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Virginia Squash

The Cavaliers were named a varsity program for the University of Virginia in the summer of 2017. Both the men's and women's teams have climbed in the ranks with both programs finishing in the top-10 nationally to close the 2019-20 season.

THE CAVALIERS

MEN'S TEAM

  • Finished 5th at the 2020 Potter Cup
  • 2 All-Americans
  • 2 Mid-Atlantic Squash Championships
  • 3 consecutive top-15 end of year rankings

WOMEN'S TEAM

  • 2020 Kurtz Cup Champion
  • 2019 Mid-Atlantic Squash Champion
  • 3 consecutive top-15 end of year rankings

McArthur Squash Center at Boar's Head Sports Club

The McArthur Squash Center opened in the fall of 2013 and is operated for the University of Virginia by the Boar’s Head resort, which is a subsidiary of the University of Virginia Foundation.

In the fall of 2018, the Cavaliers opened the doors to a five-court, multi-function expansion that included offices, team rooms, study areas, locker rooms and weight room. The expansion adds four ASB System 100 international singles courts and an ASB four-wall glass court for spectators to view matches from all angles.

The 2018 addition complements the original 33,000 square-foot and $12.4 million complex, providing 12 ASB System 100 international singles courts, two ASB four-wall glass feature courts and two ASB hardball doubles courts for the team to use. At its center, the glass-walled international show court includes spectator seating and also an audio-visual recording system for live web streaming of tournaments.

McArthur Squash Center is the home of the Virginia men’s and women’s squash teams, who compete in the College Squash Association. The center serves as a gateway for the athletic development at the University, bringing top-level intercollegiate play, professional singles and doubles squash events and adult tournaments to Central Virginia.

The McArthur Squash Center was strategically built to attract new players to the sports and to draw the interest of top-level collegiate recruits. Its beauty alone peeks the interest of those who have little knowledge about the sport, while also providing opportunities to develop squash in the south.

The center’s layout opens the door for the University to host major tournaments like the 2018 World Squash Federation World Masters Squash Championships.

Through the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club is open to UVA faculty, staff and students. It is also open to members of Boar’s Head Sports Club and guest of the Boar’s Inn.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

The excellence achieved by Virginia’s student-athletes has not been confined to competitive venues. Thanks to strong support systems, UVA student-athletes consistently excel in the classroom and participate in many extracurricular activities. In 2020, 496 Cavaliers were named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll that recognizes student-athletes who registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the entire academic year. The honor of honors is graduating from Virginia and making the walk down the Lawn.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

The excellence achieved by Virginia’s student-athletes has not been confined to competitive venues. Thanks to strong support systems, UVA student-athletes consistently excel in the classroom and participate in many extracurricular activities.

The athletics academic affairs staff oversees registration and eligibility requirements of a diverse group of student-athletes. They communicate directly with coaching staffs concerning student needs and progress. Along with dedicated staff members for each team, tutors and mentors are readily available for individual assistance.

STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT

NUTRITION

Director of Sports Nutrition Randy Bird is responsible for the development and coordination of optimal nutritional services at Virginia and for the nutritional development of its student-athletes. Bird consults with the coaches and student-athletes to provide direction and communicate the value of nutrition programs specifically designed to promote their health and performance.

Bird works with the a certified executive chef to develop menus for the training table that meet the needs of all of UVA’s teams and student-athletes. He also conducts cooking demonstrations and grocery shopping exercises to help student-athletes enhance their personal nutrition plans.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

The dedicated strength and conditioning and performance staffs at UVA maximize fitness and assist student-athletes to properly train, fuel and recover in preparation for competition. Each team has a dedicated coach to help utilize the most appropriate training methods each individual student-athlete based on his or her needs, end goals and baseline readiness. It is a holistic, athlete-centered process that focuses on the development and enhancement of physical qualities that underpin the general and specific needs of each athlete for his or her sport.

SPORTS MEDICINE

The mission of the department of sports medicine and Associate Director of Athletics/Head Athletic Trainer Ethan Saliba is to provide the "Gold Standard" of health care for Division I student-athletes. The "Gold Standard" is exemplified by having NCAA, Olympic and National teams look to UVA as the best product for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for the elite athlete. Saliba and his staff manage all daily athletic training room operations, including injury management and rehabilitation and ensuring medical coverage for all student-athletes.

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

The mission of the University of Virginia Sport Psychology unit is to promote mental well-being, safety, and optimal performance in all aspects of student-athlete life. We respect and sustain our student-athletes’ autonomy, resiliency, and confidentiality. We provide confidential one-to-one meetings for members of all 27 of our Division-I sports. Through enhancing student-athletes' ability to embrace challenges successfully, we help optimize their experience in their roles as students, as athletes, and as community members. We also lead team meetings and consult with coaches and other support staff to enhance performance, communication, and coping skills of our entire Athletics Department. Our model of having two full-time licensed sport psychologists "in-house" in the athletics department is one of only four of its kind in the nation and sets the standard for other Division-I schools.

The University

The University of Virginia provides a college experience unlike any other.

As one of the finest academic institutions in the world, UVA's purpose goes beyond education. We create the next generation of leaders. We usher in the breakthroughs of tomorrow. It is our responsibility to be a force for good in the world. Our graduates take these values with them and go on to achieve historic success. With a tenacious spirit, a life-long commitment to integrity, and an endless drive, we pursue a greater tomorrow.

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The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation and world. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE

The No. 1 ranked College Town in America by Traveler's Today

Located in the foothills of Virginia‘s Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is home to more than 43,475 residents with a metropolitan population nearing 200,000. Charlottesville is a small, thriving city, 120 miles from Washington, D.C.

The downtown area is an 18-block, brick-paved pedestrian mall with more than 30 outdoor cafes and restaurants, numerous modern theaters as well as several music venues. From April through October, Charlottesville celebrates Fridays After Five downtown, with free live music at its amphitheater, the Charlottesville Pavilion. Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena hosts a number of attractions including concerts, family shows and community events. Performers like the Rolling Stones, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Charlottesville‘s own Dave Matthews Band have all been a part of the town’s music scene.

The countryside around Charlottesville and the neighboring areas, especially in the spring and fall, ranks among the most beautiful sites in the nation. For the outdoor lovers, there are plenty of hiking trails and vineyards to explore. The region is rich in history and offers numerous Civil War sites in addition to the homes of three early American Presidents – Monticello, home of the University's founder, Thomas Jefferson, Ashlawn-Highlands, home of James Monroe, and Montpelier, home of James Madison.

For years, Charlottesville has been chosen as one of the best places to live in the United States. It has been named: Best college town in the country by Traveler‘s Today; best town for food lovers by Wine Magazine; the country's favorite mountain town by Travel & Leisure; and most recently, the ‘Happiest City’ in America by US National Bureau of Economic Research.