Emily Fraser (women’s tennis) and Steele Stanwick (men’s lacrosse) were honored as Virginia’s top female and male athletes for the 2011-12 academic year at UVa’s annual awards dinner on May 2 at John Paul Jones Arena, according to this news release.
Stanwick will have to make room on a crowded awards shelf. He was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 after being named the ACC POY in 2011 (the award was split for offense and defense for the first time this season). He’s the first Cavalier to receive two ACC Player of the Year honors. Earlier in his career, Stanwick received the Tewaaraton Trophy (top male collegiate lacrosse player) and was named ACC Rookie of the Year (2009). He is a finalist for this year’s Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s lacrosse too (vote for Steele Stanwick here).
Stanwick is UVa’s all-time points leader with 260 points so far in his career.
Fraser has posted a record of 12-5 in No. 1 singles competition in dual match play this season. She is ranked No. 21 nationally and earlier this season was ranked as high as No. 15, the highest ranking for a UVa women’s tennis player in 17 years. She earned All-ACC honors for the second time in her career. Fraser owns a career singles record of 102-54.
Hoo-Tube Video Of The Day
Sabre TV has featured some basketball recruiting highlights from this past weekend’s 2012 Nike EYBL event in Hampton. Today’s featured video in The Afternoon Break is of guard recruit Stanford Robinson.
- Inside the Locker Room on ESPN 980 in Washington DC caught up with Chase Minnifield. For the audio interview, click here.
- Also on the football front, the conversation is dominated by quarterback talk after the official word that Philip Sims is headed to UVa. Two EDGE board threads here and here are hopping and there’s lots of talk on the football message board too. There’s also some murmurs about Arkansas transfer Quinta Funderburk out there.
- On the basketball front, here’s a thread on Hubert Davis leaving ESPN for UNC and another on Tyler Harris leaving NC State. There’s also a thread on BJ Stith.
- At least one baseball publication sees Virginia as a No. 2 seed and fans are talking about it.
- 1moreUVAfan posted about Inside Lacrosse bracketology for men’s lacrosse. Read the thread here.
- Tennis fans are talking about the individual tournament draws for the men.
- The Corner board has threads on Bruce Springsteen, painting and heat pumps.
This new portion of the break looks at TheSabre.com’s favorite Twitter retweet of the day. Follow @thesabre.
Today’s retweet comes from @Inside_Lacrosse: