Friday, July 7, 2017
I am Underdog
Former #UVAFB standout, retired NFL safety and current Cavalier Radio Network color commentator Tony Covington has published his first book, I am Underdog – A Journey of Adversity and Blessings. Covington will be kicking off the promotion of the tome with a reading and signing in Chicago next Thursday.
Current #UVASB assistant coach Kaleigh Rafter is currently playing for @SoftballCanada at the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City. The World Cup of Softball features No 1. world-ranked Japan, No. 2 USA, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Australia, No. 7 Puerto Rico, No. 10 Mexico, No. 17 Philippines and the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT). Rafter played for Team Canada at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, leading them to a fourth-place finish. Softball is expected to return as an Olympic sport for the 2020 Tokyo games.
Two former #UVAMTennis All-Americans are playing in the main draw of The Championships at Wimbledon, the 33rd consecutive Grand Slam that has featured at least one UVA alum. British Tennis caught up with @DomInglot for this fun 60 second Q&A.
Dave Walls of WSET, ABC Channel 13 takes a look at former #UVABase standout Brandon Downes, who is having a career year for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the high-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Other Hoos News
ESPN: Chris Long’s Waterboys Foundation builds drinking wells in Africa
Dodgers.com: Chris Taylor caps four-run 9th as LA stuns D-Backs