5’8″ assemblyman Jim Tedisco set 15 scoring and assist records when he played basketball at Union College in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Tedisco left Unon as their all-time leading scorer with 1,632 career points. He was inducted into the Union Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. Tedisco, who was a little dynamo on the basketball floor and a very fine student in the classroom, was given the Silver Anniversary Award from the NCAA in 1997. This award is presented 25 years after graduation and is based on academic achievement ( he earned a B.A. in psychology), being an outstanding athlete in college, and career and professional achievement after graduation.