April 1, 2008

W&L Announces 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee University has announced the 21st class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The class includes Dave Warfield '75, Jack Berry '76, Andrew White '88, Beth Stutzmann '90 and the 1961 Football Team. The group will be recognized at the Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on Fri., Oct. 17 and at the Generals' football game against Hampden-Sydney on Sat., Oct. 18.

Dave Warfield '75 was a four-year letterwinner for the lacrosse team, serving as a team captain during his senior season. Warfield scored 213 career points for the Generals and still ranks fifth on the school's all-time scoring list. His 131 goals currently rank fourth all-time, while his 82 assists are eighth-best all-time. His seven-goal performance in a 15-14 win over Towson in 1975 is also tied for the second-most goals scored in a game. Warfield earned Second Team All-America honors following both his junior and senior seasons and he received the Wheelwright Memorial Trophy as the Team MVP following his senior campaign. During his four seasons, Warfield helped lead the Generals to a 52-12 overall record and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including three trips to the NCAA Semifinals.

Jack Berry '76 was a four-year letterwinner for both the football and track & field teams.  He was a two-year captain for the football team and served as captain for the track & field team as a senior. In track & field, Berry was the team's top javelin thrower all four seasons. In football, he was a three-year starter at quarterback and graduated holding nearly every passing record at W&L. Currently, he still ranks fourth in career total offense (4,377) and fifth in career completions (369), career yards (4,299) and career touchdown passes (27). Berry earned All-VCAA honors as a junior and was named to the AP Honorable Mention Little All-America squad as a senior when he finished the season ranked third in Division III in passing completions per game (14.4) and fifth in total offense per game (193.3). The 1975 recipient of the team’s Dan Ray Justice award as the Offensive MVP, Berry was drafted in the 17th round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the last pick during the Buccaneers’ first-ever draft.

Andrew White '88 was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for the track & field team. He was the ODAC Indoor Champion 10 times and an ODAC Outdoor Champion on 10 other occasions en route to being named the ODAC Indoor and Outdoor Trackman of the Year during his junior and senior seasons. White helped lead the Generals to four ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships and two ODAC Outdoor Track & Field titles during his career and he was a three-time NCAA Championship qualifier in the 110 meter hurdles and the 400 meter relay. He still holds the W&L records in the indoor 55 meter hurdles (7.94), the outdoor 110 meter hurdles (14.30) and the outdoor 400 meter hurdles (54.60). White received the W&L Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship following his senior season. He was also inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa.

Beth Stutzmann '90 lettered as a member of the soccer, track & field and swimming teams as one of the first female athletes at Washington and Lee. She was a four-year letterwinner in soccer and a two-year letterwinner in track & field and swimming & diving. Stutzmann was a two-year starter on defense for the soccer team and was a two-time team MVP and team captain for the track & field team. She graduated holding seven individual school records along with two relay team records. Her record in the 100 meter hurdles (15.54) stood from 1990 until 2008. Stutzmann won five individual events at the unofficial ODAC outdoor track championships in 1990 (ODAC didn’t sponsor women’s track until 1995) and she was named the 1990 W&L Female Athlete of the Year. She was also inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and was a W&L Scholar-Athlete.

The 1961 Football Team finished with a 9-0 overall record and received the Timmie Trophy from the Washington, D.C. Touchdown Club as the Outstanding Small College Football team in the country. The Generals outscored their opponents 297-46 in becoming just the second football team in school history to post an undefeated season (9-0 in 1914). The defense posted four shutouts and allowed an average of just 5.1 points per game, while only one opponent all season managed to score more than eight points against the Generals. W&L finished the season ranked third in the country in rushing defense (73.1 ypg) and fourth in total defense (129.2 ypg). During the season, the squad was featured in a six-page spread in Sports Illustrated entitled "A Sport for Gentlemen."

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. 

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