The GW women’s crew team took fifth place in the Atlantic 10 women’s rowing championship, and coach Rob McCracken was named A-10 coach of the year. Massachusetts won the championship for the 11th consecutive time. Saint Joseph’s came in second, Dayton in third and Rhode Island finished fourth. GW’s best finish was in the Varsity Eight Final race in 8:03.8. In the Varsity Four Grand Final, GW finished in second with a time of 9:44.0. In the Quad Grand Final, the Colonials finished in last place, while in the Second Varsity Eight Grand Final GW finished in fourth at 8:57.9.
The GW women’s tennis team beat Duquesne 4-2 to capture seventh place in the 2006 Atlantic 10 Tournament. After shutting out Rhode Island 4-0 Friday, the GW women’s tennis team lost to third-seeded Xavier 4-1 Saturday afternoon and Saint Louis 4-2 Saturday evening. The Atlantic 10 women’s tennis championship was held in Monroeville, Pa. The Colonials won two matches and lost four. Senior Sandra Simunic won her doubles match with classmate Anastasia Skavronskaia, and her singles match. Freshman Madhuri Jha also won her singles match.
Comcast SportsNet reported Thursday that Maryland sophomore James Gist inquired with someone in the Colonials program about transferring to GW. Gist denied the report to Comcast, and GW Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said no one has contacted him regarding Gist’s reported interest in transferring.