Ron Haigler was the first recipient of the Ivy League Player of the Year Award as a senior in 1974-75, and was the Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year as both a junior and senior.  He was inducted into the Big Five Hall of Fame in 1982.


One of the most prolific offensive players in Penn history, Haigler’s 1,522 career points is the third highest career scoring total in Pennsylvania’s history, and he is one of four players to score more than 600 points in one season (606 in 1974-75).  He played in the NCAA Tournament three times, on teams with a combined record of 64-20, and on teams which set a Big Five record of 12 consecutive victories in City Series games.  Haigler holds the school record for field goals made in one season, 259, during his senior year.


Haigler won the Arthur Kiefaber Award as the team’s most valuable player as both a junior and senior, and was drafted by both the Chicago Bulls (NBA) and Memphis Sounds (ABA).