Club Sports

Virginia quidditch flies high at World Cup

By John Cooper Last updated: 04/20/15 3:53am

This article is a guest blog post by John Cooper, a 1988 graduate of the Law School and a parent of a Virginia first year.

The University of Virginia's Quidditch A-team, the Whomping Wahoos, soared to new heights in the eighth US Quidditch World Cup in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on April 11-12.

Quidditch is an up-and-coming sport, especially on college campuses. In only its fifth year at Virginia, Quidditch is a three-ring circus of fun for spectators and student-athletes ...

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Coming to the table

By Lindsey Cherpes Last updated: 11/21/14 6:20am

Did you know Virginia has a club table tennis team? Did you know that the team was actually founded in 1973? No? We didn’t either. So The Cavalier Daily decided it was a good idea to get the highs, the lows and the volleys of Virginia Club Table Tennis.

“UVa IM/Rec has a table tennis class designed as an intro to the sport or as an additional method to learn techniques and skills,” said coach Lewis Bragg of the Charlottesville Table Tennis Club, who also founded the University's table ...

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Skating figure eights

By Lindsey Cherpes Last updated: 04/02/14 7:02pm

It may come as a surprise for some of you to find out that the University has its own figure skating club. Believe it or not, it’s true!

Club Figure Skating at U.Va. has been around for a few years now, but this past October marked the first season the team was able to compete against other collegiate club teams throughout the country.

The intercollegiate figure skating competition season is the fastest growing aspect of competitive figure skating. Governed by the U.S. Figure ...

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Play On

By Lindsey Cherpes Last updated: 10/28/13 7:47pm

Yesterday, the University of Virginia Club Field Hockey team hosted the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland yesterday at our very own Carr’s Hill Field. The Virginia field hockey team (8-2-1) is currently ranked 10th in the nation, with the outcome of this tournament potential being a measure of the team’s national title aspirations.

Rankings are split up into divisions and goal differentials. Club teams are divided into Division 1 and Division 2, which affects ...

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"Fencers Ready, Fence"

By Lindsey Cherpes Last updated: 09/24/13 12:20am

The Virginia Fencing Club hosted their inaugural tournament this weekend at Memorial Gymnasium. The tournament featured Fencers from George Washington University, the University of Mary Washington, and Liberty University.

For those who may be unfamiliar with fencing, the sport is divided into three categories based on weapon. Foil, a lighter weapon in which fencers target the torso area specifically; épée, original sword of the sport in which any point of contact is fair game; and ...

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Club tennis places second in On Campus Invitational

By Ashley Robertson Last updated: 10/22/12 11:26pm

The Virginia club tennis team cruised through the USTA Tennis On Campus Invitational until a familiar foe waited in the finals – Duke. The defending champion Cavaliers lost 26-23 in the tournament’s championship round, falling to the same Blue Devil team they topped in last year’s finals.

“We feel like we kind of have a friendly rivalry with Virginia,” Duke’s senior captain Stephanie Dudzinski said in a release. “We are ...

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