Name: David Robinson
Sport: Track and Field
DOB: 8/6/1965
Birthplace: Key West, Ill.
Hometown: Woodbridge, Ill.
High School: Osbourn Park High School (Manassas, Va.)
College: U.S. Naval Academy
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996); three-time Olympic medalist (2 golds, 1 bronze)
  • Seoul 1988, bronze
  • Barcelona 1992, gold
  • Atlanta 1996, gold
Personal: Son of Freda and Ambrose Robinson...Father was a sonar technician for the U.S. Navy...Learned to play piano by ear...Enrolled in advanced computer classes at a local college at age 14...Played just one year of high school basketball during his senior year...Was selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft...Put off his rookie season in the NBA due to his commitments to the Navy...Continued to play basketball in college at the U.S. Naval Academy...Had a growth spurt of seven inches in college...Gave each of the 94 students at the Gates Elementary School in Texas a college scholarship of $8,000 when they graduated high school...Donated $9 million towards the construction of the Carver Academy in San Antonio, Texas...Due to his commitment to the community, the NBA’s Community Assist Award was renamed after him to the David Robinson Plaque in 2003...Father of three sons, David Maurice, Corey Matthew and Justin Michael.