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Basil Tully

Class of 1939

Basil is a member of the Hall of Fame. His citation is below:

Basil “Tut” Tully, a native of Maplewood, NJ com-pleted his secondary education at the Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, Va. He entered the freshman class at Washington College in September 1935.

The Washington College Elm of May 20, 1939 carried the following note on Tut’s success at Rutgers that spring:

Tut Tully carried Washington College’s colors high last Saturday in the Middle Atlantic meet at Rutgers. Tully piled up 13 points himself putting Washington in 5th place in the meet. He was running against some of the stiffest competi-tion on the east coast.”

Basil Tully represented the college well during his four year stay at this institution. An outstanding track performer, he, along with Gibby Young contributed signif-icantly to many team victories, often taking four first places in a meet. The years 1936 through 1939 saw Washing-ton College establish herself as a contender for both the Mason-Dixon and Middle Atlantic championships, and it was accomplished mainly through the efforts of Young, Tully, McMahan and others. Tut’s specialties were the broad jump, high and low hurdles and the mile relay. He also did well in the sprints and the high jump. He played end on the football team 1935 through 1939 and was a member of the basketball squad in 1935.

Tut has established himself as a practicing osteopath in Chestertown. For many years he served as team physician for the athletic department, giving freely of his time to attend to the injuries of Washington College athletes.

When not too busy with his medical practice Tut may be found on the golf course or on the tennis courts.