May 16, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Jacob Thompson (Danville, Va.) has been named to the 2007 USA Baseball National Team, as announced by USA Baseball Wednesday. Thompson is one of 11 players named to the initial list. Nine more players and two alternates will be selected in June.
Thompson is 10-0 this season with an ACC-low 1.48 ERA. He also has 85 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings.
The 2007 USA Baseball National Team will open its season in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) in preparation for four international series and two international events this summer. Team USA will play in the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the World Port Tournament in The Netherlands. The USA Baseball National Team will also host the 36th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series and an Inaugural Friendship Series against the Chinese National Team.
2007 USA Baseball National Team (first 11 players)
Pedro Alvarez, IF, Vanderbilt
Brett Hunter, RHP, Pepperdine
Lance Lynn, RHP, Ole Miss
Brian Matusz, LHP, San Diego
Josh Romanski, OF/LHP, San Diego
Tyson Ross, RHP, California
Cody Satterwhite, RHP, Ole Miss
Justin Smoak, IF, South Carolina
Jacob Thompson, RHP, Virginia
Brett Wallace, IF, Arizona State
Jemile Weeks, IF, Miami (Fla.)
Blount Eager to Assume Larger RoleFootball3/21/18The job will not be handed to rising sophomore Joey Blount. He'll have to earn it. This is head coach Bronco Mendenhall's program, after all. But after spending the 2017 season as free safety Quin Blanding's understudy, Blount is the leading candidate to take over in the secondary for the University of Virginia's all-time leading tackler.'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.
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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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