AT VIRGINIA: 2005-06-- Started 23 games during the season ... started 16 consecutive games before playing off the bench in the final three games of the season ... led the team in blocked shots with 37 (1.23 bpg.) ... blocked a season-high four shots, scored four points and had five rebounds in a career-high 33 minutes in the victory over Clemson (1/7/06) ... tied his career high with four free throws made in that game ... scored six points, had a team-high seven rebounds and blocked two shots in the win over Boston College (2/21/06) ... established career highs in several categories in the loss to Fordham (12/7/05), including points (12), field goals made (4), field goals attempted (6), free throws made (4) and free throws attempted (6) ... scored five points and had a career-high eight rebounds in 31 minutes in the season-opening victory over Liberty (11/18/05) ... also had eight rebounds in the victory at Richmond (11/22/05) ... scored four points, tied his season high with four blocked shots and had a team-high seven rebounds in the win over Longwood (2/15/06) ... also tied his career high with two steals in that game ... lettered for the second time.
2004-05--Started the final two games of the season in the ACC Tournament ... blocked seven shots and had nine rebounds in 32 minutes of action in the two games ... had a season-high six rebounds and a career-high five blocked shots in a season-high 21 minutes in the loss to Duke (3/11/05) in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament ... played off the bench in 19 games during the season ... scored the first two points of his Virginia career on two free throws and also had a rebound in three minutes of action in the overtime victory over Loyola Marymount (12/23/04) ... played 13 minutes and had a season-high four points along with four rebounds in the loss at Virginia Tech (1/27/05) ... scored three points and blocked a shot in four minutes in the loss at Wake Forest (2/27/05) ... played 16 minutes and grabbed five rebounds in the loss to North Carolina at University Hall (1/29/05) ... played eight minutes, had two rebounds and a blocked shot in the loss at Georgia Tech (1/8/05) ... had two points, three rebounds, two blocked shots and one assist in eight minutes in the loss at Florida State (3/6/05) ... played six minutes in the win over Robert Morris (11/19/04) ... had two rebounds in two minutes of action in the victory over Richmond (11/28/04) ... played six minutes and had two rebounds in the loss at Maryland (1/19/05) ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 11.2 points and 8.9 rebounds a game for the 2003-04 season as a senior at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md. ... voted the Most Valuable Player of the National Association of Christian Athletes Tournament (NACA) and voted a NACA All-American ... also earned All-Metro honors in 2004 ... Montrose Christian compiled a record of 25-4 and was ranked 19th in the nation by USA Today in 2003-04 ... also played at Montrose Christian during the 2002-03 season when the team was 20-1 and ranked among the Top 10 high school teams in the nation by USA Today ... played for head coach Stu Vetter at Montrose Christian.
PERSONAL: Olatunji Muyiwa Soroye ... goes by "Tunji" ... born Oct. 25, 1984 in Ibadan, Nigeria ... son of Elizabeth and the late Olalekan Soroye ... has two younger siblings ... received the Christian Leadership Award at Montrose Christian School during the 2003-04 academic year ... has participated in Volunteers for Youth ... enjoys music, movies and playing soccer ... anthropology major.
Soroye's Career Highs
Points-12 vs. Fordham (12/7/05); Rebounds--8 vs. Liberty (11/18/05), vs. Richmond (11/22/05); FG Made--4 vs. Fordham (12/7/05); FG Att.--6 vs. Fordham (12/7/05); FT Made--4 vs. Fordham (12/7/05), vs. Clemson (1/7/06); FT Att.--6 vs. Fordham (12/7/05); Assists--1 on six occasions; Turnovers--4 vs. Virginia Tech (1/15/06); Blocks--5 vs. Duke (3/11/05); Steals--2 on three occasions; Minutes--33 vs. Clemson (1/7/06)
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
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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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