Former VA Rush USSDA Member Honored
Ari Dimas to Receive ACC Postgraduate Award
Ari Dimas along with three other Virginia student-athletes have been honored with 2013 ACC Postgraduate Awards, as announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. Ari is part of a list of 41 ACC student-athletes who have been selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarship is awarded to selected student-athletes - three from each league institution - who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
The 41 student-athletes will be honored at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN on April 17 in the Guilford Ballroom at the Sheraton Greensboro at the Four Seasons.
Dimas (Chesapeake, Va.) made the Virginia soccer team in 2009 after walking on and soon became a starter as the Cavaliers won the national championship in '09. He was a three-year starter at midfielder for UVa. At UVa's 2012 valediction ceremony, Dimas received UVa's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for character and service (presented to two graduating students). He served on UVa's Student Council and his Class Council, and was a student-athlete mentor. Dimas worked with first-year students through a program that orients them to college life. A double major in philosophy and sociology, he also spent a semester as an intern in the office of University President Teresa Sullivan.
Congrats Ari, we are proud of you!