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  • VIRGINIA WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT VASID ALL-SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

    NORFOLK, VA— The University of Virginia won .646 percent of its intercollegiate athletic contests in 2011-12 to win the 34th annual Virginia Sports Information Director’s Association Division I All-Sport championship. This is the Cavaliers 14th overall title, fifth straight and seventh in the last nine years.

    Virginia Commonwealth was second overall at 61.5 followed by Richmond at 57.3. Virginia won 72.4 percent of its men’s contests followed by VCU at 67.8. On the women’s side Richmond won 69.2 percent of its contests, followed by JMU at 63.7.

    The Cavaliers women’s rowing team won the NCAA National Championship while men’s tennis finished second and women’s golf was fourth in their respective NCAA National Championships. The Cavaliers women’s cross country team won the Southeast Regional title.

    Other national placing’s by Virginia schools included ODU’s field hockey team reaching the NCAA semifinals, JMU’s women’s basketball’s WNIT runner-up finish, Virginia Tech’s men’s track and field placing fifth in outdoors and eight indoors, and Liberty’s men’s golf team finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships.

    Individually, Virginia Tech junior Alexander Ziegler captured the NCAA Hammer throw title.

    Liberty led the state for the third straight year with eight conference championships, followed by Norfolk State with six, Virginia and Hampton with four each. Liberty won Big South titles in men’s cross country, women’s volleyball, men’s Soccer, men’s indoor track and field, women’s indoor track and field, women’s basketball, men’s golf and men’s outdoor track and field.

    Overall, Virginia Division I schools compiled a 2367-2187-59 record for a winning percentage of .520. Men’s teams were 1090-959-25 for a .532 percentage while the women’s teams were at .510 with a 1277-1228-34 mark. There were 16 sports that won over 50 percent of their contests led by men’s swimming (.638),men’s tennis (.612), women’s soccer (.584) and football (.583).

    The survey began in 1978-79 and includes winning percentages of only those sports withNCAA sponsored championships. Virginia leads with 14 overall titles, followed by Old Dominion with 12, James Madison with three, Hampton with two, and one crown each for George Mason, Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth.

    The overall champion receives an award from the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

    OVERALL STANDINGS 2011-12
    1. Virginia 263-141-4 .646
    2. Virginia Commonwealth 167-104-4 .615
    3. Richmond 140-104-4 .573
    4. Norfolk State 216-164-0 .568
    5. James Madison 200-153-8 .565
    6. Virginia Tech 204-164-3 .554
    7. Liberty 192-160-6 .545
    8. Radford 175-156-4 .528
    9. Old Dominion 160-143-4 .527
    10.Hampton 151-173-0 .466
    11. Longwood 126-145-7 .4658
    12. George Mason 166-205-9 .449
    13. William & Mary 140-219-2 .391
    14. VMI 67-156-4 .304

    MEN’S STANDINGS
    1.Virginia 138-52-2 .724
    2. Virginia Commonwealth 97-46-0 .678
    3. Liberty 88-55-3 .613
    4. Norfolk State 70-55-0 .560
    5. Old Dominion 97-79-2 .551
    6. Virginia Tech 92-75-2 .550
    7. George Mason 105-89-3 .541
    8. Longwood 56-58-3 .491
    9. Radford 64-68-3 .485
    10. Richmond 64-71-1 .474
    11. James Madison 60-74-4 .449
    12. William & Mary 77-99-0 .438
    13. Hampton 25-34-0 .424
    14. VMI 57-104-2 .356
    WOMEN’S STANDINGS
    Richmond 76-33-3 .692
    James Madison 140-79-4 .637
    Virginia 125-89-2 .583
    Norfolk State 146-109-0 .572
    Radford 111-88-1 .558
    Virginia Tech 112-89-1 .557
    VCU 70-58-4 .545
    Liberty 104-105-3 .498
    Old Dominion 63-64-2 .496
    Hampton 126-139-0 .476
    Longwood 70-87-4 .447
    William & Mary 63-120-2 .346
    George Mason 61-116-6 .324
    VMI 10-52-2 .172
    PAST VASID DIVISION I SURVEY CHAMPIONS
    1978-79 Old Dominion .651
    1979-80 Old Dominion .724
    1980-81 Old Dominion .663
    1981-82 James Madison .686
    1982-83 Old Dominion .676
    1983-84 Old Dominion .646
    1984-85 Old Dominion .688
    1985-86 Old Dominion .649
    1986-87 George Mason .631
    1987-88 James Madison .625
    1988-89 Virginia .620
    1989-90 Virginia .633
    1990-91 Virginia .642
    1991-92 Virginia .664
    1992-93 Virginia .662
    1993-94 Old Dominion .667
    1994-95 James Madison .611
    1995-96 Old Dominion .641
    1996-97 Virginia .642
    1997-98 Virginia .621
    1998-99 Old Dominion .662
    1999-00 Hampton .626
    2000-01 Hampton .622
    2001-02 Richmond .627
    2002-03 Va.Commonwealth .673
    2003-04 Virginia .644
    2004-05 Virginia .633
    2005-06 Old Dominion .672
    2006-07 Old Dominion .661
    2007-08 Virginia .619
    2008-09 Virginia .648
    2009-10 Virginia .693
    2010-11 Virginia .660
    2011-12 Virginia .646

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