During her two seasons with the Cavaliers, UVA has won back-to-back ACC Championships.
Nielson served in a temporary role as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers during the 2012 NCAA Championships when former assistant coach Brian Bailie was unable to travel with the team due to a family matter.
Nielson won three tournaments during her Virginia career including the 2010 NCAA West Regional title. She had 17 top-10 finishes as a collegiate and her best outing in four NCAA Championship appearances was a sixth-place finish in 2009 as a sophomore.
Three times (2009-2011) she was named an honorable mention All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association. She was tabbed a third-team All-American by Golfweek in 2009 and picked up honorable mention All-America honors by the publication in 2010 and 2011. She earned All-ACC honors during each of her four seasons at Virginia.
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Nielson graduated from Virginia in 2011 with a degree in sociology. She played professionally on the Symetra Tour in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She has qualified for the U.S. Amateur four times (2007, 2009-2011) and has been named the Tennessee Women's Amateur Player of the Year four times (2008-2011), won the 2010 Tennessee Women's Amateur and the 2011 Women's Southern Amateur.
Spring Football NotebookFootball4/20/18As part of the inaugural Wahoowa Weekend, spring football concludes for the Cavaliers with an open practice April 28 at Scott Stadium.Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.
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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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