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George Carrington

Class of 1929

George is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. His citation is copied below:

In a long line of outstanding scholar-athletes that matriculated south from Waterbury, Connecticut, to help Washington College continue its outstanding record in basketball was “Gimp” Carrington.

Known for the special shuffling of his feet before letting fly a deadly two-hand “set-shot,” Carrington captained the 1928-29 team that was 17-1 and captured the Maryland intercollegiate crown. It capped a four-year forward career in the cage sport under the late great Coach J. Thomas Kibler.

He also played two years of football as a guard.

“Gimp” excelled in the classroom. He was class valedictorian, received the Alumni Medal in 1927, accumulated the highest academic average and was named the best all-around student in 1929. He served as president of the senior class.

He dedicated himself to education after college, serving as a teacher, coach, as a high school principal, a county supervisor and eventually as assistant superintendent of the Somerset County, (MD) school system.

Washington College’s Alumni Association presented him its highest honor – the Alumni Citation.

He represented his College in the highest order and brought it honor through his contributions to education in the State of Maryland.