Norman Phillips - Player
Inducted in 2015
Norman "Flea" Phillips - Player - He is an excellent example of a shorter and smaller athlete who has accomplished so much. Norman was inducted into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding athletic abilities in 1994. He was an outstanding baseball player for Wicomico High School and Washington College.
Norm's greatest accomplishments were at second base for the baseball team. He was an outstanding fielder, and 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.
He was affectionately known as "Flea" in college because of his outstanding ball handling and back-court scoring. Today, Norm would be known as a "shooting point guard". During the last two years of college competition, "Flea" 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.
Norm was an excellent student and a 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.
Norm was into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on October 1, 1994.
After graduation Norm worked for Eddie Leonard Sporting Goods in Annapolis before opening his own sporting goods company Team Distributors.