Feb. 5, 2018
As we continue through the 2017-18 season, members of the Virginia wrestling team took some time to sit down and answer a few questions to provide a little insight and help our fans get to know them better as student-athletes.
Name: Sam Krivus
Classification: Redshirt Sophomore
Weight Class: 149
Hometown: Greensburg, Pennsylvania
High School: Hempfield Area
What do you love most about competing as a Virginia Cavalier?
I love how our team is a family and how everyone looks out for each other.
Why did you choose Virginia?
I wanted to succeed in academics as well as my wrestling.
What will be your lasting memory of your time as a Virginia Cavalier?
I will always remember my team and coaching staff.
What defines a Cavalier?
A hard-working, motivated and respectable person that doesn’t back down.
Who or what motivates you in your sport?
My teammates, coaches and family motivate me to be the best I can.
What are your goals in wrestling?
My goals are to be a national champion and compete to my full potential.
Favorite family vacation?
Cape May, New Jersey
Favorite breakfast food?
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Ice Ice Baby
Teammates would describe you as?
Who is your hero and why?
Jordan Burroughs, because he has accomplished so many things and is a well-respected athlete.
Name one thing most people probably don’t know about you?
I love to golf.
Besides your own sport, what’s a sporting event on Grounds that fans need to experience at least once and why?
A basketball game, because the fans get really loud and it is just a great environment.
If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
I would play football.
If you could give any advice to younger athletes entering the sport what would it be?
Work hard and don’t get discouraged when everything isn’t going your way.
Favorite TV show?
What is your biggest fear?
Working on Wall Street
Best Athletic Memory?
Winning nationals in high school.
'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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