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The Edward G. Chandler Scholarship

Established by the Chandler family in the fall of 1994, the Edward G. Chandler Scholarship, like the Chang Family Scholarship, fulfills the university's longtime goal of creating new men's tennis endowments.

Designed in honor of its namesake, three-time national tennis champion Edward "Bud" Chandler (singles 1925 and '26, doubles '26), the Chandler Scholarship is presented to the men's tennis player who excels both in the classroom and on the courts, "conducting himself in a gentlemanly and sportsmanlike manner." This year's recipient of the scholarship is junior David Sutton.

The Bears only NCAA singles champion, Chandler graduated from Cal in 1926 and immediately began competing on the men's tennis circuit. In a matter of months he had reached No. 5 on the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association's national charts, but despite being rated as one of the best players in the country, retired from the circuit that fall to enroll at Harvard Law School.

In 1929, Chandler returned to the Bay Area and resumed his tennis career by claiming the 1930 and '32 California Singles Championships. He paired with former Cal teammate Gerald Stratford to win the 1939 state doubles title and took home ten national titles over the next 40 years, including the USTA National Indoor Doubles championships in 1970 and '80.

A 1986 inaugural inductee into Cal's Athletic Hall of Fame, he was inducted into the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985.

Contributions to the Edward G. Chandler Scholarship total nearly $150, 000 to date.


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