Cavalier Corner

April 2018

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26 CAVALIER CORNER & Men's Basketball Reunion VAF news notables Three Student-Athletes Receive ACC Postgraduate Awards Three Virginia student-athletes have been honored with 2018 ACC Postgraduate Awards by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. Corey Johnson (women's swimming and diving) and Holly Sullivan (women's track) are a part of a list of 52 student- athletes who have been selected for the Weaver- James-Corrigan Award. Veronica Latsko (women's soccer) is one of three ACC student-athletes to be named a Thacker Award honoree. The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to select student-athletes who intend to pursue a grad- uate degree following completion of their under- graduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. The student-athletes will be honored at the annual Cone Health ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN on April 11 in Greensboro, N.C. VAF Donation Tweet No. 1 Virginia trailed Louisville by about 7 with just over 8 minutes to play when Michael Pittman fired off his Tweet, "If they find a way in this one I'm committing $5,000.00 to @UVA_VAF." Pitt - man, a Glen Allen native and UVA sports blogger, tweets from the handle @WahooBasketball That was at 9:54 p.m. Eighteen minutes later, De'Andre Hunter banked in a long, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Cavaliers a 67-66 win over the stunned Cardinals at the KFC Yum Center. Twelve minutes after that, Pittman tweeted his online re - ceipt, confirming his donation to the Virginia Athletics Foundation. On Saturday, March 3, over 200 UVA Men's Basketball alumni, managers and their family members returned to Charlottesville for the 2018 Men's Basketball Reunion. The group wit- nessed a historical game as UVA defeated Notre Dame and became the first ACC team to win 17 league games with their 17-1 record. The alumni and fans had an emotional day watching the pregame senior ceremony, intense game and postgame midcourt team celebration and player thank you to the fans. The reunion reception followed the game in the student-athlete dining hall at John Paul Jones Arena and was filled with high energy and excitement. Head coach Tony Bennett and his assistant coaches stopped by the reception to mingle with alumni and share their apprecia - tion. Coach Bennett formally addressed the group to thank everyone for their loyal support of the program and provide highlights of the big day and incredible season. event recap The Virginia Men's Lacrosse team spent some very fulfilling time in New York City over their Spring Break. Besides a two game lacrosse schedule, the trip included profes- sional and career development time in Midtown, cheering on UVA during the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Barclays Center and a service experience in Harlem mentoring student-athletes from Harlem's Frederick Douglass Academy. Owen Van Arsdale '15 arranged both a relaxed atmosphere with his middle school boys in the school's library where student- athletes from Virginia Men's Lacrosse team signed posters and held a lacrosse practice session out on the school's handball courts. The middle school boys competed on con - crete with no complaint and the time shared with Harlem Lacrosse was equally beneficial for members of the Virginia Men's Lacrosse team as it was for the Harlem boys. Corey Johnson Veronica Latsko Holly Sullivan Men's Lacrosse Mentor Over Spring Break

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