September 2013 Archives

@GWGymnastics Featured on BBC Radio

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A few weeks ago, senior Betsy Zander and head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham were interviewed by BBC Radio for a story that explores if women athletes are better suited for the professional world compared to those who have never competed in an organized team setting.

#RaiseHigh Recap for Sept. 21-27

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George Washington baseball senior pitcher Aaron Weisberg has been named to two separate "Top Prospect" lists following his summer of competition for the Staunton Braves in the Valley Baseball League.

Weisberg was tabbed at the No. 13 position on the Perfect Game Top 40 Prospects in the Valley Baseball League. He was also ranked No. 7 in Baseball America's Top 10 Prospects in the Valley League.

The Glen Rock, N.J., native was impressive during the 2013 summer season. The 6-foot-7 righty started eight games for the Braves and finished with a perfect 6-0 record and a 3.17 ERA. He recorded 43 strikeouts and walked just 15 in 54.0 innings of work.

Weisberg led the Colonials with six victories during the 2013 campaign while finishing second on the team with 53 strikeouts in 81.1 innings. His 3.32 ERA ranked first on the team among pitchers with at least 30.0 innings of work. 

@GW_MBB Alumnus Wins USA Triathlon Title

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post written by Lauren Meier

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(photo courtesy GWU Archives/1963 Cherry Tree Yearbook)

Don Ardell, GW Class of 1964 and forward on the men's basketball team from 1961-63, recently won the USA Triathlon Sprint National Championship in the 75-79 age group and will compete for Team USA in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Grand Finals in London from Sept. 11-16.

Ardell, who turned 75 this past year, is ranked No. 1 in USA Triathlon's 75-79 age group and won the national title in Milwaukee, Wisc., on August 11 by more than 12 minutes (1:24.03).  He'll head to London to compete in the Aquathon (1000m Swim, 5k Run), Sprint Distance (750m Swim, 20k Bike, 5k Run) and Olympic Distance (1500m Swim, 40k Bike, 10k Run) events against the best triathletes from around the world.  His goal "of course, is to win them all."


George Washington women's squash sophomore Anna Gabriela Porras continued her international competition career this week at the 2013 Pan American Men's and Women's Individual Squash Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Porras, named GW's first ever College Squash Association All-American last spring, has regularly competed for her native Colombia in international competition throughout both her junior and collegiate career.

Tyner, Wrobel Tabbed GW Men's Water Polo Captains

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With the GW men's water polo team set to open its 2013 campaign this weekend at the Navy Open, Head Coach Scott Reed announced that senior Daniel Tyner and junior Adam Wrobel have been chosen as team captains by their teammates and coaches.

"Dan and Adam will make great team leaders," said Coach Reed. "Their energy and enthusiasm will help keep this team motivated and focused throughout the season."

A two-time All-Southern Division selection, Tyner led the Colonials in scoring last season with 51 goals and 74 points and has tallied 158 goals and 234 points in his career. Wrobel enters his second season in the pool with the Buff and Blue after missing his entire freshman campaign with a shoulder injury. He recorded 13 points and 18 steals in 2012 while getting himself back into form and should make a splash this year.

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Dan Tyner (left) and Adam Wrobel