Class of 2017

Eric Tipton was born in Petersburg, Virginia where he graduated from Petersburg High School. He entered Duke University upon graduation and went on to become one of the all time greats in Duke football history, being named All-American as a halfback in 1938, and named to the College Football Hall of Fame the same year. […]

John Todd was a four-sport star at the College of William and Mary from 1921 to 1925. He served as captain of the football team from 1923 to 1925. He was named by many as the finest center ever to play for the Indians at a playing weight of 189 pounds. Todd played guard on […]

Frank Peake was a star at Hampton High School before going to Blacksburg where he was a standout in Virginia Tech’s “Pony Express” backfield from 1925 through 1928.  During his four year term with the Gobblers, Peake was a phenomenal track performer, but his most brilliant exploits were on the gridiron. Statistical compilation was an […]

Bob Rowland won as many speed boat races as any person of his era, but was well known for his all around athleticism. He was born in South Norfolk, now Chesapeake, and graduated from the College of William & Mary. Rowland made his home in Portsmouth for many years where he was an avid golfer, […]

The first bowler to be voted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Doris Leigh is a former champion. A part of a doubles team that set a 1941 world record, she was ranked as the No. 1 lady duckpin bowler in the United States in 1957-1958. She is also a member of the Duckpin […]

McQuinn, from Ballston, Virginia, spent his entire life in baseball.  His professional career started in 1930 with New Haven, Connecticut in the old Eastern League. In addition to the Eastern League, McQuinn played in the Mid-Atlantic, New York – Penn, International, National, and American Leagues for a total of 18 years in professional baseball.  His […]