Published: July 6, 2018

The golden spike: A living legacy of Jack Seibold '50

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Terry Inch, the CEO of Onstar and a 1982 graduate of the Michigan State University, summed up his collegiate swimming career like this, "I have fond memories of the years I spent as a member of the Michigan State swimming and diving team. During my time in the program, I picked up and developed many important leadership lessons that I was able to transfer into some modicum of success in my professional life."

Hundreds of other Spartan swimmers and divers, own a golden spike: a simple railroad tie painted gold hung by a ribbon with a poem attached, given to them upon graduation. The Golden Spike is the ultimate tradition of Michigan State swimming and diving. A symbol awarded to 71 consecutive classes of male Spartans and 25 classes of female Spartans.

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