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Whit Mayberry



Whit has finished his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from UVa’s prestigious McIntire School of Commerce, with concentrations in Finance and Management. He currently is working on his master’s degree in Education Psychology - Social Foundations from the Curry School of Education. He earned a 3.8 grade-point average during his first semester of graduate school. Whit is a two-time All-ACC Academic Baseball Team honoree and a four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll in addition to his regular standing on the Virginia Athletic Honor Roll.


Whit was off to a fantastic start in the 2012 season before suffering a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, forcing him to undergo Tommy John surgery. While he faced a long recovery, Whit never complained and instead vowed to return in time for the following season. A tireless worker, he returned to the mound just over 10 months after his surgery and pitching in UVa’s second game of the season on Feb. 16, 2013 (an extremely fast return for that procedure).


During his time at Virginia, Whit has volunteered with his teammates in helping to rebuild four youth baseball fields in the Charlottesville area in coordination with the Carson Raymond Foundation. He also has volunteered in ringing the Salvation Army bell during the holiday season. Whit also has spent time with the Carson’s Cavaliers program, working with underprivileged children from the Charlottesville vicinity. In addition, he has volunteered with “Lose the Training Wheels,” collaborating with other instructors to teach disabled children how to ride bicycles. Whit spent last summer working with Virginia’s youth baseball camps, training children in fundamental baseball drills and team building exercises.


Whit has been a key member of Virginia’s pitching staff since 2010 and has pitched in 62 career games, with 46 relief appearances and 16 starts; he needs 10 more appearances to reach the top 10 in career pitching appearances at Virginia. Whit pitched in the College World Series in 2011 and following his return from his elbow injury that sidelined him for most of the 2012 season, Whit was a vital cog out of the UVa bullpen during its run to the NCAA Super Regional in 2013. He pitched in 22 games last year, but his last four appearances were starts, including a pair in the postseason - UVa’s win against Florida State in the ACC tournament and the Cavaliers’ victory over Elon in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional championship game.