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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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George “Gummy” Proctor

George S. “Gummy” Proctor was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on September 30, 1907. At the early age of 15, he officiated his first big basketball game – Wake Forest College against the Richmond Blues, for only a $5.00 fee. Proctor…

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Melissa Belote Ripley

Ripley was born on October 16, 1956 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Springfield, Virginia.  She has been called one of America’s greatest swimmers.  Ripley first appeared on the national swimming scene at the age of 12 when she…

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Shelley Mann

Shelley Mann was known as one of the glamour girls of sports in the United States in the 1950’s.  Although born in Long Island, New York and a graduate of Cornell University, Mann’s parents were native Virginians and she returned…

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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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Earl Francis Lloyd

Earl Lloyd was born on April 13, 1928 in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended Parker-Gray High School in Alexandria where he was All-State in basketball. After graduation he attended West Virginia State College where he also starred in basketball and was…

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Thad Madden

Thad Madden was born in Culpepper County, Virginia in 1916, where he participated in track because his high school did not have a football coach. Track was his only competitive sport at Virginia State, however he picked up the rudiments…

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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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