Topic: Alumni in Sports

Ultra Dedicated

Ultra Dedicated

Meeting the challenges of long-distance running

Meet two women who run 100 mile races across treacherous terrain and through bad weather; they run ultramarathons with apt names such as Hellgate.

Spring 2010

A Run to Remember

A Run to Remember

Thomas Jones keeps NFL rushing gains in perspective

Thomas Jones knows that playing in the NFL takes a certain attitude. Preparation for each game is so compressed that it requires forgetting about what just happened on the...

Spring 2010

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A collection of University esoterica

Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a UVA alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

Winter 2009

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

ACC honors Bakhtiar

Former UVA gridiron great Jim Bakhtiar (Col ’58, Med ’63) is now officially an ACC legend.

Bakhtiar was the ACC’s career rushing...

Winter 2009

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Greats Acknowledged

Lacrosse great Tom Duquette (Col ’75) and football coach George Welsh have been tapped for induction to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Duquette was...

Spring 2009

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Olympic Gold

Rower Lindsay Shoop and soccer player Angela Hucles have something in common, in addition to being former student-athletes at UVA.

Each brought home gold medals from...

Winter 2008

Surprise of a Lifetime

Surprise of a Lifetime

Val Ackerman (Col ’81) honored for achievements in basketball

Val Ackerman’s trip to China for the 2008 Olympics will be memorable for several reasons.

For one, both the men’s and women’s...

Winter 2008

Tough Season, Tougher Guy

Tough Season, Tougher Guy

Ryan Zimmerman does the work it takes to keep playing

Fans don’t see the long hours of practice that go into being a Major League Baseball star, but attitude and discipline proved crucial for Zimmerman (Col ’06) in facing adversity with the Washington Nationals this season.

Winter 2008

Verbatim

Verbatim

“In my purse. I’ve only left home without it once or twice, and I felt completely naked.”

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Winter 2008

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Dawn Staley becomes head women's basketball coach at the University of South Carolina, Angela Hucles qualifies for the Summer Olympics, and other stories.

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

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Soccer ace uses sideline time to prepare for record-setting run

No athlete wants forced time off, but Shannon Foley (Col ’07) used a season on the sidelines to her advantage.

In 2006, she tore a ligament in her...

Winter 2007

Pinning Down Prospects

Pinning Down Prospects

Garland goes to the mat for top recruits

Steve Garland (Col ’00) is a born salesman—that rare kind of coach who, through sheer force of personality, can persuade you to buy his pitch.

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Winter 2007

Making His Mark

Making His Mark

Mitchell excels for Dust Devils

The Fall 2007 issue of Virginia Magazine inadvertently omitted Mike Mitchell (Col ’07) from a list of Virginia players selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

Mitchell, an...

Winter 2007

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Kirkwood can kill, but she also plans to heal

Vision. Maturity. Adaptability.

They all are at Sarah Kirkwood’s elbow when she cocks her arm to slam another kill shot at an opposing volleyball team.<...

Winter 2007

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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.