Athletics News

GW Alum, Meyers, Qualifies for Vancouver Olympics

Jan. 19, 2010

WASHINGTON -- George Washington softball alumna Elana Meyers was named to one of three women's two-person bobsleigh teams for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics.

Meyers, a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of the School of Public Health and Health Services with a degree in exercise science and a current graduate student in GW's Masters of Tourism Administration program, began her bobsled career began shortly after her softball career at GW ended.

She made the national bobsled team as a rookie in 2007 and won a bronze World Cup medal in 2008. She took a gold at the inaugural World Cup in Whistler, Canada, and also won a silver at the 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid.

The Douglasville, GA, native was a member of the first GW softball team in 2003, collecting many of the program's firsts, including the first hit (single vs. Towson 3-11-03), run (vs. Towson, 3-11-03), win (vs. Coppin St., 3-12-03) and strikeout as a pitcher. (vs. Towson, 3-11-03).

Meyer still holds program records in batting average (.356), on base percentage (.430), games started (192), at bats (568), runs scored (111), hits (202), triples (15), walks (63), and stolen bases (130).

The women's bobsleigh event prelims take place on Feb. 23, with the medal event race the next evening, Feb. 24.