Since such immense success arrived so quickly for the Colonials, it is easy to forget that the program was not always this successful.
Before you ring in the new year, check out The Hatchet’s rundown of GW’s biggest stories of 2012.
Kye Allums, the first transgender player in NCAA Division I history, appeared in a new Fearless Project video touting the support he received from the University and his team after his decision to come out in November 2010 – a message that rebuts what he told Sports Illustrated earlier this year.
Chelisa Painter is departing the Colonials, leaving to join Old Dominion’s women’s basketball team in a move largely prompted by the firing of former GW head coach Mike Bozeman.
Allums felt abandoned by his teammates and coach in the media frenzy that ensued after his announcement.
During his tenure with Notre Dame, Jonathan Tsipis helped the program to four NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and back-t0-back championship games in 2011 and this season, before the Irish fell to Baylor April 3.
The University will announce the new women’s basketball head coach in a press conference held at noon this Friday.
The field of prospective candidates for the women’s basketball head coaching position is narrowing, athletic director Patrick Nero said, and he estimates an announcement will come in a matter of weeks.
The posting follows the Monday firing of former head coach Mike Bozeman after the Colonials finished the season with a loss in the first round of the A-10 tournament to Duquesne.
At the end of Mike Bozeman’s first season as head coach of the women’s basketball program, The Hatchet put together a media slideshow that provided a visual of “a team in transition.”