Sports in Brief

Number Crunch: 8

The number of blocks women’s basketball sophomore Sara Mostafa had in Tuesday’s 84-82 win at North Texas. She also led GW with 17 points and 11 rebounds, both career highs.

Volleyball seeded fifth in A-10 Tournament

The GW women’s volleyball team will travel to the Fredricks Center in Dayton, Ohio this weekend to play as the fifth seed in the Atlantic 10 Women’s Volleyball Championship after a 21-win season that saw the Colonials go 8-7 in conference play.

GW will open the tournament against fourth-seeded Temple Friday, with the winner playing either top-seeded Dayton or second seed Saint Louis depending on the outcome of the tournament’s other first round match-up between Charlotte and Xavier.

The Colonials lost 3-0 to Temple in Philadelphia Sep. 26 but beat the Owls 3-0 at home Oct. 30.

In last year’s A-10 tournament, GW lost 3-0 to Dayton, which has beaten the Colonials 3-0 twice this season as well.

Friday’s match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

— Saira Thadani

Hogan named student-athlete of the year

Senior Megan Hogan was named the Atlantic 10 Student Athlete of the Year in women’s cross country, the conference announced Tuesday.

Hogan, who won the A-10 championships in St. Louis Oct. 31, is an interior design major with a 3.37 grade point average, according to a news release. She was named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Regional Team after finishing 11th in the NCAA regional last weekend and is also GW’s first-ever individual A-10 champion.

The standout runner will head to Terre Haute, Ind. Nov. 23 to compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the second straight fall. Hogan finished 96th in the 252-runner field a year ago.

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