April 5, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia football players Nicholas Conte, Ryan Santoro and Connor Wingo-Reeves earned NFF Hampshire Honor Society membership, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. To earn membership a football student-athlete must maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout his college career.
Other qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include: Being a starter or a significant contributor in the last year of eligibility at an NCAA FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university; achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout the entire course of undergraduate study; and meeting all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements.
Conte (Sr., Roanoke, Va.) ranked No. 1 in the ACC and No. 15 in the nation with a 44.3-yard punting average in 2016. Conte’s career punting average of 44.45 yards per punt is a UVA career record and ranks No. 3 all-time in the ACC record book. He was also voted first-team All-ACC by the league’s media, as well as the league’s 14 head coaches. He was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist and a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation’s Campbell Award. Conte is a member of CoSIDA’s 2016 Academic All-District team.
Santoro (Sr., Oak Hill, Va.) appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with three starts. At wide receiver Santoro caught nine passes for 78 yards and one touchdown. He also has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Wingo-Reeves (Sr., Midlothian, Va.) appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games in 2016, seeing his time primarily as a backfield blocker in the run and passing game. In 2014 Wingo-Reeves was named to the All-ACC Academic team and has been a previous member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
UVA has had Cavaliers now earn the honor in back-to-back years. Ian Frye received the honor in 2016. Fellow ACC members Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest also boast student-athletes that gained membership in 2017.
'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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