2013 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship
The official 2013 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship program.
We are ITA... WE ARE... The Intercollegiate Tennis Association, a nonprofit organization, has been serving the collegiate tennis community for more than 50 years. Founded in 1956 by the late J.D. Morgan, legendary UCLA tennis coach and athletics director, the ITA has been headed since 1979 by David A Benjamin, Executive Director. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA provides opportunities and supports 1,700 varsity coaches and college tennis programs nationwide, as well as over 15,000 intercollegiate student-athletes. Awards & Rankings The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men and women varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recoginition for their accomplishments on and off the court. Over 2,500 student-athletes are recognized annually at the regional and national levels. • ITA College Tennis Rankings • ITA Achievement Award • ITA Men’s & Women’s Collegiate Hall of Fame • ITA All-America Team • ITA Scholar Athlete Awards • ITA All-Academic Teams • ITA Collegiate All-Star Team • ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Awards • Osuna & Leary Sportsmanship Awards • Wilson/ITA Coaches of the Year • ITA Assistant Coaches of the Year • Campbell/ITA Players of the Year • ITA Players to Watch • ITA/Farnsworth Senior Player of the Year • ITA Rookies of the Year • Wilson/ITA Promoters of the Year • USTA/ITA Campus QuickStart & Community Outreach Awards • ITA Collegiate Varsity & Volunteer of the Year Communications & Sevices • ITA Website (www.itatennis.com) • Coach mentoring program • ITA Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr • Annual ITA Coaches Convention • USTA/ITA College Tennis Advocacy Network • Educate and support college coaches • Campus and community outreach grants • Intercollegiate Tennis Rules • NCAA, NAIA & JUCO representation ITA Events • 87 USTA/ITA Regional Championships • 200+ ITA Sanctioned Tournaments • 30 ITA Kick-Off Weekend Host Sites • ITA/Riviera Women’s All-American Championships • ITA Men’s All-American Championships • USTA/ITA National Small College Championships • USTA/ITA National Collegiate Wheelchair Championships • USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships • Division I National Women’s Team Indoor Championship • Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championship • Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship • Division III National Women’s Team Indoor Championship • ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, presented by USTA • USTA/ITA National Summer Championships The governing body of college tennis. 174 Tamarack Circle Skillman, NJ 08558 Phone: 609-497-6920 Fax: 609-497-9586 www.itatennis.com pionship or Cham ary 8-11 am Indo | Febru Te ’s ia en in g m o Vir W , e al ill n io sv e tt ITA Nat | Charlo ’s Head The Boar schedule of events thursday, february 7th 9:00 a.m. team practices begin 6:00 p.m. ita welcome banquet event preview The field of 16 is set for the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Women’s Team Indoor Championship. The University of Virginia will serve as the host of the 26th annual Championship at The Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Of the 15 No. 1 seeds participating in the fifth-annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend competition, 14 are advancing to Charlottesville. UCLA, Duke, USC, Georgia, Cal, North Carolina, Miami (FL), Texas, Alabama, Northwestern, Baylor, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt will join the Cavaliers of Virginia for the right to compete for the prestigious national title. The event will be held at The Boar’s Head Sports Club, recognized by Tennis Magazine as a top 50 tennis resort in the United States. The Boar’s Head Sports Club was also named the 2008 Private Facility of the Year by Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, while also receiving recognition from TennisResorts.com as one of the top 75 tennis resorts in the world. The facility contains a total of 26 courts: 10 Har-Tru outdoor courts, four outdoor hard courts, and 12 state-of-theart DecoTurf indoor courts. friday, february 8th 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.* 6:30 p.m. match play match play match play match play saturday, february 9th 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.* 6:30 p.m. match play match play match play match play sunday, february 10th 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.* 6:30 p.m. match play match play match play match play monday, february 11th 11:00 a.m. championship match *The Host Institution (Virginia) will be given priority for all 3:30 matches. “The ITA is delighted to be returning this year to The Boar’s Head Sports Club and the University of Virginia for our ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship,” said ITA Executive Director David A Benjamin. “Their combination of outstanding facilities, professional hospitality, and enthusiastic support makes this a wonderful partnership, and I know that our varsity student-athletes are greatly looking forward to participating in this event.” For complete tournament information, please visit www.itatennis.com. 2012-2013 University of Virginia Women’s Tennis Team boyd tinsley Womenâ€™s Clay Court Classic April 21st - 28th, 2013 The Boarâ€™s Head is strongly committed to the Boyd C. Tinsley Fund and their support with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Foundation to assist approximately 100 area youths pursue musical, athletic, and academic excellence. To support the Boyd C. Tinsley Fund, please send your tax-deductible donation to: Charlottesville-Albemarle Foundation P.O. Box 1767 | Charlottesville, Va 22902 Please designate on your check that the donation is for the Boyd C. Tinsley Fund. 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The Boar’s Head has been recognized as a top 50 U.S. tennis resort by Tennis Magazine and received recognition from TennisResorts.com as one of the top 75 tennis resorts in the world. We are proud to serve as host venue of the 26th annual ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship, and pleased to bring 16 of the nation’s top collegiate tennis teams to our resort. These types of events underscore our commitment to bring the highest level of tennis to our community. We wish all student athletes the best during this week’s competition and look forward to continuing our relationship with the ITA and NCAA. Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy this year’s tournament, and we look forward to seeing you! Matthew Harris General Manager The Boar’s Head dining | lodging | golf | tennis | spa | meetings | weddings The ITA Board of Directors is comprised of the ITA Executive Director and ITA coaches representing men’s and women’s tennis from all three NCAA Divisions, NAIA and Junior/ Community Colleges. The ITA Board of Directors determines administrative policy for the association, and meets annually at the ITA Coaches Convention. The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, overseeing men’s and women’s varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College, and over the past three decades has worked hard to achieve its charter goals: “To foster and encourage the playing of intercollegiate tennis in accordance with the highest tradition of sportsmanship and consistent with the general objectives of higher education.” “To develop among the intercollegiate coaches a deeper sense of responsibility in teaching, promoting, maintaining and conducting the game of tennis.” “To educate and serve those individuals and groups who are involved in collegiate tennis: junior and college players, their coaches and parents, and the at-large tennis public.” ita board of directors 2012-2013 David A Benjamin, ITA Executive Director Bobby Bayliss, University of Notre Dame John Bryant, Southwest Baptist University Beverly Buckley, Rollins College Michelle Dasso, University of Illinois Kent DeMars, University of South Carolina Steve Denton, Texas A&M University Brandon Feldman, Oxford College of Emory University David Fish, Harvard University Paul Gastonguay, Bates College Andy Girard, Carnegie Mellon University Dee Henry, Biola University Bryan Kalbas, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Nicole Kenneally, University of Colorado Trevor Kronemann, University of California-Irvine Betsy Kuhle, Western Michigan University Ann Lebedeff, Pomona Pitzer Colleges Lin Loring, Indiana University Sheila McInerney, Arizona State University Danielle McNamara, Yale University Wanda McPhail, Meridian Community College Rick Morris, Chabot College Murray Murdoch, Cedarville University Billy Pate, Princeton University Bill Richards, Ball State University John Roddick, University of Oklahoma Paul Settles, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Alex Wong, Bentley University 2013 national tournament calendar ita division 1 national women’s team indoor championship Hosted by the University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia | February 8-11, 2013 ita division 1 national men’s team indoor championship Hosted by the University of Washington Seattle, Washington | February 15-18, 2013 ita division 111 national men’s team indoor championship Hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, Minnesota | February 22-24, 2013 ita division 111 national women’s team indoor championship Hosted by DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana | March 1-3, 2013 ita men’s all-american championships Hosted by the University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma | September 28 - October 6, 2013 ita women’s all-american championships Hosted by the Riviera Tennis Club Pacific Palisades, California | September 28 - October 6, 2013 usta/ita national small college championships Copeland-Cox Tennis Center Mobile, Alabama | October 10-13, 2013 usta/ita regional championships 88 Campus Sites Small College: September 14-29, 2013 Division I: October 12-22, 2013 usta/ita national indoor intercollegiate championships USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing, New York | November 7-10, 2013 sponsors and contributors Thank you to everyone who made this championship possible. host institution University of Virginia tournament site The Boar’s Head | Charlottesville, Va club manager James Neiderer director of tennis Jacek Wolicki host personnel Craig Littlepage, Director of Athletics Mark Guilbeau, Women’s Tennis Head Coach Troy Porco, Women’s Tennis Associate Head Coach Emily Fraser, Women’s Tennis Volunteer Asst. Coach Valerie Richardson, Assoc. Athletics Director Kale Songy, Athletic Trainer head referee Jane Goodman the boar’s head site personnel Ron Manilla, Tournament Director & Master Tennis Professional Bret Garrison, Director of Membership & Operations Christian Edeleanu, Asst. Operations Manager Gary Nickell, Court Maintenance Coordinator Roger Graham, Court Maintenance Coordinator MJ Arquette, Graphic Design & Web Manager ita staff David A Benjamin, ITA Executive Director Angel Prinos, ITA Associate Director Troy Venechanos, ITA Director of Events & Championships Don Sherman, ITA Web/Media Manager Nick Snow, ITA Communications Coordinator ip ampionsh ry 8-11 ua Indoor Ch ia | Febr enâ€™s Team e, Virgin ill nal Wom io sv at tte N ITA | Charlo â€™s Head The Boar alabama Yasmeen Ebada | so Antonia Foehse | sr Alexa Guarachi | sr Maya Jansen | fr Mary Anne Macfarlane | jr Natalia Maynetto | jr Emily Zabor | so head coach Jenny Mainz assistant coach Max Norris nebraska Stefanie Weinstein | sr Mary Weatherholt | sr Patricia Veresova | sr Janine Weinreich | sr Maike Zeppernick | jr Izabella Zgierska | so Marry Lehmicke | fr Lauren Wagner | fr head coach Scott Jacobson associate head coach Hayden Perez 7 participating teams baylor Maria Biryukova | fr Ema Burgic | so Alex Clay | jr Kiah Generette | fr Megan Horter | so Victoria Kisialeva | r fr Alex Leatu | jr Jordaan Sanford | jr Abby Stainback | jr head coach Joey Scrivano assistant coach Alison Ojeda volunteer asst. coach John Faribault cal Lynn Chi | fr Kelly Chui | jr Tayler Davis | sr Alice Duranteau | jr Cecilia Estlander | so Klara Fabikova | fr Annie Goransson | sr Laura Posylkin | so Anett Schutting | jr Zsofi Susanyi | so head coach Amanda Augustus associate head coach Cordell Ho north carolina northwestern Ashley Dai | fr Zoe De Bruycker | sr Whitney Kay | fr Tessa Lyons | jr Lauren McHale | sr Caroline Price | so Laura Slater | jr Gina Suarez-Malaguti | sr Kate Vialle | fr head coach Brian Kalbas assistant coach Sara Anundsen Linda Abu Mushrefova | sr Alicia Barnett | fr Veronica Corning | jr Nida Hamilton | jr Anna Livadaru | so Belinda Niu | jr Kate Turvy | sr Brittany Wowchuk | sr head coach Claire Pollard associate head coach Jackie Holden volunteer asst. coach Mari Andersson ucla Emily Altieri | so Robin Anderson | so Olivia Annacone | so Courtney Dolehide | jr Holly Fleming | r sr Catherine Harrison | fr Dylan Kirsch | fr Megan Lester | jr Kyle McPhillips | fr Pamela Montez | sr Skylar Morton | so Kaitlin Ray | so Morgan Thomas | jr Chanelle Van Nguyen | so head coach Stella Sampras Webster associate head coach Rance Brown volunteer asst. coach Laura Gordon usc Kaitlyn Christian | jr Gabriella DeSimone | so Danielle Lao | sr Ksania Madderom | fr Giuliana Olmos | so Jackie Owens | sr Valeria Pulido | sr Sabrina Santamaria | so Zoe Scandalis | so Ellie Yates | fr head coach Richard Gallien assistant coach West Nott volunteer assistant Alison Ramos participating teams duke Mary Clayton | sr Ester Goldfield | so Marainne Jodoin | jr Rachel Kahan | jr Hanna Mar | jr Annie Mulholland | so Monica Turewicz | so head coach Jamie Ashworth assistant coach Marc Spicijaric volunteer assistant Lorne McManigle texas Breaunna Addison | fr Elizabeth Begley | jr Aeriel Ellis | so Juliana Gajic | jr Lana Groenvynck | fr Lina Padegimaite | so Annat Rabinovich | so Noel Scott | so head coach Patty Fendick-McCain assistant coach Darija Klaic georgia Makenzie Craft | fr Kate Fuller | jr Silvia Garcia | fr Lauren Herring | so Kelli Jordan | sr Lilly Kimbell | jr Mia King | fr Maho Kowase | jr Ayaka Okuno | fr head coach Jeff Wallace assistant coach Drake Bernstein volunteer assistant Mike Hoctor miami michigan head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews assistant head coach Jeff Thomsen head coach Ronni Bernstein associate head coach Teryn Ashley-Fitch Monique Albuquerque | fr Melissa Bolivar | jr Brittany Dubins | jr Kelsey Laurente | fr Lina Lileikite | so Clementina Riobueno | fr Deborah Suarez | fr Stephanie Wagner | fr texas a&m vanderbilt head coach Howard Joffe assistant coach Mark Weaver volunteer assistant coach Colin Hoover head coach Geoff Macdonald assistant coach Aleke Tsoubanos Maria Ines Deheza | fr Maria Paula Deheza | fr Stefania Hristov | fr Anna Mamalat | fr Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar | sr Cristina Stancu | jr Wen Sun | sr Nazari Urbina | sr ip ampionsh ry 8-11 Indoor Ch brua enâ€™s Team inia | Fe ille, Virg nal Wom io sv at tte N lo ITA | Char â€™s Head The Boar Frances Altick | fr Ashleigh Antal | so Marie Casares | so Courtney Colton | fr Megan Gornet | sr Maggie Leavell | fr Lauren Mira | jr Georgina Sellyn | fr Emina Bektas | so Brooke Bolender | jr Kristen Dodge | so Sarah Lee | so Mimi Nguyen | so Ronit Yurovsky | fr Amy Zhu | fr virginia Marjorie Baker | jr Julia Elbaba | fr Maci Epstein | fr Maria Fuccillo | sr Stephanie Nauta | fr Caryssa Peretz | jr Clare Spooner | jr Hana Tomljanovic | sr Erin Vierra | sr Li Xi | jr head coach Mark Guilbeau associate head coach Troy Porco volunteer asst. coach Emily Fraser 8 women’s team indoor past champions and finalists year champion coach score runner-up host 1988 Florida Andy Brandi 1989 Stanford* Frank Brennan 1990 Stanford* Frank Brennan 1991 Florida Andy Brandi 1992 Florida* Andy Brandi 1993 Stanford Frank Brennan 1994 Georgia* Jeff Wallace 1995 Georgia Jeff Wallace 1996 Florida* Andy Brandi 1997 Florida Andy Brandi 1998 Stanford Frank Brennan 1999 Florida Andy Brandi 2000 Stanford Frank Brennan 2001 Stanford* Lele Forood 2002 Georgia Jeff Wallace 2003 Duke Jamie Ashworth 2004 Stanford* Lele Forood 2005 Stanford* Lele Forood 2006 Stanford* Lele Forood 2007 Georgia Tech* Bryan Shelton 2008 Georgia Tech Bryan Shelton 2009 Northwestern Claire Pollard 2010 Northwestern Claire Pollard 2011 Stanford Lele Forood 2012 UCLA Stella Sampras Webster * - Won NCAA title same year 5-4 Stanford* Wisconsin 6-0 Florida Wisconsin 5-2 UCLA Wisconsin 6-0 Stanford* Wisconsin 5-3 Stanford Wisconsin 5-1 Florida Wisconsin 5-1 Florida Wisconsin 5-4 UCLA Wisconsin 5-2 Stanford Wisconsin 4-3 Stanford* Wisconsin 5-3 Duke Wisconsin 5-4 Duke Wisconsin 8-0 California Wisconsin 4-3 Georgia Wisconsin 4-1 Vanderbilt Wisconsin 4-3 Florida* Wisconsin 5-0 Georgia Wisconsin 4-0 Kentucky Wisconsin 4-0 Texas Wisconsin 4-2 Notre Dame Wisconsin 4-2 Northwestern Wisconsin 4-1 Georgia Wisconsin 4-2 North Carolina Wisconsin 4-2 Florida* Virginia 4-0 Duke Virginia tournament records most championships: Stanford – 10, Florida – 6, Georgia – 3, Georgia Tech and Northwestern – 2, Duke and UCLA – 1 most final appearances: Stanford – 15, Florida – 11, Georgia – 6, Duke – 4, Northwestern and UCLA – 3, Georgia Tech – 2, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Texas and Vanderbilt – 1 most wins: Stanford 68, Georgia 48, Florida 45, Duke 41, UCLA 32, California 30 coming soon: world class squash The 33,000-square-foot venue will significantly enhance the squash program at the University of Virginia, providing a new home for the sport. 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What are they? What is it? One day tournaments open to juniors, college players and others that allow them to compete with some of the best college players. Campus Showdowns are held on college campuses with the college coach acting as tournament director. Campus Kidsâ€™ Days are designed to expose more junior players (and their parents) to college tennis and are held during a collegiate dual match. Each event can offer a variety of activities such as raffles, exhibition matches, fast serve contest, autograph signings, etc. The Campus QuickStart recognition program was created to recognize those college coaches who embrace and utilize the QuickStart format in their camps, clinics and other tennis outreach events targeted at the 10 and Under market. | university of virginia | | history | The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, who outlined the institution’s purpose, designed its buildings, supervised construction, planned the curriculum and directed the recruitment of the first faculty. As the first Rector of the University, Jefferson presided over the school’s governing body, known as the Board of Visitors. James Madison and James Monroe were members of the board in early years. When it opened for classes in 1825, the University of Virginia represented a dramatic innovation in American education. In an era when colleges trained students almost exclusively for teaching and the ministry, Jefferson dedicated his University to the education of leaders in practical affairs and public service. the grounds | Jefferson designed his “academical village” to house teachers and students alike in four long rows of rooms interspersed with larger buildings that provided classrooms and dwelling space for faculty families. The Rotunda is the focal point of the historic central Grounds. In 1976, the American Institute of Architects proclaimed the academical village one of the outstanding achievements of American architecture; in 1988, the Lawn was named to the prestigious World Heritage List. | | the university today | Although the University has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 acres, it retains the intimacy that characterized the academical village. University planners have been careful to reserve open space for study and contemplation while erecting modern facilities for each of the six undergraduate schools as well as the professional schools. In the 2009-10 school year, the University enrolled a total of 20,895 students: 14,297 undergraduates and 6,598 graduate students. Sixty-nine percent of the University’s undergraduate students are Virginia residents, with students coming from 48 states and 120 foreign countries. The total undergraduate student population is 56 percent women and 44 percent men, while the ratio of undergraduate students to instructional faculty is 15.2 to 1. The University of Virginia continues to excel in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. In April 2010, many of UVa’s graduate programs earned top recognitions. In August 2009, U.S. News & World Report’s latest undergraduate college rankings placed the UVa as the nation’s No. 2 public university and 24th (tied with UCLA) among 248 national universities. Since U.S. News began a separate listing of the top 50 public universities, UVa has never been ranked lower than No. 2. In the 20-year history of the rankings, UVa has never dropped out of the top 25 listing of all public and private universities. UVa also has the highest graduation rate among public universities. Research and teaching are carried out in the University’s 12 schools: the School of Architecture, the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Curry School of Education, the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Law, the McIntire School of Commerce, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. | the faculty | In creating an academical village, Jefferson sought scholars who had distinguished reputations and were willing to live among their students—an unusual, but from Jefferson’s point of view, essential combination. UVa’s faculty, one of the most distinguished groups of scholars and researchers in the country, still exemplifies this tradition. The University’s full-time instructional and research faculty numbered 2,159 in 2009-10. Twenty-five faculty members have been selected as Guggenheim fellows; twenty-six have been awarded Fulbright fellowships; six faculty members have been named National Endowment for the Humanities fellows. Two faculty researchers have won Presidential Young Investigator Awards, and three have won Sloan Foundation Awards. In the sciences, three University of Virginia faculty members have received highly prestigious Packard Foundation Awards. Members of the faculty have won major prizes from various national associations, including the Bancroft Prize of the American Historical Association and the Distinguished Science Award of the American Psychological Association. Despite the demands of research and writing, members of the University faculty are remarkably attentive to the needs of their students. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty members serve as academic advisors. It’s not unusual to encounter students clustered in the hall outside a professor’s office, waiting for a chance to discuss papers or review classwork. the honor system | The Honor System is one of the University’s oldest and most venerated traditions. Based on a fundamental core value that lying, cheating, or stealing will not tolerated by students who enroll at the University and live within its “community of trust,” the Honor System allows students the kind of personal freedom possible only in an environment in which respect and trust are presumed. For nearly 160 years, this system has been administered by students. | | visit the university’s website | For more information about the University, visit its website at Virginia.edu. Visitors to the Web site can view electronic versions of all the undergraduate applications and even print out an undergraduate application. Admissions information for graduate and professional students is also available. | cavalier athletics | The University of Virginia athletics program is a shining example of how one of the nation’s top institutions of higher learning has combined high academic achievement, fielded nationally competitive and successful athletics teams and integrated student-athletes into the University and local community. A member of the 12-school Atlantic Coast Conference, Virginia fields 25 athletics teams. There are 12 sport programs for men and 13 for women. Virginia is annually one of the top overall intercollegiate athletics programs in the nation. Success at Virginia is not by happenstance. In 2002 Athletics Director Craig Littlepage announced an aggressive “10-Year Goals” campaign to ensure future success for the Cavaliers’ program. The heart and soul of Virginia athletics are its student-athletes. Tremendous ambassadors for their school, athletics program and chosen sports, they have led the school to spectacular athletic accomplishments. 2011-12 Highlights • Virginia finished 15th in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. • Teams or individuals in 22 of Virginia’s 25 intercollegiate athletics programs advanced to postseason competition in 2011-12. • Some of the highlights from the year included the rowing team’s second NCAA Championship in three years, a second-place finish in the NCAA Tournament by the men’s tennis team and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships by the women’s golf team. • The Cavalier men’s basketball team returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007 and the UVa football team played in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, its first postseason appearance since the 2007 season. • Three coaches were named ACC coach of the year (football – Mike London; rowing – Kevin Sauer; men’s tennis – Brian Boland). • Rowing head coach Kevin Sauer was named National Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. • David Karasek (men’s swimming and diving) and Matt Snyder (wrestling) were named ACC Scholar-Athletes for their sports. • Baseball participated in the NCAA Tournament for the ninth consecutive year and hosted a regional for the third straight season. • Men’s basketball forward Mike Scott was named a third-team All-American and first-team All-ACC selection. • The Cavalier women’s basketball team won 25 games under first-year coach Joanne Boyle, including an upset of No. 3 Tennessee. • The women’s cross country team placed 20th at the NCAA Championships after winning the NCAA Southeast Regional title for the second consecutive year. • Virginia field hockey players Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese were members of the Unites States’ team that won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in October of 2011. • The Cavalier football team became the first college football program to ever win road games at Miami and Florida State in the same season. • Senior cornerback Chase Minnifield was named Pop Warner Football’s National College Player of the Year. • Men’s golfer Ben Rusch won the ACC title, the first Cavalier to do so since 1955. • Denny McCarthy was named the ACC men’s golf Freshman of the Year. • Head women’s golf coach Kim Lewellen was named National Coach of the Year in October of 2011 by the Ladies Professional Golf Association Teaching and Club Professional membership. • Senior attackman Steele Stanwick, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, received the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s (USILA) Jack Turnball Award as the top collegiate attackman in the nation. • The UVa women’s lacrosse team participated in the NCAA Tournament for the 17th consecutive season. • The UVa men’s soccer team extended the nation’s longest streak of participating in the NCAA Tournament by receiving its 31st consecutive bid. • Freshman midfielder Morgan Brian was Soccer America’s Women’s Freshman of the Year, the ACC Freshman of the Year and a semifinalist for the Hermann Award. • The men’s swimming and diving team won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship for the fifth consecutive year and for the 13th time in the last 14 years, and finished 15th at the NCAA Championships. • The women’s swimming and diving team won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship for the fifth consecutive year and finished 17th at the NCAA Championships. • Ellen Williamson was the ACC women’s swimming Freshman of the Year • Men’s tennis senior Jarmere Jenkins was honored as the ACC Player of the Year and freshman Mitchell Frank was the ACC Freshman of the Year and the ITA National Rookie of the Year. • Lindsey Hardenbergh became the first UVa women’s tennis player to be selected to compete in three NCAA singles championships. • The newly renovated Lannigan Field hosted the ACC Championships where freshman Nick Vena was named the Most Valuable Field Performer. • The women’s track and field team placed second at the ACC Outdoor Championships, the program’s best showing since 1995. 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