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Norman Philips

Class of 1960

Norman was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. His citation is below:

Norm Phillips is an excellent example of the shorter and smaller athlete accomplishing so much . An outstanding basketball and baseball player for Wicomico High School in Salisbury, MD, Washington College was so fortunate that he chose to attend and play for the Sho’men.

Norm, affectionately known as “Flea” in college, was an outstanding ball handler and back-court scorer. Today , Phillips would be known as a “shooting point guard”. During his last two years of college competition, he averaged more than 10 points per game. Three basketball teams on which he was an outstanding contributor were selected to compete in the Mason-Dixon Conference post-season tournament. He served as co-captain of the team during his senior year.

As successful as Norm was in basketball, he experienced his greatest accomplishments at second base. An outstanding fielder, he was “terrific” when he stepped into the batter’s box. He holds the college record for continuous base hits. He managed eleven straight hits at one stretch while competing in his senior year. He was selected to the Mason-Dixon All Conference team in two separate years. He also served as the co-captain of the baseball team during his senior year.

An excellent student and campus leader, he belonged to the Varsity Club and the Theta Chi fraternity. At Commencement, he received the Eldridge L. Eliason and the Thomas Reeder Spedden Awards in recognition of excellence in athletic competition and academic achievement.

After college, he went semi-pro, playing for the strong Spring Grove baseball team in Baltimore. Later he established his own sporting goods company, Team Distributors, and presently serves as president of this successful company.

Washington college takes pride in inducting Norman Phillips into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this first of October, 1994.