Smith posts four top-six finishes
Rising sophomore Leah Smith qualifies for U.S. Pan Pacific Championship Team
National meet runs from Aug. 6-10
Cavaliers have 12 women and six men recognized
Three Cavaliers earn honorable mention All-America honors
2013 ACC Freshman of the Year
NCAA All-American (2)
2014: 200 Back (HM)
2013: 200 Back (HM)
2014: 200 Back
2014: 200 Back
2013: 200 Back
Virginia Career Bests
100 Back: 46.83 (3rd all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:40.99 (UVa record)
200 IM: 1:44.74 (4th all-time at UVa)
ACC Champion in the 200 back in a career-best time 1:40.99
Earned honorable mention All-America honors with a 14th-place finish in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships
Also placed fifth in the 100 back and sixth in the 200 IM at ACCs
Swam career-best marks in the 100 back (46.83) and 200 IM (1:44.74) at ACCs
Placed 28th in the 100 back and 51st in the 200 IM at NCAAs
Finished second in the 100 and 200 back and 12th in the 200 IM at the Ohio State Invite
Picked up six dual-meet wins (3x 100 back, 3x 200 back)
Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
ACC Freshman of the Year
Won the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke in a school-record time of 1:41.50 at NCAAs to earn honorable mention All-America honors
Earned all-conference honors in the 200 back with a second-place finish in a then-school record 1:41.90 at ACCs
Placed fifth in the 100 back and won the consolation final in the 200-yard individual medley (ninth overall) at the conference meet
Set season-best times in the 100 back (46.96) and 200 IM (1:46.37) at ACCs
Placed fifth in the 200 back, seventh in the 100 back and 14th in the 200 IM at the Georgia Fall Invitational
Swept the backstroke events against North Carolina
Honored with the team's Freshman of the Year award and Performance of the Year award at the year-end banquet
Named to the ACC All-Academic squad
Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
Won the 100 back at the 2011 Summer Junior Nationals
Four-time All-State, All-Morris County and All-Conference honoree
N.J. state record holder in 100-yard, 200-yard and 100m backstroke for 15-18 and open groups
A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100m and 200m back
Son of Jean and George Papendick
Coached by Brian Boardman at Kinnelon High School
Road Tests Await 'HoosMen's Basketball1/22/17No. 16 UVA, which beat Georgia Tech at JPJ on Saturday, is on the road Tuesday against No. 15 Notre Dame and next Sunday against No. 1 Villanova.Perseverance Paying Off for SchanyWrestling1/21/17Redshirt sophomore Will Schany is the starting 184-pounder for No. 25 Virginia, which meets No. 6 Virginia Tech at 4 p.m. Sunday in Blacksburg.Selflessness Marks Cavaliers' Latest WinMen's Basketball1/19/17In its latest road victory, a 71-54 conquest of Boston College, No. 16 Virginia recorded assists on 22 of its 27 field goals Wednesday 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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