Virginia Athletics Notes: Sauer Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

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From the MLB Draft to a coach earning Hall of Fame status, yesterday was a busy day on the UVA athletics front. Here is a rundown …

Men’s Hoops: First Years Arrive

Virginia men’s basketball’s incoming first year class of Marco Anthony, Francesco Badocchi, and Austin Katstra have enrolled.

Anthony, a 6’6”, 220-pound wing prospect out of San Antonio (TX), and Badocchi, a 6’7” post out of Milan, Italy, by way of Bishop Miege School (Mission Viejo, KS), signed with the Cavaliers in the class of 2017. They will be on scholarship this coming season. Katstra, a UVA legacy and 5A Co-Player of the Year out of Albemarle (VA), will be on the team as a preferred walk-on (no scholarship).

Badocchi is expected to redshirt this coming season.

More UVA Men’s Hoops: So Long To The Man-Bun, For Now

Depending on your hair preference, this news may please or upset you. UVA rising second year guard Kyle Guy has gotten rid of his “man-bun.”

For those disappointed, there is hope. In his note to said bun, Guy writes, “This isn’t goodbye, it’s see ya later! #RIPTheBun…..for now.”

Clement, Bettinger Chosen On Day 2 Of The 2017 MLB Draft

University of Virginia infielder Ernie Clement (4th Round, 132 overall, Cleveland Indians) and pitcher Alec Bettinger (10th Round, 294 overall, Milwaukee Brewers) were selected on day two of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

UVA has now had five players selected the first two days of the draft. Pavin Smith, Adam Haseley, and Tommy Doyle were chosen 7th, 8th, and 70th overall on day one. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Smith while the Philadelphia Phillies picked Haseley. Doyle is headed to the Colorado Rockies.

The draft concludes today with rounds 11-40, so stay tuned for more on UVA players and possible recruits who get selected.

Sauer A Hall-Of-Famer

In 22 seasons as head coach of the Virginia women’s rowing team, Kevin Sauer has led the Cavaliers to two NCAA championships and 17 ACC titles. You can now add another honor to Sauer’s distinguished career: Hall of Famer.

Sauer has been inducted into the Pocock/Collegiate Rowing Association Hall of Fame.

“I am humbled and honored, and this reflects 40 years of hard work and great character from the student-athletes and coaches with whom I have worked,” Sauer said.

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