In a press conference yesterday, American University Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced that former Virginia men's basketball coach Jeff Jones has signed a five-year contract to coach the Eagles. Jones, who served as an associate head coach at Rhode Island this season, coached the Cavaliers from 1990-98.
Freshman heavyweight wrestler Josh Etu took first place in both the University Greco-Roman and University Freestyle Championships at the 2000 University National Championships last weekend. By defeating Oregon State's Andy Bowlby, a top-10 Olympic prospect, for the Greco-Roman title, Etu became the first wrestler in Virginia history to win the University National Championships. Etu went on to best Ohio All-American Tim Courtad to take the freestyle title. Overall, Etu went 3-0 in Greco-Roman competition and 5-0 in freestyle matches in the tournament held at Northwestern University.