Monday, April 18, 2016
#UVAMBB senior Malcolm Brogdon has built quite the extensive collection of hardware recently with trophies from three of his postseason honors arriving last week, as shared by the above tweet from @UVAMensHoops. Brogdon picked up what might be his most impressive award of the year on Friday evening as he was presented with the Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award, one of the highest honors from the University of Virginia that is presented to to a student who has won recognition in the academic community for leadership and other significant contributions to University life.
In addition to #UVAMBB player Malcolm Brogdon winning the Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award, two other members of the athletics department were recognized at the #UVAA event. Long-time administrative assistant Sheila Meek was presented the Distinguished Service Award. Meek, who works in academic affairs, was cited for her leadership qualities that serve as an inspiring example. Morgan Stearns, a junior goal keeper on the women’s soccer team received the Gray-Carrington Award. It was established in 1971 in memory of Arthur P. “Pete” Gray IV and in 1987 was expanded to honor Edward C. Carrington Jr. It honors students who excel in personal integrity, achievement, leadership and humility. Click here to see a photo gallery from the event.
Sunday, Virginia senior Lauren Coughlin won the ACC individual title to help the Cavaliers to their second straight #ACCWGolf title. That’s when things really got exciting. During the trophy presentation the old football term “take a knee” took on a whole new meaning.
#UVABase alum Brandon Guyer had his second big game in a row on Sunday for the Tampa Bay Rays, piling up four hits in the Rays’ win over the Chicago White Sox. His teammates treated him to a celebratory ice bath following the win. Check it out here and read more about his big day here.
Brandon Guyer wasn’t the only Cavalier getting doused on Sunday. #UVAMTennis freshman Aswin Lizen was among the students and professors taking his turn in a dunk tank at Nameless Field as part of a project to raise money for UVA Children’s Hospital.
Former #UVAFB player and current New England Patriots DE Chris Long, a presenter and the Master of Ceremonies at last weeks Innovations in Athletics event at the fifth annual Tom Tom Founders Festival, talks to NBC29 about some of the new technologies that are helping to change the landscape of sports.