athletic Hall of Fame, 2010 inductee of the USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame. 2006 Pac-10 Coach of the Year. 1974 Men's NCAA Tennis Champion, Singles and with Jim Delaney, Doubles. A two-time All-American (1974, '75).

Chapter: Mu, 1976