"Where’s the beef? It is right here. After eating and lifting his way through the summer of 2017, Griffin has realized his goal of adding much needed pounds. As a much stronger version of himself, Griffin is now better prepared to defend powerful dodgers. While he still has to become more comfortable with his defensive holds, progress is being realized and Griffin is positioning himself to fight for and realize meaningful playing time."
• Joined roster as a walk-on during fall practice of 2016
• Appeared in eight of UVA's 15 games
• Made collegiate debut against Drexel
• Saw most of time on faceoff wing
• Picked up five ground balls on the season
• Picked up three ground balls against Cleveland State
• Two-year letterwinner in lacrosse at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey
• Was team leader in goals and assists by a pole
• Second on the team in ground balls
• Was a four-year letterwinner in ice hockey and had 11 points as a senior
• Played one season of soccer
• On the Dean's List
• Son of Steven Spolansky and Jodi Smith
• Has three brothers, Gage, Lawson and Chase, and one sister, Peyton
'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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