Number of Student-Athletes: 38
Number of Scholarships Allowed by the NCAA: 18
2016-17 Cost to Fund Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field Scholarships: $1,169,821
Number of Endowed Scholarships Currently Funded: 1
The Virginia women’s cross country and track & field programs have had recent success since the arrival of Bryan Fetzer as director of track & field/cross country in January of 2012. The Cavaliers captured the ACC women’s cross country championship in 2015, their first title since 1982. In 2016, Cleo Boyd was named the ACC Outdoor Women’s Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year after being the first Cavalier to win the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the ACC Championships.
The Cavaliers have benefited from Lannigan Field’s renovation in 2012 which has allowed them to host the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2012 and enabled the Virginia Challenge to become one of the top meets in the nation, attracting elite teams and Olympians each year. Panorama Farms, in Earlysville, gives Virginia one of the best cross country facilities in the country. The course was home to the 2013 and 2015 NCAA Southeast Regionals and the 2014 ACC Championships, and will host the regional meet again in 2016 and 2017.
Donations to the Virginia Athletics Foundation directed to Friends of Cross Country and Track & Field provide operational and scholarship support for the program.
For more information on how to support Virginia cross country and track & field, contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation.