Friday, March 4, 2016
@Forbes 25 Most-Influential
Former Virginia track and field student-athlete Kim Fields has been named to Forbes’ list of the 25 Most Influential Minorities in Sports. Fields is currently the chief strategy officer of the NFL.
One of the benefits of playing in the @DariusRucker Intercollegiate is the free show the Grammy Award winning country star puts on the for teams that compete in the University of South Carolina’s tournament that bears his name. Another … he visits with the teams, including #UVAWGolf, during the practice rounds. Play runs Friday through Sunday in Hilton Head, S.C. Check the live scoring here. #DolphinsCry
Ernie Clement is best known for his walk-off, two-run single in the NCAA Super Regional to send Virginia to Omaha last season, but he is off to a fantastic start to his sophomore season in 2016. The Daily Progress profiled him for today’s edition.
The Streak, In Perspective
Also from the Daily Progress, Whitelaw Reid puts #UVAMTennis’ epic 140-match win streak in perspective, speaking with current players, alums and even President Sullivan on why this feat may never be matched.
Incoming #UVAFootball player Devante Cross, and two-sport prep athlete, just won his eighth District 11 team title with the Parkland basketball team. He has four football titles and now four basketball titles, going 8-for-8 in his high school career. Keith Groller with The Morning Call wrote this excellent profile on Cross.