Zelmo led Prairie View A&M to the 1962 NAIA National Championship, and was named the MVP of the National Tournament. During his tournament run, he set the NAIA Tournament record for rebounds in a tournament with 96, a record that still stands today, 55 years later. For his four-year collegiate career, Zelmo averaged 25 points and 20 rebounds and was a two-time First Team All American.
He was named to the NAIA’s 50th & 75th Anniversary Teams and has been inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Please see below the induction video of Zelmo Beaty into the 2017 SCB Hall of Fame