Sports Briefs

GW to elect six to Hall of Fame

The George Washington University will induct six members to its Athletic Hall of Fame at the Washington Marriott Hotel Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:15 p.m.

The six inductees are Susan M. Barkley (volleyball, graduated in 1984), Joseph S. Corbett (wrestling, 1982), Jeannie P. Dahnk (women’s diving, 1981), Kenneth W. Emson (men’s soccer, 1989), Robert D. Hogue (men’s swimming and water polo, 1981), and Paul C. Wilkins (head crew coach, 1981).

GW basketball great dies at 63

Joe Holup, one of the greatest players in the history of GW men’s basketball, died Tuesday in Rexford, NY at age 63 after battling prostate cancer.

Holup, who played for the Colonials from 1952-’56, left a permanent stamp on GW’s record book. He is the all-time leading scorer in school history with 2,226 points in his career, in which he averaged 21.4 points per game. He also owns school records for field goals (756), rebounds (2,030) and free throws (714).

Holup was drafted by the NBA’s Syracuse Nationals in 1956 and also played for the Detroit Pistons later in his career.

Gomez named A-10 Player of the Week

Noelia Gomez, a junior forward for the GW women’s basketball team, was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week last week.

Gomez helped lead the Colonial women to three wins last week with her stellar play. In GW’s win over Dayton Jan. 24, Gomez posted her second double-double of the season with a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds.

In GW’s wins over La Salle and Xavier Gomez also scored in double figures.

Gomez, in just her second season, is approaching the 1000-point mark for her career and could reach that plateau faster than any other GW women’s player.

Aguilar earns Rookie of the Week honor

Sophomore point guard Elisa Aguilar of the GW women’s basketball team was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week last week.

The 5-8 guard scored 52 points and earned 15 assists and nine rebounds for the Colonial women in their three wins. Aguilar scored 20 points against both La Salle Jan. 19 and Xavier Jan. 22. She also hit 58 percent of her shots from beyond the three-point arc last week.

Aguilar has been named the A-10 Rookie of the Week on two other occasions this season.

-Dustin Gouker

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