Congratulations to former #UVAWBB guard Ariana Moorer who helped lead her Keflavík team to the Icelandic Premier League Championship and was named the MVP. Moorer had 29 points and 19 rebounds in the title game. She averaged 17 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a starter for the squad this season! Way to go, Ari!!!!! WAHOOWA!!!!
Former #UVAFH player Carissa Vittese has been named to the roster of the U.S. Women's National Team after being promoted from the U.S. Women's National Development Squad this week. She joins her sister and fellow Cavalier, two-time Olympian Michelle Vittese, on the squad. The youngest Vittese sister, current UVA junior and two-time National Player of the Year Tara Vittese, is the captain of the junior national team.
Former Cavalier @mrinman15 signed a one-year contract this week with the @Chargers and will return as one of Philip Rivers' most reliable targets after starting all 16 games in 2016 at wide receiver. Inman has been a great NFL success story after his four-year career in Charlottesville (2007-10). Signed as a free agent in 2011 by the Jacksonville Jaguars and dropped prior to the season, Inman spent two years in the CFL before the Chargers signed him in January of 2014. Of Inman's three seasons with the Chargers, 2016 was his breakout year as he set career highs across the board with 58 receptions, 810 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
Hoos vs. Pros
#UVAMTEN freshman Carl Söderlund got in some extra special practice this week before heading to Rome, Ga., for the ACC Men's Tennis Championship. Söderlund was the hitting partner for world No. 16 player Nick Kyrgios, who was practicing at the Boar's Head while in town to watch the Boyd Tinsley Classic, a women's professional event being held this week in Charlottesville. The Aussie also sent Twitter into a frenzy when this Hoo-tastic selfie.
A pair of former #UVAWTEN All-American teammates are back in Charlottesville this week, but will be on opposite sides of the net. 2016 grads Julia Elbaba and Danielle Collins will be playing one another in the first round of the Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic. Elbaba is Virginia's only four-time All-American; her 133 wins are the most in program history. Collins, meanwhile, won NCAA singles titles at UVA in 2014 and 2016. The two will be playing sometime around noon on Wednesday.
Want to read some great stories on UVA's student-atheltes, coaches and staff? Then download the new digital magazine app "ICA UVA" from either the Apple Store or Google Play. The second edition is out now. You can take a tour of UVA football coach Bronco Mendenhall's office, learn about track and field standout Pobo Efekoro 's hidden talent, read Olympic Gold medalist Leah Smith's UVA bucket list and much, much more.
Other Hoos News
The Daily Progress: #UVAFB running back Daniel Hamm eager to prove himself
Members of several UVA teams, including #UVAVB, #UVAFB and #UVAWBB, were on hand on Sunday to help with the first annual Hoo Crew's Hoos Together event, benefiting Special Olympics, a field day that brought together students, student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes with competitions, field games, food, raffles and music performances at the UVA Amphitheatre. Above is a group shot of the participants, but we loved this tug-of-war pic below with the basketball team too much not to share it as well. When we say #HoosCare, we mean it! Our Cavaliers love joining in Special Olympics events! Thanks, @Hoo_Crew, for this great event!!!
#UVAWLAX signee Taylor Regan set a new Ry Country Day School record over the weekend with 269 career goals. Regan scored 13 goals in a single game to surpass the 260 goal mark.
Former #UVAWGolf standout Lauren Coughlin will compete in the LPGA's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout this week in Irving, Texas after grabbing a spot in the field through a Monday qualifying event. This will be her first LPGA appearance.
Jerry Ratcliffe writes this piece for the Daily Progress about former #UVAMGolf-er Tom McKnight's return to Charlottesville as a teaching pro at Farmington Country Club.
#UVABASE alum John Hicks had a career game Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, going 3-for-5 with five RBIs and his first career homer. After getting called up Saturday, Hicks was 5-for-10 with six RBIs in the series.
Want to watch the replay of #UVAMGolf's Jimmy Stanger winning the ACC Men's Golf Individual Championship? Click on this link and advance to the 2:12:35 mark which is where the four-man playoff starts.
Rachel Breton has written an extraordinary three-part column called 'After the Whistle Blows', in which the Sky Blue FC player explores the issues, emotions and tough decisions that soccer players and all athletes face when they're forced to retire from the sport that shaped them. In the third installment, she takes a look at the story of former #UVAWSOC standout Sinead Farrelly who retired at the young age of 27 due to injuries she sustained from a car crash. Do yourself a favor and give this compelling tale a read.
The Daily Progress' Jerry Ratcliffe introduces the world to #UVAMTEN freshman Carl Söderlund, or at least the part of the world that hadn't been to the Snyder Tennis Center this season, in this column.
The latest edition of the ICA UVA app is out with several features on Virginia student athletes, coaches and support stuff with a behind the scenes look at the personalities that make UVA athletics so unique. One of the features is on "Pobo" Efekoro with the UVA Track and Field program, who happens to be skilled at chess. That love goes way back, so much so that you can see a 14-year old Pobo school actor Adrian Grenier in chess after the film Brooklyn Castle was released in 2012.
Two-time NCAA Singles champion and #UVAMTEN standout Somdev Devvarman announced on New Year's Day that he was retiring from professional tennis, but he has hardly been anything but idle since. Devvarman was recently appointed as the National Observer for Tennis in his native India by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. In this capacity, he will "serve as the eyes and ears of the Government of India" in respect to national team selections, training and camps as well as observing national teams in international competitions. Devvarman has also been assisting the Life Is A Ball Organization, a non-profit based in Chennai that reaches out to help underprivileged children through sport, a charity that he has been working with for the past three years.
Congratulations to former #UVAMTEN All-American Dominic Inglot who won his first ATP title of the season, winning the doubles crown at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech. The tournament, entirely funded by Morocco's King Mohammed VI is the only ATP World Tour stop on the African continent.
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Daily Press: The Rookie of the Year Campaign that didn't interest Malcolm Brogdon
Daily Progress: Another look at #UVATF shot putter Oghenakpobo Efekoro as a chess champion