The Virginia men's tennis team won its sixth consecutive ACC Tournament title with a 4-1 win over Duke. The championship was Virginia's eighth overall, all coming in the last nine years. The win was the Cavaliers' 92nd consecutive victory against ACC competition, extending its conference-record streak. The Cavaliers also swept the ACC's top awards. Jarmere Jenkins (Col '13) was named ACC Player of the Year, Mitchell Frank (Col '15) was named ACC Freshman of the Year and Brian Boland was named ACC Coach of the Year.
Attackman Steele Stanwick (Col '12) continues to add awards to an already crowded trophy case. The recipient of last year's Tewaaraton Award, bestowed on the nation's top lacrosse player, was named the 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year. He is the fourth player in league history to be named player of the year in consecutive seasons (for the first time, awards were given to offensive and defensive players). This season, Stanwick passed Doug Knight (Col '97) to become the Cavaliers' leader in career points.
The Virginia women's rowing team won its third straight ACC championship and 12th conference title overall. This time, the team needed to win it the hard way, coming from behind by winning the final three races of the regatta. The first Varsity Eight was named ACC Crew of the Year and head coach Kevin Sauer was honored as the ACC Coach of the Year for the eighth time.
By sinking a five-foot par putt on the final hole of the 2012 ACC Championships at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C., golfer Ben Rusch (Col '14) won the tournament by a single stroke. Rusch, from Weinfelden, Switzerland, is the first Cavalier golfer to claim the individual ACC championship since Pete Arend won in 1955. The team, which also included the ACC's 2010 and 2011 Player of the Year in fourth-year Ben Kohles (Col '12), finished second in the tournament.