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Athletic Hall of Famers

— by on May 13th, 2011

Four alumni who distinguished themselves on the fields, courts and courses of W&L compose the 24th class to be inducted into Washington and Lee’s Athletic Hall of Fame. They will be honored on Sept. 9 at the annual Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and then will be introduced at halftime of the Generals’ football game on Sept. 10 against the University of the South. The four new members will bring to 112 the total number of athletes, coaches and administrators in the Hall of Fame.

The honorees:

• Jack Vardaman ’62, a four-year letter winner and captain of the golf team. As a freshman, Jack helped W&L claim the Virginia State Intercollegiate Championship. That tournament was held at the Cascades in Hot Springs, and 50 years later, Jack won the Virginia State Golf Association’s Super Senior Amateur tournament on that same course. He was ranked as one of the 10 best senior amateur golfers in the United States in 2001 by Golf Digest. Jack is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees.

• Kevin Weaver ’87, a standout on the football field and the track. A running back who also played on defense from time to time, Kevin was ODAC Player of the Year in football as a junior, when the Generals won the league title. Kevin still holds school records for touchdowns in a season (17) and points in a season (110). On the track, he helped W&L win four ODAC titles in the indoor and outdoor seasons combined and was part of five conference-champion relay teams.

• Brooke Glenn Mullin ’97, a four-year letter winner in lacrosse and a one-year winner in volleyball. On the volleyball court, Brooke played in her sophomore and junior years, and she helped the Generals win their first ODAC championship in 1995. On the lacrosse field, she was a record-setting goalie who still holds four school records. She was a three-time All-ODAC selection in goal and a Second Team All-America selection. Brooke was  the ODAC and VaSID College Division Player of the Year and an IWLCA Academic All-American following her senior season.

• Mikel Parker ’99, one of the top defensive players in Generals’ soccer history. He was the second W&L player to win All-America honors when he earned third-team status as a sophomore. In his senior year, Mikel was the ODAC and VaSID College Division Player of the Year. He played in all 68 games during his four seasons, finishing with 14 career points (four goals and six assists) and helping the Generals’ defense allow an average of just 1.47 goals per game in his four seasons.