Department: sports

Making Sport of Water

Making Sport of Water

The hush of sailing, the rush of skiing bring students to two UVA clubs

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.

Fall 2008

Basketball Beats Ballet

Basketball Beats Ballet

Ryan honored for wins, inspiring confidence

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.

Fall 2008

Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

Field hockey squad has richness of rookies

This year, a bumper crop of talented young players—eight in all, including two from the Netherlands—makes the odds good for a threepeat.

Fall 2008

A Tackle to Remember

A Tackle to Remember

Dombrowski earns spot in College Football Hall of Fame

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.

Fall 2008

No Country for Slow Players

No Country for Slow Players

International soccer requires "faster, dirtier" approach to game

Becky Sauerbrunn (Col ’08) will remember her first international soccer match for all the right reasons—and one she’d just as soon forget.

Fall 2008

An Olympic First

An Olympic First

Steeplechase runner has chance at historic event in Beijing

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.

Summer 2008

Twenty-five Love

Twenty-five Love

Tennis team has undefeated season

Few things in sports rank up there with an undefeated season. Except, maybe, having hometown fans set an attendance record in the process.

Summer 2008

Hoopla for Singletary

Hoopla for Singletary

Guard joins Cavalier elite

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.

Summer 2008

Having a Ball

Having a Ball

Professional paintball keeps Eric Prum (Col ’08) on red-eye schedule

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.

Summer 2008

Top of Their Game

Top of Their Game

Squash teams win national titles

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.

Summer 2008

Giving Back with Sacks

Giving Back with Sacks

Patrick Kerney (Col ’99) keeps brother's memory alive through fund

Patrick Kerney has a job with a simple description—get the quarterback.

Summer 2008

Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

Olympian making mark with Cav pitchers

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.

Summer 2008

No Balking at Relief

No Balking at Relief

Softball co-captain helps out when home state hit by hurricane

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.

Summer 2008

Big Shot

Big Shot

Darden student sets sights on Olympic medal, world record

Spring 2008

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Lacrosse title hopes depend on extra effort, ball control

Spring 2008

A Slice of Life

A Slice of Life

Reality show experience helps coach motivate Cavalier golfers

Spring 2008

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Highlights

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.