Men’s and women’s cross country ended a historic season with a conference title and record-setting performances at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals.
The Colonials leaned on their tough defense and hot 3-point shooting for a 54-50 victory over the Dukes, holding James Madison to 15 points under their scoring average. GW hit 40 percent of their triples and forced 16 turnovers to secure the result despite being out-rebounded by the visitors.
The vast majority of the Colonials’ roster is entering their first year, including four freshmen and two juniors.
Baltimore-born junior guard James Bishop has been a revelation for the team since arriving as a transfer from Louisiana State last year.
The Colonials won their first ever A-10 team title at the conference championship in Ohio after finishing third last season.
The Colonials (2–20, 2–9 A–10) failed to win a single set and were out–killed 136–89 across three matches the weekend.
The 2022 class is headlined by a trio of student-athletes who made history by breaking the color barrier at the University.
The Colonials stumbled to their sixth loss in the last seven games against the Hawks in a 2–0 defeat Saturday afternoon.
Both the men’s and women’s squads became the first teams in program history to win the first two meets of a season.
After playing in empty sports facilities for more than a year, fans will once again pack into stands to watch GW’s sporting events.