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 All-American while at UVA, coached the team to Virginia’s first ACC championship since 1977. Also, Chris Henrich (Col ’11), who had a 35-3 record in the 174-pound class, was named All-American for the second straight season, the first Cavalier wrestler to earn such an honor.

Hoops Legend

Harold Deane (Col ’97) was honored as one of the 2010 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Legends on March 13. Deane, a four-year starter for UVA from 1994 to 1997, ranks ninth in school history with 1,763 career points and second with 237 career three-point field goals.

Fast Track

After edging U.S. Olympian Andrew Wheating in the men’s 800-meter event at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Robby Andrews (Col ’13) was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in March. Andrews joins former track standout Paul Ereng as only the second Cavalier to win a national championship in the event.

Two Top 10s

UVA swimmers achieved an unprecedented feat this season when both the men’s and women’s teams finished in the top 10 in the NCAA championships. The program has had other top-10 finishes, but never both teams simultaneously. The women placed ninth at the March 20 meet in Indiana; the men, 10th a week later in Ohio. Both teams also won ACC titles this season.

Master Stroke

Playing in his first Masters tournament, former UVA golfer Steve Marino (Col ’02) finished tied for 14th with a final score of 286, two strokes under par.
Marino’s finish qualifies him to receive an invitation to the 2011 tournament. He managed to get on the leader board briefly in the third round, when he was five under par and just three shots back of the front-runners.