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Millie West Named 2013 Homecoming Grand Marshal
Updated: Saturday 10/24/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Millie West has been an integral part of William and Mary athletics for more than 50 years and this weekend will serve as the grand marshal for Homecoming 2013.

A fixture in Tribe Athletics as both a successful coach and administrator, West was a highly successful fund raiser, including coordinating W&M’s Indoor Tennis Center project, which brought the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center to Campus. After retiring as an Associate Athletics Director at W&M, she has served as the Tribe’s Director of Special Events. West is also the curator, and 1998 inductee, of the ITA Women’s Tennis Hall of Fame at the Center. In 2010, the Tribe's outdoor tennis facility was named in her honor as the Millie West Tennis Facility.

Below is an excerpt and link to a feature on the W&M Web site by Kelley Freund of the W&M Alumni Association:

If you ever meet Millie West, you will know immediately she loves William & Mary. What you might not realize is that she did not actually go to school here. But with a half century of service to the university as coach, administrator and fundraiser, West is very much a member of the Tribe, having created a lasting impact on the athletics department. West was deemed an honorary alumna in 1991 and next week, she will reside as grand marshal for Homecoming 2013.
“It is a huge honor and extremely humbling to be in the company of the outstanding grand marshals who have served in this capacity before me,” West said. “It was a complete surprise and in all my dreams I never, ever expected such an honor.”

Link to the Full Story

For more information on 2013 William and Mary Homecoming, visit the W&M Homecoming Web site at

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