March 26, 1998
AUBURN, Ala. - Sophomore Austin Ramirez, (Brookfield, Wis.) placed seventh in the 500 yard freestyle to lead the University of Virginia men's swimming team into 22nd place following the first day of the NCAA Championship. The Cavaliers totaled 12 points on the opening day of competition. Stanford stands in first place with 183 points.
Ramirez placed seventh in the 500 free finals with his time of 4:21.67, earning first team All-America honors in the process. He swam the fastest time of his collegiate career during the preliminary round, when he finished with a time of 4:20.25. Two other Cavaliers took part in the day's events, both competing in the 200 yard individual medley. Sophomore Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) finished 17th with a time of 1:48.57, while senior Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.) came in 22nd in a time of 1:49.04
The NCAA Championship continues tomorrow and Saturday, with preliminaries at 11:00 a.m. and finals at 7:00 p.m. each day.
Summer Buildup Begins in EarnestMen's Basketball6/28/16The Virginia men's basketball team, which will travel to Spain in August, held its first practice of the summer Tuesday at JPJ.O'Leary Takes Unusual Path to OlympicsWomen's Rowing6/27/16Meghan O'Leary, who played softball and volleyball at UVA, will represent the United States in rowing at the Olympics this summer.Tiffany Plans to Push Pace at UVAMen's Lacrosse6/21/16New men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany comes to Virginia from Brown, which went 16-3 and led the nation in scoring this season.
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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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