junior varsity


Definition of junior varsity

: a team composed of members lacking the experience or qualification required for the varsity

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Recent Examples on the Web The 27-year-old was approved Thursday by the Baldwin County Board of Education to be a teacher at Spanish Fort Middle School and lead the Toros’ junior varsity basketball team. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, "New Baldwin County boys basketball coach Luke Moore hired twice in ‘memorable week’," 29 June 2020 Hallmark said there are two QBs battling it out in junior Ryan Stroud and Langston Stewart, both played on junior varsity last year. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Klein football puts strength and conditioning camp on hold in light of COVID-19," 26 June 2020 While in junior high in the Lacy family’s new home of Kerrville, Lacy competed for the select squad of Freddie Russ — who played for A&M in the mid-1970s — and then for Chris Russ’ Tivy junior varsity squad as a freshman in high school. Brent Zwerneman, ExpressNews.com, "How a former Texas A&M pitcher molded draft prospect Asa Lacy," 6 June 2020 Wadas played on junior varsity this spring, before being called up to varsity, the first time that happened to a freshman at the school since Riccio Torrez in 2008. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Two Brophy Prep freshman baseball players commit to major colleges," 4 June 2020 However, there’s also the concept of junior varsity games. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville baseball JV games? Packed 2021 college rosters may require creative solutions," 4 June 2020 Began his coaching career in 1962 as the junior varsity coach at North Farmington. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "Mick McCabe: I've covered prep football for 50 years. These kids are the best I've ever seen," 3 June 2020 Baker has been the trainer for all 25 junior varsity and varsity boys’ and girls’ sports team at Chilton County, Clanton Middle School and regularly sees to the welfare of student-athletes at the other five schools in the county. Dennis Victory, al, "AHSAA names 7 for annual Making a Difference Award," 2 June 2020 Hughes graduated eight seniors from last year's roster, but Black hopes to see production out of the pieces from last year's junior varsity team that started four freshmen and finished second in the league behind Western Hills. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "Hughes names assistant Derrell Black as next boys basketball coach: 'We're gonna give it our all'," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of junior varsity

1902, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jul 2020

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“Junior varsity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20varsity. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of junior varsity

US : a team whose members are less experienced and usually younger than members on a varsity team

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