IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former University of Iowa men’s basketball and baseball player, Bob Schulz, has passed away at the age of 96 in Des Moines.
Schulz was a freshman on Iowa’s 1945 basketball squad that won the school’s first outright Big Ten Championship with a 17-1 overall record and 11-1 in conference play. He was a three-year starter (1948-50) and played with four Hawkeye All-Americans (Murray Wier, Herb Wilkinson, Dick Ives, and Charles Darling). Schulz was also on the basketball staff for a couple years after graduating under head coach Bucky O’Connor.
The Davenport, Iowa, native played was a first baseman on Iowa’s 1945 baseball team.
Schulz met his wife, Phyllis Eschbach, at the University of Iowa. He and his wife Phyllis attended Iowa football games for 75 years.
Schulz, World War II veteran, spent 19 months in the army. His father William also served in the army in World War I.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 1-3 p.m. at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road in Des Moines. His funeral will begin at 3 p.m.