Topic: Sports

Top 10 UVA Stories of 2009

Top 10 UVA Stories of 2009

From the men’s soccer team winning the NCAA championship to President John T. Casteen III announcing his retirement, 2009 was a year to remember. Here’s our look, with videos, at the year’s highlights.

January 18, 2010

London's Calling

London’s Calling

Virginia welcomes back former assistant as head coach

On Dec. 7, the University of Virginia announced that Mike London would be its new football coach.

December 10, 2009

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

A Study in Leadership

A Study in Leadership

Role model taught Monica Wright how to guide team

Everything about UVA guard Monica Wright’s game seems effortless and natural.

Winter 2009

Laying a Foundation

Laying a Foundation

Coach Tony Bennett discusses philosophy and goals

Coach Tony Bennett discusses philosophy and goals.

Winter 2009

Confidence Game

Confidence Game

Neuhauser focuses on birdies, not butterflies

Whitney Neuhauser stood over her second shot in a playoff for the state championship and committed the golfer’s ultimate sin. She doubted.

Winter 2009

Inside the Scrum

Inside the Scrum

Men’s and women’s rugby teams take on the best in the country

October 9, 2009

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

A famous lacrosse player, a winning tennis duo, a golfer makes history and a third baseman earns a spot in an all-star game.

Fall 2009

Half-Horse, Half-Human

Half-Horse, Half-Human

Two UVA polo teams win national championships

UVA men's and women's teams are the rough and tumble champions of the game of kings.

Fall 2009

Change Is in the Air

Change Is in the Air

Cavaliers to sport new look this fall

What can we look forward to during the upcoming football season?

Fall 2009

Lapping It Up

Lapping It Up

Mei Christensen savors team's success while setting personal records galore

Christensen is an ACC record-setting explosion and she snagged All-American honors in the 100 backstroke, 200 back and 400 medley relay.

Fall 2009

Playground Smack-down

Playground Smack-down

Chris Glasser wins 2009 four square world championship

When asked why he would pursue a sport like four square, Glasser is circumspect: “Why? Because it’s silly.”

July 14, 2009

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