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
Cavalier heavyweight displayed value of serving others through early adversity
2016 NCAA QUALIFER AT HEAVYWEIGHT
• Earned his first NCAA Championship berth
• Posted a 17-15 record at heavyweight
• Posted three falls, four major decisions and a tech fall
• Finished third at the Clarion Open (11/1) to start the season
• Claimed the championship at the Mat Town Open (11/22)
• Advanced to day two at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/4-12/5)
• Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Named an NWCA All-Academic Selection
• Went 15-12, including 4-6 record in UVa duals
• Placed fourth at heavyweight at ACC Championships (3/8)
• Took runner-up honors at Franklin & Marshall Open (1/3)
• Placed third at Lock Haven Open (12/29)
•Recorded pin of Anderson’s Will Diamond in just 59 seconds in UVa’s season-opening dual (11/2)
• Posted 3-6 record, including 2-1 mark in UVa duals
• Pinned VMI's Andrew Embree at Hokie Duals (11/10)
• Recorded 2-8 mark in redshirt freshman season, with all of his matches coming at heavyweight
• Was 1-2 in UVa dual matches, including 11-2 major decision over Anderson's Jake Allen on Nov. 3
• Scored pair of wins at Wolfpack Open (11/11)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Redshirt season
• Went 13-7 while competing unattached in open tournaments
• Took runner-up honors at Appalachian Open (1/29)
• Finished fourth at Hokie Open (11/6)
SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL
• Two-time state champion at 215 pounds
• Four-time NHSCA All-American
• Four-time NHSCA Academic All-American
• 2011 National finalist
• Set Connecticut state wins record with 204 (204-15 career record); went 53-1 his senior year
• Also holds Connecticut state pins record with 140
• Four-time Southern Connecticut Conference champion
• Two-time state Class LL Champion and two-time New England champion
• Coached by his father, Bob Gillen, at Shelton High
• Also played football (left tackle, defensive tackle) and lacrosse (attack); was lacrosse team captain his senior year
• Was All-Valley selection in football
• Son of Robert and Virginia Gillen
• Has two sisters, Kelsey and MacKenzie
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'Hoos Looking to Make More HistoryMen's Tennis5/22/17A win over No. 9 seed North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon would give second-seeded Virginia its third straight NCAA men's tennis title.McKee Thriving in New SurroundingsTrack & Field, Cross Country5/22/17A transfer from Kansas, Kelly McKee will compete in the triple jump this week at the NCAA East Regional meet in Lexington, Kentucky.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball5/16/17The Cavaliers are heading into their ninth season under head coach Tony Bennett, who has led them to four straight NCAA tournaments.
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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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