CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Seniors Ali Zwicker (Victoria, British Columbia) and Anna Fairs (Thorpe Thewles, England) have been named co-captains for the 2017-18 Virginia rowing team, head coach Kevin Sauer announced Wednesday (Sept. 20).
Zwicker and Fairs helped UVA to its eighth-straight ACC championship and an 11th-place showing at the NCAA Championships last May.
"Ali and Anna are impressive young women and will be great leaders for our team," Sauer said.
In 2017-18, Zwicker helped UVA's second varsity eight to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Zwicker and the second varsity eight also placed at the ACC Championship. She earned Virginia's Craig Fielder Memorial Award for overcoming adversity and was an ACC Top VI Award recipient. Zwicker is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient.
Fairs helped the Cavaliers' varsity eight to its sixth-straight ACC championship and was part of the varsity eight that placed 10th at the NCAA Championships.
The Cavaliers will compete in the 53rd Head of the Charles on Sunday, Oct. 22 in Boston.
'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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