James A. Hollensteiner
Graduation Year: 1953
Induction Year: 1998
Sport (s): Football, Men's Track & Field

A graduate of North Park Academy in Chicago, Jim Hollensteiner came to DePauw on a newsboy scholarship.  His good grades his first year led to the awarding of a Rector Scholarship for his remaining three years.  He was an exceptional athlete, lettering in track and football, and playing basketball his freshman year.  He anchored the mile relay, and ran the 100-, 220- and 400-yard dashes.  He never lost an individual race while running varsity track at DePauw.  He won 13 consecutive races during his sophomore and senior years.  He attended Exeter University in England his junior year, where he excelled in rugby, basketball, and track and was selected for the All England Universities Athletic Team for his excellence in track. He led DePauw to a Little State Track championship in 1953, winning three gold medals.  This win for DePauw was the only time in now more than 50 years that DePauw has won that meet.  He played offensive end and defensive halfback on the football team.  He was selected to All Little State team in 1952.  A member of Beta Theta Pi, he graduated with distinction in economics.  He received an M.B.A. from Northwestern in 1955 and a J.D. degree in 1965.  For 33 years he served the United States League of Savings Institutions, retiring in 1988 as its executive vice president.  He and his wife, Wanda, have five children.  Son John, attended DePauw and graduated in 1989.  The Hollensteiners split their time between Barrington, Ill., and Rollins, Mont.