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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Bowling Green State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Bowling Green State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Bowling Green State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Bowling Green State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Bowling Green State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Bowling Green State University.

List features graduates like Nate Thurmond and Eva Marie Saint.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bowling Green State University?” and “Which celebrities are Bowling Green State University alumni?”

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Eva Marie Saint is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Actor Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred ...more

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Cara Zavaleta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Nude Glamour Model Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress, known for her appearances on the MTV reality series Road Rules: South Pacific, and as the November 2004 Playboy Playmate.

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Robert Patrick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr. is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainous characters. He is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations. Patrick dropped out of ...more

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Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway is an American comedian and actor, who is best known for his role as the inept Ensign Charles Parker in the 1960s World War II-set situation comedy, McHale's ...more

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Jennifer Higdon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Musician, Composer Jennifer Higdon is an American composer of classical music. She has received many awards including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best ...more

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Alissa Czisny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Figure Skater Alissa Czisny is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion, the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. ...more

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Ric Ocasek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist Ric Ocasek is an American musician and music producer. He is best known as lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band, the Cars. Ocasek grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. When ...more

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Bernie Casey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Painter, Poet, Actor Bernard Terry "Bernie" Casey is an American professional actor who initially had a career as an interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional football player. Casey was also a ...more

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Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Figure Skater, Television producer, Actor Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships, four consecutive World Championships and a gold medal in the ...more

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Bob Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Coach Robert W. Hill is an American basketball coach. Hill grew up in Mount Sterling, Ohio moving to Worthington, Ohio for high school. Upon graduating from high School, Hill entered Bowling Green ...more

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Carolyn Forché is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Editor, Poet, Translator Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate. She has received awards for her literary work.

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Marian McPartland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Radio personality, Composer Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE, was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011. After ...more

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Randy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Randy Stewart

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Tim Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician Timothy John "Tim" Ryan is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district, serving since 2003. The district, numbered as the 17th district from 2003 to 2013, takes in a ...more

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Orel Hershiser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Baseball player Orel Leonard Hershiser IV is an American former baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1983 to 2000. He later became a broadcast color analyst and a professional ...more

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Antonio Daniels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Basketball player Antonio Robert Daniels is a retired American professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the NBA.

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Shantanu Narayen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Businessperson Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Systems. Prior to this post, he held the role as the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005. He is also the President of the board of the Adobe ...more

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Reid Lamberty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist Reid Lamberty is a freelance general assignment reporter at WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. Lamberty is best known as being a co-Anchor at WNYW, in New York. He co-anchored Good Day Wake Up ...more

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Brian MacLellan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Brian John MacLellan is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward and the general manager of the Washington Capitals. After playing his college hockey at Bowling Green State University, MacLellan ...more

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Bruce Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Lawyer Bruce Edward Johnson is an American lawyer and Republican politician who was appointed the State of Ohio's 63rd Lieutenant Governor on January 5, 2005, to complete an unexpired term. Johnson ...more

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Greg de Vries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Gregory A. de Vries is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played over 800 games with six teams in the National Hockey League. de Vries won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado ...more

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Mike Emrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Announcer, Sports commentator Michael "Doc" Emrick is an American sports commentator noted mostly for his work in ice hockey. Emrick is currently the lead announcer for NHL national telecasts on both NBC and NBC ...more

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Robert Latta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Robert Edward 'Bob' Latta is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes most of Toledo's ...more

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Rob Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Actor Robert Bowlby Blake is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and the current assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. He was originally ...more

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Sandi Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Politician Sandra Lee "Sandi" Jackson was elected to the Chicago City Council as an alderman of the 7th ward of the City of Chicago in the 2007 municipal elections held on February 27, 2007. She ...more

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Nolan Reimold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Baseball player Nolan G. Reimold is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and Arizona ...more

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Jennifer Crusie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Jennifer Crusie is a pseudonym for Jennifer Smith, a bestselling and award winning author of contemporary romance novels. She has written more than twenty novels, which have been published in 20 ...more

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Steve Hartman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter Stephen Robert "Steve" Hartman is a broadcast journalist.

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Scott Mruczkowski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
American football player Scott Allen Mruczkowski [merch-COW-ski] is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft and ...more

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Khary Campbell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Khary Campbell American football player Khary K. Campbell is a former American football linebacker that played for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. He played college football at Bowling

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Stacey Erdman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Librarian, Archivist

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Shaun Suisham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
American football player Shaun Christopher Suisham is a Canadian placekicker of American football for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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George McPhee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player George McPhee is a Canadian ice hockey executive. McPhee is the former General Manager of the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals; he also served as the team's alternate governor and ...more

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Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Basketball player Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond is a retired American basketball player. Dominant at both center and power forward, he was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record ...more

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Ron Sweed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ron Sweed Ron Sweed, is an American entertainer and author known for his late-night television horror host character The Ghoul.

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Omar Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Omar Jacobs American football player Omar T. Jacobs is an American football quarterback for the Rio Grande Valley Sol of X-League Indoor Football. He played college football at Bowling Green and was drafted by the Pittsburgh ...more

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Kevin Bieksa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Kevin Francesco Bieksa is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. After a three-year career in the Ontario ...more

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Alex Foster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Alexander Dwight Foster is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. He is the son of former NHL player ...more

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Steve Buehrer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Lawyer Stephen P. Buehrer is a former Republican member of the Ohio Senate who represented the 1st district, and was an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Congress in the special election for Ohio's 5th ...more

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Dan Bylsma is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Coach Daniel Brian Bylsma is a former professional hockey player and the former head coach of the United States men's national ice hockey team. Recently, Bylsma was the head coach for the Pittsburgh ...more

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Martin Bayless is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Martin Bayless American football player Martin Ashley Bayless is a former American football safety who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Bowling Green State University. He was an ...more

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Tim Hagans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Trumpeter Tim Hagans is a jazz trumpet player, arranger and composer. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards: for Best Instrumental Composition for "Box of Cannoli" on The Avatar ...more

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Jonathan Sigalet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Jonathan Sigalet Jonathan Patrick Sigalet is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played college hockey for the Falcons of Bowling Green State University. He was drafted by the NHL's Boston Bruins ...more

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Tom De Haven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Author Tom De Haven is an American author, editor, journalist, and writing teacher. His recurring subjects include literary and film noir, the Hollywood studio system and the American comics industry. ...more

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David Ellett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Ice Hockey Player David George John "Dave" Ellett is an American-born Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons. He was born in Cleveland because his ...more

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James Pickens Jr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Actor James Pickens, Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, and for his supporting role as ...more

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William Easterly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Professor, Author, Economist William Russell Easterly is an American economist, specializing in economic development. He is a Professor of Economics at New York University, joint with Africa House, and Co-Director of NYU’s ...more

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Burke Badenhop is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Baseball player Burke Heinrich Badenhop is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the Florida Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee ...more

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John N. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
John N. Abrams General John Nelson Abrams is a retired United States Army General who commanded the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command from 1998 to 2002. He is the son of former Army Chief of ...more

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Nick Licata is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bowling Green State University Alumni
Nick Licata Politician Nick Licata is a member of the Seattle City Council serving his fourth term. He has chaired numerous committees, including Parks, Public Safety, Human Services, Housing, Arts and Culture. Licata ...more