Jan. 2, 1998
UVa Men's Swimming And Diving Team Ranked 23rd NationallyCHARLOTTESVILLE--The University of Virginia men's swimming and diving team is ranked 23rd in the nation in the latest Top 25 rankings. The Cavaliers are 3-0 in dual meet competition this season.
In addition, two Virginia swimmers have times ranked in the top ten in the nation. Junior Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) is number one in the 200-yard butterfly (1:45.47) and fifth in the 100-yard butterfly (47.98 seconds). Senior Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.) is eighth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.17).
Pietucha won two butterfly events at the United States Open last month. He won the 100-meter butterfly in 54.24 seconds and the 200-meter butterfly in 1:59.85.
Virginia sophomore Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wisc.) competes in the five kilometer open water swim at the World Championships in Perth, Australia, on January 7. He won the United States national title in that event in Nashville, Tenn., last summer.
The next dual meet competition for the UVa men's and women's swimming and diving teams is at Rowan University on January 12. Virginia's divers compete at the University of Georgia Diving Invitational January 3-5.
The UVa women's swimming and diving team is currently 2-1 in dual meet competition this season.
Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.Thompson Era Begins for CavaliersWomen's Basketball4/18/18Tina Thompson will be introduced as UVA's head women's basketball coach Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
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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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