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1988 NAU Athletic Hall of Fame Class

 Raul H. Castro

(Boxing/Football/Track, 1935-1939)

Raul Castro's greatest athletic accomplishment while attending Arizona State Teachers College was as a member of the boxing team.  Fighting as a welterweight in the competitive Border Conference, Castro went undefeated as a collegiate boxer.  As an All Border Conference boxing champion, he was the Arizona State welterweight champion in 1938 and was elected captain of the team by his teammates.  Also in 1938, Castro was the Border Conference (half mile) track champion and team captain.  Raul H. Castro later served the State of Arizona as Pima County Attorney, Superior Court Judge and Governor. On behalf of the United States, he served as Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina.

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