Ave Tucker, a longtime supporter of the GW School of Business, turned his support of GW towards the athletic department with a $1 million donation in October, in part to enhance one of the country’s best college baseball facilities.
Though teams like Saint Louis may have more experience than the youth-laden Colonials, there’s a lot of parity in the tournament teams and the squad seems to buy into the belief that they have what it takes to win.
Ed Metz, a 30-year-old reject cheerleader turned to rooting on the sidelines, and became an institution at Smith Center.
When the Class of 2015 graduates, several record-breaking athletes will move their careers at GW off the playing fields and into the archives.
When the eight seniors on the lacrosse team flip their tassels on graduation day, they’ll leave behind a team in transition with big statistical shoes to fill.
Seniors Madison Davis and Mackenize Jones each signed two-year contracts last December with Teach for America, a national organization that assigns recent college graduates to two-year teaching positions where they work with students often in inner-city schools.
While most seniors are enjoying happy hours and spring weather during their last weeks in college, Francisco Dias will be preparing for and competing in an NCAA Tournament.
Athletic director Patrick Nero said that his department will continue to grow because the athletic department can do something that others can’t: Bring in outside revenue to cover the cuts and keep growing.
When the playoffs begin Friday in Princeton, N.J., GW will have to surprise people to finish in the top half of the tournament pack.
After a tough 2014-15 campaign, GW golf will head to Harmony Golf Preserve in Harmony, Fla. on Friday to compete in the Atlantic 10 Championship.
Head coach Gregg Ritchie has less obvious statistical obsessions beyond playing chess with his defense, and one of them – strikeout rate – has been critical in helping GW’s offense take off.
Athletic director Patrick Nero said the trick for the department now will be to stay the course over the next few years.
Sunday’s come-from-behind, 9-5 rubber match decision was more than just the Colonials’ first conference series win.
A team that head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham said had “hung in there for years as an academic institution” competed on national television in front of thousands in a cavernous arena at the University of Auburn in Alabama.
The dual pitcher-second baseman has been challenged by the grind of playing two positions in a season that could go more than 50 games.
The 20-year-old freshman was thrust into a high-stakes situation, where he was asked to be a key contributor to a team that was coming off an NCAA Tournament berth and trying to make its first repeat appearance since 2007.
The big three – Georgetown, Maryland and Virginia – all went dancing this year as high seeds with high hopes. Across the board, colleges in the region, like GW, have had successful seasons in part because they have found a way to keep their talent local.
Here's a sample of what happened around the bases and on the playing fields over the weekend.
Kopriva has never been a star on the court, often winning more accolades for his academic performance than his athletic prowess.
Women’s basketball seniors Chakecia Miller and Bria Bourgeois have known each other since seventh grade and their years as high school standouts in Atlanta's suburbs.
After going down with an injury last year, pitcher Paige Kovalsky is looking to bring consistency to the Colonials' rotation.
The Colonials brought back a win and a loss from their conference-opening series Sunday, topping the Hawks 2-1 in the first game and falling in a fruitless game of catchup 6-0 in the second.
After setting a program record for the most wins in a season and preparing all year for a shot to play on a national stage, the Colonials cruised to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008. But GW’s moment in primetime was short-lived.
On Tuesday evening in Pittsburgh, a normally hostile environment, GW found a way to win, topping Pitt 60-54 to advance to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament, despite coming up short in several categories.
As the Colonials get set to begin Atlantic 10 play on Friday, consistency and mistakes are on the mind of the young team.
On a windy Wednesday afternoon against Mount Saint Mary's, Renner rocked and fired from the get-go to help GW win 10-1 and move to 9-6 before beginning conference play Friday.
The Colonials celebrated their first regular season championship since 2008, but not for too long. There’s still plenty of basketball to be played, and that starts on Friday in the A-10 tournament.
The team’s 8-3 loss against UMES on Tuesday was played so poorly on some accounts that it came into question how long the players’ beards would stay on their chins. Perhaps a rivalry game was what GW needed.
Following the only home loss of the season, the Colonials went on a 19-game winning streak that saw them climb into the national rankings, set records and all but ensure the fulfillment of head coach Jonathan Tsipis’ goal.
Bobby LeWarne, a 6-foot-1, 190 pound right-handed pitcher in his third year at GW, didn’t have his best stuff against Niagara on Friday afternoon.