Remember Thomas Woodruff? This might help:
#OMAHOOS: @UVABaseball Top Play #4 should inspire you to vote for @TLWoodruff37 #Elite89 http://t.co/lUiee1xt5B pic.twitter.com/JYi6tsn6eF— VirginiaSportsTV (@VaSportsTV) July 14, 2015
Woodruff didn't see a lot of playing time over the years for Virginia, but the fourth year walk on provided one of the best feel good moments of the entire College World Series. The summer of Woody continued as he was one of two Wahoo student-athletes, along with National Champion tennis player Mitchell Frank, who attended the ESPYs to accept the 2015 Capital One Cup on stage.
ESPYs appearance caps incredible month for #UVa's Woodruff: http://t.co/Vhv6GyQk7O pic.twitter.com/vnA4rIssIA— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) July 18, 2015
Lookin' sharp, Woody.
Now the mechanical engineer is one of ten finalists as fan favorites among the NCAA's Elite 89 Award winners. The award is designed to recognize an athlete who performed at the National Championship level for their sport, but also maintained academic excellence. Each Elite 89 Award winner has the highest GPA among those competing at the championship site for each NCAA sport. Woodruff did just that with his 3-4, 2 RBI performance in Game 2 of the College World Series and carrying a ridiculously impressive 3.725 GPA. In Mechanical Engineering. At Virginia.
Voting for Woodruff is easy:
1. Go here.
2. Click the 'vote' circle in the bottom right hand of Woodruff's photo (should turn into a checkmark in a green circle).
3. Click 'save votes' at the top or bottom of the page.
4. Repeat for all of your devices.
5. Go to VirginiaSportsTV.com and re-watch all of the National Championship videos over again.