Among the Best
Dawn Staley (Col ’92) will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame this spring.
A three-time Kodak All-American and two-time national Player of the Year—to name a few of her honors while leading the UVA women’s basketball team—Staley will be among seven athletes inducted into the hall in a ceremony April 26 in Portsmouth.
In addition to her accomplishments at UVA, Staley excelled internationally with three Olympic gold medals and in the pros with five WNBA All-Star game appearances.
Staley currently coaches at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Swimmer Ryan Hurley (Col ’08) will represent the Stars and Stripes in the land of the Union Jack in April.
Hurley was named to represent Team USA in the 200-meter men’s breaststroke at the 2008 FINA Short Course World Championships in Manchester, England. He qualified by finishing third in the 200 breaststroke at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Short Course National Championships last fall.
Hurley and teammate Pat Mellors (Col ’08) were named to the U.S. national team in October.
A Good Run
A conference title and ACC Coach of the Year honors for Jason Dunn crowned a successful season for the men’s cross country team.
Dunn steered UVA to its second ACC title in three years and to a No. 9 national ranking, the highest in school history. The team ended the season by placing 12th in the NCAA championships, the best finish for the program since 1985.
Teeing It Up
Look for James Driscoll (Col ’00) on the PGA Tour again this spring.
A three-time All-American while at UVA, Driscoll secured his 2008 PGA Tour card in November at the season-ending Nationwide Tour championship at Barona Creek, Calif. He finished the year at No. 24 on the Nationwide money list.
Driscoll, who played on the PGA Tour in 2005 and 2006, joins Steve Marino (Col ’02) in the 2008 field, marking the first time that two Cavaliers have competed on the PGA Tour in the same season.
With their 17-16 victory over Wake Forest on Nov. 3, the Cavaliers set a NCAA football record for slim wins.
A missed field goal by Wake kicker Sam Swank afforded UVA its fifth win of the season by two points or fewer. It also was the fifth game where the lead changed in the fourth quarter, and the seventh game where the margin of victory was five points or less.
Ironically, after posting that record, the Cavs turned around and pummeled Miami 48-0 at the Orange Bowl.