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@GW_WBB Ranked 20th in AP Poll

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After defeating reigning Atlantic 10 regular-season champion Dayton for the second time this season on Sunday, the GW women's basketball team climbed to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday.

The Colonials broke into the AP rankings last week, coming in at No. 24, and entered the top 20 on Monday after knocking off the Flyers, 67-56, for their 19th straight win. It is GW's highest ranking by the AP since also being slotted 20th in the final poll of the 2007-08 season.

George Washington softball infielders Victoria Valos and Megan Linn have been picked to earn a spot on the Atlantic 10 conference first-team in College Sports Madness' pre-season staff poll. 

Valos enters her senior campaign with a career .345 batting average and a program-record 28 home runs and 128 RBIs.  The psychology major also holds the program-record for career slugging percentage with a .622 mark. Valos earned A-10 all-conference second team honors as well as a spot on College Sports Madness' second-team all-conference list in 2014. 

Linn comes off a stellar freshman season, earning A-10 second-team and all-rookie honors while setting the single-season record for stolen bases by a Colonial with 30.  The Corona, California native's .370 average led GW and helped land her College Sports Madness' A-10 Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference honors.

The Colonials open the 2015 season on Friday, as they take on Evansville and Chattanooga at the Plainsman Invite in Auburn, Ala.

For a full list of the College Sports Madness A-10 preseason all-conference selections, click here.


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@GW_WBB Named NCAA National Team of the Week

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It's been quite a week for the GW women's basketball team, and it's only Wednesday morning.

On Monday, the Colonials were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in seven years. Then on Tuesday, GW was named the NCAA.com National Team of the Week.

@GW_Volleyball's Osuchukwu Named ECAC All-Star

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George Washington volleyball sophomore Chidima Osuchukwu added another postseason honor to her resume on Tuesday as she was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star Second Team. 

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Support The Grassroots Project this Holiday Season

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The Grassroots Project, a community-service initiative that is close to the heart of George Washington student-athletes, is currently running its holiday fundraising campaign and is seeking donations from the Washington, D.C., community to reach its goal of $14,000 by January 1. 


The George Washington lacrosse team is dedicated to making a direct impact within the local community. For the past three years, the team has run a Thanksgiving Day basket collection within the GW Department of Athletics and Recreation.

George Washington women's water polo sophomore Brennan Marczewski has been named the GW Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for November for her continued involvement with the Grassroot Project, as well as her time spent mentoring middle school students.

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Every Monday afternoon a group of GW student-athletes from the baseball and softball teams head over to Fort DuPont Park, located in SE Washington, D.C., to play some ball and help mentor young children. It is an opportunity for the student-athletes to introduce the sport they love to children while also passing on valuable life lessons they have learned from playing the game.

@GWSquash Women Earn Another Win in Battle of the Sexes

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The No. 8 George Washington women's squash team enjoyed a bye weekend following its season-opening victory over Georgetown on November 7, but the Colonials were still in action in an exhibition against Navy's male junior varsity squad. 

The Colonials prevailed, 7-2, on Sunday for their second win-in-a-row over the Midshipmen. GW defeated Navy, 9-0, last season after dropping the inaugural exhibition match in the fall of 2012. 

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GW women's soccer senior Taylor Katz completed an internship this summer with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Katz, who is working toward obtaining a joint bachelor's and master's of public health with a concentration in environmental and occupational health, spent her summer at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Most notably, Katz was asked to contribute to the agency's
 Report on the Environment, a compilation of information on the best available indicators of national conditions and trends in air, water, land, human health, ecological systems and sustainability.

"Working here allowed me to better understand the ins and outs of what really goes on at the EPA," Katz wrote. "I was able to witness the real life applications of information that I study in text books and attend lectures on. This helped me realize that regardless of one's research or specialization, it takes the whole organization to produce a great product."

Katz wrote a blog chronicling her experience working on the report as she conducted usability tests with EPA employees. To read her blog in full, click
 here, and to read the 2014 Report on the Environment, click here.

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