Hoos Leading

Former UVA women’s basketball standout Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East Conference, will be presented the 2017 Leadership Award from the Emily Couric Leadership Forum.  Ackerman was one of UVa’s first female athletes to receive an athletic scholarship and was the first women’s basketball player in school history to score 1,000 points, according to a news release. She later served as vice president of business affairs for the NBA and was named the first president of the WNBA in 1996. Ackerman will be the featured speaker at the Emily Couric Leadership Luncheon at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel on April 24.


While ACC Wrestling has been on the rise in recent years, FloWrestling recently took notice of the rise in Southern wrestling as a whole (a fertile ground and base from which UVA wrestling has been building its program). Freshman Jack Mueller helped fuel a spurt of All-Americans from southern states unseen since the 2000 season. FloWrestling also pointed out that current associate head coach Jordan Leen (from Tennessee) is one of only three NCAA Champions from a southern state since the 2008 season.

In other wrestling news …

It’s never too early to look toward the future, and the trend of lighter weight wrestlers at UVA being a strength of the lineup looks to continue according to Wille Saylor, the managing editor of FloWrestling. Saylor tweeted this weekend that the lightweights at UVA look to be strong moving forward.

Thank Hoo

Students at Venable and Clark Elementary School sent these awesome notes to the #UVAMBB team.

Other Hoos News

Roanoke Times: #UVAFB Malcolm Cook returns to the field for Spring football