Cavalier Corner

April 2017

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10 ◆ CAVALIER CORNER CAVALIER SPORTS AROUND THE GROUNDS PHOTO COURTESY UVA NUMBERS 2 Straight seasons that Virginia has boasted an ACC Men's Performer of the Year for indoor track. Fourth-year thrower JORDAN YOUNG was given the honor this year by the league's coaches after the ACC champion placed third in the weight throw at the NCAA Championships for first-team All-America honors — the eighth time he has been named an All- American in his career. Henry Wynne was named the ACC Track Indoor Performer of the Year last season after winning the NCAA crown in the mile. 3 Players from the men's basketball program that announced following the end of the season that they would be transferring. Third-year guards Darius Thompson and Marial Shayok plus second-year forward Jarred Reuter combined to start 29 games in 2016-17 while averaging a combined 18.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest. 8 ACC Championships won by fourth-year thrower Filip Mihaljevic after he claimed first in the shot put in late February to become just the third Cavalier indoor track performer to ever win three titles in the same event. UVA had four of the top 10 finishers in the event. 8 Is also where the Wahoo men are ranked in the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Program of the Year standings that combine each school's national finish in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. They placed 18th in cross country and 16th in indoor track. 10 Straight years the men's tennis team has been ranked in the top five of the preseason Oracle/ITA Men's National Team rankings, including 2017 — the seventh time they opened at No. 1. 21.2 Tackles per game averaged last season by the rising fourth-year duo of safety Quin Blanding and linebacker Micah Kiser. Both ranked among the nation's top 10 and were named second-team All-Americans by at least two outlets. 825 Games required by head baseball coach Brian O'Connor to reach 600 victories, making him the second fastest in ACC history to achieve the landmark (Florida State's Mike Martin needed just 802 games). O'Connor is the win- ningest coach in program history with 617 victories as of April 3. 5,546 Points scored in the heptathlon at the ACC Indoor Champion- ships by second-year Jack Lint to capture the school's first-ever crown in the event and lead the Cavs to a best-ever finish of second in late February.

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