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Hoos Got (EVEN MORE) Trophies

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For the fourth-straight week, we get to send out congratulations to former #UVAMTEN players for winning tournaments on the professional circuits. Alexander Ritschard, who won the first professional title of his career last weekend in Karlskrona, kept it rolling in Sweden, winning the singles championship at Kalmar. He has won his last 10 matches as he plays his third-straight Swedish tournament this week in Lund.

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This week, we have not one but TWO players to give the WAHOOWA to. 2017 NCAA Singles Champion Thai-Son Kwiatkowski returned to action this week in Singapore. Playing in just his third tournament this year, Kwiatkowski raced through the singles bracket to win the Singapore title, the third pro singles title of his career. Kwiatkowski will play in Singapore again this week, joined in the main draw by former teammate Collin Altamirano.

#MVPHoo

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Belated congratulations to former #UVAMBB standout Anthony Gill who was voted the Eurohoops Turkish Airlines EuroLeague co-Rookie of the Year. Gill averaged 11.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game for Khimki, a team based in Moscow, Russia. Gill had played in the Turkish League in 2016-17 before moving up to the EuroLeague.

Just Keep Winning

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#UVARow head coach Kevin Sauer has led the Cavaliers to 18 ACC Championships in 23 years. Doug Doughty takes a look at the accomplishment in this article in the Roanoke Times.
Hoos on the Move
Here are three stories about former Cavaliers, one with a new job, one trying for a new job and one with a "new" job he has had all spring.

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First up, congratulations to #UVAFB alum LaRoy Reynolds, who was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. Reynolds enters his sixth season in the NFL after spending the last two years with the Atlanta Falcons serving as a backup both at middle and outside linebacker. After starting 2017 on the Injured Reserve list, Reynolds played in nine games and accounted for 154 snaps on special teams. He is expected to bolster the Eagle's special teams squad.


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#UVABase alum Branden Cogswell retired from professional baseball last winter. This spring, he returned to UVA and to his old uniform, serving as an undergrad assistant coach. Check out this piece from CBS19 with all the details. UVA Today also wrote a story this week about Cogswell.

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And finally, best of luck to former #UVAMBB standout Devon Hall who is showing off his skills at the NBA Draft combine. The combine, featuring 60 of the top prospects in this year's draft, began on Wednesday and runs through Sunday in Chicago at Quest Multisport with ESPN2 airing coverage Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. The event will also be streamed.The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Hoos at the Big A

DdPYWumWkAIHnR6.jpgTwo #UVABase All-Americans met up at Angel Stadium this week. Derek Fisher's Houston Astros were in town to play the Angels. Pavin Smith, who is playing for the Visalia Rawhide in the single-A California League this season, stopped by batting practice on an off day for his team where the two took this pic together.

Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month


cq5dam1170.585.jpgMay is Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month. As part of its month-long celebration of the occasion, the @USTA wrote a feature on former #UVAMTEN All-American Thai-Son Kwiatkowski as one of the up-and-coming Asian-American players looking to make their mark in tennis.


Top-20

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The WNBA's @MinnesotaLynx are doing a countdown of their 20 all-time best players. Coming it at No. 15 on the list is former #UVAWBB All-American Monica Wright. Wright was drafted by the Lynx with the second overall pick in the 2010 WNBA draft. She was a member of the Lynx championship teams in 2011 and 2013 before being traded midseason in 2015 to Seattle. This great piece on the Lynx site has highlights and a slide show of her time in Minnesota

Hoos Got (EVEN MORE) Trophies

IMG_0329.jpgThis is now our favorite weekly feature. For the third Monday in a row, we get to blog about a former Cavalier hoisting some hardware. Congratulations this week to former #UVAMTEN player Alexander Ritschard, who won the first professional title of his career this weekend. Ritschard, who graduated from UVA in December, won the singles title at the Karlskrona Futures Tournament in Sweden. One of the former champions of that tournament is current sophomore Carl Söderlund, who won the title there in 2016.

Loos Hoos Back!

Screen Shot 2018-05-14 at 8.55.29 AM.pngWelcome back to the big leagues, Mark Reynolds!!! Reynolds was called up from Triple-A Syracuse after the former Rockie signed a minor league deal with the Nationals last month. Reynolds was replacing Ryan Zimmerman, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Here is a nice piece from the Washington Post about Reynolds return to MLB.


Extreme Ownership

Screen Shot 2018-05-11 at 9.07.41 AM.png#UVAFB head coach Bronco Mendenhall explains how he has incorporated "Extreme Ownership" into his coaching philosophy in this week's episode of the Inside the Headset podcast.

Two-Sport Hoo

Thumbnail image for Screen Shot 2018-05-10 at 7.35.19 AM.pngCBS19 profiles freshman Khyasia Caldwell, a speedy point guard for the #UVAWBB team as well as being a standout long jumper for #UVATF.

ReLAXin'

Screen Shot 2018-05-10 at 8.32.33 AM.pngESPN's Paul Carcaterra conducted an interview with #UVAMLAX middie Dox Aitken while rollin' through the streets of Charlottesville .

#UVAROW

dp-1525734307-v5r8so43x9-snap-image.jpgNorm Wood of the Daily Press takes a look at freshman rower Casey Martin's adjustment from being a member of the junior national team to competing on a college team.

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Record Setting Hoo

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Leadership, Sportsmanship, Character, Integrity

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#UVAMBB co-captain Jack Salt will receive the prestigious T. Rodney Crowley Jr. Memorial Scholarship this fall.

Awarded to an accomplished student who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, character and integrity, the Crowley Scholarship provides the equivalent of full in-state tuition for one year. Click here to read more about this tremendous honor.

#HoosReppinTheUS

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As the summer approaches the national team camps for US Soccer begin to kick up the competition level and the Virginia women's soccer program is well represented across several teams with current and incoming players heading to training camps. Goalkeeper Laurel Ivory, midfielder/defender Zoe Morse, forward/midfielder Alexa Spaanstra and forward/midfielder Taryn Torres are all in 2018 FIFA U20 World Cup Training out in Carson, Calif. Working out with the U18 team in San Diego, the Hoos have early enrollee and defender Ashlynn Serepca in training camp.


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