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Chris Warren

Growing up in metropolitan D.C., Chris Warren began a stellar football career in Fairfax, VA for the Robinson Rams. After committing to the University of Virginia, Warren transferred to Division-III Ferrum College in Southwest, VA and became a Panthers legend.…

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Jon Lugbill

From Oakton High School, in Fairfax County, Jon Lugbill is widely considered to be one of the greatest canoe slalom racers in the history of the sport. The University of Virginia alumnus, began canoeing in the Washington D.C. area in…

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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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Kara Lawson

Kara Lawson, an Alexandria, Virginia native, graduated from West Springfield High School, where she played on the girls’ basketball and soccer teams. During her high school basketball career, Lawson led the Spartans to state championships in 1997 and 1999, and…

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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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Jeff Rouse

Jeff Rouse, born in Petersburg, VA, started swimming at the age of 5 and set national age group records at age 11. He was named Swimming World’s age group swimmer of the month in 1983 and named Rookie of the…

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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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Paul Shu

Paul Shu was a star athlete at George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia before attending Virginia Military Institute. Shu was the first Virginia Military Cadet to letter in four sports, football, baseball, basketball and track. He earned the nickname…

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C. Alphonso Smith

Alphonso Smith won the Boys National Singles and Doubles Tennis Titles in 1924, accomplishing the feat without losing a single set.  In 1982, Smith and partner Eddie Jacobs won the 45-and-over National Senior Doubles Championship, repeating their 1927 National Junior…

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Richard A. Smith

Richard A. “Captain Dick” Smith was a legend at Washington & Lee University where he served as Athletic Director from 1921 to his retirement in 1954. Smith coached baseball at W&L for 30 years from 1922-52, during which time his…

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