Monday, May 2, 2016
You never know who you are going to bump into on The Lawn. It was a very social weekend for @Caid_Kirven and @EvanNolte who also spent time on Friday making new friends while supporting UVA Children’s Hospital.
Great tweet from the NFL Draft send by UVA grad and ESPN reporter Melissa Stark that shows her, former Detroit Lion Herman Moore, former Atlanta Hawk Patrick Kerney and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ronde Barber along with Alex Riethmiller, who works communications for the NFL.
When #UVAFB cornerback Maurice Canady was selected in the sixth round of last weekend’s NFL Draft, it marked the 33rd consecutive draft in which a Cavalier was picked. That ties (with Florida State) as the second longest great in the ACC, only behind Miami. Here is the @Ravens breakdown.
Saturday evening the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inducted a pair of Wahoos into its Hall of Fame. Former UVA linebacker James Farrior was joined by long-time sports information director Rich Murray as 2016 honorees. At UVA, Farrior had 381 tackles, ranking him third on the school’s all-time list. He was selected as the eighth overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, where he spent the next five seasons. Following the 2001 season, Farrior signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his 15-year NFL career, Farrior was a two-time Pro Bowl selection, first-team All-Pro selection and two-time Super Bowl Champion. Murray, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee, served in the sports information industry for nearly 40 years at James Madison and UVA. He is a founding member of the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association and was the organization’s inaugural president.
#UVAWLax associate head coach Colleen Shearer is helping start @UnitedWLax, the first women’s professional lacrosse league. Shearer, along with fellow current college coaches, was on hand at the inaugural #UWLXDraftCamp16 held over the weekend as players competed for spots on one of the four teams.
Last week we told you how former #UVAWolf-er Brittany Altomare was set to start her LPGA tour over the weekend in Dallas. Altomare made the cut at the Texas Shootout and finished 43rd in her LPGA debut.