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News from off the court, baseball earns series sweep

On to the Sweet Sixteen

Oklahoma v Virginia Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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The Virginia Cavaliers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday evening following wins over 16-seed Gardner-Webb and 9-seed Oklahoma. Ninth-ranked men’s lacrosse (6-2, 2-0 ACC) also earned a big victory over the weekend, beating No. 16 Johns Hopkins 16-11 on the road.

UVA’s Jack Salt applauds native New Zealand’s ban on assault rifles (Yahoo! Sports)

Senior center Jack Salt provided some thoughts on recent gun violence both in his home country of New Zealand and in the U.S., citing the difference in gun law reform between the two countries.

Doctor in the House: A Thirst for Helping Others Drives UVA Swimmer (UVA Today)

Cool story on UVA fourth-year student Rachel Politi - a captain of the school’s swimming and diving team - who recently was awarded the 2019 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship by the ACC.

UVA baseball (13-10, 5-4 ACC) completed a series sweep over the Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday afternoon, winning 5-2. With the victory, the Cavaliers moved into seventh place in the conference standings.

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