Monday, January 12, 2009

Mayor and Council Recognize University of Richmond for Excellence

WHO: Mayor Dwight C. Jones
Members of City Council

WHAT: Presentation of Outstanding Achievement Award to the University of Richmond Spiders Football Team

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2009

WHERE: City Hall
City Council Chambers, Second Floor
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

BACKGROUND:
The University of Richmond Spiders football team, on December 19, 2008, won the 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I National Football Championship Subdivision title. The University of Richmond and the Spiders football team strive for excellence both on and off the field. This past fall the team achieved the highest team grade point average for a season on record and is recognized nationally for its high level of student-athlete graduation rates.

Contact: Michael Wallace, (804) 646-2772