Sports in Brief

Rowing coach leaves

Greg Myhr, GW’s men’s rowing coach for the past four years, has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Pennsylvania, GW’s athletic department announced this week.

The Colonials finished this past season ranked 15th nationally and were named the third-most improved squad at the 2009 IRA Championships in June.

A-10 offices move to Virginia

The Atlantic 10 offices will be moved to Newport News, Va. this fall, the conference announced earlier this month.

The shift comes after spending the last 14 years in Philadelphia, which is home to three of the conference’s 14 member schools. GW Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said the move was financially motivated.

Kvancz also said that he is excited for the conference to be based in a city where it can garner more attention without competing with local professional sports franchises.

Number Crunch: 2

The number of goals senior Brittany Eger scored in a span of 2 minutes and 34 seconds in the GW women’s soccer team’s season-opening victory over Towson Monday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.

Last Word

“It’s like moving into a new house. You go in and there are just some last-minute things you’ve just got to touch up.”
Jason Wilson, assistant director of athletics, on the Smith Center

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