I am writing to request that, in the future, when you are soliciting opinions regarding the “impression of the GW basketball team,” that you make a distinction between the men’s team and women’s team (Hatchet on-line poll, April 19). That is, unless you are implying that both teams put GW in a negative light. But to my knowledge, all we, the women’s team, have done is work hard to put together a group of young ladies who have class, excel in the classroom, are a delight to those they come in contact with and who have most astonishingly stayed clear of run-ins with the law.
Granted, we do not garner the type of fan support or student support that the men’s teams do – goodness only knows why – even though year in and year out we have fielded the more competitive team. Regardless, we take the way we represent this University very seriously.
If by chance you do feel the women’s team represents the University poorly, then by all means feel free to contact me at my office. Unlike our counterparts on the men’s side, we truly care what type of players we recruit and what type of behavior they are exhibiting on and off campus. We require they be respectful and that they take pride at all times in the way they represent themselves, their families and GW. And any violation of our team rules, as well as any negative, destructive or illegal behavior by our young women, will be dealt with immediately and severely.
Thank you for your continuing support of our hard work.
GW women’s basketball assistant coach