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Minnesota awaits Holland's decision

Holland is the winningest coach in the program's history, leaving in 1990 to take over the athletic director position at Davidson, his alma mater.

Holland has expressed concerns about Minnesota's impending NCAA probation for the academic fraud during the Clem Haskins regime. Haskins' contract was bought out earlier this month by Minnesota, and school officials have said if Holland wants the job, it is his.

? Third recruit commits to Cav football: Rich Bedesem of Council Rock High in Newtown, Pa., has given a verbal commitment to the Cavalier football program. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker is the third rising high school senior who has verbally committed to the Cavs.

Bedesem reportedly gave his commitment after attending a recent U.Va. football camp. He selected Virginia over Syracuse, Penn State, Boston College and Maryland. Bedesem joins Andrew Hoffman and Trey Jernigan as incoming Cavaliers.

? Making waves: Cavalier men's swimmer Doak Finch came home sixth in the 200-meter butterfly at the World University games in Spain. His time was 2:01.91.

The winner's time of 1:58.69 came from the United States' Jeff Somensatto.

? Semis for Stockton: Virginia men's tennis coach Dick Stockton and his partner Jaime Fillol reached the Gentlemen's 45-and-up Doubles Championship semifinals at the Wimbledon Championships last week.

The duo lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to Brian Gottfried and Tom Gullickson of the United States in the semifinals.

? DeMynomite: Former Cavalier star DeMya Walker will play on the U.S. Pan American Games women's national team.

It is the second year in a row that Walker will represent her country on the hardwood. Last summer, Walker played for the 1998 USA Basketball Select Team. She was the team's leading scorer.

Three former ACC stars join Walker on the PanAm team. Clemson's Itoro Umoh, N.C. State's Umeki Webb and North Carolina's Sylvia Crawley also made the roster.

? You're in good hands with All-State: Cav golfer James Driscoll earned a first-team nod on Virginia's All-State team. Teammate Mike Mitchell made the second team.

The coaches of the Commonwealth's nine Division I schools voted on the team's members.

Everlasting Mooney: Cavalier women's lacrosse players Amy Fromal and Mia Mooney were both named to the IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association) Academic Squad.

It was the first time on the team for both players.