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April 20, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – After winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in women’s rowing and men’s tennis last weekend (April 16-18), the University of Virginia has now won five ACC Championships during the 2003-04 athletic year. In addition to women’s rowing and men’s tennis, UVa has won conference championships in men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.

The five ACC Championships are the most the Cavaliers have ever won in an athletic year. Virginia won four conference championships on three occasions, the most recent a year ago when UVa won ACC Championships in men’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. The Cavaliers also won four conference championships in 1989-90 and 1986-87.

Last weekend’s championship for the women’s rowing team was its fifth consecutive ACC Championship, while the men’s tennis team won the conference championship for the first time. The rowing team won all four races at the ACC Championships, while the men’s tennis team defeated Clemson 4-3 in the championship match.

ACC Championships are still to be determined this spring in men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball and softball.

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