Two Former Cavaliers Named to ACC 50th Anniversary Women's Tennis Team
Sept. 4, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th AnniversaryMen’s Tennis Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The52-member team was voted on by the nine league institutions as decided by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee. Two former Cavaliers, Jen Callen (1991-1994) and Alison Cohen (1993-1996) were both selected to the team.
The two led the Cavaliers during the early and mid 90s and helped Virginia reach the NCAA regionals in 1993, 1994, and 1996. Both played professionally following their UVa career.
“I am real pleased that they were honored,” commented Virginia head coach Phil Rogers. “They were two great individuals to have on a team and a great representation of college athletics. They won a lot of matches, but also were great team players that made their team and teammates better.”
Callen, a native of Concord, Mass., was the Cavaliers’ MVP in 1993. She was named All-ACC in 1992 and 1993 while competing at the NCAA Singles Championships in 1993 and 1994. Her career record of 82-36 in singles is one of the best in school history.
Wynnewood, Pa., native Cohen, was the MVP of Virginia’s 1995 and 1996 squads. Her three All-ACC selections are the most by a Cavalier, as is her record of 107 wins. She competed in the NCAA Singles Championships in 1995 and 1996, and the Doubles Championships in 1994, 1995, and 1996. In 1993, she won the ACC No. 5 singles championship and the No. 2 doubles championship.