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Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning was born in Chesapeake, VA and graduated from Indian River High School. As a senior, he was named Player of the Year by USA TODAY, Parade, Gatorade, and Naismith. Mourning attended Georgetown University where he led the nation…

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Frank Peake

Frank Peake was a star at Hampton High School before going to Blacksburg where he was a standout in Virginia Tech’s “Pony Express” backfield from 1925 through 1928.  During his four year term with the Gobblers, Peake was a phenomenal…

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Larry Peccatiello

Larry Peccatiello, a 1957 graduate of William and Mary, was named All-American his senior year. As a senior captain, he was named All-Southern Conference, All-Big Six and Honorable Mention All-American. He also received the Tucker L Jones Award for Excellence…

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Charles “Bolo” Perdue

Charles "Bolo" Perdue was born May 10, 1916 in Thomasville, North Carolina. He graduated from Duke University with a B.S. Degree in 1940 and received his Masters Degree from Columbia University in 1947. Perdue played with the New York Giants…

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Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman, one of the most accomplished and recognized individuals in the history of women’s basketball, added a new dimension to her prolific sports career as she guided the 1998 Detroit Shock to a remarkable 17-13 season in her first…

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Henry “Monk” Little

Henry “Monk” Little, a William & Mary track legend from Norfolk, Virginia is probably the greatest all-around track man Virginia has ever produced.  The Tribe superstar could do just about anything on a track.  The 1934 graduate still holds the…

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Dr. M. Thompson Mann

Thompson Mann was born in Hickory, Virginia in 1943. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame at Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1984, for his career feats in winning a Gold Medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.…

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Arthur Jones

Art Jones was an all-around athlete at Suffolk High School, lettering for three years in football, track, and tennis and four times in basketball. Jones holds the Suffolk High record for being awarded the most letters in sports, a total…

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Dr. John Alfriend Mapp

John A. Mapp born in Portsmouth, Virginia but raised in Norfolk gained prominence in track at Granby High School.   He attended VMI in 1950 when freshmen were not eligible for varsity sports.  He played defensive back on the freshman football…

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Henry W. Jordan

Henry Jordan began his outstanding athletic career at Warwick High School. He lettered in three sports, football, track, and wrestling. Jordan was co-captain of the football team and was named All-Tidewater, Eastern District, and All-State Honorable Mention. As a junior,…

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