George was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. His citation is copied below:
George Buckless is the type of individual who would excel in any athletic activity he decided to undertake. This he did during his days at Overlea High School in Baltimore County where he was selected to the All-Baltimore County All-Star Teams in soccer, basketball and baseball. He was a member of the 1963 Soccer and the 1963 and 1965 Baseball Teams representing Overlea High School that won Baltimore County Championships.
He was an outstanding performer at Washington College in all three sports. His most significant contributions came in soccer and baseball. He was selected to the Collegiate All State Team in baseball in 1968 and 1969. He also was selected to the Middle Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Team in 1967, 1968 and 1969. He was selected to the Mason-Dixon All Conference Soccer Team in 1967 and 1968. In 1967 he was selected as the Most Valuable Player in baseball and in 1968 he received the Most Valuable Player Award in Soccer. In 1968 the Washington College Alumni Chapter selected George as the College Athlete of the Year. At graduation in 1969, he was presented the Athletic Council Award as well as the Thomas Reeder Spedden Award.
During his college years he was inducted into the Theta Chi Fraternity and was on the Inter-fraternity council for three years, serving as president his senior year. He graduated with a major in economics. He attended American College in 1980 obtaining a Master’s Degree in Financial Services.
Active in community affairs, George established the Hartford County Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, has served as President of the Essex Community College Foundation, is active as a volunteer coach in youth soccer and baseball activities and is active in his church as a teacher and choir member. He has maintained a close relationship with Washington College and is presently serving as a member of the Board of Visitors and Governors.
George is employed by the Morgan Financial Group, serving as President of Financial Services, Sales and Management. His family includes his wife Betty and two sons, David and Timothy.
Washington College considers it a great pleasure to induct George Buckless into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 4th day of October, 1997.