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Ron Woods

Ronnie Woods was a basketball player at Tufts University, and a member of the Class of 1980. He matriculated to Tufts in 1976 from Roxbury, Massachusetts. During his time at Tufts, he was close to Jim Campbell, an excellent player in Wood’s year who served as the team captain for the 1979-1980 season. Woods also aided in the capture of an assailant in February of 1978; after hearing a woman’s scream from the campus shuttle bus, Woods chased an attacker into a dormitory, where he was arrested by the police. He graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences in 1980.

Biography written and researched by Peter Lam.


Cohen, Tom. "Woods and Campbell: in perpetual motion." Tufts Daily. 4 February 1977.

"Woods a hero." Tufts Criterion. February 1979.