SMA Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
William Neal "Oscar" Davis, Class of 1932


William Neal 'Oscar' Davis, Class of 1932

William Neal "Oscar" Davis entered the Academy from Richland, Texas in 1928 as a seventh grader. As an Upper School student he earned three letters in football and three in baseball and was also a reserve on the basketball team. He was Captain of both the football and baseball teams and was named to the All-City football team as a senior.

During the three years he played on the Academy football team thy won 19, lost 2 and tied three games. Davis was an outstanding pitcher on the baseball team and on May 13, 1930, struck out 19 of the 21 put outs in the game. According to available records, the Academy baseball team won 27 and lost 13 games during his career. He graduated in the Class of 1932. He commanded Company B as a junior, was Cadet Major and Battalion Commander as a senior and was awarded a sabre as the Best Student Officer in 1931.

Mr. Davis was killed in action in World War II during the Normandy Invasion on July 26, 1944. He was 35 years of age at the time of his death.

Source: induction ceremony speech