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Colonials Athletics Spring Break Update

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While GW students are away for Spring Break, the Colonials continue to compete across the country:

Men's Basketball
-GW kicked off Spring Break with a thrilling 81-80 win over visiting Dayton in overtime on Saturday afternoon to clinch a slot at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
-Senior Isaish Armwood's tip dunk with 2.4 seconds remaining in overtime sealed the victory for GW and gained national recognition as SportsCenter's #5 Top Play of the day.
-The Colonials will take on UMass on Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Barclays Center. 

Women's Basketball
-The Colonials knocked off Richmond, 59-53, in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship on Friday in Philadelphia for their first A-10 tournament win since 2008.
-GW fell to the nation's 11th-ranked team Dayton in the A-10 quarterfinals to end its season with a 14-16 record, the most wins since 2009.

Softball
-The Colonials began Spring Break with a 3-1 weekend, sweeping Saturday's doubleheader with Mount St. Mary's before splitting Sunday's pair of games against Seton Hall.
-Senior Autumn Taylor smacked three home runs on the weekend, moving up to second all-time with 19 career round-trippers.
-GW will face Ohio State on Wednesday before hosting the Capital Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

Baseball
-GW is 3-2 over Spring Break thus far, taking 3-of-4 from visiting Cornell for the first wins of the Gregg Ritchie era before dropping a mid-week contest at Towson.
-Sr. Justin Albright is batting .412 over the last five games while classmate Derek Brown is hitting .375 with a team-best five RBIs.

Women's Water Polo
-The Colonials travel to California for Spring Break to take on seven teams in a four-day span.
-Despite dropping Friday's home-opener to 12th-ranked Princeton, GW has won five of its last seven games for its best start since 2004.

Sailing
-GW placed second out of eight teams at CJ's Regatta in Newport News, Va. over the weekend, just one point behind host Christopher Newport.
-The Colonials will return to Virginia on Saturday and Sunday for the Christopher Newport Women's Invite and the Hampton Pirate Team Race. 

Gymnastics
-Senior Nefertiti Roy won the floor exercise title with a career-high 9.95 in GW's second-place finish against visiting West Virginia on Sunday.
-The Colonials will compete twice this weekend, first on Friday night in a quad meet at Towson with So. Connecticut and West Chester. On Sunday, GW will honor seniors Stephanie Stoicovy, Nefertiti Roy and Kayla Carto for Senior Day against Towson, Maryland and Brown.

Golf
-The Colonials traveled to California for Spring Break, placing sixth out of nine teams at the Triumph at Pauma Valley with a 54-hole score of 76-over par 928.
-Sophomore Jack Persons led GW with a three-round score of 10-over 223 to finish in a three-way tie for 11th.

Lacrosse
-GW will kick off Spring Break action at Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday afternoon in hopes of extending a three-game win streak.
-The Colonials visit Baltimore on Saturday to take on #12 Johns Hopkins.

Men's Tennis
-GW's No. 49-ranked squad heads to California for matches with UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine.
-The Colonials look to improve their 7-4 overall record while visiting the West Coast.

Women's Tennis
-The Colonials traveled to California over Spring Break to face Cal State Fullerton and No. 56 UC Santa Barbara.
-GW fell to Cal State Fullerton, 5-2, on Tuesday, snapping a seven-match winning streak.
-No. 56 UC Santa Barbara will be GW's first nationally-ranked opponent of the spring season.

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