Zimmerman and Doolittle rep school pride at Nationals Park UVA Night

Raichele Privette
NBC Sports Washington

Zimmerman and Doolittle rep school pride at Nationals Park UVA Night originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com

Ahead of Friday's matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Nationals hosted the University of Virginia Night at the ballpark and the men's basketball championship team joined as special guests.

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Nationals closer Sean Doolittle and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, both Cavaliers during their college days, took the chance to rep their school pride.

The two alums posed for pictures with the championship trophy, with Doolittle decked out in a UVA shirt and championship hat.

Zimmerman and Doolittle played ball together for the Cavaliers in 2005 while Zimmerman was a junior and Doolittle was a freshman.

While at UVA, the Cavaliers both players collected several accolades. Zimmerman was named 2005 All-American and named to the 2004 Charlottesville NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. Doolittle formerly held the record for wins in a career for a Virginia pitcher and in 2005 and 2006 was named to the USA National (Collegiate) Baseball Team.

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