UVA claims 2014 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Achievement Award

uva-logo-new2The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to honor the University of Virginia as the recipient of the 2014 Division I Achievement Award. The Cavaliers have now won the award ten times in the 19 years of its existence.

Since 1996, the Hall of Fame has presented the Achievement Award to the University (Division I) and College Division institutions (Division II and III) that achieve the highest overall winning percentage in intercollegiate athletics in the Commonwealth.

The University of Virginia won 65.5 percent of its athletic contests in 2013-14 with an overall record of 297-155-6. The Cavalier baseball team finished second nationally at the College World Series. Men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, and both men’s and women’s soccer followed closely behind, all making the semifinals of their respective sports. Women’s tennis reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships and top performer Danielle Collins capped off her sophomore season by becoming UVA’s first NCAA women’s singles champion. Also highlighting a successful year for Cavaliers’ athletics were the Women’s Swimming and Diving squad, placing 11th nationally, and the Rowing team, who placed 5th at the NCAA Championships.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum President Eddie Webb and Chairman of the Board Joel Rubin will present the award to UVA Director of Athletics Craig Littlepage when the Cavaliers host UCLA onSaturday, August 30. Kick-off is scheduled for 12 noon at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA.


About the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum:

Since 1972, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum has been proud to honor Virginia’s contributions to the world of sports.  We are the Commonwealth’s official hall of fame, and one of only 16 throughout the nation.  Our mission is to honor athletic excellence and serve as a nonprofit educational resource centered on health, math, science and character development programs, while inspiring visitors through sports history and interactive entertainment.  For more information, go to www.vshfm.com.

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