CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Maria Deaviz, Jada Seaman, Mia Barnett and Vin Lananna took four of the five major honors for the 2022 outdoor track and field season awarded by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) the organization announced Friday (July 8).

Maria Deaviz, was named Field Athlete of the Year after being named a First Team All-American for her performance in the shot put at the NCAA Championships. Not only did her throw of 17.97m earn her fourth, but it also broke the UVA program record. Her discus mark of 52.56m from the Duke Invitational ranks sixth all-time at Virginia. The sophomore scored 14 points at the ACC Championships meet, winning gold in the shot put and placing fifth in discus. She also took home two ACC Field Performer of the Week honors in 2022.

Track Athlete of the Year, Jada Seaman, scored five individual points and four as a member of a relay team at the ACC Championships and qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 100 meters, 200 meters and the long jump. At the regional meet, Seaman threw down a time of 23.06 in the 200-meter preliminaries which stands as a UVA record. Her wind-aided time of 23.00 in the finals booked her a ticket to the NCAA Championships where she placed 23rd.

Track Rookie of the Year, Mia Barnett arrived on the scene at the Virginia Challenge. She finished as the top collegian in the 1500 meters throwing down a time of 4:11.32 which ranks second in Virginia history and ranked seventh in the nation this season. Barnett set UVA freshman records in both the 1500 meters and 800 meters. Barnett was named the ACC Track Rookie of the Year this season.

Lannana completes the sweep of the VaSID Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year Awards as he led a total of 10 Cavaliers to All-ACC status. Lananna also saw two throwers finish in the nation’s top-16 to claim first and second-team All-American honors.

VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.

Coach of the Year: Vin Lananna, Virginia
Field Athlete of the Year: Maria Deaviz, Virginia
Field Rookie of the Year: Gudrun Hallgrimsdottir, VCU
Track Athlete of the Year: Jada Seaman, Virginia
Track Rookie of the Year: Mia Barnett, Virginia

VaSID All-State First Team:
Sprints: Isis Brooks, Liberty
Sprints: Jada Seaman, Virginia
Sprints: Barbora Malikovà, Virginia Tech
Middle Distance: Mia Barnett, Virginia
Middle Distance: Grace Boone, Virginia Tech
Distance: Adelyn Ackley, Liberty
Distance: Chase Kappeler, Virginia Tech
Hurdles: Sofia Lavreshina, JMU
Hurdles: Indya Richards, Norfolk State
4x100m Relay: Virgina
4x400m Relay: William & Mary
Jumps: Rachel Baxter, Virginia Tech
Jumps: Julia Fixsen, Virginia Tech
Jumps: Ayanna Johnson, Liberty
Jumps: Rebecca Hawkins, Virginia
Throws: Maria Deaviz, Virginia
Throws: Ashley Anumba, Virginia
Throws: Essence Henderson, Virginia Tech
Multi: Alix Still, Virginia

VaSID All-State Second Team:
Sprints: Malika Pride, Norfolk State
Sprints: Kayla Bonnick , Virginia
Sprints: Rachel Helbling, Richmond
Middle Distance: Brooke Fazio, Richmond
Middle Distance: Alexis Anderson, George Mason
Distance: Margot Appleton, Virginia
Distance: Hannah Moran, Radford
Distance: Miranda Stanhope, JMU
Hurdles: Emily Alexandru, Virginia
Hurdles: Jordyn Henderson, JMU
4x100m Relay: Liberty
4x400m Relay: Virginia
Jumps: Hailey Huston Myles, Virginia Tech
Jumps: Jada Seaman, Virginia
Jumps: Taylen Langin, Liberty
Jumps: Nayome Shipp , VCU
Throws: Makalyla McGowan, VCU
Throws: Naomi Mojica, Liberty
Throws: Rebecca Mammel, Virginia Tech
Throws: Grace Artis, Liberty
Throws: Shelby Staib, JMU
Multi: Abby Weening, George Mason