Sept. 14, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama honored the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the White House at a ceremony on the South Lawn on Friday, Sept. 14.
Three current Virginia student athletes and one recent alum were among the athletes attending the ceremony. Senior swimmer Lauren Perdue (Greenville, N.C.) earned a gold medal with the United States in the women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Olympic Games. Perdue led off the American prelim relay to earn the medal. Former Cavalier swimmer Matt McLean (Class of 2011) won a gold medal with the United States in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay. McLean also swam in the prelim of the relay to earn his medal.
Seniors Paige Selenski (Shavertown, Pa.) and Michelle Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) competed for Team USA in field hockey. Both players saw significant playing time in Team USA's six Olympic field hockey matches. Selenski scored a goal in the squad's 2-1 loss to Belgium.
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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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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