Carl Lloyd Arehart '31
Football, Basketball, Track, 1928-1931
Dr. Arehart shares with Charlie Garden the distinction of being H-SC's first football All-Americans. A versatile player in football, basketball and track, his leadership qualities were outstanding. He was considered one of the finest ends and punters in the Virginia Conference. Dr. Arehart was an outstanding shooter in basketball and competed in the field events in track. A fine student, he set an example in the classroom by making the Dean's List every semester.
He was born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney, he went to seminary and served pastorates in Charles Town, West Virginia, and other West Virginia locations. He was called to the Farmville Presbyterian Church in 1956, and soon became closely identified with life on the H-SC campus. Not only in the church-affiliated groups but in all areas of campus activities, he was a strong supporter and staunch friend.
He died on May 26, 1960, at the age of 51.
W. Birch Douglass, Jr. '36
Football, Baseball, Basketball, 1933-1936
A three sport star for the Tigers in the mid-30s, Birch Douglass played football, baseball and basketball while earning nine letters. A native of Kinston, NC, Birch played professional baseball in the International League after his graduation from H-SC. He was captain of the '36 team and pitched and played first base. In basketball, he was a fine shooter and an outstanding passer. Birch played quarterback and halfback for the Tigers and led the team to a 5-5 record in 1935.
He performed brilliantly in H-SC's 13-7 win over the University of Virginia and in the Tigers' loss to Richmond, he scored the team's only touchdown on a 60-yard run.
Birch now resides in Richmond where he is in the insurance business.
James D. "Jimmy" Ferguson '79
A native of Lynchburg, Jimmy Ferguson is the most prolific rusher in H-SC gridiron history, with 3,601 yards. He earned second team All-America honors as a junior.
As a healthy junior, he gained a school-record 1,460 yards for a team that won the ODAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He underwent knee surgery before his senior campaign, but still rushed for 719 yards.
After his career ended in 1979, Ferguson held the school marks for yards in a game (226), most carries in a season (258) and career (758) and he held every H-SC scoring record, eight records in all, the most held by any single H-SC football player. He was honored in 1977 as the ODAC Player of the Year and the Richmond Touchdown Club's Small College Offensive Player of the Year. A three-time All-ODAC pick, Ferguson also kicked extra points and field goals for the Tigers. He played baseball for three years until his knee injury ended his career.
James Gordon Frazer '57
Football and Track, 1954-1957
An outstanding athlete, Jim Frazer excelled in both track and football for the Tigers. In track, he was the first man in the state of Virginia to throw the shot over 50 feet and the discus over 150 feet. He established school records in the shot put (50' 1/8") and discus (150' 7"). In addition, he was captain of the track team.
As a football player he was named to the All Little-Eight football squad as a tackle for three years. Coach Jim Hickey stated, "Jim was one of the best offensive linemen I've ever coached." During his years at H-SC, the Tigers posted two 8-1 seasons. Perhaps the highlight of his football career occurred against Washington and Lee during the 1955 season, when he intercepted a lateral pass from the Generals' quarterback and lumbered ten yards for his only score of the season.
After his career at H-SC, Frazer was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. Jim is in the insurance business and lives in Richmond.
Leon Hawker '60
Basketball, Baseball, 1957-1960
This Danville, VA, native may have been the best all-around athlete to ever wear the Garnet and Grey. As a freshman, he was selected to the first team All-Mason-Dixon basketball squad. Leon is the only Tiger to make the All-Virginia Small College team for four consecutive years.
He remains the second all-time leading scorer in H-SC history with 1,861 career points. In his four years, the Tigers posted a 59-37 record against all colleges in Virginia. In baseball, he was selected to the All-Mason-Dixon team in two positions, pitcher and shortstop, lettering four times.
His teammates elected him captain of the basketball (two years) and baseball squads. Leon's ball-handling skills, court savvy, and ability to score made it a pleasure to watch him perform.
Leon lives and works in Mobile, Alabama, where he still exhibits his athletic prowess on the golf course as a scratch player.
James William Dunnington '11
The Athletic Hall of Fame's 1990 Special Citation goes to James William Dunnington, whose association with Hampden-Sydney began 80 years ago as a student. He attended Hampden-Sydney from 1908 through 1911. Dunnington continued to support H-SC athletics and baseball in particular.
Dunnington, who after his graduation entered the tobacco business in Farmville, financially supported many students, including a member of 1989s Hall of Fame class. He used to appear at virtually every home baseball game, and sat immediately behind home plate. From there, he would question the balls and strikes of the umpire and second-guess the coaches. He was loved by all and is considered a true legend in the H-SC Athletic Department.
Mr. Dunnington died on October 1, 1971. The Dunnington Dedication Award, named is his honor, is presented each season to a Tiger baseball player who demonstrates exemplary hustle and determination.
**All information listed is current as of 1990.