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Monday Motivation: Virginia's NFL draft streak extended

Baseball picks up a big road series at Pitt, UVA keeps up their NFL draft streak, and women's golf prepares for the NCAAs.

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Spring is winding down, but the wins keep piling up.

Rapid Fire

-Congratulations to all of the football players drafted and signed as undrafted free agents. Maurice Canady went to the Baltimore Ravens in the 6th round, keeping Virginia's 33-year draft streak alive. Canaan Severin signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers (YAAASSS!!), David Dean with the Cincinnati Bengals, and Ross Burbank with the Oakland Raiders as undrafted free agents.

-Virginia track and field star Henry Wynne was named the USTFCCCA D1 Male National Athlete of the Week. Well done, Henry!

-These are just awesome:

-Incoming first year basketball player Kyle Guy was named the IndyStar Mr. Basketball presented by the Indiana Pacers. Yet another accolade for the Tony Bennett commit.

-Men's Lacrosse long stick midfielder Michael Howard was named to the All-ACC team for his outstanding defensive play this season, and three members of the Women's Lacrosse team made the All-ACC second team.

-A couple former Virginia Baseball stars had solid weeks:

-No.14 Women's Golf will head to California as the four seed in the Stanford Regional for the NCAA tournament. Play starts May 5, and the top six teams from each of the four regionals will advance to the NCAA finals in Oregon May 20-25.

Good news, all four experts from Golf Week think the Hoos advance. Good luck, ladies!

-No.4 Women's Rowing won four races against No.8 Texas this week, taking the Varsity Four, Second Varsity Four, Varsity Eight, and Second Varsity Eight races. Next up, the Hoos look for their seventh consecutive ACC title. Competition starts May 13.

HOO-mongous Win

To the chagrin of the field, Brian O'Connor's team is doing it again. After struggling early, the Hoos have now won straight series over North Carolina, Miami, and Pittsburgh. The Hoos are now 30-17 (14-10 ACC) on the season after a series sweep of the Panthers plus a mid-week win over in-state foe Old Dominion.

In the rankings, Virginia has jumped as well.

Next up, the Hoos play at Liberty followed by 10 days off before hosting Georgia Tech.