Athletics News


Jan. 26, 2017

The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation will proudly host Homecoming, February 10-12, in Foggy Bottom. Highlighting the weekend of activities is a free pregame `Slam Dunk Tailgate' for all ticketed fans attending the men's basketball game vs. Saint Bonaventure on Saturday (call 202-99-GWTIX to purchase). The Tailgate opens at 2:30 pm and tip-off for the game is 4:30pm. Following the game there will be a free reception for all former GW student-athletes at 6:30pm in the Colonials Club in the Smith Center.

"Homecoming provides one of the most rewarding experiences we have at GW when we welcome back so many of our former student-athletes who achieved excellence in their time here and have gone on to inspire our current student-athletes," said Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero. "We are honored to welcome back alumni to connect with their former classmates, teammates and alma mater once again in what should be a thrilling weekend of competition and camaraderie in Foggy Bottom."

GW Homecoming 2017 also features the nationally-ranked men's and women's squash teams taking on Drexel on Friday at 6pm, lacrosse battling Monmouth on the Vern on Saturday at 1pm, women's tennis hosting UMass at the Southeast Tennis Center on Saturday at 2pm, and the two-time defending women's basketball team defending its home court vs. Dayton on Sunday at noon.

Many of GW's past champions will be celebrated throughout the weekend at games, including:

Men's Squash - 2012 Summers Cup

Women's Squash - 2012 Walker Cup

Football - 1957 Sun Bowl Champions Baseball

Baseball - 1957 Southern Conference Champions

Baseball - 1992 Atlantic 10 Champions

Baseball - 2002 Atlantic 10 Champions

Men's Basketball - 2007 Atlantic 10 Champions

Golf - 1957 Southern Conference Champions

Golf - 2012 Atlantic 10 Champions

Gymnastics - 1992 Atlantic 10 Champions

Gymnastics - 1997 Atlantic 10 Champions

Gymnastics - 2002 Atlantic 10 Champions

Lacrosse - 2007 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Co-Champions

Men's Soccer - 2011 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champions

Men's Tennis - 1957 Southern Conference Champions

Men's Tennis - 1962 Southern Conference Champions

Men's Tennis - 2012 Atlantic 10 Champions

Women's Tennis - 1992 Atlantic 10 Champions

Women's Basketball - 1992 Atlantic 10 Champions

Women's Basketball - 1997 Elite 8 Team

Women's Basketball - 2007 Sweet 16 Team

For more information and to register for any of your team's anniversary celebrations, visit the official page of GW Homecoming 2017.