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Athletics Department's Year In Review Available At VirginiaSports.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia athletics department's 2010-11 Year in Review is now available at VirginiaSports.com. The online version of the Year in Review celebrates the accomplishments of Virginia's athletics department during the 2010-11 academic year that led to a No. 7 ranking in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. It was the third consecutive Top 10 ranking for the UVa program.

The Year in Review includes financial information, photos and highlights of the 2010-11 year. It also tracks the department's progress toward each of its stated 10-year goals.

"I am very appreciative of the support our student-athletes and athletics program receive from our fans and donors," said UVa Athletics Director Craig Littlepage. "Their support and generosity combined with the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes, coaches and staff led to the success we enjoyed in 2010-11 that is chronicled in the Year in Review. This Year in Review continues to represent a combined effort of the athletics department and the Virginia Athletics Foundation."

Click here to access the Virginia Athletics Department's 2010-11 Year in Review.

Teams or individuals in 21 of Virginia's 25 sports advanced to postseason competition in 2010-11 highlighted by the men's lacrosse team winning the 2011 NCAA Championship. It's the third NCAA Championship for the Virginia athletics program in the last two years.

Other top finishes in NCAA postseason competition by UVa athletics teams in 2010-11 included program-best finishes of second by the men's tennis team, a tie for third by the baseball team, fourth by the women's golf team and eighth by the men's swimming and diving team. The field hockey team reached the NCAA Tournament's semifinals for the second consecutive year and the women's rowing team finished sixth at the NCAA Championships. The men's tennis team won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Team Indoor Championship for the fourth consecutive year, while the baseball team earned the number one national seed in the NCAA Baseball Championship and participated in the College World Series for the second time in three years. The women's cross country team won the NCAA Southeast Regional title and the baseball team won both the NCAA Charlottesville Regional and Super Regional.

Individually Virginia swimmer Matt McLean won the NCAA Championship in the 500-freestyle and runner Robby Andrews won the 800 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after winning that event at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2009-10.


Virginia won five Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in 2010-11, tied for the most among league members, and has now won 47 ACC Championships in the last nine years, more than any other conference school during that time frame. Four different Virginia coaches earned a total of five ACC Coach of the Year Awards in 2010-11.

Virginia's intercollegiate athletics teams won 66 percent of their contests in 2010-11 to win the annual Virginia Sports Information Directors Association Division I All-Sports Championship for the fourth consecutive year and sixth time in the last eight years. UVa's teams compiled an overall record of 286-146-5 (.660 winning percentage).

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