Dec. 12, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Virginia swimming and diving volunteer assistant coach Matt McLean is set to compete for the United States Thursday (Dec. 13) at the 2012 FINA Short Course World Championships in Istanbul.
McLean will be part of the men's 4x200m freestyle relay, the same event he won a gold medal in at the 2012 London Olympics. He was one of three Cavaliers to win Olympic gold this summer, including Lauren Perdue, a senior swimmer who competed on the U.S. women's 4x200m free relay squad, and Becky Sauerbrunn (Class of 2007) of the U.S. women's soccer team.
The Sterling, Va., native graduated with a degree in sociology in 2011 and is 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.
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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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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