Gui Receives Gammon Cup


Hampden-Sydney, VA – On Saturday, May 12, Guilherme J. Guimaraes '18 was presented with the Gammon Cup at Commencement. This annual award recognizes the student-athlete who has best served the College. Character, scholarship, and athletic ability are considered. It is given in memory of Dr. Edgar G. Gammon, a Hampden-Sydney graduate of the Class of 1905, Pastor of College Church from 1917-1923, and President of the College from 1939-1955

Gui is the son of Gabriel and Eleusa Guimaraes of Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. After attending the Miller School, he entered Hampden-Sydney with a top academic scholarship, the Patrick Henry Scholarship, and was a Davis Fellowship recipient.


While at H-SC, he served as a Student Court member and as a Resident Advisor. He was tapped into both the Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. Gui was a Dean’s List student and, during the academic year 2015-16, successfully completed the Hampden-Sydney College Leadership Program, Society of 1791. In August of 2016, he was awarded the President’s Award for excellence of character and scholarship. In October of 2016, he was selected to appear in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He has twice been named a recipient of the Roy B. Sears Endowment for Student Internships.

In addition to his academic achievements, Gui was a thriller on the basketball court, and was named one of the team’s captains during his senior year as well as a CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District winner, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Gui graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry, receiving College Honors, on Saturday.

A private college for men that held its first classes in 1775, Hampden-Sydney in Virginia is known for its mission of forming “good men and good citizens,” as well as its codes of honor and conduct, 40-year-old rhetoric program, liberal arts curriculum, and devoted alumni network. For more information, visit