Topic: Alumni in Sports

Such Great Heights

Such Great Heights

After winning a national championship, Dawn Staley ascends to Olympics again

Former UVA basketball star Dawn Staley (Col ’92) coached the University of South Carolina to the NCAA championship in April.

Summer 2017

’Hoos in the NBA

’Hoos in the NBA

Tony Bennett’s recruits have found success at the next level

Get to know some of the UVA athletes who trained with Coach Tony Bennett and went on to play professional basketball.

Spring 2017

2016 UVA Olympians

2016 UVA Olympians

There’ll be 18 past and present Wahoos competing in the Rio Olympics. Here’s when to watch them go for Olympic gold.

July 19, 2016

’Hoos got the medals

’Hoos got the medals

Catching up with some of UVA’s Olympians

Turns out that the road to the Olympics isn’t the only hard one—where do you go from there? Eight alumni medalists offer their advice.

Summer 2016

Second Act

Second Act

Show business gives Thomas Jones new direction

After finishing his collegiate career as UVA’s all-time leading rusher, Thomas Jones (Col ’99) spent 12 years in the NFL before heading to Hollywood.

Winter 2015

A Mile in Their Shoes

A Mile in Their Shoes

St. Louis Ram Chris Long spends two days removed from the glamour of professional football to learn about homelessness

Former Virginia football player Chris Long spends two days removed from the glamour of professional football to learn about homelessness.

Fall 2015

World Class

World Class

Former Virginia Stars Instrumental in World Cup Triumph

Former UVA women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

Fall 2015

Wrestling’s Rise

Wrestling’s Rise

Garland vs. History

A look at wrestling coach Steve Garland's formidable record.

Summer 2015

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

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

News from the NBA, the Richmond Football Club in Australia and the UVA women's field hockey team.

Winter 2013

Golf’s Sacred Journey

Golf’s Sacred Journey

An excerpt from an alumnus's new book

Sports psychologist David L. Cook (Grad '84) recently released the sequel to his bestselling first book Golf’s Sacred Journey. The sequel, Johnny’s U.S. Open: Golf...

October 18, 2013

Cavaliers in the Olympics

Cavaliers in the Olympics

The first Cavalier to medal at the Olympics was James Rector, who won silver in the 100-meter dash at the 1908 Games in London.

Fall 2012

Hall of Famer

Hall of Famer

Ralph Sampson takes his place among basketball’s greatest stars

Ralph Sampson takes his place among basketball's greatest stars

Summer 2012

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