Topic: Sports

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First Things First

First Things First

From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in UVA history.

Fall 2015

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Rowers add to already crowded trophy case

The UVA Varsity Four crew brings home its fifth title, edging out Brown and Washington for the most national championships.

Fall 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

Virginia Wins College World Series

Virginia Wins College World Series

UVA baseball wins its first national title—the first for an ACC team in 60 years

The Cinderella-story Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt in three games to take home the program’s first national title.

Fall 2015

Coach Brian Boland Has Built a Juggernaut

Coach Brian Boland Has Built a Juggernaut

Men's Tennis Wins 2015 Division I National Championship

Since becoming the head coach of men's tennis in 2002, Brian Boland has built a dynasty, netting two national championships in three years.

Fall 2015

Wrestling’s Rise

Wrestling’s Rise

Garland vs. History

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

Summer 2015

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

The Many Faces of Cavman

The Many Faces of Cavman

A look at how UVA’s mascot has changed over time

A look at how UVA’s mascot has changed over time

Spring 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

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Highlights

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.

Big Bands

Big Bands

Take a look at concerts at UVA throughout the past 70 years, from Fats Domino to Lady Gaga.