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Womack honored for play against Maryland

Antwoine Womack probably de-served to get recognition from the ACC for pounding Wake Forest with a career-high 180 rushing yards last week, but Chris Weinke was honored instead. Womack didn't have to wait long, though. After rushing for 133 yards Saturday against Maryland, Womack was named co-ACC Offensive Back of the Week yesterday.

Florida State's Weinke was the other recipient. He threw for a career-high 498 yards, the sixth-highest mark in ACC history. However, the Seminoles lost 27-24 to Miami and dropped six spots in the AP poll from first to seventh this week.

The Cavs, on the other hand, used Womack's performance to down Maryland, 31-23. In a game touted as a matchup between two premier running backs - Womack and the Terps' Lamont Jordan - Womack outgained his opponent by 57 yards. He is now second in the ACC in rushing at 107.7 yards per game.

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    Womack is the fourth Cav to be honored by the ACC this year. After Virginia beat Duke Sept. 16, Billy McMullen and Byron Thweatt were named Offensive Back and Defensive Back of the Week, respectively. Yubrenal Isabelle took the award for defensive linemen a week later.

    Golf limps to last place

    While the rest of the field was crowded at the top, the Virginia men's golf team sank to the bottom, finishing 15th in the 15-team Carpet Capital Classic in Rocky Face, Ga.

    Georgia Tech eked out a narrow one-stroke victory over Clemson with a three-day total of six-over-par 870. Playing under cold and windy conditions, Clemson's Lucas Glover missed a birdie putt on the final hole, giving the Yellow Jackets the win. Georgia rounded out the top three with a 10-over-par 874.

    Virginia finished the tournament 47 shots off the pace with a 53-over-par 917. Cav senior Cameron Yancey finished with the Cavaliers' best score, tying for 23rd with rounds of 69, 73 and 80 for three-day total of 222.

    Junior Steve Marino was the Cavs' second-best performer. He shot a 233 and finished 60th. He was followed by freshman Rusty Kennedy and senior Mike Mitchell, who tied for 64th with a 236. Sophomore Justin Goodhue rounded out the Virginia performances by finishing 67th with a 237.

    Oh captain, my captain

    Virginia men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia announced Sunday that the team elected senior midfielder David Jenkins, junior attackman Conor Gill, and junior defenseman Mark Koontz to serve as the Cavs' captains for the 2001 season.

    Jenkins is a senior midfidler from Dedham, Mass. and has been the Cavs' top faceoff man for two years. In 2000, he won 62.1 percent of his faceoffs to rank ninth in the nation.

    Gill, a starting attackman for two years, is entering his junior season. Last season, he was named a first-team All-American after leading the ACC in scoring and assists as a sophomore.

    Koontz will be expected to lead the traditionally-strong Virginia defense now that All-American Ryan Curtis has graduated. Koontz, a junior from Columbus, Ohio, was an All-ACC selection last season.


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