James was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. His citation is below:
Participating in the era when Track and Field was very successful at Washington College, James D. Twilley was an outstanding contributor on teams that twice won the Mason-Dixon Conference Championship and on two others that finished second and third.
Jim specialized in running the quarter-mile and he and teammate Larry Brandenburg were considered to be two of the best to compete in the conference. Jim was also a member of the mile relay team that won both the Mason-Dixon and the Middle Atlantic Conference Mile Relay Championships. These races were run annually as part of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA. Jim served as captain of the track team his senior year.
Jim also participated in Indoor Track, running on the medley, mile and two mile relay teams. He was a member of the mile relay team that won the 1950 University of North Carolina Invitational. Washington College defeated such teams as the Univeristy of North Carolina, Duke, Navy and the University of Maryland.
A member of the soccer team his last three years in college, he earned three letters, participating at the position of inside right. Because of his running ability, he was always in top condition which enabled him to play both on offense and defense.
Jim was active in other phases of college life. As a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity, he served as treasurer his final two years. He also was a member of the Varsity Club three years, being elected vice-president his senior year. He also served as a manager of varsity basketball for four years.
Washington College considers it an honor to induct James D. Twilley into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 5th day of October, 1996.