O.M. "Ding" Merriott
Starred in football, basketball and baseball at Tech and earned nine varsity letters in those three sports during his stay with the Bulldogs. Was the school's intramural boxing champion in 1938-39. Was named Outstanding Freshman in football and basketball in 1937 and chosen as Tech's Best All-Round athlete in 1940-41. Merriott was a basketball and baseball star at Lebanon High in Lebanon, Ind. He finished his Tech career with nine varsity letters and was team captain as a senior on the basketball team, where he also received all-league honors.