Feb. 17, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia junior outfielder Derek Fisher (Rexmont, Pa.) has been tabbed as the first ACC Player of the Week for the 2014 season, as announced by the conference office Monday (Feb. 17). It marks the first time Fisher has earned the distinction.
Fisher hit .455 (5-for-11) in three weekend games as Virginia posted two wins in the Hughes Bros. Challenge in Wilmington, N.C. Fisher had at least one hit in all three games to lead the top-ranked Cavaliers, who bounced back from an opening loss to Kentucky with wins over VMI and UNC Wilmington.
Fisher recorded two hits in each of Virginia's wins, including a pair of run-scoring hits in the Cavaliers' 7-2 victory over UNC Wilmington. Fisher scored five times in the three games to lead all ACC players in weekend play and also had three RBI.
Fisher tripled in UVa's Saturday win over VMI and added a double off the right-center field wall in the triumph over UNCW. With the triple, Fisher moved into a third-place tie in the Virginia history book with 12 career triples, matching Tyler Cannon (2007-10).
The top-ranked Cavaliers open the home portion of their schedule at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) when William and Mary comes to Davenport Field. UVa then plays host to East Carolina Friday through Sunday (Feb. 21-23) in a three-game series.
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.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball10/16/17The season starts Nov. 10 for the Cavaliers, whose third annual Pepsi Blue-White scrimmage is Sunday afternoon at JPJ.Resilient 'Hoos Keep Finding Ways to WinFootball10/14/17With a 20-14 victory Saturday over North Carolina at Kenan Stadium, Virginia stretched its winning streak to four games.
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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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