While some focus on rehabilitation and others look to fit new roles, the team is beginning to mentally prepare for a new season with heightened expectations.
Nero, who recently started his tenure as chair of the A-10 athletics director council, plans to stay just as active during the summer as he did during the academic year, working incessantly to capitalize on last season’s triumphs.
After 12,000 collective meters of racing Sunday, men’s rowing finished right where they started at the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass.
The lanky 23-year-old is taking the weeks leading up to the NBA draft and Summer League to train, fly across the country to work out for teams and play in highly-scouted showcases to promote himself as a player worthy of a professional contract.
It's deja vu all over again for the baseball team, who gave credence to the old baseball adage in a three-game series sweep over Rhode Island this weekend, capped off by a complete game Sunday by sophomore pitcher Bobby LeWarne.
Thomsen and Svensson’s contributions helped the Colonials win their second-ever conference championship and qualify for a first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championship Tournament.
You can call it a "Nero-recruited class." They are the second group of freshmen recruited by coaching staffs who were either retained or hired under third-year athletic director Patrick Nero. At the third-annual Georgey Awards, the best rookies displayed the new era in GW athletics.
Athletes this season hauled in conference honors and set program records, and many teams made giant leaps from just last year.
Elana Meyers Taylor has her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
A series sweep by the Spiders spun the Colonials’ postseason hopes down to the last thread.
With four players shooting their best rounds of the championship on the final day, GW posted its fourth-best round of the season and earned a third-place finish out of 11 teams.
GW secured a first-round bye in the tournament and will begin play on Friday, facing the winner of No. 6-seeded Saint Joseph’s and No. 11-seeded George Mason.
Fomin's match point sealed the tournament victory over VCU and earned the Colonials an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament.
While the success of GW athletics wavers across sports and years, one trend is clear: The University is putting more money into sports considered “non-revenue generating” than most in the conference.
For most of the season, GW has struggled as one of the youngest teams in the country – one of two teams in the nation that has started seven freshmen in more than half its games. The team entered conference play with an 8-10 record and lost seven of their first nine Atlantic 10 games.
The men's tennis team had the top seed in the conference tournament the No. 57 rank in the country, but knew the Atlantic 10 finals match against defending champion VCU would be the year's true test.
With 11 games left to play in the season, the 16-24-1 Colonials find themselves dead last in the A-10 standings, fighting just to grab a spot in the conference tournament.
With nine match-ups against ranked opponents, the now-No. 57 men’s tennis team has found itself the underdog for much of the season. But with an unexpected No. 1 ranking heading into the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championships, the Colonials are the team to beat.
GW won the first two games of the series – the first after a late six-run burst and the second in a traditional pitchers' duel in which sophomore Jacob Williams allowed just two hits through eight innings.
But the men’s rowing team rewrote the script Saturday, taking home the top trophy at the GW Invitational for the first time in the regatta's 26 years.
With four wins against ranked opponents, the Colonials have risen from unranked to No. 53 in the nation in just a month, nudging up against the conference's perennial powerhouse, No. 45 VCU.
Nipe went on to record her 1,000th career point and remained the Colonials’ dominant scoring threat in their first major playoff run since 2008. Meanwhile, she harbored a secret injury.
Though he bats first in the lineup for GW (7-13) and has ignited the Colonials’ offense so far this season, “Xepo” wasn’t always picked first. He didn't receive any offers from a Division I or II program out of high school.
When the 6-foot-5 guard strode into the Lerner Health and Wellness Center last week, I got a glimpse of Creek up close. I saw a side of him and his game that gets lost when you’re watching games from behind a laptop screen.
During a time in college basketball when change is rampant – with conference realignment, vacating transfers and coach firings – the men’s basketball program has locked down stability.
This has been the story of Linn’s season: clutch hit after clutch hit. The Corona, Calif., native leads the team in four major offensive categories: batting average (.340), runs (20), hits (33) and RBIs (21). And she’s doing it all after just 30 games as a Colonial.
The 21-12 Bulls are no strangers to postseason play, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament last year and winning the WNIT back in 2009.
Now that they have respect, it’s time for the Colonials to be an annual contender for the big dance.
GW's season will continue in a third-round WNIT game against South Florida in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday.
Not all stories have a happy ending.