2017-2018 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 – Cam Simmons | Baseball | Royersford, Pennsylvania
  • The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Baseball Scholarship – Daniel Lynch | Baseball | Henrico, Virginia
  • The James E. Rutrough, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Baseball – Evan Sperling | Baseball | Poquoson, Virginia
  • The Ron and Barrie Tydings Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Jake McCarthy | Baseball | Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • The James O. West Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Charlie Cody | Baseball | Chesapeake, Virginia

Cross Country / T&F

  • Milton G. Abramson Track Scholarship Fund – Oghenakpobo Efekoro | Track and Field or XC | Brooklyn, New York
  • The Fred and Nancy Stubblefield Scholarshi – Jack Lint | Track and Field or XC | Westerville, Ohio

Field Hockey

  • The Paul B. Barringer Scholarship Fund – Becca Zamojcin | Field Hockey | Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Football

  • The Ed Armstrong Endowed Football Scholarship – Richard Burney | Football | Chesapeake, Virginia
  • The Hedley M. Bowen Scholarship for Football – Andrew Brown | Football | Chesapeake, Virginia
  • The Virginia McDowell Bowen Scholarship for Football – Zachariah Burton | Football | New Castle, Delaware
  • The John Eric Dahlgren Endowed Scholarship – Olamide Zaccheaus | Football | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Thompson Dean Family Endowed Football Scholarship – Eli Hanback | Football | Ashland, Virginia
  • The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Football Scholarship – Ben Knutson | Football | Granger, Indiana
  • The Gretchen Savin MacIlwaine Football Scholarship – Tanner Cowley | Football | Manasquan, New Jersey

  • The Scott Montgomery Endowed Football Scholarship – Evan Butts | Football | Newton Square, Pennsylvania
  • Murdough Family Endowed Scholarship for Athletics – C. J. Stalker | Football | West Chester, Ohio
  • The Sanford B. Prater Football Scholarship – Lamont Atkins | Football | Burke, Virginia
  • The Judge and Mrs. Harold H. Purcell Family Scholarship – Doni Dowling | Football | Richmond, Virginia
  • The Peele Rakowski Endowed Scholarship – Daniel Hamm | Football | Wytheville, Virginia
  • The Richmond Alumni Scholarship – Quin Blanding | Football | Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • The E. Paul Rogers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Football – Germane Crowell | Football | Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • The P. Gregory Shelly Endowed Football Scholarship – Jack McDonald | Football | Quincy, Massachussets
  • The James P. Soper III Football Scholarship – Micah Kiser | Football | Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Mark and Anne Sternheimer Endowed Scholarship – Jack English | Football | Richmond, Virginia

Men’s Basketball

  • Charlottesville Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship – Kyle Guy | Men’s Basketball | Indianapolis, Indiana
  • The Leighton and Anne Rawles Huske Men’s Basketball Scholarship – Isaiah Wilkins | Men’s Basketball | Lilburn, Georgia
  • Barry D. Koval Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship – Jay Huff | Men’s Basketball | Durham, North Carolina
  • The Mizell Family Endowed Basketball Scholarship – Devon Hall | Men’s Basketball | Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 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, New York

Men’s Golf

  • The Jim Copeland Endowed Scholarship – Thomas Walsh | Men’s Golf | High Point, North Carolina
  • David G. Williamson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Nathan Chuwait | Men’s Golf | Herndon, Virginia

Men’s Lacrosse

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

  • The E. Doyle Smith, Jr. Endowed Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship – Scott Hooper | Men’s Lacrosse | Wakefield, Rhode Island
  • The Kass Family Endowed Scholarship for Men’s Lacrosse – Jared Conners | Men’s Lacrosse | Pittsford, New York

  • The Thomas C. Rixey Endowed Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship – Mitch Gordon | Men’s Lacrosse | Glen Arm, Maryland

Men’s Soccer

  • The Betty Sams Christian Coca-Cola Classic Soccer Scholarship – Jeff Caldwell | Men’s Soccer | Todd, North Carolina
  • The Timothy Doran Men’s Soccer Endowment – Sergi Nus | Men’s Soccer | Hillsboro, Oregon
  • The Douglas S. Luke Family Scholarship for Men’s Soccer – Sheldon Sullivan | Men’s Soccer | Stafford, Virginia
  • 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 – Henrik Wiersholm | Men’s Tennis | Kirkland, Washington
  • 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 – Carl Soderlund | Men’s Tennis | Stockholm, Sweden
  • E. Massie Valentine Men’s Tennis Scholarship – Henrik Wiersholm | Men’s Tennis | Kirkland, Washington

Rowing

  • The John William and Mary Virginia Barnard Endowed Scholarship – Heidi Long | Rowing | Buckinghamshire, England
  • The Leonard W. Sandridge, Jr. Endowed Scholarship – Ali Zwicker | Rowing | Victoria, British Columbia

Softball

  • The Bob Olderman Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund Agreement – Allison Davis | Softball | Oak Hill, Virginia
  • The Lisa and Frances Palmer Endowed Softball Scholarship Fund – Erika Osherow | Softball | Darien, Connecticut

Swimming & Diving

  • The Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship – Luke Georgiadis | Men’s Swim Dive | Jacksonville, Florida
  • The Mark Bernardino Endowed Swimming Scholarship – Cece Williams | Women’s Swim Dive | Tallahassee, Florida
  • The Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship – Jen Marrkand | Women’s Swim Dive | Westford, Massachusetts

Volleyball

  • The Bob Olderman Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund Agreement – Kat Young | Volleyball | Chantilly, Virginia

Women’s Basketball

  • The Thomas J. Ryan Memorial Women’s Basketball Scholarship – Lauren Moses | Women’s Basketball | Mount Holly, New Jersey
  • The Christine J. Toretti Women’s Basketball Scholarship – Jocelyn Willoughby | Women’s Basketball | East Orange, New Jersey
  • The Virginia Women’s Basketball Alumni Scholarship – Aliyah Huland El | Women’s Basketball | Randolph, New Jersey

Women’s Golf

  • William C. Eacho Women’s Golf Scholarship Endowment – Anna Redding | Women’s Golf | Concord, North Carolina
  • The John and Audrey Lewis Endowed Women’s Golf Scholarship – Julia Ford | Women’s Golf | Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Women’s Lacrosse

  • All in For Excellence Scholarship – Rachel Vander Kolk | Women’s Lacrosse | Severna Park, Maryland
  • The Yeardley Reynolds Love Endowed Scholarship – Daniela Kelly | Women’s Lacrosse | Rumson, New Jersey

Women’s Soccer

  • The Betty Sams Christian Coca-Cola Classic Soccer Scholarship – Veronica Latsko | Women’s Soccer | Venetia, Pennsylvania

Women’s Tennis

  • The Cindy Brinker Simmons Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Tennis – Cassie Mercer | Women’s Tennis | Huntington, West Virginia
  • The Virginia Athletics Foundation Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Rosie Johanson | Women’s Tennis | Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • The Nancy Wachtel Shrier Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Meghan Kelley | Women’s Tennis | Falmouth, Maine

Wrestling

  • The Jonathan A. Frent Endowed Memorial Wrestling Scholarship – Jack Mueller | Wrestling | Dallas, Texas
  • The Robert J. Kane, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund – Tyler Love | Wrestling | Clifton, Virginia
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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.

  • $1,000,000 Head Coach Named Endowment
  • 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 Endowed Partial Scholarship
  • 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.