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The Virginia baseball team kept its season alive with a 4-0 victory over Dallas Baptist in Game Two of their Super Regional on Sunday in Columbia. Griff McGarry pitched seven shutout innings for the Cavaliers, allowing just two hits, with ten strikeouts.
Virginia graduate student Michaela Meyer became the first female athlete in program history to win an NCAA individual title, after taking first place in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championships on Saturday in Oregon.
The Virginia baseball team lost Game One of its Super Regional 6-5 against Dallas Baptist on Saturday in Columbia, SC. The teams had to wait out a four-hour weather delay to complete the game, as lightning and rain rolled into the area before the start of the 9th inning.
The Virginia baseball team was scheduled to play Old Dominion in a winner-take-all showdown for the region title on Monday in Columbia, but the game has been postponed, due to foul weather. UVA and ODU will now play on Tuesday at 9 AM, with a spot in Super Regionals on the line.
When Odicci Alexander exited the field in the Women’s College World Series on Monday in Oklahoma City, she walked off to a standing ovation. Fans from both James Madison and Oklahoma saluted the senior pitcher, who had thrown every pitch for the Dukes in the WCWS.
Former Monticello softball star Hannah Shifflett received a shout-out for her defense at first base, which has helped the JMU softball team reach the national semifinals of the Women's College World Series.
Senior pitcher Odicci Alexander made a spectacular play to keep the game-tying run off the board in the 7th inning, and the JMU softball team defeated Oklahoma State 2-1 in the Women's College World Series on Friday night in OKC.
In their first-ever game in the Women’s College World Series, the JMU softball team went to extra innings, and knocked off the top-seed in the tournament. The Dukes defeated Oklahoma 4-3 in eight innings on Thursday in Oklahoma City.
The Virginia baseball team has earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers will take on South Carolina in their first game of the Columbia Regional on Friday at noon. Old Dominion and Jacksonville are also in the bracket with the 'Hoos and Gamecocks.
The Virginia men's lacrosse team will take on Maryland in the NCAA title game on Monday, and the Cavaliers will be relying on their players with championship experience, as well as the new faces who have been making an impact.
The James Madison softball team is headed to the Women’s College World Series for the first time in program history, as the Dukes defeated Missouri 7-2 in Game Three of their Super Regional on Sunday in Columbia. The CWS begins on Thursday in Oklahoma City.
The James Madison softball team won a Super Regional game for just the second time in program history, as the Dukes defeated Missouri 2-1 in Game One on Friday night in Columbia. JMU is one win away from its first-ever appearance in the College World Series.
Fans of UVA Athletics will have a chance to cheer on their favorite teams in person, as the Cavaliers have returned to 100 percent capacity and normal operating procedures. The football season opener against William & Mary on September 4th is the next Virginia home game on the schedule.
The Virginia baseball team earned a spot in the ACC Tournament Semifinals with a 14-1 victory over Notre Dame on Friday in Charlotte, NC. The Cavaliers have advanced out of Pool Play for the first time since 2011.
UVA women’s tennis freshman Emma Navarro became the second player in program history to win a national championship, as Navarro defeated Estrela Perez-Somarriba 6-3, 6-1 in NCAA Tournament Singles Finals on Friday in Orlando.
Emma Navarro went 1-for-2 in the NCAA Tennis Tournament Semifinals on Thursday, as the UVA freshman beat top-seed Sara Daavettila 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the singles tournament, while she and Rosie Johanson lost 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (8) in the doubles semifinals.