Softball Alumna Meyers Taylor Claims Olympic Bobsled Silver
GW Hall of Famer medals at third straight Olympic Winter Games
Meyers Taylor, along with partner Lauren Gibbs, entered the day in the No. 2 spot and held steady with a four-run combined time of 3:22.52, seven hundredths of a second behind the German sled piloted by Mariama Jamanka. The former Colonial set an Olympic Sliding Centre course record with her first run Wednesday (50.46 seconds) to pull closer to the lead and posted another strong effort in her finale before being edged by the Germans. The Canadian sled led by Kaillie Humphries took bronze. (NBC will re-broadcast Wednesday's runs in primetime. An online replay is also available here.)
"I am through the roof," Meyers Taylor told reporters afterward. "I gave it everything I had today. I gave it everything I had yesterday. We threw down some runs and made Mariama come get it, and she did."
Meyers Taylor, who played softball at GW from 2003-to-2007, added to her medal collection after picking up bronze in Vancouver in 2010 and silver in Sochi four years ago. She's the first American woman to win three Olympic bobsled medals. Humphries is the only other athlete to accomplish that feat since the women's event debuted at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
Meyers arrived at GW as the softball program's first recruit and graduated as the Colonials' all-time leader in nearly every offensive category. The Georgia native was a two-time A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year and CoSIDA Academic All-American during her impressive career in Buff and Blue. Her No. 24 was retired by the program in 2014.
A women's bobsled silver for our alum @eamslider24! Her third straight medal at the @olympic Winter Games! Your Buff and Blue family was cheering you on the whole way! We're so proud of you! #RaiseHigh pic.twitter.com/JWwuXNWHfn
-- GW Softball (@GW_Softball) February 21, 2018
Words do not appropriately explain how proud I am of @eamslider24! She teaches us all how to #RaiseHigh as she brings home her 3rd Olympic medal! WE LOVE YOU, E! #OurOlympian 🇺🇸 Determination Commitment Respect
-- Tanya Vogel (@Tanya_Vogel7) February 21, 2018
Softball Stays Perfect at Home
George Washington softball stayed perfect on its home field with another doubleheader sweep Friday to begin its Buff and Blue Challenge.
Softball Aims to Extend Streak at Buff & Blue Challenge
George Washington softball is set to host Brown, Lafayette and Siena for the Buff and Blue Challenge, beginning Friday at the GW Softball Field on the Mount ...
Cone, Costlow Garner A-10 Softball Honors
George Washington’s Jenna Cone and Sarah Costlow picked up Atlantic 10 weekly softball honors Tuesday for their efforts in a dominant run at the...
Softball vs. UMBC Postponed
The GW softball doubleheader against UMBC scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed due to cold temperatures and high winds in the forecast.
Softball Wraps Perfect Colonial Classic
George Washington softball capped a perfect run at its Colonial Classic in style Sunday, blasting Fairleigh Dickinson, 20-0, in five innings.
Softball Improves to 4-0 at Colonial Classic
Morgan Rinehart homered in both games of a doubleheader Saturday, powering George Washington softball to a sweep at the Colonial Classic.
Softball Kicks Off Colonial Classic with Sweep
A standout pitching effort from Sarah Costlow in her first home start of the season, highlighted a George Washington softball sweep to open its Colonial...
Softball Hosts Colonial Classic
GW softball will welcome Princeton and Fairleigh Dickinson to the Mount Vernon Campus this weekend for its Colonial Classic.