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Athletic Support

Support UVA Wise Cavaliers

The Highland Cavaliers represent the College well in the courts, fields and in the classroom. UVA Wise is committed to the overall development of the student-athlete, and academics is a top priority. Scholarships therefore play a critical role.

As UVA Wise continues to grow as a member of NCAA Division II, the support of our alumni, friends, fans and donors is more important than ever. UVA Wise fully supports the NCAA Division II “Life in the Balance” platform, which emphasizes academics, community involvement and engagement, as well as athletic participation. Our student-athletes are leaders on and off the court and field, and in the community.  Your support makes all this possible.

Make a Gift

Every gift — no matter the amount — can make a huge difference to our athletic teams, which operate on a shoestring budget. Annual gifts support the operating expenses for equipment, uniforms, travel expenses and scholarship funds for deserving student athletes. The Office of Athletic Giving also supports ongoing special projects, such as the Game Changers Scholarship Initiative that promotes student success as well as the CAVS Athletic Partners Program for businesses to reach a broader base of customers.

Sports to Support

Men’s Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

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“I have a passion for UVA Wise and am delighted to play a role in the growth of the athletic program. Many people do not realize that state-supported colleges and universities in Virginia are not allowed to use tuition dollars to fund athletics. Every gift makes a difference!” — Carroll Dale, Former NFL Green Bay Packer

UVA Wise Highland Cavalier Club


Board Members


  • Scott Perkins, President
  • Bob Sage, Vice President
  • Bryan Spain, Treasurer
  • Rachel Helton, Secretary
  • Jettie Mullins
  • Teresa Adkins
  • Tom Mullins
  • Josh Hamm
  • Scott Vermillion
  • Steve Rutherford
  • Robbie Blevins
  • Robert Cannon
  • Bruce Wasem
  • Matt Williams
  • Sam Wharton III

2023-2024 Highland Cavalier Club Scholarship Recipients

  • Men's Sports - Gustavo Marungoni
  • Women's Sports - Kara Long
Sam Wharton

Wharton III

Director of Athletic Giving