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Seniors aim to play professionally

Senior Sarah-Jo Lawrence was not selected for the WNBA draft April 9 but may still end up in the league. The Washington Mystics offered Lawrence a tryout last week and she has worked out for the team every day for the past week. She said she has survived the first few cuts but does not […]

NCAA report shows standards

Black student-athletes admitted to GW between 2003-2006 had significantly lower SAT scores than other black students and school officials hope to bolster the academic standing of future black athletes, according to a University report released this week. The report was the result of an eight-month study that is required every decade in order for GW […]

From the diamond to the ice

From the time when she was young, Elana Meyers dreamed of going to the Olympics. In what capacity, she wasn’t sure, but she knew she wanted to be on a national team and then compete for her country. The former GW softball standout may finally have her chance in January 2010. Meyers will compete for […]

Baseball defeats Hoyas

ARLINGTON, Va., April 2 — Junior Tim Reeves was 0-for-4 and at bat in the bottom of the eight inning as the GW baseball team led against Georgetown Wednesday afternoon at Barcroft Park. But Reeves’ problems at bat disappeared with one swift swing, sending the ball out of the park for a grand slam. Reeves’ […]

For seniors, the run is done

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 30 – Sitting in front of media after her sixth-seeded GW women’s basketball team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament by second-seeded Rutgers University Sunday afternoon, senior Kim Beck got choked up when trying to sum up her four years as a Colonial. It was a rare moment for the point guard, […]

Colonials just want to play

Monday, March 24, 12:50 a.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 23 — A day after defeating Auburn University in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the sixth-seeded GW women’s basketball team is gearing up to take the court against third-seeded University of California Monday. Senior Kim Beck said her team had a good practice Sunday afternoon […]

This time, jubilation all around

Tuesday, March 25, 12:22 a.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 24 – Amid some court controversy, a shocked crowd and general disbelief was senior Sarah-Jo Lawrence of the sixth-seeded GW women’s basketball team in the arms of her teammates, with a smile as wide as the state of California is long. After all, the guard had just […]

A-10 awards announced

For the first time in more than 10 years, the GW men’s basketball team is not represented on any of the Atlantic 10 all-conference squads. The most obvious name missing from the awards is junior Rob Diggs, who led the program this season in scoring with 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Diggs was […]

NCAA tournament rookie makes the difference

Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:35 p.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 22 — Some of the GW women’s basketball team’s players were participating in their fourth NCAA tournament Saturday here Saturday afternoon. But NCAA tournament rookie Antelia Parrish was just as comfortable on the floor as her more experienced teammates. Parrish hit the sixth-seeded Colonials’ first basket […]

Men’s basketball news and notes

Correction appended GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs said sophomore Travis King, who missed this entire season after injuring his knee last August, should be ready to play again next season. Hobbs said he believes King will be 100 percent healthy by the beginning of next season and he expects him to resume his role […]