Friday, March 31, 2017
#UVAWBB alumna Deborah Stroman, Ph.D, will be sharing her expertise on the role of science and statistics in basketball on a weekly radio show airing Sunday evening in the Raleigh-Durham area (for those in the area, it is at 6:30 p.m. on 90.7 FM WNCU). Dr. Stroman is director of the Center of Sport Business at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprises and directs the annual Basketball Analytics Summit (the country’s largest conference focused on the analysis of basketball performance, marketing & ticketing, sport science, and fan engagement). With a focus on sport business and entrepreneurship, her teaching and research interests include leadership, marketing and social issues in sport. She provides consulting to sports teams and sport-related organizations including the NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Sports Illustrated Vault featured #UVAMBB great Ralph Sampson’s cover from March 30, 1981 on its Cover of the Day Thursday. The cover highlighted the three-time National Player of the Year before Virginia was set to compete in the NCAA Final Four.
#UVAMLAX midfielder Ryan Conrad was named by @Inside_Lacrosse as a Midseason All-American, included on the second team. Conrad is currently No. 20 in the nation and No. 3 in the ACC with 49 ground balls. His 49 ground balls are the most in the nation among players that don’t take faceoffs for their teams. Running on the first midfield for UVA, Conrad has 12 goals and seven assists. Conrad had a huge game against Cornell, scoring three goals, dishing one assist and picking up 11 ground balls in the win. He also scored the game-winning goal in the season opener at then-No. 6 Loyola. It was the final goal of his hat-trick.