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William “Pete” Bennett

In the world of track, the name Pete Bennett is synonymous with excellence. Bennett distinguished himself as both an athlete and coach at Virginia State College (now Virginia State University) where his achievements and winning legacy are a testament to…

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Edward Leroy “ED” Beard

Ed Beard defines what it means to be a competitor.  While he made a name for himself on the football field, those who witnessed his remarkable feat at the 1957 Virginia State High School Wrestling Tournament can attest to his…

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Marvin Bass

Marvin Bass is a native of Petersburg, Virginia and was a member of William & Mary's winningest football team in history. Bass captained the 1942 Indians, which compiled a 9-1-1 record. He later was an assistant coach at William &…

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Peggy Augustus

Peggy Augustus was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but currently resides in Keswick, Virginia.  She was active as an owner, trainer, and rider of show horses from 1950 to 1965, and won every major championship throughout the United States and Canada.   …

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Arthur Ashe Jr.

Winning championships and trailblazing in tennis are “old hat” to this first world-renowned titleist to be inducted into Virginia’s Hall of Fame for his sport, following his pioneering teacher Dr. R.W. Johnson.  At the age of 17, Ashe won the…

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Donna Andrews

A native of Lynchburg, Andrews launched her successful golf career as a teenager. She twice won the Virginia Junior championship (1983 and 1984) and then won the VSGA Women's championship five years in a row. After playing collegiate golf at…

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Gene Alley

Born in Henrico County in 1940, Alley is a native Virginian. He attended Hermitage High School and developed into an outstanding baseball player. By the end of the 1963 season, Alley had worked his way up to the shortstop position…

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George Herbert Allen

In 1971, Coach George Allen took over a Washington club that had only one winning season in the previous fifteen years, and molded them into perennial league title contenders. It was Allen who was responsible for the "Redskinsmania" which swept…

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