Martins (First Team, All-Academic), Washington (Second Team, All-Defensive) and Schaible (All-Defensive) recognized for standout seasons
Senior forward posted another big week as GW picked up key wins over Rhode Island & Dayton
Senior returned from injury with two 21-point performances
Senior forward averaged double-double in final non-conference games of season
Washington's big weekend helps Colonials to impressive showing at the Gulf Coast Showcase
The Colonials lose to Kansas State in the First Round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, on March 18th.
George Washington v Gonzaga
George Washington v George Mason
George Washington v Fordham
George Washington v Dayton
Enters the season ranking fifth all-time at GW in career rebounds (856), 10th in blocks (102) and 19th in points (1,219) ... Fourth Colonial ever with 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocked shots.
JUNIOR YEAR (2015-16)
Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament Team ... Is the 11th Colonial ever to earn multiple A-10 First Team honors in her career ... Ranked 15th in the A-10 in scoring (13.2 ppg), sixth in rebounding (8.8 rpg), sixth in field goal percentage (.499) and seventh in blocked shots (1.3 bpg) ... Also second in the conference in offensive rebounds (3.9 rpg) and 11th in defensive rebounds (4.8 rpg) ... Her 289 rebounds on the year are the eighth-highest single-season total in program history ... Ranked second on the team in scoring, rebounding and blocks and third with 40 steals ... Ranked third in the A-10 in field goal percentage (.508) and blocks (1.7 bpg), fifth in rebounding (7.8 rpg) and 16th in scoring (12.4 ppg) against conference opponents ... Scored in double figures in 25-of-33 games, including 10 in a row from Jan. 6-Feb. 7 and 13-of-16 games against A-10 opponents ... Posted 11 double-doubles and four 20-point efforts on the year ... Opened the season with 23 points and eight rebounds against Grambling State (Nov. 14) ... Earned her first career A-10 Co-Player of the Week for her performance against the Tigers ... Posted her first double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds on 10-of-12 shooting against American (Nov. 17) ... Had 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 12 rebounds against Houston in the first game of the Lone Star Showcase (Nov. 26) ... Posted her third double-double of the year with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Villanova (Dec. 13) ... Scored the go-ahead layup with 3:24 remaining during GW's decisive run against the Wildcats ... Fourth double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds came at Illinois two games later (Dec. 28) ... Scored 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds and three steals against Hartford (Dec. 30) ... Registered her fifth double-double of the season with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 10 rebounds against Rhode Island (Jan. 6) ... Seven of her rebounds against the Rams came on the offensive glass ... Also added three blocks and three steals in that game ... Scored 17 points in just 18 minutes of action at Dayton (Jan. 10) ... Scored her 1,000th career point on a layup with six seconds left in the first quarter against the Flyers ... Scored eight of her 10 points at No. 25 Duquesne during GW's decisive 19-5 run in the third quarter (Jan. 17) ... Posted her sixth double-double of the year with 20 points and 12 rebounds in 37 minutes against George Mason (Jan. 22) ... Scored 18 points in the first half against the Patriots ... Had back-to-back double-doubles against Saint Louis (13 points, 10 rebounds) and at Fordham (10 points, 12 rebounds) (Jan. 31-Feb. 3) ... Scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and matched a season high with three blocks against VCU (Feb. 20) ... Registered her ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the season finale at George Mason (Feb. 27) ... Averaged 14.3 points and 12.0 rebounds and shot 54.8 percent (17-for-31) at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... Back-to-back double-doubles of 16 points/11 rebounds against George Mason in the quarterfinals (March 4) and 18 points/13 rebounds against VCU in the semifinals (March 5) ... Grabbed 12 rebounds in back-to-back games against Duquesne in the A-10 title contest (March 6) and against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 18) ... Sporting News Preseason All-America Third Team ... Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference First Team ... Served as a Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) team representative ... A Veteran Leader in GW's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2014-15)
Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team ... Ranked fifth in the A-10 in field goal percentage (.509), sixth in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and 17th in scoring (12.2 ppg) ... Also second in the league in offensive rebounds (3.5 rpg) ... Averaged 13.3 points per game and shot 52.6 percent against conference opponents ... Led the team in field goal percentage and ranked second in scoring and rebounding ... Also tied for third on the team with 34 steals ... Ranked 41st in the nation in field goal percentage ... Her 253 rebounds on the year are the 13th-highest single-season total in program history ... Scored in double figures 22 times with six double-doubles ... First double-double of the season came against No. 9/8 Maryland with 10 points and 10 rebounds (Nov. 22) ... Followed with 17 points and 13 rebounds against Grambling State (Nov. 24) and 13 points and seven boards against N.C. State (Nov. 28) ... Pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds against Fresno State (Dec. 6) ... Averaged 18.7 points per game on 63.2 percent shooting over seven games from Dec. 21-Jan. 15 with three straight 20-point efforts from Dec. 31-Jan. 7 ... Scored 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added eight rebounds against Saint Mary's (Dec. 21) ... Followed with 19 points on 7-of-9 from the field plus eight rebounds at Loyola (Dec. 28) ... Tallied 21 points and seven rebounds at Towson (Dec. 31), 23 points at Dayton (Jan. 4) and 23 points against Saint Joseph's (Jan. 7) with nine field goals in all three games ... Tallied 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting and added nine rebounds at Rhode Island (Jan. 15) ... Averaged 18.0 points on 69.7 percent shooting over six games from Feb. 15-March 6 ... Notched a double-double with 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 11 rebounds against St. Bonaventure (Feb. 15) ... Collected her 500th career rebound against the Bonnies ... Posted her second straight double-double with 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 12 rebounds at VCU (Feb. 18) ... Averaged 14.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals and shot 54.3 percent from the field in three Atlantic 10 Championship games ... Scored a season-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting in the quarterfinals against Saint Louis (March 6) ... Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team and Preseason All-Defensive Team ... Recognized on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List ... Invited to attend the 2015 USA Basketball National Team Trials.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2013-14)
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year ... A-10 All-Conference Third Team and All-Rookie Team ... Tenth Colonial ever to be named A-10 Rookie of the Year but first since Kimberly Beck in 2005 ... First GW freshman to be named to an all-conference team since Erica Lawrence in 2000 ... Saw action in all 34 games and made 33 starts in her inaugural campaign, averaging 11.2 points and 9.2 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per contest ... Ranked second on the team in rebounding and blocks (42) and fourth in scoring ... Her 314 rebounds on the year were the second-highest single-season total in program history and set a GW freshman record ... Led the Atlantic 10 with a .562 field goal percentage (158-for-281) ... Also led the A-10 in offensive rebounds (3.9 rpg) and ranked second in overall rebounds, fourth in blocks (1.2 bpg) and 12th in defensive rebounds (5.3 rpg) ... Ranked 70th in the nation in rebounding ... Averaged 12.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in 16 conference games ... Led the A-10 with a .639 field goal percentage (85-for-133) against league opponents ... Posted a team-high 12 double-doubles, second-most in the A-10, and her 13 double-digit rebound performances were also second-most in the league ... Scored in double digits 19 times, third-most on the team, with three 20-point performances ... Led the Colonials in rebounding 14 times and in scoring four times ... Earned the start in her collegiate debut and recorded 13 points and eight rebounds in 18 minutes against Jackson State (Nov. 9) ... Tallied 12 points and eight boards against #10/11 California (Nov. 15) ... Posted her first career double-double with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 10 rebounds to go with a career-high five blocks at Georgetown (Dec. 3) ... Notched her second double-double in three games with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 13 rebounds against Loyola (Dec. 9) ... Added three blocks and three steals against the Greyhounds ... Followed with another 15-point effort against Morgan State (Dec. 14) ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Dec. 16 for her performances against Loyola and Morgan State (15.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 12-18 FG, 2.0 spg, 1.5 bpg) ... Recorded 15 rebounds and flive blocks against North Carolina A&T (Dec. 21) ... Posted three straight double-doubles against Bluefield State (18p/11r), George Mason (14p/13r) and Saint Joseph's (11p/10r) (Dec. 31-Jan. 5) ... Eight of her 11 rebounds against the Blues and seven of 13 against the Patriots were on the offensive glass ... Made 7-of-10 field goal attempts and added four blocks and three steals against Mason ... Named A-10 Rookie of the Week for the second time on Jan. 6 for her performances in those games (14.3 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 19-30 FG, 2.0 bpg, 1.7 spg), the first Colonial to win multiple Rookie of the Week awards since Tiana Myers in 2008-09 ... Scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 7-of-9 from the foul line at George Mason (Jan. 18) ... Recorded a double-double of 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line against Saint Joseph's (Jan. 22) ... Nine of her rebounds against the Hawks were on the offensive end ... Scored 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting and added 14 rebounds at Duquesne (Feb. 5) for her seventh double-double of the season ... The .909 shooting percentage was a team season high and equaled the second-best performance in the A-10 on the year ... Followed with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting and nine rebounds at Fordham (Feb. 8) and another 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, 10 rebounds and four against VCU (Feb. 13) ... Recorded a career-high 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting and 16 rebounds against Massachusetts (Jan. 29) ... Earned her third A-10 Rookie of the Week award on Feb. 17 (19.5 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 17-23 FG, 2.5 bpg), the most by a Colonial since Kimberly Beck in 2005 ... Posted her 10th double-double with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 12 rebounds against No. 21 Dayton in the regular-season finale, totaling 13 points and 11 rebounds in the second half alone (March 1) ... Had eight offensive rebounds against the Flyers ... Ended the regular season on a tear, averaging 14.9 points and 10.3 rebounds and shooting 73.4 percent (47-for-64) over the final seven contests (Feb. 5-March 1) ... Notched double-doubles in two of three WNIT games, recording 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting, 12 rebounds and three blocks in the first round against East Carolina (March 19) and 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 15 rebounds and five blocks in the third round at USF (March 27) ... Named the team's Most Improved Player at the end-of-year awards banquet ... Co-recipient of the Female Rookie of the Year at the third annual Georgey Awards.
Earned All-Met honorable mention from the Washington Post and First-Team All-Independent School League as a junior, when she averaged 15.5 points and 15.1 rebounds per game ... Selected to the All-Prince George's County First Team by the Gazette as a freshman at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md. ... Led the Yellow Jackets to the Class 2A state finals that season ... Also lettered in softball and soccer.
Caira Zeline Washington ... Born June 21, 1995, in Washington, D.C. ... Daughter of Charlene and Harold Washington ... Has two brothers, Harold and Zakari ... Majoring in psychology.
|Points||25 -||vs. Massachusetts (2/15/14)|
|Minutes||38 -||3x, Last at George Mason (1/11/17)|
|Field Goals Made||10 -||5x, Last vs. American (11/17/15)|
|Field Goals Attempted||18 -||vs. Grambling State (11/14/15)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||0 -||NA|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||0 -||NA|
|Free Throws Made||7 -||2x, Last vs. Saint Joseph's (1/22/14)|
|Free Throws Attempted||9 -||at George Mason (1/18/14)|
|Rebounds||16 -||2x, Last vs. Massachusetts (2/15/14)|
|Assists||6 -||vs. Fordham (2/1/17)|
|Blocks||6 -||vs. Coppin State (11/16/16)|
|Steals||4 -||2x, Last vs. Dayton (2/12/17)|
Women's Hoops Opens NCAA Tournament vs. Ohio State on Saturday
TIPPING OFF: The Atlantic 10 Champion and No. 14 seed George Washington women's basketball team will open play in the Spokane Regional of the NCAA Tournament...
Buff & Blue Believers
As Selection Monday festivities wound down inside the Charles E. Smith Center, GW head coach Jennifer Rizzotti’s work was just beginning.
Rizzotti Tabbed as USA National Team Assistant Coach
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - George Washington women's basketball head coach Jennifer Rizzotti has been tabbed to serve as an assistant coach for the United...
Women's Hoops to Face Ohio State in NCAA Tournament First Round
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team has earned a No. 14 seed in the Spokane Regional and will open the NCAA...
The Best Kind of Waiting
With six wins in their final eight regular season games, they put themselves in good position for at least a WNIT bid, regardless of what happened in the...
Women's Basketball to Host Selection Monday Watch Party
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team will host a Selection Monday Watch Party in the Colonials Club of the...
CHAMPIONS! GW Wins A-10 Title
GW returns to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons while Head Coach Jen Rizzotti, a National Champion as a student-athlete at UConn,...
Women's Hoops Upsets Top-Seeded Dayton in A-10 Semifinals
RICHMOND, Va. - The George Washington women's basketball team advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship game for the third time in the last four seasons when ...