Athletics Department's Year In Review Now Available At VirginiaSports.com
CHARLOTTESVILLE-The Virginia athletics department’s 2009-10 Year in Review is now available at VirginiaSports.com. The first online version of the Year in Review celebrates the accomplishments of Virginia’s athletics department during the 2009-10 academic year that led to a program-best No. 3 ranking in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
The digital publication takes advantage of video technology that enables visitors to the site the opportunity to view video highlights throughout the publication. The Year in Review includes financial information, Virginia Athletics Foundation donor lists, photos and highlights of the department’s year. It also considers the department’s progress toward each of its stated goals and takes a look at each intercollegiate team’s 2009-10 season.
“Last year we made a decision to produce our annual report in an online only version,” said Virginia Athletics Director Craig Littlepage. “This publication represents a combined effort between the athletics department and the Virginia Athletics Foundation. We appreciate the continued support of our student-athletes and our athletics program provided by our donors and fans. The Year in Review chronicles the success we enjoyed in 2009-10 as a result of that support and the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches and staff.”
Click here to access the Virginia Athletics Department’s 2009-10 Year in Review.
Teams or individuals in 21 of Virginia’s 25 sports advanced to NCAA postseason competition in 2009-10 and 15 finished in the top 16 of NCAA Championships. The women’s rowing team and the men’s soccer team won NCAA Championships, while the field hockey, men’s lacrosse and men’s tennis teams reached the semifinals of NCAA Championship competition. The men’s tennis team won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s National Team Indoor Championship for the third consecutive year.
In addition UVa’s doubles team of Drew Courtney and Michael Shabaz won the NCAA Men’s Doubles Championship, the second consecutive year a men’s doubles team from Virginia has won the NCAA Championship, the Cavaliers’ Robby Andrews won the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships and the women’s rowing team’s Varsity Four crew (coxswain Sarah Pichardo, Ruth Retzinger, Hunter Terry, Chelsea Simpson and Inge Janssen) won the NCAA Championship in that event.
Virginia coaches George Gelnovatch (men’s soccer), Michele Madison (field hockey) and Kevin Sauer (women’s rowing) earned National Coach of the Year honors, and Steve Pritzker (women’s rowing) was named National Assistant Coach of the Year. Six different UVa coaches won a total of seven ACC Coach of the Year awards in 2009-10.
Virginia teams won a school-record seven Atlantic Coast Conference championships in 2009-10, the most of any league member. Virginia has won 42 ACC Championships in the last eight years, the most of any school in the ACC during that period.
Virginia’s intercollegiate athletics teams won more than 69 percent of their contests in 2009-10 to win the 32nd annual Virginia Sports Information Directors Association Division I All-Sports Championship for the third consecutive year and fifth time in the last seven years. UVa’s 25 men’s and women’s teams compiled an overall record of 303-132-9 (.693 winning percentage).