On Friday, February 20th, a special and long overdue award ceremony was held at CSM’s Hall of Fame Plaza to honor the late Kosei Kato, who was a CSM student in 1946–1947.

Mr. Kato had won a physical education award in the fall 1946 semester but had never received it due to discrimination against Japanese Americans.

His achievements included setting a record for most push-ups completed and earning an impressive 998 cumulative points in all tests combined.

The ceremony was attended by 20 members, including three generations, of the Kato family.

Dean Andreas Wolf presented the family with a beautiful award plaque and letter.

The Kato family was very appreciative of the college’s acknowledgment of Mr. Kato’s athletic achievements.