Honored for Individual Achievements
Individual athletes also earned national championships. A year after capturing the NCAA 800-meter indoor crown, runner Robby Andrews took the 800-meter outdoor title at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake University. Using his trademark kick during the final 200 meters, Mr. Andrews edged out Charles Jock of the University of California at Irvine, by four-hundredths of a second.
Virginia swimmer Matt McLean also won an NCAA championship, taking first place in the 500-freestyle. He won decisively, outdistancing the runner-up, Stanford’s Bobby Bollier, by more than three seconds. His was just the fourth individual NCAA swimming title in Virginia history.
Other individual student-athletes received prestigious postseason honors:
- Danny Hultzen of the baseball team received the John Olerud Two-Way Player Award.
- The men’s tennis team’s Michael Shabaz was the ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Player of the Year. His teammate Alex Domijan was the ITA National Rookie of the Year, while Sanam Singh received the ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award.
- Steele Stanwick won the Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation’s top men’s lacrosse player.
- Tyler Wilson received the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award as the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I baseball.