W&L ANNOUNCES 2005 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee University has announced
the 18th class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The class
includes William Seaton '36, Junie Bishop '41, Jim Fahey '50, Harry Broadbent,
Don Eavenson '73, John Embree '75, Dave Leunig '80 and Angie Carrington
Murphy '94. All eight will be recognized at the Athletic Hall of Fame
dinner on Fri., Sept. 9 and at the Generals' football game against Alfred
University on Sat., Sept. 10. However, Seaton, Bishop, Fahey and Broadbent
will be officially inducted among their peers at the Universitys
Five-Star General Dinner on Fri., Sept. 23.
William Seaton '36 competed in baseball, boxing and
track, but most notably was a four-year letterwinner for the football
team. Seaton quarterbacked the Generals to a Southern Conference and State
Championship in 1934 and was named an Honorable Mention All-America following
his senior campaign. He also served as the Vice-President of the University
Junie Bishop '41 was an outstanding running back
for the football teams of 1937-40. He was named to the freshman All-State
team in 1937 along with future W&L Athletic Hall of Fame members Dick
Pinck and Howard Dobbins and future W&L football coach Lee McLaughlin.
Bishop also garnered Second Team All-State accolades as a sophomore, before
injuries plagued his final two seasons. At W&L, Bishop was president
of the ATO fraternity, was Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Jim Fahey '50 was a tremendous three-sport athlete
for the Generals, lettering for the football, baseball and basketball
teams. Fahey was the first post-WWII athlete to be awarded three varsity
monograms and he was tabbed the school's senior athlete of the year by
the Ring Tum Phi. Fahey played end on the football team, catching 31 passes
for 309 yards and a touchdown during a time noted for running the football.
Harry Broadbent served as the head wrestling coach
at Washington and Lee from 1946-49, compiling a record of 29-5. He led
the Generals to Southern Conference Championships in 1948 and 1949, and
coached nine Generals to SoCon Championships in their weight class. His
1948 team went 11-1 overall, while the 1949 squad posted a 13-2 mark.
Broadbent also assisted the track, cross country and football teams during
his three years at W&L. Following his time at W&L, Broadbent went
on to coach the wrestling team at San Diego State from 1949-66.
Don Eavenson '73 lettered for both the football and
lacrosse teams at W&L. In football, Eavenson was elected team captain
as a senior, earning All-College Athletic Conference accolades as a guard.
In lacrosse, Eavenson was a starting defenseman who earned Second Team
All-America honors as a junior and First Team All-America laurels as a
senior. Eavenson helped lead the Generals to a pair of NCAA Division I
Tournament berths, including a semifinal appearance as a senior.
Dave Leunig '80 was a four-year letterwinner for
both the basketball and golf teams, serving as a team captain in golf
as a senior. As a golfer, Leunig was a three-time First Team All-ODAC
honoree and the ODAC Player of the Year twice. He was the ODAC Individual
medalist in 1978, and twice more finished third overall at the conference
championship. In basketball, Leunig was a two-time Second Team All-ODAC
performer. He helped lead the Generals to three ODAC titles and currently
ranks 19th on the W&L all-time scoring list with 1,005 points. Leunig
capped his career by being named the Pres Brown Most Valuable Senior Athlete
Angie Carrington Murphy '94 was a four-year letterwinner
and two-time captain for both the women's lacrosse and soccer teams. In
lacrosse, Carrington Murphy was a three-time All-ODAC and All-Region honoree
and a two-time All-American, including a first team All-America selection
as a senior. She helped lead the Generals to a pair of ODAC titles and
tallied 140 career points on 110 goals and 30 assists. In soccer, Carrington
Murphy was a two-time Second Team All-ODAC selection and the team's outstanding
offensive player her final two seasons. She earned GTE Third Team Academic
All-America honors and was named the ODAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the
Year for the 1993-94 school year. Carrington Murphy was the first woman
from Washington and Lee to have received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship,
and she was named a Finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year in 1994.
The Washington and Lee University Athletic Hall of Fame
was established in 1987 by the W&L Alumni Association. The Hall of
Fame was designed to honor and memorialize those individuals who have
made outstanding contributions to Washington and Lee athletics and have
helped bring recognition, honor, excellence and distinction to the University
and its intercollegiate athletic program.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Lexington, VA 24450