Dave Leunig '80

Dave Leunig was one of Washington and Lee’s top two-sport athletes of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Leunig was a four-year letterwinner for both the golf and basketball teams, serving as the golf team captain during his senior season.

In golf, Leunig was a First Team All-ODAC selection each of his final three seasons and the ODAC Golfer of the Year during his sophomore and senior seasons. He won the ODAC Championship as a sophomore and finished third at the ODAC Championships during his final two seasons. Leunig led the Generals to the ODAC team title in each of his first two seasons.

In basketball, Leunig earned a pair of Second Team All-ODAC citations while leading the Generals to three ODAC titles. Additionally, he helped guide W&L to NCAA Tournament berths in 1977 and 1978 and earned Second Team NCAA All-Regional honors in 1978.

Leunig finished his career with 1,005 career points, entering the athletic hall of fame as one of 20 W&L players with over 1,000 career points.

Leunig’s career was recognized following his senior year when he was named the W&L Outstanding Senior Male Athlete in 1979.