George Washington softball senior Carlee Gray has been named College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for her contributions in last week's five contests.

Gray batted .353 (6-for-17) with six RBIs and three runs scored while starting all five games at first base for the Colonials. The Elk Grove, California, native's three doubles and a home run led to a .706 slugging percentage.

Defensively, Gray recorded 43 putouts and three assists without committing an error.  On the season, Gray is tied for a squad-best .991 fielding percentage. 

George Washington softball junior Paige Kovalsky has been named College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Player of the Week.

Kovalsky started in all five games as the Colonials went 5-0 last week, sweeping Lafayette in a mid-week doubleheader before taking three games from A-10 foe La Salle in the league's opening weekend of play.

Kovalsky batted .375 (6-for-16) with six runs scored and four RBIs. The Windermere, Florida, native posted two multi-hit games and added a home run and two doubles for a .688 slugging percentage with three stolen bases. 

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GW women's basketball junior forward Caira Washington was tabbed to the All-High Major Second Team by College Sports Madness earlier this month.

An Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference selection, Washington ranked sixth in the league in rebounding (8.8 rpg) and field goal percentage (.499) and 15th in scoring (13.2 ppg). She was named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championship after leading the Colonials to their second straight A-10 title and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Brandywine, Maryland, native recorded 11 double-doubles on the year and is one of just four Colonials ever with 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocked shots in her career.

Washington will enter her senior season ranked fifth all-time at GW in rebounds (856), 10th in blocks (102) and 19th in scoring (1,219 points).

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George Washington men's rowing oarsman David Lincoln was named the GW Department of Athletics & Recreation's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for February.

Lincoln, a junior from Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, has been working with The Grassroots Project since the fall semester of his sophomore year. Over the summer, Lincoln and three other GW student-athletes went on a learning trip to South Africa to participate in a number of workshops and service opportunities to better increase the operation of Grassroots DC.

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@GWSwimDive's Bolognesi Grabs ECAC Men's Swimmer of the Week

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DANBURY, Conn. - GW men's swimming and diving's junior Andrea Bolognesi has been named ECAC Men's Division I Swimmer of the Week, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Bolognesi led the Colonials with three gold medals at the Atlantic 10 Championships, setting three individual program and conference records while helping set four GW relay records.  The Cuveglio, Italy, native posted NCAA 'B' cut times in each of his victories: the 100-yard butterfly (47.18), the 100-yard breaststroke (52.44) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:46.54).

The junior also served as a key member of GW's record-setting 200-yard medley relay team with a time of 1:29.81 to place third on the first of four days of competition. The junior went on to help GW snap a 17-year-old program record in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.31) and set the top GW time in the 400-yard medley relay (3:16.36) to tie for second place before closing the meet with a new school record of 3:00.60 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

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Senior Emma Gaquin has been named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for her dedication to serving the community during the month of January.

A member of the women's swimming and diving team, Gaquin has volunteered with MEN Count, a GWU research study that focuses on HIV prevention in D.C., and Manjia, a nonprofit organization that focuses on reducing food waste and food insecurity. 

Once a week, Gaquin recruits potential participants at the Southeast STD clinic for MEN Count. Working as a Research Assistant since August, she administers surveys to participants to help determine the biggest risk factors of HIV/AIDS in the D.C. community. 

In January, the public health major began working with Manjia. Part of her work for the organization includes finding potential food donors, such as restaurants and catering companies, and encouraging them to sign up to use Manjia to reduce their food waste. 

Sidelined by injury during the fall semester, Gaquin has used her time out of the pool to give back to the D.C. community. 

"Giving back to my community means being active in my community, taking the time to meet new people, and figuring out how to make their day just a little bit better." 

Gaquin's participation within the community goes further than her work with MEN Count and Manjia. She has also participated in university events, such as Move-In day, fundraised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and volunteered at the Northeast Animal Shelter over school breaks.  

In addition to her individual service projects, Gaquin has joined her teammates to serve the community by dorm-storming for Uniceff over Halloween weekend and signing up as a team for the GW Dance Marathon at the end of February. 

"Community service has always been an important part of being on the Swim & Dive team. Since my freshman year, we have always set goals as a team to help out the community. I am extremely proud to be part of a program where giving back is part of the core culture."

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@GWLacrosse Names 2016 Team Captains

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With the start of the 2016 campaign just a week away, the GW lacrosse team elected senior Olivia Boudreau and grad student Jacqui Stevens as its team captains for the upcoming season.

"I'm really happy with who the team selected," said second-year head coach Tracy Coyne. "I really like their dynamic, Olivia and Jacqui together. Jacqui being a year older, she has good perspective. She's been through a lot and really wanted to come back and have another year on the field, so she has that desire to go out there and compete. Olivia is a competitor, she has that intensity and she brings her best on game day.

"They both work really hard, they have a tremendous work ethic, and I think they set a positive example for the team in that way. The team responds to their leadership, and I think they can do a great job giving us that little push we might need to get us over the top and helping the team stay task-oriented and on goal."

A legacy leader in GW's leadership academy, Boudreau will serve as team captain for the second year in a row. The midfielder from North Andover, Massachusetts, started all 16 games last season and ranked second on the squad with 19 assists and 23 ground balls.

Stevens, a defender, returns for her fifth season with the Colonials after missing all of the 2012 and 2013 campaigns with injury. The Newtown, Pennsylvania, native, who won the Dan Black Award at the 2015 Georgey's, started 14 games last season and tallied 20 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. 

The Colonials begin their season on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Monmouth - the first of five straight road games before opening their home slate on Saturday, March 12, against Yale.
College Sports Madness announced its 2016 Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference baseball teams on Tuesday, and a trio of Colonials were recognized.

Junior Eddie Muhl and sophomore Robbie Metz were tabbed as First Team All-Conference pitchers, while junior Joey Bartosic was named a Second Team outfielder.

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George Washington senior Carlee Gray and junior Megan Linn have landed on College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Teams, the website announced on Monday.

Gray was picked to the Preseason All-Conference First Team as an infielder after a stellar 2015 season that saw the Colonials' first baseman post a team-best and career-high .369 batting average along with a .995 fielding percentage. The Elk Grove, California, native enters the 2016 season with the program's record for career putouts (942) while ranking third with a .990 career fielding percentage.  Last season, Gray landed on the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team and College Sports Madness' All-Conference Second Team. 

Linn was chosen to the Preseason All-Conference Second Team as a utility player after posting a ,333 average as GW's second baseman in 2015.  The native of Carona, California, led the team with 26 steals and ranks third on GW's all-time list with 56 career swipes after just two seasons.  The leadoff hitter also led the Colonials in hits (52), runs scored (41) and doubles (13) as a sophomore.

The Colonials open the 2016 season on Feb. 12, against Austin Peay at a Gardner-Webb hosted tournament in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. 

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SOMERS, Wis. - George Washington men's swimming and diving's Matt McPherson has been named the TeamUnify/ men's Atlantic 10 Conference Swimmer of the Week, the organization announced on Tuesday.

McPherson posted a career-best time in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.47) before notching another personal-best in the 200-yard breast (2:14.70) in Saturday's meet against William & Mary at the Charles E. Smith Center. The sophomore wrapped his day with a season-best 1:58.78 in the 200-yard individual medley.

McPherson and the Colonials return to action on Saturday, Jan. 16, as GW hosts crosstown rival Georgetown on Senior Day. 

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