The alumnae called for greater transparency and communication from the University about why the programs will be terminated.
The ranking was the lowest any team had achieved on the men’s or women’s side in the program’s history.
Seven sports will be eliminated, the Atlantic 10 postponed fall sports to the spring and teams used their platforms to push for racial justice.
The Colonials will take on an 18-game schedule complete with five home-and-away series with Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason and St. Bonaventure.
Lacrosse head coach Jennifer Ulehla is currently rebuilding her coaching staff after both assistant coaches departed.
The petition calls on the University to open a “constructive dialogue” with alumni about the programs’ eliminations.
GW will play each team in the league once and Davidson, Duquesne and George Mason twice for home-and-home series.
Brayon Freeman is the second addition to the Class of 2025, playing his junior season for Huntington Prep.
Men’s rowing, sailing, men’s and women’s squash, men’s indoor track, men’s tennis and women’s water polo will be eliminated, affecting about 118 student-athletes.
Sarah Overcash and Ariel Stephenson will remain on the women’s basketball team as graduate assistants for the 2020-21 season.