Gone Too Soon

Former #UVAMBB standout Chris Williams passed away earlier this month at the young age of 36. Ed Miller shares this thoughtful piece in The Virginian-Pilot, “remembering a quiet UVA basketball standout.”

And the nominees are…

Congratulations to former #UVAWBB standout Tonya Cardoza, the current head coach at Temple, who was named a finalist for the WBCA Coach of the Year this season. Cardoza (pictured above, left) recently completed her eighth season at Temple, leading the Owls to a 24-8 record and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2011. A 1991 University of Virginia graduate with a degree in anthropology, Cardoza starred for the Cavaliers, leading the team to four consecutive NCAA National Tournament appearances. As a senior, she led Virginia in scoring (15.5 ppg), and tied Dawn Staley for the rebounding lead (6.1 rpg) while earning the following honors: Kodak Honorable Mention All-America; Kodak First Team All-District III; First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference; NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, and NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. She was also a First Team All-ACC pick in 1988-89. Cardoza played in 121 games for UVa and graduated ranked third on the career steals list (375), fifth on the school’s career blocked shots list (110), eighth in points (1,622) and 10th in rebounds (667).

Hoos in the Pros

Former #UVAFB standout Cedric Peerman has re-signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. The eighth-year veteran was a Pro Bowl special teams pick in 2015, but was limited to six games last season with Cincy because of a broken forearm.

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