July 2, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. - Virginia won 65.5 percent of its intercollegiate athletic contests in 2013-14 to win the 36th annual Virginia Sports Information Director's Association Division I All-Sport championship.
The Cavaliers have won six of the last seven state crowns and eight of the previous 11. Last year's champion VCU was second overall at 63.4 followed by James Madison at 56.2. Virginia won 73.4 percent of its men's contests followed by William & Mary at 65.3. On the women's side JMU won 68.5 percent of its contests, followed by VCU at 62.6.
Virginia's baseball team finished second at the College World Series, while men's tennis, women's lacrosse, men's soccer and women's soccer all advanced to their sports semifinals. Women's tennis advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and rowing finished fifth at the NCAA Championships. Women's swimming and diving added an 11th-place finish national finish.
The Cavaliers finished fourth overall (1118.50) in the final 2013-14 Division 1 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup behind only Stanford (1482), Florida (1216.50) and Notre Dame (1128.25).
Individually, the state was led by Virginia's Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Va.) and Virginia Tech's Devin Carter. Collins won the NCAA Women's Singles Championship, while Carter placed second at 141 pounds at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. The Hokies' Martina Schultze got bronze in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships, while ODU's Jack Dechow (184) and Virginia Tech's Joey Dance (125) placed fourth in their respective wrestling championships.
Liberty led the state for the fifth straight year with eight conference championships, followed by Virginia and Hampton with five each. Liberty won Big South titles in in men's cross country, football, men's golf, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, field hockey, women's soccer and women's swimming and diving.
Overall, Virginia Division I schools compiled a 2317-2140-65 record for a winning percentage of .519. Men's teams were 1112-954-34 for a .538 percentage while the women's teams were at .504 with a 1205-1186-31 mark. There were 18 sports that won over 50 percent of their contests led by men's swimming & diving (.649), women's soccer (.589), women's swimming & diving (.551), baseball (.552) and field hockey (.551).
The survey began in 1978-79 and includes winning percentages of only those sports with NCAA sponsored championships. Virginia leads with 15 overall titles, followed by Old Dominion with 12, James Madison with three, Virginia Commonwealth and Hampton with two each, and one crown each for George Mason, and Richmond.
The overall champion receives an award from the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
2013-14 OVERALL STANDINGS
1. Virginia - 297-155-6 (.655)
2. Virginia Commonwealth - 168-96-5 (.634)
3. James Madison - 193-150-2 (.562)
4. Virginia Tech - 207-172-9 (.545)
5. William & Mary - 181-162-11 (.527)
6. Old Dominion - 145-137-5 (.514)
7. Liberty - 186-177-2 (.512)
8. Richmond - 126-122-4 (.508)
9. Norfolk State - 168-171-0 (.496)
10.Radford - 157-162-6 (.492)
11.Hampton - 114-132-0 (.463)
12.George Mason - 161-193-7 (.456)
13.Longwood - 117-165-6 (.417)
14.VMI - 97-146-2 (.400)
Hunter Continues to Blossom for 'HoosMen's Basketball1/22/18Another strong performance off the bench by redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter helped No. 2 Virginia rally for a 59-49 win at Wake Forest on Sunday night.1992-93 Cavaliers Step Back Into SpotlightWomen's Basketball1/20/18The 1992-93 Virginia women's basketball team will be honored Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.'Hoos Make Themselves at Home in AtlantaMen's Basketball1/19/18No. 2 Virginia, which plays Sunday at Wake Forest, stretched its winning streak to nine games with a victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Thursday night.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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