Cavalier Corner

April 2016

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ALL IN FOR EXCELLENCE Ryan Zimmerman Makes Significant Gift To Support Virginia Baseball Ryan Zimmerman, a former All-American third baseman at Virginia and current member of the Washington Nationals, has made a $1 million commitment to the Virginia Athletics Foundation to support the Cavalier baseball program. The Virginia athletics department is currently evaluating an expansion of Davenport Field that would replace bleacher seating down the right-field line with permanent chairback seats, add suites and field-level club seats, create offices for the baseball coaching staff and add additional player development areas underneath the new grandstand. The final cost of the project is to be determined, as is the review and approval as part of the University's guidelines for capital projects. Zimmerman's contribution will help fund the expansion project, which will begin once all of the funds have been raised. "The stadium expansion project is very important to the future of Virginia baseball and the development of players in the program. I am proud to be a Cavalier and would not be the person or player I am today without my experiences at the University of Virginia. This is a tremendous opportunity to give back and maintain a standard of excellence that will keep Virginia baseball among the best programs in college baseball. I hope others will join me in support of this project." — R y a n Z i m m e r m a n PHOTOS BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA

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