Lease Bussard earned membership in the Western Maryland College Sports Hall of Fame for his outstanding intercollegiate participation as a member and captain of the varsity tennis team. He achieved national recognition with a runner-up finish to North Carolina in the singles and doubles matches of the Eastern Intercollegiate Championships. Bussard also was a member of the varsity soccer and basketball teams. He dominated area play throughout the1930s, winning city and county titles, and state invitational and open championships as a single and doubles player. A highly respected civic leader in many capacities, he served unselfishly for the welfare of all people. He was an athlete and a gentleman.