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2013 Colonials Invasion Dunker 1 - Kethan Savage

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Kethan Savage will be one of three GW men's basketball players competing in the dunk contest at Friday's Colonials Invasion. Check out his throwdown in practice last week, and be sure to follow the new GW_MBB Instagram.

#RaiseHigh Recap for Oct. 4-11

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@GW_WBB's Danni Jackson Earns Preseason Honor

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With the start of basketball season less than a month away, it's time for the annual doling out of preseason honors by media outlets.

On Friday, GW women's basketball graduate student Danni Jackson was selected to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team by College Sports Madness. Last season, Jackson led GW in scoring, averaging 10.1 points per game, including a team-best 10.9 ppg against A-10 opponents. One of two Colonials to start all 30 games, the 2012-13 team MVP ranked fifth in the league and 69th in the nation with 4.5 assists per game.

The Road to Sochi - Meyers Featured on WSJ.com

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Former GW Softball standout and a member of the GW Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, Elana Meyers ('07) took bronze in women's bobsled at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. With the start of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, just four months away, Meyers is now considered the top female bobsled pilot in the United States.

Meyers was featured in a video on WSJ Live on Monday explaining how bobsledders train during the snow-free summer months.



George Washington baseball senior Luke Staub has been named the No. 28 prospect in the Northwoods League's list of the Top 200 Prospects for the 2013 season, the league announced on Wednesday.

GW lacrosse junior Rachel Quinn is the GW Athletics Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for September and the first award recipient of the 2013-14 academic year.

Quinn has been heavily involved in Camp Kesem GW, a student-run camp in Maryland for children of past and present cancer patients from the greater Washington, D.C., area.

The George Washington gymnastics team completed its annual team building field trip last weekend before volunteering at the annual Buddy Walk for the fourth year in a row. 


@GW_WomensRowing Opens Fall Season

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The George Washington women's rowing team opened the fall portion of its 2013-14 schedule this past Sunday at the Head of the Potomac on the Potomac River.

The Colonials entered three boats of mixed lineups in the Women's Open Eight event and finished in second, fourth and sixth place out of seven crews.


@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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