Date: May 19, 2006
W&L ANNOUNCES 2006 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee has announced the 19th class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held on campus on Friday, Sept. 15. The group will also be honored prior to the Generals’ football game against Sewanee on Saturday, Sept. 16. This year’s class includes Mike Daniel '72, Jim Farrar '74, Bob Clements '80 and Marilyn Baker '95.
Mike Daniel '72 was a four-year letterwinner and team captain for the men's basketball team. A two-time First Team All-College Athletic Conference honoree, Daniel garnered First Team All-State and Honorable Mention All-America honors as a senior when he averaged 24.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Twice, Daniel led the Generals to the CAC title while being named to the CAC All-Tournament team his final two seasons. Daniel was named the CAC Tournament MVP in 1972 and will enter the Hall of Fame ranked fourth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,665 career points. W&L posted a 70-30 overall record during his four seasons.
Jim Farrar '74 was a four-year letterwinner for both the lacrosse and football teams, serving as co-captain of the lacrosse team during his senior season. In lacrosse, Farrar helped lead the Generals to three NCAA Division I Tournament appearances and a 51-7 overall record during his four seasons. He began his career as a midfielder before moving to defense as a sophomore, scoring nine career points on five goals and four assists. He also picked up 163 career ground balls en route to earning All-South Atlantic and Third Team All-America honors as a senior. As a fullback on the football team, Farrar was the team's second-leading rusher his final three seasons, totaling 886 yards and 10 touchdowns for his career. He also posted 47 career receptions for 480 yards and three more scores. Farrar garnered Second Team All-Virginia College Athletic Association accolades as a senior.
Bob Clements '80 earned four letters as a member of the lacrosse team, serving as team captain for the 1980 season. He played football during his freshman and sophomore seasons, earning a pair of letters. In lacrosse, Clements served as backup goalie and primary faceoff specialist his first two seasons before assuming the starting nod in goal and earning Second Team All-America honors as a junior. As a senior, he ranked second nationally with a .702 save percentage and garnered First Team All-America accolades. He was also awarded the C. Markland Kelly Award as the top goalie in the nation that season. Clements will enter the Hall of Fame ranked second all-time at W&L in season (.702) and career save percentage (.657), and fourth in career saves (499). He also posted a 176-165 (.516) career record on faceoffs. As a defensive back for the football team, Clements tallied 104 tackles and four interceptions.
Marilyn Baker '95 was a four-year letterwinner for the women's tennis team and served as a team captain her senior season. Baker earned First Team All-ODAC honors each of her four seasons and will enter the Hall of Fame as the only woman to win three ODAC Player of the Year awards in tennis. Baker garnered All-America honors three times and she advanced to the NCAA Individual Championships each of her four seasons. She received the ITA Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award in 1994 and was named the ITA Division III Player of the Year in 1995 when she teamed with Natalia Garcia '97 to win the NCAA Division III Doubles title. The 1995 Washington and Lee Senior Female Athlete of the Year, Baker ranks third all-time at W&L in career singles victories (100-16) and is tied for eighth in career doubles wins (83-18).
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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