July 23, 2017
PLOVDIV, Bulgaria - Virginia senior Morgan Rosts (Jordan, Ontario) earned a gold medal at the 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships on Sunday (July 23) at the Plovdiv Regatta Venue in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Rosts was part of Canada’s gold-medal winning women’s eight crew which out-distanced second-place United States 6:09.89-6:16.44. Russia, Germany, Denmark and Great Britain rounded-out the top-6 finishers in the event. UVA senior Ellie Stewart (London, England) and junior Heidi Long (Buckinghamshire, England) were part of the sixth-place Great Britain crew.
“It was such an amazing experience,” Rosts said. “I am so proud to represent my country, as well as the University of Virginia. It was an honor to compete at the international level and awesome to see so many NCAA student-athletes excel on this stage."
Rosts extended UVA’s streak of having at least one student-athlete on the gold-medal winning women’s eight at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships to eight consecutive years.
"I can’t be more proud of Morgan for her attitude, persistence and training to be a World Champion,” UVA head coach Kevin Sauer added.
'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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