Stephanie Nauta fought off a pair of match points against Duke to post a three-set win and clinch the first ACC Championship title for the women’s tennis program. Led by ACC Championship Most Valuable Player Danielle Collins, the team improved its record to a school-best 21-5. The men’s tennis team captured its eighth consecutive ACC Championship with a 4-0 victory over North Carolina, the 10th championship in the past 11 years for UVA Alex Domijan was named the ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, and is the fourth Cavalier to be a four-time All-ACC selection.
After tossing a no-hitter against Pittsburgh, Nathan Kirby was named one of Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week. He is the first Cavalier to earn national player of the week honors since Brandon Waddell was so named in 2013. This summer, Kirby will play for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, which will play against Chinese Taipei and Japan in the U.S. and will travel to the Netherlands and Havana, Cuba.
Jordan Lavender was named the ACC Outdoor Women’s Running MVP, sweeping that honor at both the indoor and outdoor meets this year. Posting the fastest time in UVA history, Lavender won the women’s 400m ACC title for the second consecutive year and was part of the women’s 4x400m relay team that set the school record, a mark that had stood for 29 years.
Marching to Macy’s
The Cavalier Marching Band has been selected to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which attracts more than 3.5 million live spectators and more than 50 million viewers. The band was selected to be one of 10 marching bands, beating out more than 175 applicants nationwide.