|Les Branich ('76)
Branich was the quarterback of JMU's first football team (1972) and its only unbeaten team (9-0-1, in 1975). He was a four-year starter, one of but two members of JMU's first team to play for four years, and a team captain (1974, 1975). He was a first-team all-state choice in 1974 when he threw for 1,133 yards and eight touchdowns and was honorable mention all-state in 1975. The 1,133 passing yards still rank sixth on JMU's season passing yards list, and his 1,468 yards of total offense in 1974 are JMU's sixth-best season total offense mark. He is seventh on JMU's career passing yards list (1,819) and eighth on team's career total offense list (2,528). He was a graduate assistant football coach at JMU in 1976 and 1977.
|Janet McCullough Gerard ('83)
Gerard won the national individual archery championship in 1982 while leading the Dukes to the national women's team title and the first national team championship in school history. She was national runner-up in 1979, when she became the first JMU archer to earn All-America honors as a freshman. A three-time All-America and four-time All-Eastern Region honoree, Gerard won three Eastern Region titles (1979, 1980, 1982). She was named to the U.S. National Team five times and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Festival four times. In addition to the national team title, Gerard helped the Dukes to a 1981 second-place finish and 1980 third-place finish in the national tournament.
|Margaret F. Horn
Horn coached the JMU archery team for 21 seasons (1972-1992) and guided the women's team to two national outdoor championships (1982, 1990) and a national indoor title (1990). Her women's team was national runner-up five times and won 11 consecutive Eastern Region championships (1980-90). The JMU mixed team was national runner-up seven times and Eastern Region champion 10 times, and her men's team was national runner-up three times and won 11 Eastern Region championships. Horn was named 1981 National Archery Association Coach of the Year and 1989 Eastern Region Coach of the Year, and her archers won All-America honors 46 times. Horn also laid the foundation for the JMU volleyball program while coaching that team from 1966 to 1974.