— Virginia Swimming and Dive (@UVASwimDive) March 30, 2021
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Making a Splash
Both University of Virginia president Jim Ryan and director of athletics Carla Williams took part in the traditional celebration of a swimming championship yesterday.
— Virginia Swimming and Dive (@UVASwimDive) March 31, 2021
Apparently, this is how one celebrates an NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championship — and I wouldn’t have it any other way, @ADWilliamsUVA. Congrats, again! #WeWinWeSwim @UVASwimDive pic.twitter.com/w3H9aisMeE
— Jim Ryan (@presjimryan) March 30, 2021
Women’s History Month
Closing #WomensHistoryMonth with a great opportunity to hear from powerful Black leaders in college sports! Unlimited Power talk features @LafayetteAD, @femaleAD, @VandyAD & @ADWilliamsUVA. Moderated by @MariaTaylor
— The Black AD Alliance (@blckadalliance) March 24, 2021
Carla Williams will be one of the featured panelists in this discussion happening tonight at 7 pm. CLICK HERE to register for the virtual event.
From Ralph Sampson to Sister Jean, from Charlottesville to Chicago, retiring Missouri Valley commissioner Doug Elgin reflects on four-plus decades in college athletics.https://t.co/MkHxGLsR3b
— David Teel (@ByDavidTeel) March 30, 2021
Check out this piece from David Teel on Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin. “Elgin, 70, is Division I’s longest-tenured active commissioner, but like many of us, he job-hopped early in his career. His first break came in the summer of 1980, when then-Virginia athletics director Gene Corrigan hired him as the Cavaliers’ sports information director.” Find the full article here.
On this day 12 years ago, Tony Bennett was announced as the head coach for the UVA Men’s Basketball Team.
“Tony Bennett comes to the University of Virginia with a plan to build our program,” Littlepage said. “He is an outstanding basketball coach and is a perfect fit for UVa. He has all of the needed coaching and leadership skills along with an understanding of how to succeed in a highly competitive academic and basketball environment. He has demonstrated success in the Pacific-10 Conference. His teams have beaten the elite programs in that conference and he will bring the same type of success and energy to the University of Virginia.”
For some flashback fun to help celebrate the occasion, here is a link to the original announcement.