Holiday Inn Jefferson Cup Tournament Central
Friday, Sept. 3 Liberty vs. George Washington 10:30 a.m. North Florida vs. Virginia 1 p.m. George Washington vs. North Florida
4:30 p.m. Liberty vs. Virginia 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 North Florida vs. Liberty 1 p.m. George Washington vs. Virginia 3 p.m. * – Live statistics will be available for all matches prior to the start of competition. Links can be found here.
Season and individual match tickets are still on sale for all home contests. All season ticket holders are guaranteed a seat in a reserved general admission seating area at Mem Gym. Season tickets for adults are $30, while youth, senior and faculty/staff season tickets are $20. For a single match, general admission tickets are $5 but do not guarantee a seat in the bleachers. Youth, senior and faculty/staff general admission tickets are $4 and group tickets (20 or more) are $3 per ticket. Discounted tickets for active faculty/staff members are limited to two per match.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or in person by visiting the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 pm. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
Free parking is available at the Culbreth Road Garage, located behind Carr’s Hill Field, or at University Hall. Limited parking is also available at the Central Grounds Garage for an hourly rate.
Due to the football game on Saturday, the Culbreth Road Garage will not be available. Parking is available at the Central Grounds Garage for a $10 charge, which is the normal football game day parking rate. Free parking is also available at University Hall.
There will be a concession stand available at each of Virginia’s home matches this season. As a reminder, no outside food or drink will be allowed in the gymnasium.
ABOUT THE JEFFERSON CUP
In 1806, Thomas Jefferson was bequeathed two silver cups by his friend and teacher, George Wythe. Several years later, Jefferson sent the Wythe Cups and two others to John Letelier, a Richmond silversmith. He directed that they be melted down and made into eight smaller cups, weighing about five ounces each and in the form of a small up he sent as a model. They were to be gilded inside, and four were to be marked “G.W. to TJ.” And four marked “TJ”
The completed cups were received at Monticello in 1810 and were used there until Jefferson’s death in 1826. Four of the original eight Jefferson cups, which descended through Jefferson’s grandchildren, are presently in the Monticello collection.
The Jefferson Cup, presented to the Most Valuable Player selection of this weekend, is an official reproduction of one of the original cups now at Monticello. This cup, which is given as a commemorative award for individual accomplishment is one of the traditional symbols of excellence often associated with Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia.
JEFFERSON CUP TOURNAMENT HISTORY
This marks Virginia’s 20th annual Jefferson Cup. Starting in 1991, George Mason, Liberty, Villanova and Virginia Tech traveled to Charlottesville for the inaugural competition. The Cavaliers claimed the first-ever tournament title by winning the first-ever contest, a 3-0 set against Liberty, on Saturday and followed that up with a 3-0 win over Villanova. Virginia then took down in-state rivals Virginia Tech, 3-1, and George Mason, 3-1, on Sunday to capture the title. Anne Marie Hammers was named MVP of the tournament, while Greta Janssen and Erica Michaels joined her on the all-tournament team.
Since then, Virginia has claimed 11 of the 19 tournament titles and the Cavaliers have been named to the all-tournament team on 51 occasions, while 11 have earned MVP honors.
Under head coach Lee Maes, Virginia has claimed two-straight Holiday Inn Jefferson Cup titles and the Cavaliers hold an unblemished 6-0 record.