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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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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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Eric Tipton

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…

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Robbye King Unger

Robbye King Unger was an outstanding amateur golfer in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic circles.  For ten years she dominated women’s golf in a fashion unequaled in recent years. In 20 Virginia Women’s Amateur Championships, Unger won six times in 1963,…

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Taylor Sanford

Sanford graduated from the University of Richmond in 1929, having earned letters in football, basketball, baseball and track—thirteen in all.  He set records in the shot put and discus, later broken by his brother, Jack.  He captained All-State teams in…

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C.P. Sally Miles

Clarence P. Miles, a native of Hanover County and a graduate of Richmond High School, now John Marshall High School, was one of the first builders of the foundation for intercollegiate athletics at Virginia Tech and throughout the South.   Although…

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Louis “Weenie” Miller

A native of Richmond, Miller excelled in athletics at Benedictine High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he captained both the baseball and basketball teams. His outstanding performance earned him spots on the All-State and All-Southern baseball teams…

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Bill Millsaps, Jr.

William H. Millsaps, Jr. is a native of Daisy, Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee. He worked at the Knoxville Journal for three years before joining the Richmond Times-Dispatch as a sports reporter in September of 1966. Millsaps was…

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