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April 2012

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getting to know THIRD-YEAR HIGH JUMPER PEARL BICKERSTETH motto of third-year Pearl Bickersteth, who's excel- ling in the high jump for Virginia. Bickersteth set a personal record of five feet, nine inches when she placed fourth at the Penn State National Invitational in January. The Dumfries, Va., native ranked fourth in the ACC and 48th nation- ally, as of late February, with her mark of 5-9. She is tied for seventh on UVa's all-time list with Kate Doyle, who achieved the feat in 1990. While at Potomac High School, not only did Bick- Onward and upward would appear to be the ersteth set the state indoor high jump record, but she also earned a total of eight all-state honors in the high jump in the indoor and outdoor seasons. Bickersteth picked up at UVa where she left off WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE … … TV show: "Grey's Anatomy" … movie: "The Holiday" … actor and actress? Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet … Charlottesville hangout/restaurant? Lemongrats … musician/band? John Mayer … favorite song? "Countdown" by Beyoncé … person in history? Maya Angelou … food? Chili … UVa class? Women in Sports … sport (other than track and field): Volleyball … pre-meet ritual? Just listening to music notable numbers 3 women's programs at Virginia — with all coming under 34th-year head coach Mark Bernardino, who led the women to their fifth straight crown this year while the men also claimed their fifth straight and 13th in the past 14 years. 22 25 ACC swimming and diving cham- pionships won by the men and 30 5,855 Hultzen in's top 100. Hultzen is also listed as the Seattle Mariners' third-best farmhand. The overall prospect ranking for former left-handed pitcher Danny lacrosse team top No. 3 Syracuse, 14-10, at Klöckner Stadium March 4. Fans who watched the No. 1-ranked men's Wells Fargo Private Bank provides financial services and products through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its affiliates. Deposit and loan products offered through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Insurance products are available through Insurance subsidiaries of Wells Fargo & Company and underwritten by non-affiliated Insurance Companies. Not available in all states. © 2011 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. 6316 WF Charlotte.indd 1 APRIL 2012 ◆ 11 4/21/11 8:11 AM named to the preseason watch list for the women's 2012 Tewaaraton Award (nation's top player). UVa lacrosse players — Charlie Finnigan, Julie Gardner and Josie Owen — were securing a 75-72 overtime win in the finale over Maryland. That marks the most regular- season triumphs since the 1982-83 season (25). Regular-season victories for the UVa men's basketball team after Regional support backed by institutional strength Wells Fargo Private Bank offers the dedicated attention of our regional team backed by the strength, innovation and resources of the larger Wells Fargo organization. We instill confidence in our clients by devising a strategy based on their unique needs while leveraging our national resources to extend the impact of their wealth, now and over time. To learn more about how your local Wells Fargo Private Bank office can help you, contact: Jeffrey C. Hartman Senior Managing Director Mid-Atlantic Region (704) 374-3213 in high school when, as a first-year, she won the high jump at the Mason Quadrangular meet and placed seventh in the ACC Championships. During her second-year season, she placed sixth at the ACC Championships and 27th at the NCAA East Regional. time management and develop self-confidence in terms of athletics and academics in order to become a good student-athlete. The best thing about UVa is: School spirit, My advice to student-athletes is: Be good at definitely. Why I chose UVa: When I came here for my visit, everything about it appealed to me from the archi- tecture to athletics to academics. Everything seemed to fit my personality. What I like the most about track and field: Bickersteth set a personal record in the high jump with a leap of 5-9 at the Penn It's an individual sport yet it's still a team sport. I know at end of the day I still have to do my part individually, but I still have my team to back me up. The highlight of my athletics career: Just State National Invitational in January. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA from track and field is: Patience. The pre-college coach who had the biggest this previous indoor season, I think I've been very consistent and can feel a major difference in the way I've been jumping as compared with the past few years. The most important thing I've learned influence on me as an athlete: My high school track and field coach at Potomac High, Noorin Braxton. My dream vacation would be: Spain. My post-college ambition is: I would like to be an interior designer. (She's an art major.) — Mike Scandura

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