Track and field at Georgetown has sustained many years of competitive excellence, dating to the 19th century. The arrival
on campus in 1983 of a soft-spoken and unassuming jumper from Dutchess County, New York insured
one of the more remarkable decades in the annals of the sport on the Hilltop.
Unflappable in the face of competition, Ray Humphrey earned five All-America honors, along with two second-place
finishes in the long jump at the NCAA championships. He earned nine IC4A gold medals, 12 BIG EAST
titles and four Championship of America trophies at the Penn Relays. He set seven school records
along the way. Three times, he was named MVP of the BIG EAST and IC4A competitions.
In each of his four years of competition, Ray earned the Gallagher Memorial Award as Georgetown's outstanding track and field
competitor. He served as co-captain of the team, and was twice selected to the U.S. Track and Field Team.
Majoring in english and psychology, he received the 1987 Robert A. Duffey Scholar-Athlete Award,
presented annually to the senior who best exhibits excellence in both athletics and academics.
In recognition of his record-breaking achievements and his outstanding contribution to the winning tradition of
Georgetown track and field, the name of
Raymond C. Humphrey, C'87
is permanently inscribed in the Georgetown University Athletic Hall of Fame
among the names of the greatest athletes in the history of the University.
Given this day, the fourth of February, in the year of 2006.