Feb. 2, 2001
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Virginia softball team has been picked to finish third in the 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Softball Coaches Poll as voted by the league's five head coaches. The Cavaliers totaled 14 points in the poll.
Florida State has been unanimously picked as the ACC's top team in 2001. The Seminoles, who reached the NCAA Tournament last season, received all five first-place votes in the ACC Preseason Coaches Poll for a total of 25 points. Florida State has won three straight ACC Tournament titles. North Carolina came in second in the poll with 18 points. The Tar Heels finished 6-2 in the league last year and had an impressive 19-1 home record. North Carolina was followed by Virginia, who ranked third in the poll with 14 points. The Cavaliers have been the ACC Tournament runner-up over the past three seasons.
With 11 points, Maryland finished fourth in the voting, and Georgia Tech rounded out the poll with seven points.
Virginia finished the 2000 season with a 27-38 overall record and a 3-5 mark in the ACC. UVa was also 5-5 in Southern Atlantic Softball Alliance play. Fourth-year head coach Cheryl Sprangel's Cavaliers open the 2001 season February 16-18 at the UNC Triangle Classic in Raleigh, N.C. Virginia's first game of the tournament is against Long Island on February 16 at 12 noon. The Cavaliers also play Indiana at 2:00 p.m. the same day.
The entire ACC Preseason Softball Coaches Poll follows.
2001 ACC Preseason Softball Coaches Poll 1. Florida State 25 2. North Carolina 18 3. Virginia 14 4. Maryland 11 5. Georgia Tech 7
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.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Caps ACC Play at Duke
Softball | 4/26/2018
The Cavaliers hit the road for their final ACC series of the season, as Virginia takes on first-y...
Virginia to Play Doubleheader at Liberty on Tuesday
Softball | 4/26/2018
Virginia will now close the regular season on May 1 with a doubleheader against Liberty.
Virginia Comeback Falls Short in Home Finale
Softball | 4/25/2018
Virginia rallied back from a 6-2 deficit to put the tying runs in scoring position in the seventh...
Virginia Hosts JMU in Home Finale
Softball | 4/24/2018
Down to five games remaining in the season, Virginia welcomes James Madison in the final home...
Pitt Completes Sweep with Offensive Explosion
Softball | 4/22/2018
Olivia Gott launched her fourth home run of the weekend, but Pitt scores 12 to take the finale.
Virginia Falls in Walk-Off at Pitt
Softball | 4/21/2018
A pair of home runs helped Virginia rally from an early deficit, but Pittsburgh walks off with 3-...
Cavaliers Upended in Series Opener at Pittsburgh
Softball | 04/20/2018
Olivia Gott hit a pair of home runs to surpass her single-season high in 9-2 loss at Pitt.
Virginia Visits Pittsburgh in ACC Action
Softball | 04/19/2018
Virginia hits the road in the penultimate weekend of ACC play, as Cavaliers face Pittsburgh.
- Online Stores