Profiles

Fred Dumschott

Fred was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981. His citation is copied below:

Fred W. Dumschott brought his athletic, academic and leadership ability to Washington College from Waterbury, Connecticut in 1922.- He first entered the preparatory program and continued through the college curriculum, graduating cum laude in 1927.

In football Dutch was an aggressive halfback, especially on defense, for four years. He was elected captain of the 1926 team. Known for his speed and sure hands, Dutch played baseball primarily as an outfielder for four years.

Basketball was where his star shown brightest. Playing guard and forward, Dutch shot well and was sound defensively. He was a recognized floor general and one of the game’s sharpest passers. He played on the varsity for five years and was a standout member of the 1923 team known as “The Flying Pentagon.” Under Coach Kibler, this team won 19 of 20 games, including six straight in six consecutive days against schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. At one stretch, 1924-25, the basketball team won 20 straight games. His leadership and ability led to his selection on the 1925-26 All-Maryland team.

Adding to his sports accomplishments, Dutch became president of the Student Council, a member of the Silver Pentagon Leadership Society, and amassed a commendable academic record. Following graduation, he earned his master’s degree at the University of Virginia. In 1927 he joined the Washington College faculty and served as professor until 1950. He also coached the basketball team from 1939 to 1943, and held the position of Business Manager and Treasurer of the college from 1944 to 1968. In 1976 the Visitors and Governors voted him Vice President, Emeritus.

For more than 60 years, Fred W. Dumschott devoted his life to Washington College as student, teacher, administrator and author of “Washington College, a history”.

INDUCTED October 9, 1981.