Topic: Alumni in Sports

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

Out of the Park

Out of the Park

UVA athletes step up and stand out in memorable spring sports season

April 23: The UVA Polo Club’s men’s team beats Cornell 28-14 to claim the U.S. Polo Association Intercollegiate National Championship at Cornell. The...

Fall 2011

A Hoops First

A Hoops First

Ralph Sampson voted to Hall of Fame

Ralph Sampson, the 7-4 center who led the UVA basketball team to unparalleled heights in the 1980s, became the first Cavalier to be voted to the National Collegiate Basketball...

Summer 2011

The Men Behind the Steel Curtain

The Men Behind the Steel Curtain

James Farrior and Heath Miller inspire teammates and fans with leadership

As if the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t formidable enough.

In an offseason marked by strife between players and owners, the Steelers have a unifying factor that...

Summer 2011

Goal-Oriented

Goal-Oriented

Success as a player spurs Ben Olsen (Col ’99) in new coaching role for D.C. United

As a player, Ben Olsen reached some of soccer’s highest peaks. At UVA, he helped the Cavaliers win an ACC championship, was named the ACC Tournament MVP...

Spring 2011

Sidearm Sizzler

Sidearm Sizzler

Javier Lopez (Col ’02) plays key role for Giants as relief pitcher

Game Two of baseball’s World Series, eighth inning, two outs, a runner on second. The Texas Rangers, trailing the San Francisco Giants 2-0, need a big hit....

Spring 2011

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Still Blazing

Monica Wright (Col ’10), UVA’s all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball, was named to the 2010 WNBA All-Rookie Team after scoring in double digits...

Winter 2010

Virginia’s Finest

Virginia’s Finest

Cavaliers well represented in Hall of Fame

The glory days on the fields and courts of athletic competition fade quickly for many student-athletes, but 30 Cavaliers have earned a place in history and have been...

Winter 2010

The One and Only

The One and Only

Natalie Randolph coaches football, her way

As the country's only female head coach of a high school football team, Natalie Randolph (Col '02, Educ '03) has drawn a flurry of media attention.

Winter 2010

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Mat Firsts

Steve Garland (Col ’00) became the first Cavalier wrestling coach to be voted ACC Coach of the Year when he received the honor in March. Garland, an...

Summer 2010

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.