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Robert Bragg

Class of 1959

Robert was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. His citation is copied below:

Robert A. Bragg came to Washington College in 1955 after an outstanding high school career at Catonsville High School. His abilities in soccer, basketball and baseball proved very beneficial to Washington College.

Bob earned eleven letters in the three sports and gained a great deal of personal recognition during his college experience.

During his four-year performance in soccer, Bob showed his versatility in being moved from an important defensive fullback position to the center forward position on the offensive line. During his senior year, he established the college record for number of goals scored in one season. This record held for many years. He was named to both the Mason-Dixon Athletic and the Middle Atlantic Athletic Conferences All-Conference Teams. He also was selected to the All-South All-American squad. He served as captain his senior year and was selected by his teammates as the Most Valuable Player.

A forward and center in basketball, he earned letters in three years of competition. Bob was a very consistent performer on both offense and defense.

He was noted primarily for his rebounding and his jump shot from the corner. He served as co-captain his senior year.

Bob was primarily a catcher in baseball but was used occasionally in the outfield. He possessed a strong throwing arm and hit for average. He served as captain during his senior year. It should be noted that only a few student-atheletes at Washington College ever served as captain in three sports during their senior year.

At graduation, he received the Eldridge L. Eliason, the Simpers and the Spedden Awards, all for academic and athletic achievement. He was a four-year member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, served two years in the Varsity Club, and as his class vice-president, was elected to the ODK honorary society and was selected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

He has been employed by the IBM Corp. in various marketing and management positions for 31 years.

Washington College considers it an honor to induct Robert A. Bragg into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 5th day of October, 1996.