Topic: Sports

Subtopics:   Alumni in Sports Baseball Club Sports Cross Country Field Hockey Football Golf Lacrosse Men's Basketball Men's Soccer Men's Tennis Squash Swimming & Diving Track & Field Volleyball Women's Basketball Women's Rowing Women's Soccer Women's Softball Women's Tennis Wrestling
Good Sports

Good Sports

Club athletes pursue the sports they love

If you’ve recently meandered along Rugby Road past Madison Bowl, you may well have witnessed a group of women chasing a plastic flying saucer around with much...

Summer 2007

Beyond All-American

Beyond All-American

A half-century after his playing days, Bakhtiar honored again

Jamshid “Jim” Bakhtiar’s performance on the football field earned him All-America honors in 1957. What he’s done since makes him proudest.

In...

Summer 2007

Grand Tour

Grand Tour

After years in golf’s minor leagues, Marino hits the big time

Steve Marino (Col ’02) chased a spot on the PGA Tour for four years. The chase suited him well, to hear Marino tell it.

“I played...

Summer 2007

Hard-core Softball

Hard-core Softball

Law School tournament draws a crowd

For one weekend in the spring, the complex of athletic fields known as “The Park” becomes the center of the softball universe. There, the Law School&rsquo...

Summer 2007

Taking an Early Lead

Taking an Early Lead

Softball player is likely youngest Cavalier captain

Abby Snyder (Col ’10) wanted to be an impact player on Virginia’s softball team, and an impact player she is—and she’s only getting...

Summer 2007

Off to the Races

Off to the Races

A sellout crowd of close to 23,000 revelers attended the 30th annual spring running of the Foxfield Races on April 28. The Charlottesville tradition draws attendees from around the country, including...

Summer 2007

The Big Rebound

The Big Rebound

Disconcerting Puerto Rico trip fueled resurgence

Dave Leitao was far from home, and farther from comfortable.

His UVA men’s basketball team came to Puerto Rico as a winner of six of...

Summer 2007

What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking?

Arena dining hall hits the sweet spot for Cavalier student-athletes

Brandon Carter (Col ’10) was having a hard time adjusting to college-level track and field workouts. A lean-bodied sprinter, he often felt run down at the end of practice....

Summer 2007

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

Top 100 Camp could boost basketball program

The University hosts summer camps for kids who are into computers, aspiring writers, the academically gifted and cheerleaders. Its newest camp, however, has great potential to lift the Cavalier...

Spring 2007

Foul Ball?

Foul Ball?

Law professor Ted White sees trouble ahead for baseball

As major-leaguers convene in Florida and Arizona for their annual spring training rites, all appears well with professional baseball. Players and owners reached a labor agreement last fall with...

Spring 2007

Who to Watch this Spring

Who to Watch this Spring

Melanie Kok

Rowing Fourth-year

As a high-schooler, Melanie Kok found the water gorgeous and full of possibility. The tranquillity and the time for thought charmed her,...

Spring 2007

Coal Miners’ (Favorite) Son

Coal Miners’ (Favorite) Son

Jones establishes scholarship fund for Southwest Virginians

Thomas and Betty Jones were determined that their seven children would not follow them into the coal mines of Southwest Virginia. They insisted that the children take their education...

Spring 2007

Reigning Monarch

Reigning Monarch

Boucek lands WNBA coaching job

Even while she played basketball, people predicted that Jenny Boucek (Educ ’97) would be a coach one day. She never listened. “I have that rebel streak in me,...

Spring 2007

Heartfelt Gesture

Heartfelt Gesture

Lacrosse alum’s loss is charity’s gain

A UVA grad and professional lacrosse player turns a losing season into a chance to do good.

Winter 2006

Eight Straight … and Counting

Eight Straight … and Counting

Men’s swimming aims to keep ACC title streak alive

The rest of the ACC’s men’s swimming teams may have missed their best chance of ending “The Streak.”

Virginia won the...

Winter 2006

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Highlights

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is paying homage to world-famous art dealer Samuel Kootz (Law 1921) in an exhibition called “Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966,” which examines the role he played in the establishment of modern American art.

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.

Getting a Read on Ryan

Getting a Read on Ryan

UVA's incoming president checked all the boxes the search committee was looking for. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to the student experience.