Andrews Named ACC Performer of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia freshman Robby Andrews has been selected as the ACC Men’s Performer of the Week after anchoring the Cavaliers’ 4x800m relay team to the Championship of America title at the Penn Relays this past weekend, as announced today by the conference office.
In a rematch of the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, Andrews once again outkicked Oregon Olympian Andrew Wheating and Penn State All-American Ryan Foster down the homestretch to help earn Virginia its first Championship of America relay title since 1943, when the Cavaliers won the 4×120 yard shuttle hurdle relay.
Andrews, the NCAA and ACC champion in the 800m indoors, teamed with senior Alex Bowman, sophomore All-American Lance Roller and redshirt junior Steve Finley to win the race in 7:15.38, narrowly edging Oregon (7:15.55) and Penn State (7:17.02). The Cavaliers’ winning time was the fastest by a champion since Georgetown won in 7:13.75 in 2004 and the victory ended a 67-year drought for Virginia in Championship of America relay events. It was also the first distance relay that the Cavaliers have ever won at the carnival.
This honor marks the first career weekly award for Andrews – the ACC Indoor Freshman of the Year, and the first for the Cavaliers this outdoor season.