March 18, 2001
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The University of Virginia softball team won the gold flight of the Winthrop Invitational Sunday (March 18) with a 6-1 victory over Illinois. The Cavaliers advanced to the championship game with a 10-5 victory over East Carolina in the semifinals. With the two wins, Virginia improves to 22-8 on the season.
The Cavaliers advanced to gold flight single elimination play by posting a perfect 3-0 record in pool play. Virginia opened play in Pool B with a 10-2 victory over Robert Morris College on Friday, March 16. The Cavaliers then posted identical 2-0 wins over Towson and UNC-Greensboro on Saturday (March 17) to win the pool and advance to gold flight single elimination play. In the semifinals of the gold flight on Sunday, UVa defeated East Carolina 10-5 and won the tournament title with a 6-1 victory over Illinois.
Virginia has won 18 of its last 20 games. The Cavaliers have won three of the six tournaments they participated in this year and earned runners-up honors in two tournaments. In addition to winning the Winthrop Invitational, UVa also won its own Cavalier Classic March 2-3 and the Charlotte 49er Invitational held March 9-11. Virginia was the runner-up at the Coastal Carolina Softball Classic held March 12-14 and at the season-opening UNC-Triangle Classic (February 16-18).
The Cavaliers return to action March 23-25 when they host Liberty, Bowling Green and Penn State in the UVa Who's Hoo Tournament at The Park in Charlottesville. Virginia opens the tournament with a doubleheader against Liberty at 9:00 a.m. on Friday.
Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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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