With Sean Singletary and Sharneé Zoll providing leadership and fireworks for UVA’s basketball teams, last season could easily have been characterized as the Year of the Guards. Both players have gone on to the ranks of professional basketball, so now the Cavaliers will look to the front court for more points and power this season.
Tough Season, Tougher Guy
Fans don’t see the long hours of practice that go into being a Major League Baseball star, but attitude and discipline proved crucial for Zimmerman (Col ’06) in facing adversity with the Washington Nationals this season.
A short-lived ban on signs at Scott Stadium this fall raised the hackles of fans—particularly among students—and drew darts from pundits across the nation.
Dawn Staley becomes head women's basketball coach at the University of South Carolina, Angela Hucles qualifies for the Summer Olympics, and other stories.
Making Sport of Water
Such is the appeal of water sports—dancing on the thin line between two elements, riding on surface tension, moving faster on water than legs can travel on land.
Basketball Beats Ballet
The world of ballet might be a better place if Debbie Ryan (Grad ’77) had made a different choice as a child, but the world of basketball would be poorer.
Fountain of Youth
This year, a bumper crop of talented young players—eight in all, including two from the Netherlands—makes the odds good for a threepeat.
A Tackle to Remember
Dombrowski also became pretty good at football. He played a central role in UVA’s success in the 1980s, including Virginia’s first bowl game, a 27-24 victory over Purdue in the 1984 Peach Bowl.
No Country for Slow Players
Becky Sauerbrunn (Col ’08) will remember her first international soccer match for all the right reasons—and one she’d just as soon forget.
The Big Picture
A new video board will be installed in Scott Stadium in time for the 2009 football season.
Behind the Scenes
At an institution as large as UVA, it’s easy to forget that it consists of many individually moving parts. We profile a few of the 13,500 employees who keep the University humming every day.
An Olympic First
Cromer (Col ’02, Grad ’03) was an All-American at UVA, and visions of standing on the winners’ podium at the Olympics bring a smile to her face.
Few things in sports rank up there with an undefeated season. Except, maybe, having hometown fans set an attendance record in the process.
Hoopla for Singletary
He became the fifth Cavalier to score 2,000 points (2,062), and he is the only player in ACC history to have 2,000 career points, 500 career assists, 400 career rebounds and 200 career steals.
Having a Ball
Prum began playing professional paintball—where two teams play capture-the-flag by shooting at each other on a battlefield of inflated bunkers—his second year at UVA. After graduating, he plans to move to San Diego to work for KEE Action Sports, one of his team’s sponsors.
Top of Their Game
They have no coaches. They have little money. And they have no adequate University practice facilities. But the men’s and women’s squash teams at UVA have lots of spunk and talent, judging from national championships they brought home from a tournament at Harvard in February.
Giving Back with Sacks
Patrick Kerney has a job with a simple description—get the quarterback.
Right Place, Right Time
Freed has to play the role of mentor and psychologist, and on occasion she has to trot out to the circle and talk to a Cavalier pitcher, even though she hated when coaches did that to her as a player.
No Balking at Relief
It comes as little surprise that O’Leary would tackle an issue like Katrina relief with such energy. She played volleyball at UVA as a first- and second-year, then joined the softball team. She saw time as a pitcher early in her career before becoming a full-time outfielder.
Body of Work
Athletic trainer Ethan Saliba (Grad '86, '97) discusses advances in sports medicine and how to put together an effective (and safe) exercise program.
A Sound for All Seasons
Student leadership, always at the heart of UVA's band, is helping guide the group to a new level.