March 22, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia softball team will host Bowling Green, Liberty and Penn State in the Who's Hoo Tournament held Friday through Sunday, March 23-25 at The Park on the North Grounds of the University. The four teams will play round-robin doubleheaders against one another during the three-day tournament.
Virginia opens the tournament by playing Liberty in a doubleheader on Friday (March 23) with the first game beginning at 9:00 a.m. The second game will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. The second doubleheader of the tournament is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and features Bowling Green and Penn State. On Saturday, Liberty and Penn State start the day with a doubleheader at 9:00 a.m., while UVa will play Bowling Green with the first of two games starting at 1:00 p.m. In the third and final day of the tournament on Sunday, Liberty and Bowling Green are scheduled to play a doubleheader at 9:00 a.m. Virginia and Penn State conclude play in the Who's Hoo Tournament with a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The Cavaliers enter the tournament with a 22-8 record and have won 18 of their last 20 games. UVa has won three of its last four tournaments, including the Winthrop Invitational, held March 16-18. Virginia also won the Cavalier Classic (March 2-3) in its only home action of the season, and the UNC-Charlotte 49er Invitational (March 9-11). Penn State is 13-7 on the season, while Bowling Green is 7-7. Liberty enters the tournament with a 9-20 mark.
Virginia has been led in the 2001 season by third-year pitcher/first baseman Kristen Dennis (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon). Dennis, who was named both the ACC Player and Pitcher of the Week on March 19, is hitting an impressive .417 (35-84) with a single season school record nine home runs and 27 RBI. She has a slugging percentage of .845 and an on-base percentage of .520. Dennis is 7-3 as a pitcher and sports a 1.07 ERA. She has recorded 94 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 65.2 innings of work. Second-year third baseman Ruby Rojas (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) is hitting .346 with a career-best four home runs and leads the team with 24 runs scored. Fourth-year right fielder Meaghan Young (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury), UVa's all-time leader in hits (229) and doubles (42), is batting .317 with a team leading eight doubles.
2001 Who's Hoo Tournament Schedule
Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 Sunday, March 25 9:00 am Virginia vs. Liberty Penn St. vs. Liberty Liberty vs. Bowl. Green 11:00 am Liberty vs. Virginia Liberty vs. Penn State Bowl. Green vs. Liberty 1:00 pm Bowl. Green vs. Penn St. Virginia vs. Bowl. Green Virginia vs. Penn St. 3:00 pm Penn St. vs. Bowl. Green Bowl. Green vs. Virginia Penn St. vs. Virginia
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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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