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Charles L. Duncanson: Hall of Fame Inductee

Charles L. Duncanson was a multi-sport athlete who would have a successful career both during his stay at Winona State and after leaving.

Duncanson came from Byron, Minn., and competed in four sports while attending Winona State. His collegiate career was highlighted on the basketball court where he helped lead the Warriors to a conference championship and a spot in the NAIA Basketball Nationals in 1939. Duncanson earned All-Conference honors in the 1941-42 season and was the conference-leading scorer.

In all, Duncanson played in 74 Warrior basketball games and scored 670 points.

Duncanson was also one of the few athletes to pull off a double-conference championship year, as he helped the Warriors to a football conference championship in 1939.

Upon graduation, Duncanson taught aviation maintenance and repair for the United States Navy for two years and served for two and a half years in the United States Air Force where he taught B-29 Bomber repair.

Duncanson went on to a career that spanned 35 years in the life insurance business. He also served in many church, civic and service groups and was very instrumental in the Rotary Club where Rotary International named him a Paul Hairris Fellow.

Induction Date





Men's Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Field


Won 10 letters: Basketball (4), Football (3), Track (2), Baseball (1)

All-Conference Basketball 1942

Conference scoring champion Basketball 1942

Member of Conference Championship Basketball Team 1939

Member of team that played NAIA Basketball Nationals 1939
Team Captain Basketball
Member of Conference Champion Football Team 1939
Conference Honorable Mention Football 1941

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Warrior Athletics, WSU Athletics, WSU Hall of Fame, Sports, Sport, Baseball, Men's Basketball, Football, Track & Field