2018-2019 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

An endowment gift is one of the most powerful gifts a donor can make to Virginia Athletics. Endowed funds provide a lasting source of support for Virginia Athletics. Gifts can be made to establish endowed scholarship funds or sport-specific operational funds to assist with annual budgetary needs.

Baseball

  • The Ted Davenport Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Alex Tappen | Baseball | Lower Gwynedd, PA

  • The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Baseball Scholarship – Bobby Nicholson | Baseball | Charlottesville, VA

  • Charles R. Hooff, Jr. Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Cameron Simmons | Baseball | Royersford, PA
  • The James E. Rutrough, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Baseball – Chesdin Harrington | Baseball | Montpelier, VA

  • The Ron and Barrie Tydings Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Andrew Abbott | Baseball | Nathalie, VA

  • The James O. West Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Nate Eikhoff | Baseball | Bristow, VA

Cross Country / T&F

  • Milton G. Abramson Track Scholarship Fund – Hilmar Orn Jonsson | Track and Field or XC | Reykjavik, Iceland

Field Hockey

  • The Paul B. Barringer Scholarship Fund – Greta Ell | Field Hockey | Plains, PA

Football

  • The Ed Armstrong Endowed Football Scholarship – Richard Burney | Football | Chesapeake, VA

  • The Hedley M. Bowen Scholarship for Football – Charles Snowden | Football | Silver Spring, MD

  • The Virginia McDowell Bowen Scholarship for Football – Zachariah Burton | Football | New Castle, DE

  • The John Eric Dahlgren Endowed Scholarship – Olamide Zaccheaus | Football | Plainfield, NJ

  • Thompson Dean Family Endowed Football Scholarship – Eli Hanback | Football | Ashland, VA

  • The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Football Scholarship – Ben Knutson | Football | Granger, IN

  • The Gretchen Savin MacIlwaine Football Scholarship – Tanner Cowley | Football | Manasquan, NJ

  • The Scott Montgomery Endowed Football Scholarship – Evan Butts | Football | Springfield, PA

  • Murdough Family Endowed Scholarship for Athletics – C. J. Stalker | Football | West Chester, OH

  • The Ken Newsome Endowed Football Scholarships – Matt Gahm | Football | Dallas, TX

  • The Sanford B. Prater Football Scholarship – Lamont Atkins | Football | Burke, VA

  • The Judge and Mrs. Harold H. Purcell Family Scholarship – Cole Blackman | Football | Glen Allen, VA

  • The Richmond Alumni Scholarship – Joey Blount | Football | Fayetteville, GA

  • The E. Paul Rogers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Football – Germane Crowell | Football | Winston-Salem, NC

  • The P. Gregory Shelly Endowed Football Scholarship – Chris Glaser | Football | Solon, OH

  • The James P. Soper III Football Scholarship – Dillon Reinkensmeyer | Football | Highlands Ranch, CO

  • The Mark and Anne Sternheimer Endowed Scholarship – Joe Reed | Football | Charlotte Court House, VA

Men’s Basketball

  • Charlottesville Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship – Kyle Guy | Men’s Basketball | Indianapolis, IN

  • Fralin Family Bicentennial Scholars Fund – Francesco Badocchi | Men’s Basketball | Milan, Italy

  • The Leighton and Anne Rawles Huske Men’s Basketball Scholarship – De’Andre Hunter | Men’s Basketball | Philadelphia, PA

  • Barry D. Koval Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship – Jay Huff | Men’s Basketball | Durham, NC

  • Craig K. Littlepage Bicentennial Scholarship – Mamadi Diakite | Men’s Basketball | Conakry, Guinea, Africa
  • The Mizell Family Endowed Basketball Scholarship – Marco Anthony | Men’s Basketball | San Antonio, TX
  • The Fred N. Newman Endowed Men’s Basketball Scholarship – Jack Salt | Men’s Basketball | Auckland, New Zealand

  • The Rivas Family Men’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment – Ty Jerome | Men’s Basketball | New Rochelle, NY

Men’s Golf

  • The Jim Copeland Endowed Scholarship – Thomas Walsh | Men’s Golf | High Point, NC

  • David G. Williamson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Nathan Chuwait | Men’s Golf | Herndon, VA

Men’s Lacrosse

  • The Commonwealth Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship – Cory Harris | Men’s Lacrosse | Fairfax, VA

  • The Kass Family Endowed Scholarship for Men’s Lacrosse – Matt Moore | Men’s Lacrosse | Garnet Valley, PA
  • The Thomas C. Rixey Endowed Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship – Mitch Gordon | Men’s Lacrosse | Glen Arm, MD

  • The Peele Rakowski Endowed Scholarship – Alex Rode | Men’s Lacrosse | Timonium, MD
  • The E. Doyle Smith, Jr. Endowed Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship – Ryan Conrad | Men’s Lacrosse | Timonium, MD

Men’s Soccer

  • The Betty Sams Christian Coca-Cola Classic Soccer Scholarship – Joe Bell | Men’s Soccer | Wanaka, New Zealand
  • The Timothy Doran Men’s Soccer Endowment – Sergi Nus | Men’s Soccer | Barcelona, Spain
  • The Douglas S. Luke Family Scholarship for Men’s Soccer – Kennedy Nwabia | Men’s Soccer | Owerri, Nigeria
  • The Michael W. Rogers Endowed Men’s Soccer Scholarship – Robin Afamefuna | Men’s Soccer | Wuerselen, Germany

Men’s Tennis

  • The Harold M. Burrows, Jr. Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Carl Soderlund | Men’s Tennis | Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Cameron M. Corse Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Carl Soderlund | Men’s Tennis | Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Downing Family Endowed Tennis and Leadership Scholarship – Aswin Lizen | Men’s Tennis | Douglas, Isle of Man

  • The Jonathan W. Old, Jr. Endowed Men’s Tennis Scholarship – Henrik Weirsholm | Men’s Tennis | Kirkland, WA
  • E. Massie Valentine Men’s Tennis Scholarship – Aswin Lizen | Men’s Tennis | Douglas, Isle of Man

Rowing

  • The John William and Mary Virginia Barnard Endowed Scholarship – Heidi Long | Rowing | Buckinghamshire, England
  • The Leonard W. Sandridge, Jr. Endowed Scholarship – Anna Fairs | Rowing | Thorpe Thewels, England

Softball

  • All In For Excellence Scholarship – Olivia Gott | Softball | Weston, FL
  • The Lisa and Frances Palmer Endowed Softball Scholarship Fund – Erika Osherow | Softball | Darien, CT

Swimming & Diving

  • The Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship – Zach Fong | Men’s Swimming & Diving | Moorestown, NJ

  • The Mark Bernardino Endowed Swimming Scholarship – Eryn Eddy | Women’s Swimming & Diving | Loveland, CO

  • The Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship – Megan Moroney | Women’s Swimming & Diving | Deerfield Beach, FL

  • The Fred and Nancy Stubblefield Scholarship – Alex Albracht | Men’s Swimming & Diving | Mission Hills, KS

Volleyball

  • The Bob Olderman Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund Agreement – Kat Young | Volleyball | Chantilly, VA
  • Mark and Anne Sternheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Athletics Fund – Kiley Banker | Volleyball | West Lafayete, IN

Women’s Basketball

  • The Thomas J. Ryan Memorial Women’s Basketball Scholarship – Felicia Aiyeotan  | Women’s Basketball | Lagos, Nigeria
  • Leroy and Betty Strickler Bicentennial Scholars Fund – Dominique Toussaint | Women’s Basketball | Staten Island, NY
  • The Christine J. Toretti Women’s Basketball Scholarship – Jocelyn Willoughby | Women’s Basketball | East Orange, New Jersey

  • The Virginia Women’s Basketball Alumni Scholarship – Mone Jones | Women’s Basketball | Durham, NC

Women’s Golf

  • William C. Eacho Women’s Golf Scholarship Endowment – Anna Redding | Women’s Golf | Concord, NC

  • The John and Audrey Lewis Endowed Women’s Golf Scholarship – Beth Lillie | Women’s Golf | Fullerton, CA

Women’s Lacrosse

  • The Yeardley Reynolds Love Endowed Scholarship – Kaitlin Luzik | Women’s Lacrosse | Alexandria, VA
  • The Bob Olderman Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund Agreement – Sophie Alecce | Women’s Lacrosse | Baltimore, MD

Women’s Soccer

  • The Betty Sams Christian Coca-Cola Classic Soccer Scholarship – Montana Sutton | Women’s Soccer | Bedminster, NJ
  • Margaret Littlepage Bicentennial Scholarship – Betsy Brandon | Women’s Soccer | Littleton, CO

Women’s Tennis

  • The Nancy Wachtel Shrier Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Meghan Kelley | Women’s Tennis | Falmouth, ME

  • The Cindy Brinker Simmons Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Tennis – Chloe Gullickson | Women’s Tennis | Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • The Virginia Athletics Foundation Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Rosie Johanson | Women’s Tennis | Abbotsford, British Columbia

Wrestling

  • The Jonathan A. Frent Endowed Memorial Wrestling Scholarship – Jack Mueller | Wrestling | Dallas, TX

  • The Robert J. Kane, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund – Tyler Love | Wrestling | Clifton, VA

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Scholarship Endowments

The Foundation is able to fund the 316.6 athletics scholarships allowed by the NCAA for the 27 varsity sports sponsored by UVA each year, but only a small percentage of those are funded by the endowment. Currently, 67 endowed scholarships are awarded each spring. The goal is to endow all of the scholarships in order to rely less on the Annual Fund.

Gifts to establish endowed scholarships are invested and an annual distribution is used to provide funding for designated scholarship recipients. Gifts can be made at any level to the scholarship endowments. An endowed scholarship recognition wall is located in John Paul Jones Arena.

The Virginia Athletics Foundation works with the Virginia Athletics administration and UVA head coaches to recognize deserving student-athletes who meet the criteria of each of our named scholarships.

  • $1,000,000 Named Scholarship Endowment
  • Donor can establish scholarship criteria and designate sport and position, if desired
  • Student-athlete is named as recipient according to established criteria
  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.
  • Donor receives bio of student-athlete on annual basis
  • Annual acknowledgment from student-athlete
  • Invitation to endowment dinner with recipient, if available
  • $500,000 Endowed In-State Scholarship/Partial Out-of-State Scholarship
  • Donor can establish scholarship criteria and designate sport and position, if desired
  • Student-athlete is named as recipient according to established criteria
  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.
  • Donor receives bio of student-athlete on annual basis
  • Annual acknowledgment from student-athlete
  • Invitation to endowment dinner with recipient, if available
  • A student-athlete may be awarded multiple named scholarships at this level to meet the actual cost of a full grant-in-aid scholarship

  • $250,000 Endowed Partial Scholarship
  • Donor can establish scholarship criteria and designate sport and position, if desired
  • Student-athlete is named as recipient according to established criteria
  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.
  • Donor receives bio of student-athlete on annual basis
  • Annual acknowledgment from student-athlete
  • Invitation to endowment dinner with recipient, if available
  • A student-athlete may be awarded multiple named scholarships at this level to meet the actual cost of a full grant-in-aid scholarship

  • $100,000 Sport-specific Scholarship Endowment
  • A donor may designate a scholarship at $100,000 or more to a specific sport

  • While no specific student-athlete will be named, the donor will receive an invitation to the endowment dinner and will be acknowledged in annual reports.

Operational Endowments

Like an endowed scholarship, an operational endowment provides an ongoing source of financial support for the designated team. Gifts to an operational endowment are invested and an annual distribution is used to assist in the funding of the designated team’s budget. Naming opportunities begin at $50,000 but gifts of any size can be made toward operational endowments.

When a gift is made to the endowment, the Foundation invests it with the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO) for long-term growth. The earnings generated by the investments are used to support the scholarship or operational needs in the area that the donor chooses to endow.

  • Head Coach Named Endowment – contact the VAF office for more information (800.626.8723)

  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport or the head coach’s salary

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Annual acknowledgment/interaction with head coach

  • Invitation to endowment dinner with head coach, if available

  • $500,000 Assistant Coach Named Endowment
  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport or the assistant coach’s salary

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Annual acknowledgment/interaction with assistant coach

  • Invitation to endowment dinner with assistant coach, if available

  • $250,000 Team Endowment

  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Invitation to endowment dinner, if available

  • $100,000 Team Captain Endowment
  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Annual acknowledgment from head coach

  • $50,000 Operational Endowment
  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

Our players always distinguished themselves with loads of heart and spirit. We endowed this basketball scholarship to honor our parents’ memory and to support that continued character in our teams.”

KYLE HUSKE
1994 UVA Arts & Sciences
VAF Endowed Scholarship donor

An endowment gift is one of the most powerful gifts a donor can make to Virginia Athletics.