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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1991-present



John Cornyn (LAW 1995)
U.S senator for Texas
Ken Cuccinelli (SEAS 1991)
former attorney general of Virginia


Eric C. Anderson (SEAS 1996)
co-founder and chair, Space Adventures
Lisa Hamilton (COMM 1991)
vice president of external affairs, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, former president, UPS Foundation
Alexis Ohanian (COMM 2005)
co-founder, Reddit


Will Anderson (CLAS 2008)
lead singer and songwriter, Parachute
Deidre Downs (CLAS 2002)
Miss America 2005
Sarah Drew (CLAS 2002)
actress, Grey's Anatomy
Tina Fey (CLAS 1992)
actress, comedian, writer and producer known for her work on Saturday Night Live and NBC's award-winning 30 Rock
Jason Winston George (CLAS 1994)
actor, Sunset Beach
Laura Ingraham (LAW 1991)
radio talk show host, author
Jen Lilley (CLAS 2007)
Actress, Days of Our Lives
Nate McFarland (CLAS 2008)
former guitar player, Parachute
Benjamin McKenzie (CLAS 2001)
actor, The O.C
Edward M. "Teddy" Sears (COMM 1999)
actor, Masters of Sex
Melissa Stark (CLAS 1995)
reporter, ESPN, MSNBC, NBC's Today and ABC's Monday Night Football
Sean Patrick Thomas (CLAS 1992)
actor, Save the Last Dance, Courage Under Fire, Barbershop, The District

Supreme Court

Gene E. Franchini (LAW 1995)
former justice, New Mexico Supreme Court

Land, Sea, & Space

Leland Melvin (SEAS 1991)
astronaut, space shuttle crew member

News & Media

Margaret Brennan (CLAS 2002)
correspondent for CBS News
Whitney Casey (EDU 1997)
television journalist, author
Kimberly Dozier (CLAS 2003)
contributing editor, The Daily Beast; former CBS News correspondent
Steve Huffman (SEAS 2005)
co-founder of Reddit


Jeff Agoos (COMM 1991)
former soccer player with San Jose Earthquakes, DC United, U.S. National Team; inductee, National Soccer Hall of Fame
Wyatt Allen (CLAS 2001)
Olympic gold medalist, men's rowing
Tiki Barber (COMM 1996)
former running back, New York Giants
Ronde Barber (COMM 1996)
former defensive back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brian Buchanan (CLAS 1995)
former MLB outfielder
Heather Burge (CLAS 1992)
former WNBA player, Sacramento Monarchs
Heidi Burge (CLAS 1993)
former WNBA player, L.A. Sparks and Washington Mystics
Chris Canty (CLAS 2004)
NFL defensive lineman, Baltimore Ravens
Somdev Devvarman (CLAS 2008)
tennis professional
Sean Doolittle (CLAS 2008)
MLB pitcher, Oakland Athletics
Jeffrey Eggleston (CLAS 2007)
long-distance runner
Paul Ereng (CLAS 1993)
Olympic gold medalist, track and field
Alecko Eskandarian (CLAS 2011)
former MLS soccer player, Los Angeles Galaxy; assistant coach, New York Cosmos
Mustapha Farrakhan Jr. (CLAS 2011)
NBL basketball player, Melbourne Tigers; former NBA basketball player
D'Brickashaw Ferguson (CLAS 2005)
NFL offensive lineman, New York Jets
Brandon Guyer (CLAS 2008)
MLB outfielder, Tampa Bay Rays
Thomas Jones (CLAS 1999)
former running back, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs
Melanie Kok (CLAS 2007)
Olympic silver medalist, women's lightweight double sculls
Noel LaMontagne (CLAS 1999)
former NFL offensive linemen, Cleveland Browns
Chris Long (CLAS 2008)
NFL defensive end, St. Louis Rams
Javier López (CLAS 2002)
MLB relief pitcher, San Francisco Giants
Wali Lundy (CLAS 2006)
former NFL running back, Houston Texans
Tony Meola (CLAS 1991)
former MLS and World Cup soccer player
Heath Miller (CLAS 2005)
tight end, Pittsburgh Steelers; Super Bowl winner
Eugene Monroe (CLAS 2009)
NFL offensive lineman, Jacksonville Jaguars
Herman Moore (CLAS 1991)
former NFL wide receiver, Detroit Lions
Ed Moses (EDU 2004)
Olympic gold medalist, breaststroke
Lea Ann Parsley (NURS 1992)
Olympic silver medalist, skeleton
Shamek Pietucha (CLAS 1999)
Olympic swimmer, butterfly
Claudio Reyna (CLAS 1995)
former professional soccer player
Mark Reynolds (CLAS 2005)
MLB infielder, Milwaukee Brewers
Matt Schaub (CLAS 2003)
NFL quarterback, Oakland Raiders
Chris Slade (CLAS 1993)
former NFL linebacker, New England Patriots
Dawn Staley (CLAS 1992)
Olympic gold medalist, basketball; former WNBA player, Charlotte Sting, Houston Comets; WNBA all-star; inductee Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Melanie Valerio (CLAS 1991)
Olympic gold medalist, 400x100-meter freestyle relay
DeMya Walker (CLAS 1999)
WNBA basketball player
Monica Wright (CLAS 2010)
WNBA basketball player, Minnesota Lynx
Karen E. Zacharias (COMM 2001)
youngest woman to complete a marathon on seven continents
Ryan Zimmerman (CLAS 2005)
third baseman, Washington Nationals
Last Modified: 26-Mar-2007 07:43:17 EDT