Olympic gold medalist wins fifth senior international gold
Sophomore to represent United States at the FINA World Championships and World University Games
Alum McLean also recognized
Duo earned gold with United States 4x200m free relays
Smith posts four top-six finishes
Matt McLean, one of the most decorated UVa swimmers of all-time, joined the Cavalier coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in September 2012.
McLean was a member of the United States' men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay that won gold in Londonin 2012. He was one of three Cavaliers to win gold this summer, joining senior swimmer Lauren Perdue (Class of 2013), who won with the U.S. women's 4x200m free relay and Becky Sauerbrunn (Class of 2007) of the U.S. women's soccer squad.
McLean has also won gold with the U.S. men's 4x200m free relay at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul and the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.
The Sterling, Va., native graduated with a degree in sociology in 2011 and as one of UVa's most decorated student-athletes. McLean won the 2011 NCAA Championship in the 500-yard freestyle and was a 15-time All-American at UVa. A 17-time Atlantic Coast Conference Champion, he was the ACC Swimmer of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
McLean has also made a splash outside the pool, donating his time and effort to multiple charities, including the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation, where he was named the Work the Dream Grant recipient for 2011-12, and the Jessie Rees Foundation, that helps children dealing with cancer and other terminal illnesses.
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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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