Linn R. Rockwood Athlete Profile

Linn R. Rockwood

Linn R. Rockwood
Hall of Fame: 1976

  • 1976 Men's Tennis



1976 Hall of Fame Inductee

Linn Rockwood joined the BYU tennis team in 1942. He was captain of the team in 1943 and 1947, and was undefeated in conference play both years. During World War II, he served in the Marines, winning the Marine V-12, 135 lb. battalion boxing championship in North Carolina in 1944.

During his athletic career, Linn was ranked first in men’s singles in Utah for fourteen years, and first in intermountain men’s singles for nine years. He won the National Public Parks Men’s Singles Championship three times and the Idaho State Men’s Singles Championship five times. Throughout his forty years of activity in tennis he has won innumerable Utah tournaments. He also won the Utah State Table Tennis Championships three times.

In 1952 Linn was named the Utah Athlete of the Year by the Deseret News. He received the Distinguished Service Award of Provo in 1956 and the Dale Rex Memorial Award in 1957. In 1964 he was named to the National Public Parks Tennis Hall of Fame, and he was named to the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.

Linn received his B.S. degree from BYU in 1947 and his M.S. in 1952. He received his Ed.D. degree in 1967 from the University of Utah.