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Franklin Allen

Franklin "Frankie" Allen, a native of Charlottesville, VA and graduate of Roanoke College, is considered to be one of the most prolific college basketball players in Virginia Intercollegiate Basketball History. In 1967, Allen became the first African American male to…

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Dick Tarrant

Dick Tarrant retired with the most wins in the University of Richmond’s history in March of 1993. In twelve seasons as head basketball coach, he amassed 240 wins. Additionally, Tarrant guided his team to nine post-season tournaments, five NCAA and…

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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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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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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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Bryant Stith

Our next inductee is a native of Lawrenceville, VA, and first made a name for himself at Brunswick High School, where he was a three-time All-State basketball star.  He went on to a college career at the University of Virginia,…

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Louis “Weenie” Miller

A native of Richmond, Miller excelled in athletics at Benedictine High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he captained both the baseball and basketball teams. His outstanding performance earned him spots on the All-State and All-Southern baseball teams…

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Charles Moir

A native of Francisco, North Carolina, Moir attended Appalachian State University where he was a star in basketball and baseball.  He spent three years in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization before medical problems ended his professional career.  Moir then turned to…

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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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Barry Parkhill

Barry Parkhill was appointed the associate director of athletics for development in 1998. He previously served dual roles as director of alumni development for the UVa Alumni Association and director of capital projects for athletics. Before that, he spent three…

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