May 15, 2001
RALEIGH, N.C. - University of Virginia fourth-year right fielder Meaghan Young (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) has been selected as the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Team as announced at the conclusion of the 2001 ACC Softball Tournament Sunday (May 13). Young is the lone Cavalier to be named to the 11-player All-Tournament Team.
Young earns the honor for the fourth time in her career, making her the first Virginia softball player to be named to the ACC All-Tournament Team four times. Young is also just the second player in the history of the ACC Tournament, which dates back to 1992, to earn ACC All-Tournament honors four times. Florida State's Kristy Hull was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
In three games in the 2001 ACC Tournament, Young had a pair of hits, including a home run against Georgia Tech, scored two runs and drove in two. Her homer in the fifth inning against the Yellow Jackets snapped a 2-2 tie and propelled the Cavaliers to a 3-2 victory. Virginia finished the ACC Tournament with a 1-2 record and it marked the first time since 1997 that UVa did not advance to the championship game.
Young concludes her brilliant career with 13 Virginia school records, including eight career marks. She is the Cavaliers' all-time leader in games played (261), hits (285), at-bats (881), total bases (408), runs (149), doubles (51), triples (24) and stolen bases (51). Young, an All-ACC pick for the first time in her career in 2001, set Virginia single season records for at-bats (231), hits (88), total bases (129) and runs (57) this year.
Young, a two-time ACC Player of the Week selection in 2001, hit a career high .381 this season and set a career best with 17 doubles. She stole a career high 23 bases (one shy of the school record) and set career marks in at-bats (231) RBI (29) and home runs (4). She was the only UVa player to start all 69 games this season. Young never missed a game in her career, and also started and played every inning of all 261 games over the past four years. She played in 152 Cavalier victories over the last four seasons, marking the most wins a Cavalier player has appeared in.
Virginia concludes the 2001 season with a 52-17 mark and nearly earned the school's first NCAA bid. The 52 victories are a school record for wins in a season by any Cavalier squad. UVa was also 4-4 in the ACC and 5-5 in the Southern Atlantic Softball Alliance.
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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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