Former Cheltenham All-American Craig Littlepage inducted into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Craig Littlepage, a 1969 Cheltenham High School graduate and former director of athletics at the University of Virginia, was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame this spring.

The class, as selected by the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Honors Court Committee, features athletes, coaches and contributors that have connections throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

From UVA’s announcement:

Littlepage spent a total of 45 years on Grounds at Virginia, first as an assistant coach on the men’s basketball team (1976-1982 and 1988-1990), and then in athletics administration from 1990-2017, the last 16 serving as director of athletics. During his time as AD, the Cavaliers were one of the most successful programs in the nation, winning 76 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and 13 National Championships. The 76 conference championships were the most by an ACC member school during that time. In addition to his role as AD, Littlepage chaired the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Selection Committee (2005-006) and was a member of the USA Basketball Board of Directors (2005-08). In 2021, he was selected for induction into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame.

During his Wyncote days, Littlepage led the Panthers to the Pennsylvania High School State Championship basketball game and was named an All-American, All-Region, and All-State athlete.

He went on to play a key role for the University of Pennsylvania’s basketball team and graduated from Penn’s Wharton School of Business and Finance with a B.S. in Economics in 1973.

He was inducted into Cheltenham High School’s Hall of Fame in 1996. Littlepage received the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 2023 UNITE Award in December.

You can watch his induction speech below:

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