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Famous Gonzaga University Alumni

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

List of famous alumni from Gonzaga University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Gonzaga University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Gonzaga University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Gonzaga 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 Gonzaga University.

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like John Stockton, Bing Crosby, and many other notable GU Bulldogs

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

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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1903-1977)

Birthplace: USA, Tacoma, Washington

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (; May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. The first multimedia star, Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and ...more

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John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 56

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington

John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career (1984–2003) as a point guard for the Utah Jazz, and the team ...more

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James E. West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 55 (1951-2006)

Birthplace: Salem, Oregon

James Elton "Jim" West (March 28, 1951 – July 22, 2006) was an American politician. In 2005, while Mayor of Spokane, Washington, he was the target of allegations of the sexual abuse of ...more
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Ronny Turiaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Le Robert, Martinique

Ronny Turiaf (born January 13, 1983) is a French retired professional basketball player who played 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Turiaf grew up in Martinique then ...more

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Dan Dickau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Daniel David "Dan" Dickau (born September 16, 1978) is a retired American professional basketball player who currently works as an on-air broadcaster for the Pac-12 Network, CBS Sports ...more
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Christine Gregoire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Adrian, Michigan, United States of America

Christine "Chris" O'Grady Gregoire (; born March 24, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 22nd Governor of the state of Washington from 2005 to 2013. A member ...more
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Sherman Alexie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Poet, Comedian, Novelist

Age: 52

Birthplace: Wellpinit, Washington, United States of America

Sherman Joseph Alexie Jr. (born October 7, 1966) is a Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker. His writings draw on his experiences as an Indigenous ...more
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Michael P. Farris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington

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Jason Bay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Trail, Canada

Jason Raymond Bay (born September 20, 1978) is a Canadian-American former professional baseball left fielder. Bay played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh ...more

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Brian Ching is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni

Age: 40

Birthplace: Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA

Brian Ching (born May 24, 1978) an American retired professional soccer player who played for twelve years in Major League Soccer and represented the U.S. national team for eight years. Ching's ...more
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Jeremy Pargo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Jeremy Raymon Pargo (born March 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 6 ft 2 ...more
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George Nethercutt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Washington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Spokane, United States of America, + more

George R. Nethercutt Jr. (born October 7, 1944) is an American politician, author, consultant, columnist and commentator. Nethercutt is the founder and chairman of The George Nethercutt ...more
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Josh Heytvelt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Josh Heytvelt

Age: 32

Birthplace: Clarkston, Washington

Joshua Rolin "Josh" Heytvelt (; born June 26, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Hitachi SunRockers of the Japanese National Basketball League.
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Max Krause is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Max Krause American football player

Age: Dec. at 75 (1909-1984)

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington

Max Joseph Krause (April 5, 1909 – July 11, 1984) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.
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Adam Morrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Glendive, Montana

Adam John Morrison (born July 19, 1984) is an American retired professional basketball player. Morrison played for three years at Gonzaga University and was considered to be one of the top ...more

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Jon Karamatsu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 44

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Jon Riki Karamatsu was a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing the state's 41st district from 2002 to 2011.On October 16, 2007, at about 1:15 a.m., Karamatsu ...more
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Lenn Sakata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Manager, Baseball player

Age: 64

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

Lenn Haruki Sakata (Japanese: 坂田春樹 born June 8, 1954) is an American former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a utility player from 1977 to 1987 and was a ...more
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J. P. Batista is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni

Age: 37

Birthplace: Olinda, Brazil

João Paulo Lopes "J. P." Batista (born October 29, 1981) is a Brazilian professional basketball player who currently plays for Le Mans Sarthe of the LNB Pro A. Standing at 6 ft ...more
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Mary Verner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni

Age: 62

Birthplace: Fitzgerald, Georgia

Mary Verner (born August 13, 1956) is the former mayor of Spokane, Washington.
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Mike Redmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Manager, Baseball player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Michael Patrick Redmond (born May 5, 1971) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager. He is currently the bench coach for the Colorado Rockies. He played for 13 seasons in ...more
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Tony Canadeo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Anthony Robert Canadeo (May 5, 1919 – November 29, 2003) was a professional American football player who played halfback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Green Bay Packers from 1941 ...more
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Leon Cadore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 67 (1891-1958)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Leon "Caddy" Joseph Cadore (November 20, 1891 – March 16, 1958) was a right-handed American pitcher from 1915 to 1924. Cadore shares an MLB record for the most innings pitched in a ...more
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Joe McDermott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Politician

Age: 51

J. Joseph McDermott (born July 1, 1967), usually known as Joe McDermott, is an American politician from the state of Washington and Chair of the Metropolitan King County Council. He previously ...more
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Ray Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
American football player

Age: Died at 91 (1903-1994)

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington

Raymond Paul Flaherty (September 1, 1903 – July 19, 1994) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was part of ...more
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Kevin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gonzaga University Alumni
Kevin Richardson Baseball player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Washington

Kevin Grant Richardson (born September 12, 1980) is an American former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers in 2009.