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Robert Considine
Robert  Considine

Men's Tennis (Inducted 1959)



Robert Considine was a men's tennis star and captain of the squad in both his junior and senior years. He was the No. 1 player within the District of Columbia when he graduated. In 1928, he won five major titles including the Maryland Indoor Singles Championship. He was chosen to play for Washington in the Hotchkiss Cup Team and won five matches. With Tom Mangan, Considine won the doubles championship of the Mid-Atlantic States, and he was sent by the Washington Tennis Association to represent Washington in the National Municipal Championship, where he reached the quarterfinals.

In February 1931, The Hatchet reported he was ranked No. 2 by the Middle Atlantic Tennis Association in singles. Considine also played exhibition tennis matches at GW and taught tennis classes to his peers during his career at GW.

Considine went on to be a sports writer and later sports editor at the Washington Herald. He also became a war correspondent with the International News Service, owned by Hearst. His column "On the Line With Considine" was a well known syndicated feature, and he also was known for writing "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and "The Babe Ruth Story." Considine, one of the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame inductees in 1959, also received an Alumni Achievement Award from GW.