Harold Dudley '25
Baseball, Basketball, Football
A three-sport standout, Harold Dudley had success in basketball and football, but earned most of his glory on the baseball diamond. Dudley teamed with pitcher Bob Brenaman to form one of the finest baseball batteries in the state.
As acting captain in 1924, he led the team to a 9-5 record. In 1925, when Dudley again served as captain, the team recorded a 9-8 record against the toughest competition in school history to that point. Dudley was rated by the newspapers as the best catcher in the state his senior season. He was praised by the 1924 yearbook as a player who "possesses a cool head, good throwing arm, and is always in there with lots of spunk and fight." Also in 1924, he was the first recipient of the prestigious Dr. Edgar G. Gammon Cup.
In addition to being a standout athlete, Dudley was also active on campus as a class officer for three years, editor of the school newspaper, and a founding member of Omicron Delta Kappa. Following graduation, he signed a professional contract with the St. Louis Cardinals and played Triple-A baseball in Syracuse, NY.
In 1929, Dudley graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. In 1993, he formally retired after 65 years as a Presbyterian minister. From 1951 to 1971, he served as General Secretary and State Clerk of the North Carolina Synod. He currently resides in Tarboro, NC.
Alfred "Dickie" Dudley '27
Alfred Dudley was an excellent football player and track standout at Hampden-Sydney. He was the starting center for H-SC for four years and team captain, as a junior, in 1925. Dudley was a two-time All-State selection despite being one of the lightest linemen, weighing in at only 148 pounds.
He was cited for his outstanding performance against the University of Richmond during the 1924 season, when he enjoyed a tremendous game despite rainy and muddy playing conditions. He scored a touchdown against Elon College during the 1925 season. In 1926, he played the finest game of his career during a scoreless tie with the University of Virginia.
Dudley lettered in track for two years as a field event specialist. He received both the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award and the Gammon Cup while at H-SC.
After graduation, he served as a Presbyterian minister, including a stint at Charlotte Court House Presbyterian Church. Today he is retired and lives in Staunton.
Gladstone Smith '52
Gladstone Smith was an outstanding two-sport athlete who signed a professional baseball contract following his junior campaign. It took him only three years to establish himself as one of the finest athletes in Hampden-Sydney's history.
Although Smith was also a two-year starter at end for the Tiger football team, his greatest glory for H-SC came in baseball, where he was one of the Tigers' best ever. As a freshman, Smith hit .343 as an outfielder, and was 4-2 as a pitcher. As a sophomore in 1950, he hit .530 with 27 RBIs in leading the Tigers to the state championship. That season he was also H-SC's top pitcher as he posted a 7-1 record with a 1.59 earned-run-average. As a junior, Smith pitched a three-hit shutout with ten strikeouts in a victory over VPI.
Dr. Smith is a 1958 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and is currently a physician at Retreat Hospital in Richmond. He has been Director of the Virginia Blood Bank and a pathologist for Richmond Eye Hospital since 1967.
George Heilig '65
An outstanding split end for the Tiger football squad, George Heilig earned honorable mention Little All-American honors following the 1963 and 1964 seasons. He graduate from H-SC with pass-receiving records for receptions (23) and yards (373) in a season. In 1963, he was selected first-team Virginia All-Little Eight and All-Mason-Dixon.
Also a standout tennis player for the Tigers, Heilig was the number one player on the squad for two years and helped lead H-SC to a pair of Mason-Dixon Conference crowns.
In addition to his outstanding career on the playing field, Heilig was an excellent student and leader while at H-SC. He was a Dean's List student in pre-law, president of the student body, member of ODK and co-captain of the football and tennis teams.
Today, Heilig is an attorney in the firm of Heilig, McKenry, Fraim and Lollar in Norfolk. He has also served in the Virginia General Assembly since 1972.
David Trumbower '71
The leading rebounder in Hampden-Sydney College basketball history, David Trumbower holds the H-SC record with 1,324 rebounds for his career. Trumbower was twice named a second-team all-state selection and was team MVP three times and co-captain as a junior and senior. He helped the Tigers to a 15-10 record as a senior. As a sophomore, he finished sixth in the nation with his 19.4 rebounds-per-game average. He also averaged 16.6 points-per-game and ranks among H-SC's top ten career scorers with 1,386 points.
Also a standout baseball player, in 1968 he was recognized as Hampden-Sydney's Freshman Athlete of the Year. As a senior, Trumbower was co-captain and MVP of the baseball squad.
Originally from Lancaster, PA, Trumbower now lives in Roanoke with his wife, Vickie, and their three children. He is principal of Green Valley Elementary School in Roanoke County.
Bob Brenaman '26
A standout baseball player for the Tigers in 1923 and 1924, Bob Brenaman was a tremendous supporter of Hampden-Sydney athletics over the last six decades. From 1941 until 1961, he served as a member of the Hampden-Sydney Board of Trustees. During that time, he also served as Board secretary and as chairman of the Athletic Council. For 40 years he was president of Harris-Brenaman Sporting Goods Company in Richmond, and was a gracious supporter of the athletic programs at Hampden-Sydney.
After retiring, Brenaman lived in Richmond until his death in October 1993.
**All information listed is current as of 1993.