Sports in Brief

Gymnastics to open season Sunday at Smith Center

GW’s gymnastics team is set to open its season Sunday afternoon at the Smith Center with the Lindsey Ferris Invitational. The team will feature seven returning members, including 2009 NCAA regional qualifiers Amanda Murphy and Leslie Delima, who was also named to the all-conference team in the all-around and floor exercise last year. The team will feature a considerable amount of youth, with five freshmen set to make their Colonial debut this weekend.

The news is not all good for the Colonials, who will be without redshirt freshman Monique Blount for a second straight season due to an ACL injury that will keep her out until next year. In her place, head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham has tapped freshmen Kayla Carto and Stephanie Stoicovy for spots on GW’s all-around team.

Karl hobbs show debuts friday afternoon on MASN

Colonials fans will have a new way to get their men’s basketball fix starting this Friday when The Karl Hobbs Show debuts at 1 P.M. on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. The weekly program will be hosted by Ron Harris and will broadcast live from the ESPN Zone at 555 12th St. NW. In addition to live segments with Coach Hobbs, the show will feature pre-taped, on-campus segments as well as a live appearance by a GW player every week on the show. The broadcasts will be open to the public and fans are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Games

Men’s Squash, Yale Round Robin, New Haven, Conn. Friday-Sunday, all day

Women’s Squash, Yale Round Robin, New Haven, Conn. Friday-Sunday, all day

Men’s Swimming, Rhode Island Invitational, Kingston, R.I. Friday and Saturday, all day

Women’s Swimming, Rhode Island Invitational, Kingston, R.I. Friday and Saturday, all day

Men’s Tennis, at Old Dominion, Norfolk, Va. Saturday, 10 a.m.

Women’s Basketball, vs. Charlotte, Smith Center Saturday, 2 p.m.

Women’s Gymnastics, Lindsey Ferris Invitational, Smith Center Sunday, 1 p.m.

Number Crunch: 8

The total number of points by which the men’s basketball team has lost it’s last two games. GW fell 76-69 to Xavier last Sunday and lost 65-64 Wednewsday at La Salle after a last second tip-in fell short.

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