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Kara Lawson

Kara Lawson, an Alexandria, Virginia native, graduated from West Springfield High School, where she played on the girls’ basketball and soccer teams. During her high school basketball career, Lawson led the Spartans to state championships in 1997 and 1999, and…

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Frank Beamer

Frank Beamer, a Hillsville, Virginia native, graduated from Virginia Tech in 1969, where he was a three year starting cornerback for Tech’s football program. He then went on to accept coaching positions at Maryland, The Citadel, and Murray State before…

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Michael Cuddyer

In 15 seasons of Major League Baseball, lifelong Chesapeake resident Michael Cuddyer established himself as much more than a reliable and versatile player and solid teammate. After gaining the national spotlight as the 1997 Virginia High School Player of the…

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Claudio Reyna

Claudio Reyna was born in Livingston, New Jersey, where he learned the game of soccer from his father. Reyna graduated from St. Benedict's Preparatory School in 1991. During Reyna's three years with the team, St Benedict's went undefeated (65-0), while…

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Bimbo Coles

Bimbo Coles was born in Covington, Virginia and grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia. At Greenbrier East High School, Coles played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. He made the high school All-American team as a free safety. Coles was…

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Jack Bogaczyk

Jack Bogaczyk spent 28 years in the sports media business in Roanoke, nearly 27 of those in the newspaper business, first at The World-News and then The Roanoke Times after the merger of the two daily papers. At the Roanoke…

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Kim Hamilton Anthony

Kim Hamilton Anthony, a native of Richmond, Virginia was the first African-American to receive a full athletic award to attend the University of California at Los Angeles for gymnastics. At UCLA, Anthony earned All-America honors six times and was the…

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C.J. Woollum

C.J. Woollum, a native of Alexandria, was a powerful figure who built a legacy at Christopher Newport University that could be topped by no other. Woollum transformed Christopher Newport's small area college into a Division III powerhouse. As the leader…

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Dre Bly

Dre Bly, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, graduated from Western Branch High School, where he was an all-state high school football player before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a redshirt freshman, Bly led the nation…

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Beth Anders

Beth Anders started her coaching career at Old Dominion University in 1980 after being a member of the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Field Hockey teams. The team won the bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics and Anders finished with…

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