Andy “Acey” Olson was a noted as a defensive wizard during his three-year varsity  basketball career at North Dakota State, “Olson shut out the man he was assigned to guard in three consecutive games (vs. Concordia, Moorhead State and Wisconsin-Superior) during the 1934 season. Olson played three seasons of varsity football, earning first-team All-North Central Conference honors in 1933 and serving as the grid captain in 1934. Olsen played independent basketball in North Dakota throughout the 1930’s. Olson erved as a captain in parachute infantry in the South Pacific during World War II. Returned to coach all sports at New Rockford, N.D., and then football and basketball at the University of Manitoba. He came back to Fargo and coached at Fargo Central until 1965.


ACEY OLSON Height: 6:02 Weight: 180 College: North Dakota State’35
Charles Olson Born: Dec 11, 1913 Died: Apr 30, 1992 Hometown: Fargo, ND
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1931-32 North Dakota State (Frosh) College
1932-33 North Dakota State College
1933-34 North Dakota State College
1934-35 North Dakota State College
1935-36 North Dakota A.C. Indep
1936-37 North Dakota A.C. Indep
1937-38 Fargo Indep
1938-39 Fargo Triangle Inn Indep
1938-39 Bismarck Phantoms Indep
1939-40 Bismarck Phantoms Indep
1940-41 Bismarck Phantoms Indep
1941-46 U.S. Army Military Service
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1940-41 Bismarck Phantoms WBT 1 1 2 3 .667 4 4.0
Major League Totals 1 1 2 3 .667 4 4.0


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