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Fanny Graves Crenshaw

Fanny Crenshaw was born in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of Bryn Mawr and Columbia University, where she received her BS and MS degrees.  She organized the first Department of Physical Education in her first year (1941) at Westhampton…

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Raymond E. Dandridge

Ray Dandridge, a native of Richmond, was a slick fielding third baseman in the Negro National League before the game was integrated.  Many people say that there has never been a more masterful third baseman than Ray Dandridge.  He was…

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Robert “Bobby” Dandridge

Bobby Dandridge is a native of Richmond, Virginia and attended Maggie Walker High School from 1962 to 1965.  He also attended Norfolk State University from 1965 to 1969 and was a record-setting basketball player who went on to star in…

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Roland Day

Roland Day was born in Columbus, Georgia on January 12, 1900. He was an honored institution long before his 28 years of coaching were done at Petersburg High School, not only because he developed so many stars who later had…

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Bill Deekens

Bill Deekens, a native of Amelia County, was one of Virginia’s finest sportswriters of the twentieth-century.  He attended the University of Virginia where he honed his craft as the editor of the school newspaper.  He went on to earn a…

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Jim Dombrowski

Jim Dombrowski, born in Williamsville, New York, is known as one of the finest student-athletes in the history of the University of Virginia where he graduated in 1986. Dombrowski was the recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top Six Award for…

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Chauncey Durden

A scholar in English and Latin at the University of the South, Chauncey Durden was a sports editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch for approximately 40 years. In that time he became one of the most respected columnists in the nation.…

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Richard “Dick” Fletcher

Dick Fletcher is one of the truly outstanding sports celebrities in the history of Virginia Sports. He attended Penn State University and the University of Chattanooga. He had just turned twenty-one when he was signed as head football coach at…

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Archie Hahn

Archie Hahn came to Virginia as Head Track Coach in 1929. He succeeded the legendary "Pop" Lannigan. Hahn was also athletic trainer. He served as track coach until 1950. He produced some stellar track and field men and Virginia record…

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Christopher T. Chenery

Prominent in the world of horse racing, the stable founded by Chenery more than sixty years ago is still widely renowned for breeding and training thoroughbreds. Becoming remarkably successful in the business of public utilities allowed Chenery the luxury of…

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