Atkinson, Gillen and Nye earn recognition for academic and athletic achievement
Five Cavaliers begin competition at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning
DiCamillo seeded sixth, Nye seeded 14th to lead Cavaliers
Cavaliers have five wrestlers headed to championship event at Madison Square Garden
Four Cavaliers earn bonus-point victories
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season
• Posted a 24-11 record wrestling at 157 pounds
• Delivered three tech falls, eight major decisions and one fall
• Opened the season 9-0 before his first loss at No. 5 Ohio State to Jake Ryan
• Finished first at the Clarion Open (11/1) to start the season
• Finished fourth at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/5) with a 7-2 record
• Entered ACC competition with a 19-5 record
• Defeated No. 6 Cody Pack of South Dakota State in a 7-4 decision at Gopher Duals (11/7)
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Named an NWCA All-Academic Selection
• Earned first NCAA Championships berth
• Automatic NCAA qualifier after runner-up finish at ACC Championships (3/8)
• Went 0-2 at NCAAs, losing a pair of decisions to seeded opponents – No. 12 Mitch Minotti of Lehigh (8-4) and No. 5 Cody Pack of South Dakota State (3-2)
• Ranked No. 31 in final RPI and No. 32 in final Coaches Poll rankings
• Placed fifth at Hokie Open (11/9)
• Went 3-1 at Virginia Duals (1/9-10)
• Named to NWCA All-Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Redshirt season
• Posted 16-3 record at 141 while wrestling unattached
• Competed in four open tournaments, placing in each
• Dominated his competition, as only two of his 19 matches were decided by three points or fewer (both losses)
• Won final nine matches of the season, capturing championships at Franklin & Marshall Open (1/4) and Appalachian State Open (1/25)
• Took runner-up honors at Mat Town Open (12/1)
• Placed sixth in first tournament, the Hokie Open (11/10)
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• Five-time state placewinner, earning a top-4 standing each year
• Four-time place winner at prep nationals
• Two-time All-Area Wrestler of the Year
• Posted 238-13 career record
• Was team captain all five years
• Took third at NHSCA in 2012
• Placed third at Super 32 in 2011
• Coached by Paul Anthony at LCA
• Member of National Honor Society
• Parents are Steve and Cindy Atkinson
• Has one sister, Adelina, and one brother, Aaron
• Born in Bucharest, Romania
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Spanish Journey Strengthens Cavaliers' BondMen's Basketball8/20/16The Virginia men's basketball team made strides on and off the court during its 10-day tour of Spain this month.'Hoos Heading Home On High NoteMen's Basketball8/17/16On the final night of its 10-day tour of Spain, Virginia routed the Sant Julià All-Stars 85-49. Four players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers.Hall Eager To Take On Larger RoleMen's Basketball8/16/16Devon Hall, who earned his bachelor's degree this summer, has two seasons of eligibility remaining for the UVA men's basketball team.
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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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