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Franklin Allen (2013)

Franklin "Frankie" Allen, a native of Charlottesville, VA and graduate of Roanoke College, is considered to be one of the most prolific college basketball players in Virginia Intercollegiate Basketball History. In 1967, Allen became the first African American male to attend Roanoke College. He led the Maroons to its first NCAA Tournament berth as a […]

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Gene Alley (1989)

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 of the Pittsburgh Pirates. An especially strong glove man at shortstop, Alley teamed up with […]

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Kim Hamilton Anthony (2017)

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 first female gymnast to win three consecutive NCAA individual floor titles. At the NCAA Regional […]

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Fletcher Arritt (2015)

Fletcher Arritt was born into a family that was serious about athletics, academics, and their Christian faith, learning the value of competition and the dedication it took to be successful. Arritt attended Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia where he earned the role of the basketball team’s co-captain. His basketball skills earned him […]

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Arthur Ashe Jr. (1979)

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 U.S. Tennis Association indoors’ crown for boys 18 years of age in 1960.  Three years […]

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