Patty Thornton

FSP: Olympic hopeful sets sights on conference dominance

Rarely does an athlete have realistic Olympic aspirations after competing for only three years in her sport. But senior Molly Hueller, who never picked up an oar before her freshman year at GW, is now setting her sights on the Olympics – with good reason. While most college seniors are stressed out about GREs and […]

Women’s crew places third at A-10 tourney

Before this season, every Atlantic 10 Women’s Rowing Championship has ended the same way: Massachusetts in first, GW in second. At Saturday’s A-10 race on Cooper River in New Jersey, the Colonials were hoping the roles would be reversed – but they did not count on Rhode Island to knock them into third. Massachusetts won […]

Gymnastics season ends without bid to Nationals

The GW gymnastics team placed fourth in Saturday’s NCAA Regional Championships at Penn State University, failing to earn the school its first-ever bid to NCAA Nationals. By capturing the top two spots in the northeast region, Nebraska and Michigan advanced to the National Championships, which will be held next week in Tuscaloosa, Ala. GW, heading […]

McCalla prepares to move from one stage to another

Los Angeles has Kobe. Texas has A-Rod. Seattle has Ichiro. Today’s star athletes are identified by one name, which almost always represents a career full of record-setting statistics, achievements, clutch performances and team titles. GW has Devin. At this year’s Atlantic 10 Championships, senior gymnast Devin McCalla made conference history by scoring a perfect 10.0 […]

GW gymnasts win fifth-straight A-10 title

The GW gymnastics team won the Atlantic 10 championship Saturday, qualifying for the NCAA regional competition April 6 at Penn State. This is the fifth-straight A-10 title for the Colonials and their third-straight trip to Regionals, where they could qualify for a first-ever appearance in the national competition. If the Colonials performance at A-10s is […]

Michigan State snaps GW winning streak

Michigan State outscored the GW gymnastics team on the beam and bars in a 195.350-194.650 win Saturday night that snapped GWOs three-meet winning streak on senior night. GW lost despite outstanding performances from seniors Devin McCalla and Jessica Mantak, who placed first and second in the all-around competition in their final performance at the Smith […]

Lacrosse debuts with a win

It was a day of firsts for the GW women’s lacrosse team Sunday – first home game, first shot, first goal, first hat trick, first win. The Colonials, recognized as a NCAA Division I team for the first time this year, began the season with a dominating 10-3 win over Marist College. For many of […]

Gymnasts narrowly edge URI

Led by senior standout Devin McCalla, GW narrowly held off Rhode Island 194.950-194.025 in Kingston, R.I., Saturday. It was not McCalla’s best performance of the year, but clearly the senior ruined URI’s Senior Night, helping defeat the Rams who posted their best score this season and the third best in team history. McCalla swept every […]

Colonials win Towson invite

The GW gymnastics team won its third-straight Towson Invitational with a season-high 195.025, as the Colonials recovered after the season’s shaky start. Senior Jessica Mantak placed second behind Towson’s Kristen Presutti in the all-around competition with a 39.340 at the Towson Center Sunday. Towson placed second behind GW with a 193.875 followed by Yale (190.000), […]

Gymnastics places last at UNC

North Carolina dominated the scoreboard Saturday night with wins on the vault, balance beam and floor exercise, beating out visiting schools Bowling Green and last-place finisher GW. UNC senior Monica Middleton won the all-around competition with a 39.050, while teammate Anna Wilson finished second with a 38.700. UNC took four of the top five places […]