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Robert Hogue
Robert  Hogue

Men's Swimming & Men's Water Polo (Inducted 1998)



Robert S. Hogue, a two-sport standout in both men's swimming and men's water polo, earned eight letters from 1977-1981. By the conclusion of his fourth swimming season he held six individual records in the following events: 50-years freestyle, 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 medley relay. (His record time in the 50 freestyle - 21.30 second in 1981 - stood for eight years before it was bettered by a GW swimmer in 1989).

Captain of the swim squad for three years and the team's MVP in each of his four seasons, Hogue finished among the top eight finalists at the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming Championships for four straight years in two events, the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.

In addition to his swimming prowess, Hogue played water polo for four years ('77-80), captained the team for three years and was high point scorer for three consecutive seasons. He helped his team to a second place finish in the Easter Regional water polo playoffs as a senior in 1980.

Not only did Hogue excel in the pool, he also personified the term "student-athlete" as a Dean's List student. The 1977 graduate of Arlington's Bishop Ireton High School followed his undergraduate success at GW by earning a law degree at George Mason University in 1984.

Hogue and his wife, Cheryle, reside in Springfield, Va. They have two children, Ryan and Samantha.