Lermond to be Inducted into Varsity Club Hall of Fame
July 8, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Former Boston College runner George Lermond is one of the eight members of the Class of 2013 and will be inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame on Friday, October 4 at Conte Forum. The group will be recognized at halftime of Saturday's football game against Army on Saturday, October 5.
Captain George Lermond '25 is one of the few Boston College athletes to compete in two Olympic Games. He represented the United States in the 5000-meter run in the 1924 Olympiad in Paris and in the 3000-meter steeplechase event in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. While at BC, he set a course record in the New England 2-mile championship while winning the event in three consecutive seasons. Lermond, a native of Nahant, Mass., won New England cross-country titles in 1924 and 1925. He attended the United States Military Academy after graduating from BC and went on to serve his country as an Army officer. Lermond lost his life in 1940 during a valiant attempt to save his son in a house fire, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of his military contributions.
Along with Lermond, the Class of 2013 includes Mike Cloud '99 (football), Stalin Colinet '97 (football), Dick Cremin '65 (football), Jessalyn Deveny '05 (basketball), Ken Hodge Jr. (ice hockey), Anne T. Kavanagh '81 (soccer) and Chris Lambert '12 (baseball).
*The Boston College Hall of Fame committee is still in search of family members of Capt. George Lermond. Please contact Chris Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org.