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Date: April 28, 2005
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Eight Individuals to be Honored

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 University’s 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 Athletic Coucil.

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.

John Embree '75 was a four-year letterwinner for both the tennis and soccer teams at W&L. He earned Second Team All-State accolades in soccer following his junior season when he led the team in assists and was second in scoring. In tennis, Embree was a two-year captain and three-time Team MVP. Embree played No. 1 singles his final two seasons, earning conference player of the year honors both seasons. The Pres Brown Most Valuable Senior Athlete in 1975, Embree finished his tennis career with a 75-26 career record in singles.

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 in 1980.

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.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676