With their win in the College World Series last month, the University of Virginia won the men's Capital One Cup for the 2014-15 academic year. On last night's ESPY Awards, they (along with the Stanford women's program) were formally presented with their award, and rightfully recognized for their outstanding achievement.
UVa football icon Chris Long (now with the St. Louis Rams) and recent tennis graduate Mitchell Frank, who secured the men's tennis title earlier in the spring and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the tournament, were on hand in Los Angeles and appeared on stage. Various members of the UVa twittersphere weighed in to extend their support for the outstanding performances put on by the men's side of the Virginia athletic department this year - namely soccer, tennis, baseball and basketball.
Daily Progress football and baseball beat writer Andrew Ramspacher:
World Cup Champion Morgan Brian:
Wahoos baby #CapitalOneCup— Morgan Brian (@moeebrian) July 16, 2015
The Hoo Crew:
RT if your school won an ESPY award tonight. #UVA— VHSL-Reference (@vhslreference) July 16, 2015
Frank with head coach Brian Boland on the red carpet:
Selfies are now all the rage amongst coaches now that Brian O'Connor took one at the College World Series. So, Coach Boland went ahead and grabbed this one with Coach Gelnovatch.
Speaking of, George Gelnovatch certainly knows how to work the carpet.
Baseball's Thomas Woodruff was pretty excited about Derek Jeter being there, too:
I'm in the same room as Derek Jeter pic.twitter.com/zlM7wm7vVR— Thomas Woodruff (@TLWoodruff37) July 16, 2015
And now, a few from one of only two UVa alumni to have a Littlejohn's sandwich created in his name:
Coolest lady in the biz https://t.co/8haTi59ce2— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 15, 2015