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October 2017

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26 CAVALIER CORNER 2016-17 VaSID academic all-state team 6 Virginia Field Hockey senior mid- fielder Tara Vittese, was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the sixth time in her career. More impressively, Tara was named the National Offen- sive Player of the Week (Sept. 6) by the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association. 323 The 61st annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, recognizing academic excel- lence by student-athletes during the 2016-17 academic year, was announced in July by Commis- sioner John Swofford. Virginia placed 323 student-athletes on the Honor Roll. A total of 40 Cav- aliers were recognized for the fourth time during their careers, with two (Nick Conte/football and Chris Yankowich/wrestling) being honored for the fifth time. Virginia's third consecutive NCAA men's tennis champion- ship helped Virginia athletics to a 19th-place finish in the final 2016-17 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup competition, announced in June by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Virginia placed in the top 20 for the 11th consecutive year and is one of 12 schools to rank in the top 30 of the final Director's Cup standings in the 24-year existence of the program. Points in the Director's Cup standings are awarded by a school's finish in each sport in which it competes in NCAA post- season play. Each school may count its highest finishes in 10 men's sports and 10 women's sports. 19 th 128 Virginia Sports Information Directors UVA's first game of 2017 against William and Mary marked the start of the 128th season of Virginia Football. Micah Brickhill Women's Track & Field Micah Kiser Football Thai-Son Kwiatkowski Men's Tennis Georgia Ratcliff Rowing Leah Smith Swimming & Diving Jimmy Stanger Men's Golf & VAF news notables March 4 Joseph D. Gillerlain Jr., Ph.D. Thurman Kimberlin Mr. Marty Ward Kirstin N. Cooney Gary and Suzie Spedden May 5 Mr. Anthony Sloan Mr. Scott Lasher Drs. Stephen P. and Georganne Long and Family Mr. Brian T. Albans Pat and Susie Fox July 7 Mr. and Mrs. Ben Atkinson Mr. Thomas M. Freshwater Mr. Robert Tyler Mr. Branch P. Lawson September 12 Mr. Trip Mullen Mr. and Mrs. John M. Beaulieu Mr. Joseph Mathias Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Overstreet "I GIVE 110%" Drawing Winners Six student-athletes from UVA were named to the 2016-17 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Academic All-State team this summer. Those Cavaliers were among the 217 student-athletes from 37 colleges and univer- sities across the state that were recognized. Brickhill, a senior from Buckingham, Virginia, had a 3.99 GPA as a biology/religion (minor) major. "I am sincerely grateful for the support donors give to everyone in the Virginia athletics community. Without donor support, I would not be able to compete in the sport I love while receiving a first class education. Thank you and Go Hoos!" — # 6 Kurt Benkert • Sr., Quarterback

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