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@GWCoachTsip Featured in Dishin & Swishin Podcast

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GW Women's Basketball has one of the most storied histories in the Atlantic 10 with 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, including four Sweet 16's and an Elite Eight. The Colonials are on the rise again and beginning to receive national recognition following their 75-72 win over #10/11 California on Nov. 15.

Second-year head coach Jonathan Tsipis was one of two coaches featured last week in a Hoopfeed.com Dishin & Swishin podcast about young coaches turning programs around.

Sophomore Rob Craven has been named the GW Department of Athletics & Recreation's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for November.

"Over the past semester, Rob has taken the lead on the men's cross country in engaging in community service projects," said LifeSkills Coordinator Ted Costigan. "The nearly 50 hours that Rob has volunteered this semester has made a big impact as our student-athletes strive to Raise High in the community."


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GW softball standout Victoria Valos was just a sophomore when her coaches selected her as a team captain for last spring's 2013 season.

Earlier this month, Valos, once again a team captain as a junior, was invited to attend the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, which brings together more than 350 student-athletes who were identified as leaders on their campuses along with 125 athletics professionals from the Northeast region.

"Tori is an extremely motivated leader in the athletics department and a quintessential Colonial to represent GW at the NCAA Leadership Forum," said GW LifeSkills coordinator Ted Costigan, who selected Valos to attend the seminar.

@GWMensSoccer's Tyler Ranalli Earns Postseason Recognition

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GW men's soccer senior Tyler Ranalli was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team by College Sports Madness last week.

Ranalli posted career highs with six goals and 15 points in his senior season, including one of two hat tricks in the league this year when he scored three goals and tallied seven points against VMI on Sept. 14. It was the most points scored in a game by a Colonial since 2002 and a single-game high in the A-10 this season. Ranalli finished his career with 10 goals and five assists for 25 points.

ESPN's Graham Hays: GW vs. Cal was Game of the Week

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GW Women's Basketball's 75-72 win over No. 10/11 California on Friday night was the game of the week, according to ESPN's Graham Hays.

Hays included the Colonials' thrilling upset victory in his Weekend Wrap, calling the game "George Washington's Declaration."

2014 GW Gymnastics Photo Shoot

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Check out the George Washington gymnastic team's 2014 photo shoot! COX_0813.jpg
Following a breakout 2012-13 campaign, graduate student Megan Nipe started her final season off with a bang on Saturday, scoring a game-high 20 points in GW's 101-73 win over Jackson State. For her efforts, Nipe was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

Nipe's 20 points matched her career high, which she set in the 2012-13 regular-season finale against Saint Louis. She made 7-of-17 shots against JSU, including two from three-point range, and was 4-for-5 from the foul line. She added three assists, there rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot. Nipe scored 13 points in the first half alone, including nine during GW's 23-7 opening run.

#RaiseHigh Recap for Nov. 2-8

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Since arriving on campus as a junior college transfer in August, Xepoleas has been heavily involved in community service initiatives. He has been a frequent participant in College for Every Student, an organization dedicated to helping under-served students prepare for, gain access to and succeed in college.


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GW Women's Water Polo Spends Weekend Serving Others

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GW women's water polo seniors Katherine Berry and Megan Brolley and sophomore Hannah Cox spent last weekend serving the D.C. community.

The trio on Sunday volunteered at DC Central Kitchen, the largest homeless shelter in the country which feeds over 5,000 people twice a day. Together, they cut the skin off 2,000 acorn squash for a meal that also included Salisbury steak mixed with couscous, onions and gravy.

"Of all the community service I have done in my life, this was the most rewarding experience" said Berry. "I felt like I actually did something to directly impact people."

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