Oct. 13, 1997
UVa's Fischer Named ACC Rookie of the Week
First-Year Cited for the Second Time in Four Weeks
Charlottesville, Va. - Virginia outside hitter Andrea Fischer (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) was named as the Atlantic Coast Conference's Rookie of the Week by the conference office today for the week ending October 12. This marks the second time this season that Fischer has claimed the award. Fischer was named the ACC's ROTW for the week ending September 21.
For the week, Fischer had a .275 hitting percentage and registered 29 kills in 10 games played. Fischer also contributed nine service aces, including five in a win over Virginia Commonwealth. Fischer's play helped Virginia (13-9, 2-4 ACC) finish the week with two wins in four outings.
Georgia Tech's Lynette Anderson and Maryland's Elizabeth Efron shared the ACC's Player of the Week honor.
Virginia returns to action this weekend as they head south to take on Clemson (Friday, October 17-7:00 pm) and Georgia Tech (Saturday, October 18-7:00 pm) in conference matches. It will be the Cavaliers first meetings of the season with both schools.
Transfers Eager to Help Lift ProgramFootball5/26/16UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA ContinuesMen's Tennis5/25/16With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.Mihaljevic's Star Continues to RiseTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/16In junior Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia's track & field team has one of the nation's elite shot putters and discus throwers.
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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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