W&L Announces 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

W&L Announces 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee University has announced the 24th class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame.  The class includes former golfer Jack Vardaman ’62, former football player Kevin Weaver ’87, former women’s lacrosse player Brooke Glenn Mullin ’97 and former men’s soccer player Mikel Parker ’99.

The 2011 class will be honored at the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, September 9 and will be recognized at halftime of the Generals’ football game against Sewanee on Saturday, September 10.

Jack Vardaman ‘62 was a four-year letterwinner and a team captain as a junior for the golf team.  He was one of the Generals’ top golfers in each of his four seasons, including serving as the team's No. 1 golfer for his final three years.  Vardaman helped W&L claim the Virginia State Intercollegiate Championship as a rookie, and he finished as a top individual place-winner in each of his final three years.  He won the event as a sophomore, besting a pair of former state amateur champions in the process, and he finished sixth as a junior and fourth as a senior.  Vardaman has enjoyed a successful golf career following his graduation from W&L.  He qualified for numerous USGA Championships, including the Senior Amateur and Senior Opens, winning the 1997 and 2010 Washington Metropolitan Senior Championships.  He is a three-time winner of the Middle Atlantic Senior Amateur and he was ranked as one of the 10 best senior amateur golfers in the United States in 2001 by Golf Digest. Vardaman has also forged a distinguished record in volunteer service, with a notable stint on the executive committee of the United States Golf Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees for both the University and the Washington, D.C. First Tee program.

Kevin Weaver ‘87 earned three letters in track & field and four letters in football, serving as a football team captain for his senior season.  In track & field, Weaver helped lead the Generals to four ODAC titles in the indoor and outdoor seasons combined.  Individually, he competed on five conference champion relay teams.  On the football field, Weaver was a two-time All-ODAC selection and the ODAC Player of the Year as a junior when he rushed for 1,161 yards and 16 touchdowns in leading W&L to the ODAC crown.  That year, his 13.8 points per game led the nation, while his 145.1 rushing yards per game ranked fourth nationally.  Weaver finished his career with 2,437 yards and 29 total touchdowns.  He still holds school records for season touchdowns (17) and season points (110), and he currently ranks fourth all-time in career rushing yards and fifth in scoring (182).  Weaver capped his fine career by being named the W&L Outstanding Senior Male Athlete in 1987.

Brooke Glenn Mullin ’97 was a member of the volleyball and women’s lacrosse teams, earning one letter in volleyball and four in lacrosse.  She also served as a team captain for the lacrosse squad as a senior.  As an outside hitter in volleyball, she played in 84 games over her sophomore and junior seasons, totaling 52 kills, 13 digs and 17 blocks, and helping lead the Generals to their first-ever ODAC Championship in 1995.  As a lacrosse goalkeeper, she was a three-time All-ODAC honoree, including a first team selection following her junior and senior seasons.  Also a three-time All-South Region pick, Glenn was a Second Team All-America selection, was named the ODAC and VaSID College Division Player of the Year and was an IWLCA Academic All-American following her senior campaign.  Glenn still dominates the school’s record books for goalkeeping, claiming the top two marks for saves in a game (31 & 29) and career saves (642).  She also holds the top marks for season (68.3) and career (63.9) save percentage, and she ranks second all-time for saves in a season (208).

Mikel Parker ’99 was a four-year letterwinner and three-year captain for the men’s soccer team.  He played in all 68 games during his four seasons, starting 67 contests as a defender.  He finished with 14 career points on four goals and six assists, and he helped the Generals’ defense allow an average of just 1.47 goals per game across his four seasons.  Parker was a four-time First Team All-ODAC honoree and a three-time First Team All-State and First Team All-South Region selection.  As a sophomore, Parker was named a Third Team All-American, just the second soccer All-American in school history.  As a senior, he was named the ODAC and VaSID College Division Player of the Year.  Parker was named the W&L Outstanding Freshman Male Athlete in 1996 and he capped his fine career by being named the W&L Outstanding Senior Male Athlete in 1999.

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.  Including this year’s honorees, the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame has enshrined 112 former athletes, coaches and administrators.