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Aggie Gold: Celebrating Babe Slater at the 2024 Olympics

Shields Library (Lobby - Left Side of Main Staircase)

May 15, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Colby E. “Babe” Slater was a 1917 graduate of the University Farm School (now UC Davis). An outstanding athlete, Slater played on the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Rugby Team in 1920 (Antwerp) and in 1924 (Paris). This exhibit celebrates the centennial of his gold medal win in 1924 in Paris, when he served as team captain.

An online exhibit highlighting the collection is available:

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Black-and-white photo of four rugby players standing side-by-side on a field in front of empty bleachers. The second from left holds a rugby ball under one arm.
U.S. Olympic Rugby Team members: Al Williams, Colby E. “Babe” Slater, Lynn Farrish, and unidentified individual (left to right), 1924.