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Dr. John B. Todd

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…

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Dick Shea

A hero, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a man of extraordinary courage, one who performs great deeds.  Dick Shea was a hero in every sense of the imagination. Portsmouth-born, Churchland High and Virginia Tech educated, and West Point trained, Dick…

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Dave Twardzik

A two-time All-American at Old Dominion University, Dave Twardzik’s teams made 6 play-off appearances during his 8 year professional basketball career.  Twardzik played 4 years for the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association and 4 years for the Portland…

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Gray Simons

Gray Simons a native of Norfolk, Virginia had a brilliant-wrestling career that began at Granby High School. He wrestled for four straight years under Coach Billy Martin and became a state champion. He attended Lock Haven State University and had…

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Charles “Dink” Vail

Charles "Dink" Vail of Norfolk, Virginia is the first sailing inductee voted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Vail has been recognized as one of the outstanding sailors in the nation. He began his sailing career at the early…

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Dr. Caroline B. Sinclair

Dr. Caroline B. Sinclair was head of women’s athletics and intramurals at Madison College.   She was chairman of the physical education department at James Madison University, then Madison College, from 1950-66 and was a strong proponent of intercollegiate sports for…

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Gracie Lee Vandyck

As a player and coach, Gracie Lee VanDyck has been an incredible athlete and true pioneer in the rise of women’s athletics. She excelled on the playing field and then brought those same standards of excellence to coaching, making a…

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Louis “Lou” Plummer

Lou Plummer was born on December 12, 1912 in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He first came to Virginia from Hamilton High School in Ohio with a Track & Field scholarship at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Plummer set…

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Kelly James Precourt

Kelly James Precourt of Medford, New Jersey, was a field hockey sensation at Old Dominion University. Playing striker, James led the Monarchs to three NCAA national championships (1988-90-92). She was a two-time All-American, and was also given the coveted Honda-Broderick…

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William Leon “Dick” Price

Dick Price, a Norfolk native, graduated from Hampton Institute (now University) in 1957 and has been a coaching and administrative staple in the Norfolk area ever since, simultaneously emerging as a pillar of his community.  His road to respect and…

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