Sports Brief

Spirit Program to stage huge rally

The GW Spirit Program will throw a pep rally Saturday morning on G Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the GW men’s basketball team’s regular season finale against Charlotte.

GW head coach Karl Hobbs is expected to speak at the event, as are players from the team.

The rally will start with students covering G Street with buff and blue-colored chalk and having their photo superimposed on a Smith Center court background, sponsored by the Program Board. There will also be a face-painting and sign-making station sponsored by the Junior Class Council.

At 11 a.m., the Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council will sponsor a hot dog and hamburger barbecue on the steps of Funger Hall. There will also be a hot dog-eating contest at 11 a.m. on the steps of Funger, sponsored by the Class Council.

Colonial Army Co-President Frank Dale, a sophomore, said students will not be allowed to wait in line outside the Smith Center until 7 a.m. Saturday for the 2 p.m. game. Smith Center officials refused to comment Wednesday on the decision.

-Andrew Alberg

Women get two on all conference first team

Senior Jessica Simmonds and sophomore Kimberly Beck were named to the Atlantic 10 all-conference first team. Beck, last year’s rookie of the year, averaged 11.1 points per game. Sophomore Sarah-Jo Lawrence was named sixth player of the year and an honorable mention. Junior Kenan Cole was named to the all-academic team. The player of the year is Temple’s Candace Dupree.

-Jake Sherman

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