Executive Director for Athletics Communications: Brian Sereno
Director of Athletics Communications: Jesse Hooker
(Contact for: men's basketball, golf, sailing)
Assistant Director of Athletics Communications: Jessica Bernheim
(Contact for: women's basketball, men's soccer, softball, men's & women's water polo)
Athletics Communications Specialist: Dan DiVeglio
(Contact for: baseball, gymnastics, men's & women's cross country, men's & women's squash, men's & women's rowing, volleyball)
Athletics Communications Specialist: Kristi Saporito
(Contact for: lacrosse, women's soccer, men's & women's swimming, men's & women's tennis)
Athletics Communications Student-Athlete Questionnaire
George Washington Athletics Logos, Colors and Usage
GW Department of Athletics Brand Guidelines and Graphic Identity Manual for Merchandise
Athletics Communications Student-Athlete Media Guidelines
The Athletics Communications Department acts as a liaison between the Department of Athletics and the media inside and outside the University
community. But that is just one of many responsibilities handled by Athletics Communications.
In addition to this website, Athletics Communications publishes several forms of athletics-related communicative materials including online virtual guides, game programs, preseason and postseason guides, a basketball yearbook and keeps all statistical and historical records for GW's 27 varsity sports.
The office produces and maintains the official site for Colonial athletics at www.GWsports.com. Media and fans can keep abreast of Colonials Athletics via the website, which provides schedules, results, statistics, live game statistics via GameTracker for several sports and live video streaming for most men's and women's basketball games as well as player and coach bios for each sport. Information regarding the athletic department, facilities and administrators is also available. Athletics Communications also is responsible for promoting student-athletes, coaches and teams for both athletic and academic honors.
Colonials teams are regularly featured in the Washington Post and Washington Times newspapers as well as USA Today. Hundreds of hometown newspapers of student-athletes also report on the accomplishments of their native sons and daughters. George Washington teams are also seen and heard on television and radio stations throughout the Washington metropolitan area as well as on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports Network, Comcast SportsNet, CNN, CNBC, Verizon FiOS TV and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). All told, Sports Information gets the word out on GW Athletics by maintaining timely contact with more than 300 media outlets worldwide.
A live statistical account of every home baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball contest is scheduled to be available online at GWsports.com. Additional home and away events may also be available. Check GWsports.com for an updated schedule. Opponents can link to all live statistical accounts provided by GW Athletics on their website free of charge.
The GW Athletics Communications Office can provide media members with biographical information on coaches and student-athletes, historical and statistical information, photographs and more. Please contact the GW Athletics Communication Office to obtain this information.
The press areas for basketball, gymnastics, softball and volleyball all have reliable functioning wireless Internet access. Other sports may also have wireless access or wired connections. Please contact the media relations contact for each sport for more information and an access user name and password.
All coach and student-athlete interviews should be directed through the media relations contact for each sport. Coaches and players are normally available for post-game interviews at a location arranged by the media relations contact approximately 10 minutes after each contest. Media members should inform the sports information contact which players are requested for post-game interviews. For post-game interviews with opponents, please contact the sports information contact representing the visiting team. For all other non-gameday George Washington interviews, please contact the Athletics Communications sport contact to arrange a convenient time for all parties.
Requests for all media credentials should be addressed to the media relations contact for each sport via email, fax, or phone. Single sport season credentials will be available to media covering GW men's basketball or women's basketball on a regular basis and issued at the discretion of the media relations contact. Single game credentials will also be available for those media members covering GW men's basketball and women's basketball, or for media of visiting teams in those sports. One season credential will be issued to media that will allow them access to all other regular season GW Athletics events. Credentials can be picked up at the Control Desk at Charles E. Smith Center for men's and women's basketball, gymnastics or volleyball. Arrangements to pick up credentials at another time or date can be made by contacting the media relations contact for each sport.
All editorial photo requests are handled by the GW Athletics Communications contact for each sport. The requestor shall forward the following information: requesting editor or writer's name and email address, organization or publication name, deadline information, and a sentence regarding the scope of the story. To request photo credentials see the Media Credentials section.
Advertising and other commercial or non-athletic photography projects require special permission from the Department of Athletics. Permission to shoot in interior spaces is required in all circumstances. This includes administration and office buildings, classrooms, laboratories, dormitories and residences. Also covered under this rule are inside dining areas, private or public.
Please contact the Athletics Communications contact for each sport to find out policies for media attending practices for each specific team.
Press areas vary by facility. Please contact the Athletics Communications contact for each sport to obtain information regarding the press area for each facility.
Postgame press conferences are held for men's and women's basketball following each home game when those sports are in season.
Press releases with detailed information on GW Athletics teams will be produced on a regular basis. All press releases will be available at GWsports.com, emailed to media members upon request and provided at events. To be added to a media email list, please contact the Athletics Communications contact for each sport.
Press releases, gameday programs, starting lineups and other relevant media materials will be provided to members of the media. An NCAA box score and play-by-play (if requested) will be available approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of each game.
Statistics monitors will be available to broadcast members of the media for home basketball games. Stat monitors may also be available for broadcast members of the media in other sports upon request.
Arrangements for a telephone at press row for GW basketball games should be made directly with Athletics Communications at least two weeks before the desired game. Please contact the Athletics Communications contact to make arrangements for any additional telephone lines in the press area of any other venue well in advance.
Some GW Athletics events are televised by a variety of television stations. Check the GWsports.com page for an updated schedule.
GW All-Access/Live Webcasts:
The GWsports.com website features live video streaming of many GW Athletics events through its multimedia channel - GW All-Access. A schedule of these webcasts will be announced and updated on GWsports.com's team schedule pages, as well as GW All-Access.
Those interested in subscribing can visit GW All-Access to sign up for the service. Options include monthly service ($9.95) or an annual package ($79.95) that currently includes Colonials men's and women's basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball and volleyball.