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Portsmouth, VA – The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the University of Virginia as the recipient of the 2009 Division 1 Achievement Award during Saturday’s home football game against Georgia Tech. This is the Cavaliers’ sixth Achievement Award in the 14 years since its inception.

Since 1996, the Hall of Fame has presented the Achievement Award to the university that has achieved the highest overall winning percentage in intercollegiate athletics in the commonwealth.

Virginia won .648 percent of its intercollegiate athletic contests in 2008-09. The Cavalier baseball squad advanced to their first ever College World Series, men’s lacrosse advanced to the NCAA semifinals, while men’s tennis reached the NCAA quarterfinals and won their second straight ITA National Team Indoor Championship. Women’s rowing placed fourth at the NCAA Nationals and men’s swimming placed ninth.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame President Eddie Webb and Vice President Bob Williams will present the award to Athletic Director Craig Littlepage.

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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