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LaRue named ACC Rookie of Year

As the Virginia women's basketball team awaits an NCAA Tournament seed, freshman forward Schuye LaRue can distract herself with her new ACC Rookie of the Year award. LaRue, who earned All-ACC and All-Tournament second team honors this week, is the first Cavalier to be named the Conference's top freshman since Tora Suber in 1994. The D.C.


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Baseball falls to James Madison

HARRISONBURG-Playing in the beautiful March weather at Long Field/Mauck Stadium yesterday, the Virginia baseball team fell to a scorching James Madison squad that used a strong combination of speed and pitching to down the Cavs, 14-6. The win was the Dukes' fifth straight.


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Women's lacrosse rolls against ODU

It only took three minutes before the Lady Monarchs realized they were in over their heads. After holding the Virginia women's lacrosse team scoreless for the first two and a half minutes, Old Dominion gave up a pair of lightning-quick goals, the first blows in a 15-6 Cavalier victory yesterday at Klöckner Stadium. Seniors Jamie Haas and Amy Fromal led the No.


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Baseball faces JMU, hopes to end errors

Having won seven of its last nine games, the Virginia baseball team will look to continue its recent hot streak on the road at James Madison today at 3 p.m. Beginning the season with six losses and a tie, the Cavaliers appeared to be reverting to the disappointing habits of last season, when they finished with a 21-35 record. But the Cavs (7-8-1) have not looked back since winning their first game Feb.


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Hand, Williams earn All-ACC recognition

Virginia guard Donald Hand and forward Chris Williams were named to the All-ACC men's basketball second team yesterday, and center Travis Watson earned Honorable Mention honors. Hand won 12 first team votes from the 103 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association and was eighth overall in the voting.


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Under pressure, Gillen prospers

(This is part two in a three-part daily series on the Virginia men's basketball program under Coach Pete Gillen.) Some things are worth the wait. When Virginia men's basketball Coach Terry Holland left Charlottesville in 1990 to become the athletic director at Davidson, Xavier head man Pete Gillen was a candidate to replace him at the helm of the Cavalier program. Gillen interviewed with Jim Copeland, Virginia's athletic director at the time, but soon withdrew his name from consideration, deciding that he wanted to keep his family in Cincinnati for the time being. "I was tremendously impressed with the Virginia job," said Gillen, who was interviewed at the Pittsburgh airport and never visited Grounds.


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Gillen skippers Cavalier rise from depths

(This is part one in a three-part daily series on the Virginia men's basketball program under Coach Pete Gillen.) This time two years ago, the Virginia men's basketball team was putting the finishing touches on an uninspired 3-13 ACC record and was about to lose its only two reliable scorers: Curtis Staples, the all-time NCAA leader in three-pointers, and Norman Nolan, the team's leading scorer and rebounder.


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Baseball slips past VCU in ninth

Ryan Kalamaya's single with two outs in the ninth inning scored Eric Christensen with the winning run as the Cavalier baseball team edged Virginia Commonwealth 8-7 in Richmond. The Cavs (7-8-1) led 4-0 after three innings, but VCU cut the lead to one in the bottom of the third.


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Carolina bounces Virginia from ACCs

GREENSBORO, N.C.-The Virginia women's basketball team has played a number of excruciatingly close games against North Carolina and suffered their share of demoralizing defeats, but this one may have been the most heartbreaking of all. As luck would have it, the top-seeded Cavaliers (23-8, 13-4) were matched in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament with fifth-seeded Carolina, a team that bested the Cavs last month in overtime and has had Virginia's number through the years. Yesterday, with a spot in the ACC final up for grabs, the Heels (18-11, 9-8 ACC) worked their giant-killing magic once again, beating the No.