CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Outfielder Alex Tappen was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday (March 21). He takes home the honor for the first time in his career and is the third Cavalier this season to collect an ACC weekly award.

Tappen hit .611 (11-for-18) with two doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI in a 5-0 week for the 10-ranked Cavaliers. He drove in a career-high six runs in a 4-for-4 effort at the in the series finale against Boston College to help the Virginia complete the sweep. He hit home runs in back-to-back games against the Eagles including an eighth-inning, two-run home run in the finale that gave UVA a five-run cushion.

The graduate student has reached base safely in 19-straight games and is riding an eight game hitting streak. Tappen is UVA’s active leader in career home runs with 18.


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Virginia returns to action on Tuesday (March 22) to wrap up at six-game homestand when it hosts Towson at Disharoon Park. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. on ACCNX.

2022 Virginia ACC Player of the Week Awards

Feb. 28 – Jake Gelof
March 14 – Nate Savino (Pitcher)
March 21 – Alex Tappen