Julian “Bud” Benoit

Julian Benoit was the second NCAA champion in University of Idaho history. As a boxer for the Vandals, Benoit won the 1938 NCAA title at 135 pounds and helped Idaho tie for second as a team. He also helped Idaho win its first Pacific Coast Conference boxing championship in 1938 when he won the 135-pound crown. Following the success of Benoit’s 1938 season, Vandal boxing reached new heights, with Coach Louis August leading Idaho to NCAA team championships in 1940 and 1941.