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Richard “Buzzy” Wilkinson

Buzzy Wilkinson set the All-Time Season record for scoring in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Virginia for a single season at 32.1 points per game in 1955.  He also established a career record for the Atlantic Coast…

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Kenneth Willard

Ken Willard was born in Richmond, Virginia where he grew up and attended Varina High School. He was not only an outstanding athlete, but also a good student, being selected to numerous academic honor societies. Willard earned 16 varsity letters…

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Ray Hendrick

Ray Hendrick, native of Richmond, VA, was known as “Mr. Modified” during his 36-year career in motorsports. He passed away at the age of 61 in 1990. During his career, he collected more than 700 victories in modified racing, NASCAR…

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Debbie Ryan

Debbie Ryan has resided for over 35 years in Charlottesville where she was the head coach for the University of Virginia women’s basketball team. Her career covers all but four years of the program’s existence and also includes her role…

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Franklin Allen

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…

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Barty Smith

Barty Smith is a native of Richmond, Virginia.  He graduated from Douglas Freeman High School where he was a four-sport star.  Smith was selected as the Virginia High School Player of the Year in 1969.  That same year he achieved…

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Frank Soden

Although Frank Soden is not a native of Virginia, during his career he became the most versatile and recognizable voice in Virginia sports history. Beginning his radio commentating out of state, Soden went on the air in Richmond in 1948…

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Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley of Philadelphia came to the University of Virginia women's basketball program in 1989. That year, she won the ACC Rookie of the Year Award, and over the next four years, racked up three Kodak All-American honors, two National…

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Bob Thalman

Bob Thalman has already distinguished himself as an outstanding figure in Virginia sports history. A 47-year sports veteran as a player, coach, and administrator at the high school, college, and professional levels, Thalman dedicated 26 years of his experience to…

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William T. Thomas

William Talley Thomas was born in Richmond, Virginia on May 15, 1909 where he attended McGuire Prep School, winning All-City honors in football, baseball and track being named All-State in football as a triple-threat star. He attended the University of…

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