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Serving the University of Virginia community since 1890 The Cavalier Daily Monday, February 25, 2013 Mostly sunny. High 50, Low 32 See A3 Volume 123, No. 77 Distribution 10,000 Cavs win ACC Championship No. 11 women’s swimming, diving team notches sixth consecutive conference title, 11th all-time By Matt Comey Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Courtesy Virginia Athletics Senior Lauren Perdue won the ACC Championship’s Most Outstanding Swimmer award for the third time in her career after first-place finishes in the 200 free and 800 free relay and second-place finishes in the 50 and 100 free. Four jurors miss hearing The No. 11 Virginia women’s swimming and diving team captured the team ACC Championship Saturday night in a dominating fashion, earning seven single event championships along the way. The title is the sixth straight and 11th all-time for the program. “Its not easy to win championships,” Virginia coach Mark Bernardino said. “It’s difficult to do and I’m extremely proud of this team. We worked hard all year long ... I don’t think some people By Joseph Liss Four of the 12 jurors called for an honor trial on Sunday did not attend the proceedings, a highly unusual occurrence, said Honor Vice-Chair for Trials Clifton Bumgardner, a fourth-year Engineering student. Constitutionally, students are guaranteed at least eight jurors at their trial. Honor Committee Chair Stephen Nash, a fourthyear College student, said since an alternate was called, the trial was able to move forward with nine jurors. “We were certainly able to maintain the fairness of the process,” Nash said. Bumgardner said, on average, one juror does not show up to almost every one of the 20 or so honor trials each semester. While he has seen two or three jurors fail to show up to a trial in the past, he has never seen four absent. “It’s pretty regular, which is usually why I have to call two to three alternates at a time,” Bumgardner said. “This is certainly the worst I’ve seen it.” Bumgardner said most jurors who miss a trial unexpectedly have overslept, forgotten to set their alarm or gone out the previous evening. “What I usually Friends, teammates, community members honor first-year student’s memory Freshman guard Justin Anderson contributed early and often for the Cavaliers, posting 11 points, four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block. Anderson capped off the performance with a monster two-handed dunk, his second of the day. Dillon Harding Cavalier Daily Please recycle this newspaper do is just follow up with them to see why [they didn’t] come [and] I can at least put them on another trial,” Bumgardner said. “If they don’t cooperate I can actually pursue [University Judiciary Committee] charges against them, but I have not [had to do that].” Bumgardner said the worst case scenario would be needing to cancel a trial, which he said would be more likely if missing four jurors were a regular occurrence. “It’s just discouraging if the day of the trial comes around, if not enough jurors show up, we may have to cancel the trial,” Bumgardner said. “That hasn’t had to happen at least within my term.” Bumgardner said most jurors receive two weeks notice of when their trial will be and all jurors receive at least two email reminders from Bumgardner before the trial date. Bumgardner and Nash both said the issue of missing student jurors was one of the reasons why the committee has proposed composing juries of only elected committee members as part of the Restore the Ideal Act. “[Students must balance] what Please see Jury, Page A3 Please see Swim and Dive, Page A10 Vigil honors Jake Cusano More than 200 friends, teammates and community members held a candlelight vigil Saturday night to honor the memory of first-year College student Jake Cusano. Cusano passed away last Friday. Friends remembered Cusano’s joking personality while members of the community sought to support those closest to Cusano. Honor trials regularly see at least one absent student, but Bumgardner calls four ‘highly unusual’ Cavalier Daily Senior Associate News Editor realize what a huge feat this is and I hope the Charlottesville and U.Va. community will join us in that pride.” The Cavaliers (9-0, 3-0 ACC) seized an early lead on the field when the meet started Wednesday evening and never backed down. They finished with a total of 832 points. Virginia Tech finished in second place (536), followed by North Carolina (508), Florida State (497), North Carolina State (438), Miami (389), Duke (246), Georgia Tech (158), Marshall Bronfin Cavalier Daily By Joseph Liss Cavalier Daily Senior Associate Editor More than 200 students gathered Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil at the Amphitheater in honor of Jake Cusano, a first-year student who committed suicide February 15. Cusano was a member of the men’s club rowing team at the University, an organization that came out in great numbers to the event. One of his coaches, as well as three of his friends, spoke about him at vigil. Firstyear Engineering student Justin Deaver , a fellow rower and a speaker at the event said Cusano’s lighthearted personality was something that would be greatly missed by the entire team. “We’d get off the water after two hours early in the morning [and you] could barely feel your legs,” Deaver said. “Jake jumped out of the boat and starting running up and down the dock ... Even in the hardest situations, he would find some way to lighten the mood.” Rowing coach Eric Schuler described Jake’s funeral near his hometown of Morristown, N.J., which took place Friday. Mem- bers from the men’s rowing team and Cusano’s dorm hall made the trip, he said. Schuler brought a message from the family thanking the University community for honoring Cusano’s memory. University President Teresa Sullivan and Dean of Students Allen Groves met Cusano’s family when they came to the University the day after Cusano’s death on Friday. Class of 2016 President Andrew Kwon said Cusano was a personal friend, but the vigil was an effort to help the comPlease see Cusano, Page A3 Trio leads 82-54 home win Mitchell, Harris, Evans key team’s record 15th consecutive home victory By Daniel Weltz Cavalier Daily Sports Editor Senior point guard Jontel Evans had a message for his squad after the Virginia men’s basketball team’s double-digit lead was slashed to five early in the second half against Georgia Tech Sunday: “Don’t let history repeat itself.” V i r g i n i a ( 1 9 - 8 , 9 - 5 AC C ) answered Evans’ challenge by closing the game on a 37-14 run to notch an 82-54 blowout victory and score a measure of revenge against the Yellow Jackets (14-12, 4-10 ACC). The Cavaliers had squandered a ninepoint lead with just over eight minutes to play Feb. 3 in Atlanta in a 66-60 loss, but they evened the season series with one of their most efficient offensive performances of the season. “They snuck one in on us and we took it personally,” junior forward Akil Mitchell said of the first matchup. “I feel like we had something to prove to ourselves, and I think we did that tonight.” Junior guard Joe Harris, Mitchell and Evans orchestrated the team’s fifth 70-point scoring effort in six games as Virginia tied North Carolina for third place in the ACC standings with four regular season games remaining. The win also guaranteed the team its second consecutive season finishing .500 or better in conference play, a feat it had not accomplished since 2001. The veteran trio combined for 43 points, including the first 14 of the second half to jump-start a dominant 16-1 run that put Virginia well in position for its 15th straight home victory, a John Paul Jones Arena record. After Yellow Jacket freshman forward Robert Carter, Jr. knocked down a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 45-40 with 14:16 to play, the trio scored 10 straight for Virginia in the next three minutes. Mitchell snagged a pair of offensive rebounds to earn a trip to the line for two points. Harris News Desk...................(434)326-3286 Ads Desk......................(434)326-3233 Editor-in-Chief.............(434)249-4744 Additional contact information may be found online at C M Y K Cyan Magenta Yellow Black followed with a floating jumper in the lane and then Evans attacked the left side for a layup. Evans then split four Yellow Jacket defenders applying full court pressure and dished to Mitchell for yet another layup. Out of a timeout, Evans added a driving layup with a strong lefty finish to make the score 55-41. “I thought that when they made their run, we were a little bit lackadaisical on the transition defense,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “What sparked us certainly was Jontel Evans’ play, his ability to get to the rim and make some plays.” The team’s three most prominent players helped Virginia take control, but it was seldom-used backup guard freshman Taylor Barnette who put the contest out of reach. Barnette came off the bench to hit 3-pointers on successive possessions, extending the lead to 20 and forcing Yellow Jacket coach Brian Gregory to Please see M Basketball, Page A5 Sports Opinion Arts & Entertainment Comics A4 A6 A8 A9

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