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William Bonsall

Class of 1983· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete Coach

William Bonsall earned a spot on the 1948 US Gymnastics Team, won two All-America honors, three NCAA and four AAU medals in his career at Penn State— all of which came after escaping a Nazi prison camp on Jan. 31, 1945. Bonsall helped earn the University of West Virginia men’s gymnastics team varsity status in 1952 as head coach, where he served 31 years. He retired in 1980.