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April 27, 2015

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Matt Thaiss (So., Jackson, N.J.) has been named the ACC Baseball Player of the Week. Thaiss is the first Cavalier to earn a weekly ACC award this season. It also marks his first career accolade from the ACC.

Thaiss comes off perhaps his best week in a Virginia uniform, as he went 11-for-23 (.478) with four doubles, a home run and 11 RBI. He reached base safely in over half his plate appearances, with a .538 on-base percentage. Thaiss raised his batting average to a team-leading .342, which currently stands 12th in the ACC.

On Tuesday, Thaiss put the Longwood game out of reach with a towering three-run home run. On Friday against NC State, he drove in runs in three separate plate appearances, including a key two-run double in UVa’s win in Raleigh. He added another two-run double Sunday as part of a four-hit day during UVa’s doubleheader with the Wolfpack.

Virginia heads to Norfolk, Va., Tuesday to face Old Dominion at Harbor Park in a 7 p.m. game.

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