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Lewis Buckley

Class of 1955

Lewis was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. His citation is copied below:

A classmate coaxed Lew Buckley into coming out for the cross country team at Washington College, a decision that proved to be beneficial to Lew and more so to the College. Over three years, Lew accomplished more than anyone in program history—including being crowned a conference champion.

Washington College, competing in the 15-school Mason-Dixon Athletic Conference championship meet, finished third in 1952, fourth in 1953 and fifth in 1954. More than 100 runners competed each year. Lew placed seventh in 1953 and won the individual championship in 1954.

As a senior in 1954, when he served as team captain, Lew won six of seven conference races. He placed second in the other race.

Lew’s specialty in the spring sport of track and field was the mile and 2-mile; he won both events as a senior. He was unbeaten in the 2-mile in his senior year. He lettered all three years and was a captain as a senior.

In 1955, at the conclusion of a brilliant senior year, Lew was presented the coveted Athletic Council Award, given to the student who has done the most for Washington College intercollegiate athletics for the year. He also received the Thomas Reeder Spedden Award at commencement.

After graduation from Washington College, while serving in the military, Lew won the Second Army Cross Country Championship in 1957.

Lew, who earned a bachelor of science degree, has been employed as an information technologist with IMB, Pepsico, First Chicago, Fidelity Investments and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has held positions that run the gamut from programmer to senior vice president.

Washington College considers it an honor and a privilege to induct Lew Buckley into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this sixth day of October, 2006.