David Holt

David Holt: Here’s to winning

Monday night marked the conclusion of a men’s college basketball season that witnessed arguably the greatest wire-to-wire performance by a GW team in school history. There was much to savor, and GW fans will for some time. But inevitably, the dialog among fans turns to the topic of how the school can maintain this level […]

Miller and Jenkins on campus visits

Men’s basketball recruit Darnell Miller (6-4 guard; St. Raymond’s, Bronx) is currently on campus making an official recruiting visit. He was joined Wednesday night by Greg Jenkins (6-9 forward; Mt. Vernon H.S., N.Y.). These two players represent GW’s recruiting focus for this late signing period. Miller has already given GW a verbal commitment, but neither […]

Lacrosse wins national title

With a deflected shot from senior co-founder Clay Fisher in sudden death overtime, the three-year-old GW men’s club lacrosse team won the national championship of the National Club Lacrosse League Division II Sunday afternoon at Albright College (Pa.). It’s unbelievable, junior co-captain John Teresinski said. I didn’t really realize what we’d done until the car […]

In which David Fuller Holt puts his name in the headline one last time

The George Washington University (TGWU) is now seven months away from the next millennium (no matter what anyone else says). I recently took the opportunity with the Colonial Century to step back and do my damnedest to figure out what we’ve accomplished. The answer was – not much. No, I’m kidding. If I didn’t eat […]

Colonial Century: The Greatest Suits of the Century

What is a suit exactly? Would Axtell vs. Penders count? No, but that’s close. The suits are the coaches, the athletic directors, the alumni that have made the GW athletic program that it is. Here, we present the top three coaches of the century, plus some honorable mentions (and a few athletic directors for good […]

Signing period quiet so far for Colonials

The first few days of the late signing period passed quietly for the GW men’s basketball team, but the next two weeks promise the opposite. Head coach Tom Penders and associate head coach Rob Wright, who cannot comment on unsigned recruits, are currently in New York making home visits. GW’s two targeted recruits, guard Darnell […]

SirValiant Brown, superstar

I’m sitting in Viva Java with SirValiant Brown discussing the mysteries of fame when a freshman named Mary runs up to the table. She is practically hyperventilating as she pulls out her ID holder, revealing a Hatchet clipping of Brown tucked safely away. She asks him if he will sign it for her. Thank you […]

No. 23 men’s crew sweeps weekend

The 13th annual GW Invitational, scheduled for Saturday on the Potomac, was canceled Wednesday because of concerns that protests this weekend in Foggy Bottom would disrupt the annual event. The Invitational is the largest collegiate rowing competition in D.C. GW women’s crew head coach Steve Peterson said that three factors weighed into the decision: first, […]

Chris Monroe, a man for all seasons

In the shoeboxes full of recruiting letters in Chris Monroe’s bedroom in Hyattsville, Md., there is an envelope addressed to Chris `A Man Among Boys’ Monroe. Although nothing quite compares to the flattery one finds in college basketball recruiting letters, this particular characterization seems to say it all about Chris Monroe. Whether in basketball or […]

Penders wins in Burned Orange

There’s something about being a fly on the wall that can make even the most mundane conversation titillating. I mean, sure, the fate of the world doesn’t hinge on it, but who wouldn’t want to hear what a coach says in the locker room, or what an athletic director says to that same hot-shot coach […]