Martin E. Block '79
Year: 1995
Team: baseball, football, soccer
  • A three-sport athlete for the Quakers. He played baseball (1977), football (1979) and soccer (1976-1979). 
  • Standout soccer player, winning Most Valuable Player and All-Conference honors in 1979 as a defender.  
  • He played first base in baseball and was a place kicker for the football team.
  • Named an All-District football player in 1979 when he was ranked in the top-20 nationally among NAIA place kickers.
  • After graduating from Guilford, he went on to earn his masters from Ohio State University and his Ph. D. from the University of Maryland.
  • In 1995, he was awarded the Taylor Dotson Young Scholar Award for the Southern District of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
  • Currently a professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
  • He resides in Charlottesville, Va. and is an active member of AAHPERD, The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, the Council for Exceptional Children and the Special Olympics International.