Department: sports

Grounds as Playground

Grounds as Playground

Members of UVA's student Parkour group use everyday structures to train.

What look like ordinary walkways, walls and rails to most passersby around Grounds are actually playgrounds to Parkour enthusiasts.

Summer 2015

A Tale of Two “Rudys”

A Tale of Two “Rudys”

UVA club team baseball players make varsity

For the Virginia baseball team and its two newest members, the spring 2015 semester has held some major surprises.

Summer 2015

All in the Family

All in the Family

Hotshot second-year swimmer Leah Smith is fueled by her family’s competitive dynamic

Leah Smith is only the second woman in UVA history to win two national titles and the first to win them during the same meet. Competition, it turns out, is her family's tradition.

Summer 2015

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

Another historic season for the women’s soccer team

Although the Cavaliers fell just short of a championship, Virginia women’s soccer enjoyed its first appearance in the NCAA title game.

Spring 2015

We Are the Champions

We Are the Champions

UVA men’s soccer wins seventh NCAA tournament

With their 16-seed ranking, UVA men's soccer matched the second-lowest seed to win a championship since the NCAA started seeding 16 teams in 2003.

Spring 2015

When Mem Rocked

When Mem Rocked

Members of last team to play in the iconic building recall those final years

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

Spring 2015

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

The Commonwealth Clash; Quin Blanding's tackle record; Field Hockey beats a No. 1; "Why Football Matters"

Winter 2014

Better, Stronger, Faster

Better, Stronger, Faster

UVA’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors

UVA’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

Winter 2014

One Last Twirl

One Last Twirl

The “Sabre Twins” have graduated and are moving on in separate directions. Almost.

Victoria (Col ’13) and Brittany Maiden (Col ’13), the so-called Sabre Twins, prepare for the twirling world championships.

Winter 2014

Work Out Like A Wahoo

Work Out Like A Wahoo

Strength and conditioning tips from UVA experts

UVA's strength and conditioning team shows you how to work out like a Wahoo.

Fall 2014

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

A tennis championship, a baseball no-hitter, a track school record and news from the Cavalier Marching Band.

Summer 2014

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

Photos by Matt Riley

Photos from the history-making men's basketball season.

Summer 2014

Masterstroke

Masterstroke

Coach Kevin Sauer has taken UVA’s rowing teams to great heights

When Kevin Sauer arrived in Charlottesville in 1988, the men's and women's club rowing teams shared a boathouse with no electricity. They had no truck to tow the boats.

Summer 2014

When They Knew

When They Knew

UVA student-athletes share their breakthrough moments

We asked several Cavaliers to recall the moment in time when they knew they were good enough to play for UVA.

Spring 2014

Their Cups Runneth Over

Their Cups Runneth Over

Men’s and women’s soccer play in NCAA College Cup

The efforts of Virginia’s men’s and women’s soccer players led both teams to the 2013 NCAA College Cup.

Spring 2014

Holding Serve

Holding Serve

Men's tennis looks to defend NCAA title

The men's tennis team had a record-setting year in 2013.

Spring 2014

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Several major league teams once made Charlottesville home for spring training

Before Scottsdale, before Sarasota, the big leagues came to Charlottesville.

Spring 2014

Wrestling Rising

Wrestling Rising

Steve Garland building program at his alma mater

The University's wrestling team has had a number of firsts and bests since Steve Garland took over as head coach six years ago.

Spring 2014

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Highlights

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

Family Matters

Family Matters

Joanne Boyle, who served as the women's basketball head coach for seven years, retired after this season to finalize her daughter's adoption process, which could take years.

Ready to Spin Off

Ready to Spin Off

Jason George (Com ’94) looks back on his time at UVA while looking forward to his role as a firefighter in a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.

More than Money

More than Money

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund helps University-affiliated ideas grow until they are successful enough to attract other funding.