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Mark Lenzi

Mark Lenzi grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia attending Stafford High School. Inspired by Greg Louganis’ performance at the 1984 Summer Olympics, Lenzi took up diving at the age of 16. From there he would be offered a scholarship to compete…

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C.J. Woollum

C.J. Woollum, a native of Alexandria, was a powerful figure who built a legacy at Christopher Newport University that could be topped by no other. Woollum transformed Christopher Newport's small area college into a Division III powerhouse. As the leader…

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J. Dallas Shirley

The first ever Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee honored for officiating, Shirley presided over 2,000 basketball games across a span of 33 years before retiring.  At the time Shirley stated “I can still toot the whistle and jump up…

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Francis Lee Summers

Frank Summers, a native of Alexandria, graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1922 as second ranking officer in the Cadet Corps. He was the first man in Virginia Military Institute history to win letters in football, baseball, basketball, and track…

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Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

By the time most kids outgrow full-time running and jumping, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley was setting records doing just that.  In 1979, while competing in Atlanta, Georgia Mosley set the USA National High School Record in the hundred and dash with…

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Eppa Rixey Jr.

Until he was surpassed by Warren Spahn in 1962, Rixey held the National League record for victories by a left-hander, with 266.  Born in Culpeper, Virginia, Rixey played golf, tennis and basketball for the University of Virginia until off-season umpire…

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George McQuinn

McQuinn, from Ballston, Virginia, spent his entire life in baseball.  His professional career started in 1930 with New Haven, Connecticut in the old Eastern League. In addition to the Eastern League, McQuinn played in the Mid-Atlantic, New York - Penn,…

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Paul Mellon

Paul Mellon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the Universities of Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge, where he received many honorary degrees.  He joined the Army six months before the incident at Pearl Harbor and was discharged as a major,…

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Frank Havens

Frank Havens is an Eastern Shore resident with the rare distinction of being a four time Olympian. An Arlington native and a graduate of Washington & Lee High School, Havens played on the football team.  He was destined to become…

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Tom Dolan

Tom Dolan, originally from Arlington, began his swimming career at age five. Despite struggling with exercise-induced asthma, Dolan aggressively pursued the sport in high school, which led him to the University of Michigan, where he won nine national championships and…

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