Monday, February 6, 2017
The @Patriots’ dramatic come-from-behind, overtime Super Bowl win was very special to former #UVAFB standout and Charlottesville’s own Chris Long, as it allowed him to join his father, Howie, as a Super Bowl Champ. Howie claimed his ring in 1983 at Super Bowl XVIII while playing for the Raiders. They are just the fourth father-son tandem to be Super Bowl Champs. Multiple news outlets captured this heart-warming story including Fox Sports and the NY Post.
This last weekend, two #UVAMTennis alums competed in Davis Cup matches. Dominic Inglot partnered with Jamie Murray to pick up a win in doubles that helped propel Great Britain into the World Group quarterfinals. His Cavalier teammate, Treat Huey, also picked up a doubles win for the Philippines team playing in Asia/Oceania II. After the tie, Huey was presented with the prestigious Davis Cup Commitment Award by the ITF for playing nine-straight years in the tournament.
Sunday was NationalGirls and Women in Sports Day at JPJ. For the last 22 years, the Virginia Departmentof Athletics and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center have collaborated in acelebration of the event that bringsnational attention to the achievements of female athletes and to issues facinggirls and women in sport. This year’stheme was Achieving Your Dreams with two-time Olympic medalist and currentVirginia swimmer Leah Smith as the honoree. Additionally,there was a pregame sports festival on the third floor concoursewith eight stations that included basketball, volleyball, rowing, golf,lacrosse, softball, field hockey and football. Student-athletes manned the stations and were giving instruction to the youth in attendance about the various sports.