Such is the appeal of water sports—dancing on the thin line between two elements, riding on surface tension, moving faster on water than legs can travel on land.
The world of ballet might be a better place if Debbie Ryan (Grad ’77) had made a different choice as a child, but the world of basketball would be poorer.
This year, a bumper crop of talented young players—eight in all, including two from the Netherlands—makes the odds good for a threepeat.
Dombrowski also became pretty good at football. He played a central role in UVA’s success in the 1980s, including Virginia’s first bowl game, a 27-24 victory over Purdue in the 1984 Peach Bowl.
Becky Sauerbrunn (Col ’08) will remember her first international soccer match for all the right reasons—and one she’d just as soon forget.
Cromer (Col ’02, Grad ’03) was an All-American at UVA, and visions of standing on the winners’ podium at the Olympics bring a smile to her face.
Few things in sports rank up there with an undefeated season. Except, maybe, having hometown fans set an attendance record in the process.
He became the fifth Cavalier to score 2,000 points (2,062), and he is the only player in ACC history to have 2,000 career points, 500 career assists, 400 career rebounds and 200 career steals.
Prum began playing professional paintball—where two teams play capture-the-flag by shooting at each other on a battlefield of inflated bunkers—his second year at UVA. After graduating, he plans to move to San Diego to work for KEE Action Sports, one of his team’s sponsors.
They have no coaches. They have little money. And they have no adequate University practice facilities. But the men’s and women’s squash teams at UVA have lots of spunk and talent, judging from national championships they brought home from a tournament at Harvard in February.
Patrick Kerney has a job with a simple description—get the quarterback.
Freed has to play the role of mentor and psychologist, and on occasion she has to trot out to the circle and talk to a Cavalier pitcher, even though she hated when coaches did that to her as a player.
It comes as little surprise that O’Leary would tackle an issue like Katrina relief with such energy. She played volleyball at UVA as a first- and second-year, then joined the softball team. She saw time as a pitcher early in her career before becoming a full-time outfielder.