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  Tony Zontini

Tony Zontini

Player Profile

Tony Zontini starred for the Monarchs from 1964-1968, in baseball, track and field and basketball. Zontini, a native of Norfolk, Va. was the starting third baseman for three years. As a junior he hit .392 and as a senior he hit .352. Zontini set or shared school records by hitting two triples in one game and until 1985 two homeruns in one game.

In baseball, Zontini was named All-Mason-Dixon Conference for three consecutive years and led Old Dominion to two conference titles in 1967 and 1968. After graduation, Zontini signed with Kansas city and hit .305 for their Kingsport minor league club.

Besides lettering for Sonny Allen in basketball during the 1965-66 and 1966-67 seasons, Zontini was an outstanding track performer, in indoors and outdoors. In indoor track, he won Mason-Dixon Conference Championships in high hurdles and low hurdles. He set the state collegiate indoor low hurdles record in the 1964-65 season.

In outdoor competition, Zontini, also a graduate and former coach at Norfolk Catholic High was second in the state in the hurdles in 1968. He won the Mason-Dixon Conference high and intermediate championships for two straight years and competed in the NCAA Regionals in those two events as well. Tony received the Alumni Association's Athlete of the Year award and the Norfolk Sports Club tom Scott Award as Old Dominion's top senior athlete in 1968.

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