Mike Daniel '72
Mike Daniel was one of Washington and Lee’s greatest
basketball players, earning four letters and serving as a two-year
During his four seasons, Daniel helped lead the Generals to a 70-30 overall record and two College Athletic Conference titles.
Daniel earned All-College Athletic Conference and All-State honors each of his final two seasons and he was tabbed an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press as a senior. He was also twice named to the CAC All-Tournament team, including Tournament MVP accolades as a junior in leading W&L to the conference title.
Daniel ranked third in the state in scoring as a senior when he averaged 24.3 points per game and guided the Generals to the CAC finals for the fourth straight season.
A two-time recipient of the Leigh Williams Award as team MVP, Daniel scored 1,665 career points and entered the hall of fame ranked fourth on W&L’s all-time scoring list. He also grabbed 710 rebounds and dished out 227 assists while shooting a remarkable 52.9 percent from the floor during his career.
An excellent student as well, he was named Second Team Academic All-American upon completion of his junior season and First Team Academic All-American following his final campaign.
Daniel served as president of Omicron Delta Kappa and was named the 1972 W&L Senior Male Athlete of the Year.