This Month In UVA History
Sept. 12, 1970 — Virginia defeated Virginia Tech 7-0 at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. That contest marked the last time the two rivals opened the season against each other.
Sept. 19, 1987 — The Cavaliers edged the Hokies 14-13 in Charlottesville, in the last matchup between the two rivals that took place in September prior to this season. UVA secured the victory when Cavalier defenders Elton Tolliver and Jeff Lageman stuffed Virginia Tech’s two-point conversion attempt with 1:24 remaining in the game.
Did You Know?
Jocelyn Willoughby was the 11th player in Virginia history to be selected in the WNBA Draft, and the fifth to be taken in the first round. The East Orange, N.J., native went No. 10 overall to the Phoenix Mercury, and was subsequently traded to the New York Liberty. Willoughby was the first Virginia player to be selected in the event since Monica Wright went No. 2 overall in 2010.
All-Time Cavaliers Taken in the WNBA Draft
|Name, Year||Team||Round||Overall Pick|
|Wendy Palmer, 1997||Utah Starzz||2||No. 9|
|Tammi Reiss, 1997||Utah Starzz||1||No. 5|
|Tora Suber, 1997||Charlotte Sting||1||No. 7|
|Dawn Staley, 1999||Charlotte Sting||1||No.9|
|Renee Robinson, 2000||Indiana Fever||4||No. 9|
|Svetlana Volnaya, 2001||Detroit Shock||3||No. 38|
|Telisha Quarles, 2003||Phoenix Mercury||3||No. 4|
|Sharnee Zoll, 2008||LA Sparks||3||No. 29|
|Lyndra Littles, 2009||Connecticut Sun||2||No. 17|
|Monica Wright, 2010||Minnesota Lynx||1||No. 2|
|Jocelyn Willoughby, 2020|
* Traded to the New York Liberty
|Phoenix Mercury*||1||No. 10|