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@GW_WomensRowing Concludes Fall Racing

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The George Washington women's rowing team concluded its fall racing schedule with a split-squad weekend at the Head of the Occoquan and the Princeton Chase.

GW's Freshmen 8 won the gold medal in the Novice 8+ event at the Head of the Occoquan on Saturday at Occoquan Regional Park in Virginia.

GW's freshmen and novice rowers pose after a victory in the Novice 8+ event at Saturday's Head of the Occoquan. 

George Washington baseball alum John Flaherty was inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday night at a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Troy, New York.

Flaherty, a native of West Nyack, New York, played scholastically at Saint Joseph Regional High School (Montvale, N.J.) before attending George Washington from 1986-88. 


@GW_WBB Ranked 20th in espnW Preseason Poll

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Less than two weeks before the start of the 2015-16 campaign, the GW women's basketball team garnered another preseason recognition, earning a ranking of No. 20 in espnW's preseason poll.

The preseason favorite to win the Atlantic 10, GW has been ranked in a number of preseason polls this fall, including No. 21 in the inaugural USA Today Coaches Poll of the year.

The Colonials, who lost just one player from the 2014-15 squad, won both the Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament titles last season to earn their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2008. GW posted a 29-4 overall record, setting a program record for victories, and went 15-1 in A-10 play. The top rebounding team in the nation, the Colonials won 19 straight games from Nov. 24-Feb. 8 and spent 10 weeks ranked in the top 25.

"The Colonials should again be one of the best rebounding teams in the country," Charlie Creme wrote in the espnW poll, citing the return of senior Jonquel Jones, junior Caira Washington and sophomore Kelli Prange. 

Creme added that Jones, the 2015 A-10 Player and Defensive Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American, "should be a finalist for every national player of the year award."

Two of GW's opponents in 2015-16 - No. 13 Stanford (Nov. 21) and No. 22 Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 3) are also ranked in espnW's top 25.

The Colonials host Christopher Newport in an exhibition contest on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Charles E. Smith Center at noon, ahead of their season opener against Grambling State on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m.

Blue Team Wins GW Baseball Buff & Blue World Series

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The George Washington baseball team concluded its Buff & Blue World Series with a decisive game three on Sunday morning in front of a large crowd at Tucker Field at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Virginia. The Blue team rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the series to force a decisive game three before prevailing by a score of 8-5 on Sunday morning.


Full series recap after the jump. Week-9 National Primetime Performers Honor Roll - Oct. 21, 2015

Junior midfielder Lina Proska has been named to's Week-9 National Primetime Performers Honor Roll, a list that highlights consistent performers who have played a key role in significant team victories. 

Proska earned a spot for her play against VCU on Oct. 15, when the Chatham, New Jersey, native assisted on GW's second goal in a 2-0 victory against the Rams, who were previously unbeaten in A-10 play. In her 84 minutes of play, Proska helped the Colonials dominate possession and hold the Rams to just two shots without one on goal. 

Proska has tallied six points (2g, 2a) on the season, and one gamewinner that came in the Colonials' season-opening, 1-0, victory against UC Riverside in overtime.  

Proska has started all 15 contests for GW this season and ranks second on the squad with 1214 minutes played while helping the Colonials to an overall 11-4-0 mark and a perfect, 6-0-0, record in A-10 play.  


GW Rowing Competes at Head of the Charles

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A pair of alumni boats representing GW men's and women's rowing were excited about the the opportunity to once again represent the Buff and Blue at the 51st annual Head of the Charles Regatta over the weekend in Boston, Massachusetts.

Men's Rowing's Alumni 8 at the Head of the Charles Regatta

Full race report after the jump

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The preseason accolades continue to roll in for GW women's basketball. On Monday, College Sports Madness named its Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference and Preseason All-High Major teams, and the Colonials were well-represented.

Senior Jonquel Jones, the reigning Atlantic 10 Player and Defensive Player of the Year, was named both the A-10 and High-Major Preseason Player of the Year. She was joined on the website's preseason all-conference first team by junior Caira Washington, who was also named to CSM's All-High Major Second Team. In addition, fourth-year head coach Jonathan Tsipis, the reigning A-10 Coach of the Year, was named the College Sports Madness Preseason Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year.

GW Gymnastics Volunteers at Buddy Walk

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The George Washington gymnastics team continued its relationship with the Buddy Walk by volunteering at the event for the sixth consecutive year over the weekend.


GW Baseball Tops Ontario Blue Jays, 6-3, in Exhibition

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The George Washington baseball team welcomed the Ontario Blue Jays to Tucker Field at Barcroft Park for a 14-inning exhibition contest on Saturday.

Recap after the jump.

The George Washington baseball coaching staff held a draft on Monday to determine the rosters for the upcoming Buff & Blue World Series.

The Blue Team will be coached by assistant coaches Dave Lorber and Tyler McCarthy while the Buff Team will be directed by assistant coach Dustin Johnson and Director of Baseball Operations Jim McKew.

Full rosters available after the jump.


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