Jay Fox '57
Jay Fox is one of Washington and Lee’s finest swimmers of
all-time, earning four letters and serving as a team captain for
his senior season.
Fox helped the Generals to a 23-9 overall record during his career and he graduated as the school record holder in every butterfly and breaststroke event in which he participated. Fox made a splash as a member of the freshman team in 1954, going undefeated in the breast and setting several pool records in the process.
Head Coach Cy Twombly dubbed Fox the “backbone of the team” as he helped lead the squad to a 5-2 record. As a sophomore, Fox helped lead the Generals to a 4-3 overall record and a third-place finish at the Southern Conference Championship by winning the conference title in the 100-yard breast and the 200-yard fly and finishing third as a member of the 300-yard medley relay.
Fox’s junior season produced a slew of pool records as he led W&L to a 6-3 record and a fourth-place finish at the Southern Conference Championships.
As a senior, Fox experienced his strongest season as he led the Generals to their best record in 15 years (8-1) and a third-place finish at the Southern Conference Championships. He won the conference title in the 100-yard and 200-yard fly events and was part of the 400-yard medley relay team that won the conference title in a conference-record time of 4:19.60. Following the meet, he was runner-up in voting for the Southern Conference Swimmer of the Meet.
Fox completed his exceptional career by being selected the Washington and Lee Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1957.