Cavalier Corner

February 2017

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BREYANA MASON Nominated for the 2017 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team Two-time member of the ACC All-Academic Team THAI-SON KWIATKOWSKI ITA Singles All-American and Scholar Athlete MVP of the 2016 NCAA Championship 2016 ACC Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year It is a great honor for me to have received e Downing Family Endowed Tennis and Leadership Schol- arship. I know the donors who made this possible, Andy and Cheri Downing, and having their support is incredible for the men's tennis program and for me personally. Both of my par- ents went to UVA so it's always been my dream to be a Cavalier. I've been coming to football games since I was a child, so for me to be a student-athlete here has been amazing. So far during my UVA career, our team has won three ACC championships and two NCAA Championships. Off the court, I am a part of the Student-Athlete Mentor (SAM) Program, serving as a peer-to- peer resource to members of my team to help prevent substance abuse. I will be graduating in May 2017 from the McIntire School of Commerce and while I am sad to see my four years come to an end, I am excited to see what the future has in store for me. ank you, Mr. and Mrs. Downing, for all of your support of Virginia Men's Tennis." " I am very thankful to be the 2016-2017 recipient of e Christine J. Toretti Women's Basketball Scholarship. It has provided me with an opportunity to continue my education at one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the nation as well as compete in one of the best conferences in collegiate athletics. My time at the University of Virginia has been an experience that surpass- es anything that I have encoun- tered in life so far, and it would not have been possible without the support of VAF donors." " 2017 VAF GUIDE TO GIVING / 15

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