Jim Farrar was a four-year letterwinner for both the lacrosse
and football teams and he was named a lacrosse co-captain as a
Farrar was a four-year letterwinner for both the lacrosse and football teams and he was named a lacrosse co-captain as a senior.
In lacrosse, Farrar began his career as a midfielder before moving to defense where he became an All-South Atlantic and Third Team All-America selection as a senior. For his career, Farrar totaled 163 ground balls and nine points on five goals and four assists. He also helped lead the Generals to a 51-7 overall record and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a pair of NCAA Semifinal showings in 1973 and 1974.
As a fullback on the football team, Farrar was the team’s second-leading rusher his final three seasons and he finished among the team’s top scoring leaders all four years. For his career, he rushed for 886 yards and 10 touchdowns, and caught 47 passes for 480 yards and three more scores. He received the team’s Clovis Moomaw Award for commitment and attitude as a junior and was presented with the Dan Ray Justice Award as the team’s offensive MVP following his senior season. He was also named Second Team All-Virginia College Athletic Association (VCAA) as a senior when he totaled 394 yards and four touchdowns.
Farrar’s commitment to Washington and Lee continued following his graduation in 1974. After serving as a teacher, coach, and administrator at The Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, he returned to W&L in 1986 and subsequently served the University as Alumni Director and Secretary of the University & Assistant to the President.