Gill Holland (’58) Steps in the Winning Circle

Posted: 11th October 2011 by Generals Wrestling in Winning Circle

Generals Winning Circle

“Shining the Spotlight on Alumni and Generals”

Name: Gill Holland

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA  

Degree: BA cum laude

Graduating class of: 1958

Weight Class: 177

Honors/Achievements:

 ODK; in wrestling: second in Southern Conference twice, fourth once

Highlight of wrestling career at
Washington and Lee? Road trips to West Virginia U, Citadel and to Lancaster, PA (Millersville and Franklin & Marshall)

What do you miss most about wrestling
at W&L?  Friends! and discipline under Coach Dick Miller

What effect has wrestling had in your
career path? I practiced with the team in graduate school (UNC-CH, English) and
at Davidson College until I was about forty (moving kind of slow!) and now I
stop by practice regularly and go to all the home matches and when possible away matches. Wrestling has helped me appreciate the “scholar-athlete” in all
sports.

Favorite class and/or Professor at
W&L? Dr. Flournoy in the English Department

What is the one thing you think people
have to experience during their time at W&L? Chemistry lab and sports

Advice to prospective student athletes
interested in W&L? Visit and you’ll love it!

Please feel free to include any
special thanks, comments, or thoughts!

Here’s hoping W&L and Davidson wrestle each other again!