Lakota High School class of 1974: Basketball, Baseball & Cross
Dave Gschwind played basketball, baseball, and ran cross country, earning
eight varsity letters in all.
In basketball, Gschwind was named the Lakota MVP, Mid Miami League
player of the year and Butler county player of the year at the end of his
senior season. In addition, he was named to the District 15 (Butler, Warren,
Montgomery, and Preble counties) coaches first-team, and was an all-Ohio
team honorable mention. These honors culminated a three-year varsity
basketball career. An explosive scorer, Gschwind’s averaged 22.6 points per
game in 1974, a mark that still ranks in the Lakota all-time top five. His
school record of 181 field goals made in a season stood for 11 years.
Gschwind earned three varsity letters in baseball. As a pitcher, his earned
run average of 0.531, established a new Lakota single-season record in
1974. He also earned varsity letters in 1973 and 1974 as a member of the
Firebird cross country team.
Gschwind went on to compete in basketball at Northern Arizona University.
Gschwind is the vice president of mortgage services at Kemba Credit Union.
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