UVA’s Subhash, James, and Varsity Eight earn ACC weekly accolades

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Natasha Subhash (Photos: UVA Athletics)

Virginia women’s tennis senior Natasha Subhash was named the ACC Women’s Tennis Co-Player of the Week, while freshman men’s golfer Ben James was named ACC Golfer of the Month, and UVA Rowing’s Varsity Eight was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Crew of the Week, all announced Tuesday by the conference.

Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) helped UVA win two crucial doubles points in the 4-3 victories against No. 20 Georgia Tech and No 30 Clemson. She also won the clinching singles match in both victories. Subhash’s straight-set win against No. 7 Carol Lee on Friday was her highest-ranked victory of the year and the fourth top-10 victory of her collegiate career and powered the Cavaliers over the Yellow Jackets. On Sunday, she clinched the Clemson victory with a straight-set win on the top court.

Subhash shares the weekly honor with Miami’s Alexa Noel.

This is Subhash’s first time being named the ACC Player of the Week since earning the honor in March of her freshman season (3/3/20).

Ben James

James (Milford, Conn.) shares the March honor with Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht. James was the co-medalist at the General Hackler Champions, the runner-up at the Wake Forest Invitational and placed fourth at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational during the past month. He was also 40th at the Linger Longer Invitational. His win at the General Hackler Championship was his third victory of the season. He became the first Cavalier to place first in three tournaments in the same season since Ben Kohles in 2009-10.

Last weekend’s Augusta Haskins Award Invitational was the seventh time in nine tournaments this season he has placed in the top four. It marked the fourth time he has finished an event with a score of at least 10-under par. During his 12 rounds last month, he posted a stroke average of 70.08.

This is James’ second honor of the season, as he was previously named the ACC Men’s Golfer of the Month for September.

Virginia’s Varsity Eight won both of its races at the ACC-B1G Dual last weekend at Rivanna Reservoir as the Cavaliers won 10 of 13 races overall.

UVA’s V8 raced past Ohio State 6:55.6-7:02.9 on March 31 and followed with an impressive 6:39.17-6:44.07 win over Michigan on April 1.

As a team, Virginia won five of the seven races against No. 14 Ohio State and five of six races against No. 9 Michigan.

Virginia’s Varsity Eight

Varsity Eight Crew Members:
Coxswain ViVi Van Ingen – Friday vs. Ohio State
Coxswain Janet Conklin – Saturday vs. Michigan
Stroke: Kate Kelly
7: Elsa Hartman
6: Lauren Benedict
5: Leia Till
4: Cillian Mullen
3: Catherine Williams
2: Kelsey Gems
Bow: Eva Frohnhofer