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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.
The George Washington women's rowing team opened its fall racing schedule by competing at the 35th annual Charlie Butt Scullers' Head of the Potomac on Sunday. 

The Colonials raced in two events, the Women's Four with Coxswain and the Women's Open Eight. 

Three boats competed in the Women's Open Eight with GW's top V8 taking second place overall. Two crews placed third and fourth, respectively, in the Women's Four. 

"It was good to get back out there and start our 2016 campaign," said Head Coach Eric Carcich. "There was some quality racing and we are excited to get back to work on Monday. We have a long to go."


Full results available after the jump. 

GW Baseball Announces Buff & Blue World Series

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The George Washington baseball team has announced a three-day, intrasquad series will conclude its 2015 fall practice schedule. The Buff & Blue World Series will be played on October 23-25 at Tucker Field at Barcroft Park.


GW Women's Water Polo Commemorates 9/11

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Today is September 11, a day which rocked this country 14 years ago. The GW women's water polo team, though just small children in 2001, wanted to find a way to commemorate it.  

The Colonials proved they are champions in our community by finding a way to give back just a week after returning to campus. As part of a larger project called A Million Thanks, the team sacrificed its Labor Day holiday by writing letters of appreciation to the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed so much for this country.

"To come together as a group and say thank you to the people who serve or have served our country was amazing for all of us," said graduate student Mikaela Pyrch. "A more rewarding day could not be found."

The letter-writing project was only the beginning for the women's water polo squad, as Pyrch said she and her teammates plan to remain active in the community throughout the 2015-16 academic year.

"As a competitive team at GW we have come to take to heart how crucial community support is," she said. "It is our goal and we want to give back and show as much appreciation for our community this year as possible."


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