March 7, 2018
Johnny Bench Award Watch List
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Caleb Knight (Checotah, Okla.) was one 97 catchers nationwide recognized on the initial Johnny Bench Award watch list presented by Baseballsavings.com. The award is given annually to the top Division I collegiate catcher.
Knight has started all 13 games for the Cavaliers this season, including nine at catcher. He is tied for seventh in the ACC with a .517 on-base percentage and has reached safely in all 13 games this season. His .333 (14-for-42) batting average is tied for the second-highest on the team and his three home runs are a club-best.
A junior-transfer in 2017, Knight earned a starting spot midway through the year and found himself in the lineup for the final 30 games. In total, Virginia went 25-8 with Knight in the lineup. He hit .301 with four home runs and 20 RBI. All four of his home runs last season came in ACC play.
Named after baseball Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission started the Johnny Bench Award in 2000. The award is annually given out to the nation’s top collegiate catcher based on athletic ability, sportsmanship, team leadership and character. This year’s presentation is set for June 28 in Wichita, Kan.
May 16 - Announce semifinalists
June 4 – Announce finalists
June 28 – Award Presentation in Wichita, Kan.
Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.Hall Working to Raise NBA StockMen's Basketball6/12/18By the time the NBA draft arrives on June 21, former UVA guard Devon Hall will have worked out for nearly two-thirds of the league's 30 teams.
Director of News Content
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.
Weber Receives ABCA First Team All-Region Nod
Baseball | 6/13/2018
Junior second baseman Andy Weber earned ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Region honors
Cavaliers Compete Collegiate Baseball Summer Leagues
Baseball | 6/12/2018
Find out where 15 current Virginia baseball players will be compete in collegiate summer leagues ...
Simmons Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft
Baseball | 6/6/2018
Junior outfielder Cameron Simmons was picked by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2018...
Abbott Earns Freshman All-America Honors
Baseball | 6/6/2018
Andrew Abbott was listed on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-America Team.
Three Cavaliers Selected on Day Two of MLB Draft
Baseball | 6/5/2018
Andy Weber, Derek Casey and Bennett Sousa were selected on the second day of the 2018 MLB Draft
Pair of Cavaliers Selected on First Day of MLB Draft
Baseball | 6/4/2018
Juniors Daniel Lynch (34th overall) and Jake McCarthy (39th overall) were each selected on day...
Weber Garners All-America Honors
Baseball | 05/31/2018
Virginia second baseman Andy Weber listed on Collegiate Baseball All-America Team.
Dominant Pitching Helps Virginia End on High Note
Baseball | 05/24/2018
Virginia concluded pool play at the ACC Championship with a 4-2 victory over third-seeded NC...
- Online Stores