CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia standouts Shawn Moore and Ryan Zimmerman will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on its 50th induction weekend April 21-22, 2023 in Virginia Beach. The legendary Cavalier duo is among nine honorees selected by the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Honors Court Committee, features athletes, coaches, and contributors that have enjoyed success at all levels of sport.

2023 Induction events will include a Sponsor Welcome Reception on Friday, April 21, Breakfast with Champions the morning of Saturday, April 22, and the VIP Reception & Induction Ceremony later that evening. Both the Breakfast of Champions and VIP Reception and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Westin Hotel in Virginia Beach. Tickets can be purchased on

Shawn Moore (1987-90)
In his three seasons as UVA’s signal caller, Moore set the standard for Cavalier quarterbacks. He led UVA to two New Year’s Day Bowl appear­ances and a share of the school’s first-ever ACC cham­pionship. Moore finished his career in 1990 holding 41 school, ACC, and NCAA individual records. His 83 total touchdowns (55 pass, 28 rush) still stands as a school record to this day. He led Virginia to the USF&G Sugar Bowl as well as a No. 1 ranking in the nation (As­sociated Press) for three consecutive weeks.

Moore was the first ACC quarterback to lead the nation in passing efficiency (160.7) in 1990 while com­pleting 144 of 241 passes for 2,262 yards and 21 touchdowns. He finished fourth in balloting for the 1990 Heisman Trophy. As a senior he was a first-team All-American and was named the ACC Player of the Year. Moore’s number 12 is one of six football numbers retired at UVA.

Ryan Zimmerman (2003-05)
A 2005 All-American at UVA, Zimmerman was a three-year letterwinner for the Cavaliers and a two-time All-ACC selection. He left as the program’s record holder for hits in a season (which has since been surpassed) and currently ranks tied third in program history in single season hits (92), fifth in career batting average (.355) and eighth in career hits (250). Zimmerman was selected fourth overall in the 2005 MLB Draft and made his MLB debut with the Washington Nationals in the same season, just over two months after his last collegiate game.

Zimmerman retired from professional baseball in February of 2022 as the Nationals franchise leader (including its time as the Montreal Expos) in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, homers, RBIs, extra-base hits and total bases. Both the Virginia Baseball program and the Washington Nationals retired No. 11 in honor of Zimmerman in 2022.

UVA All-Time Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees (Baseball)
Mike Cubbage
Mel Roach
Ryan Zimmerman (2023 Inductee)

UVA All-Time Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees (Football)
Ronde Barber
Tiki Barber
Jim Dombrowski
Bill Dudley
James Farrior
James T. Gillette Jr.
Thomas Jones
Henry W. Jordan
Eugene “Buck” Mayer
Lee McLaughlin
Heath Miller
Herman Moore
Shawn Moore (2023 inductee)
Joe Palumbo
Anthony Poindexter
Sonny Randle
Thomas C. Scott
William T. Thomas
George Welsh