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World Champion Rower Reflects on His Path to Rio

World Champion Rower Reflects on His Path to Rio

  Creating an infrastructure to support the Olympic Games takes a Herculean effort, a feat that astounds the masses every time the opening ceremonies commence. Short timelines, tight budgets, and last-minute snafus are a given, which is why many Olympic committees lean heavily on global sports and mega-events researchers like Trofym Anderson, GW BBA ’14,

Fans Cheer on Men’s Hoops in NYC!

When the GW men’s basketball team headed to NYC for the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship, hundreds of Colonials fans were there to support them.  Check out this video to share in the excitment—as one fan says, “there hasn’t been a team like this in years.” Go Colonials! Show your school spirit: @gw_mbb, #RaiseHigh    

Men’s Hoops Headed to NYC for A-10 Tourney

GW men’s basketball will head to Brooklyn, NY this weekend as the No. 3 seed team in the Atlantic 10 Championship, a 12-game championship that features all 13 teams from one of the nation’s best basketball conferences. Games take place from March 12-16 at the Barclays Center. The Colonials will play their first game on

Double Alumna Elana Meyers Brings Home the Silver!

Remember our story about Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers, SPHHS BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11?  It’s officially time for a victory dance. Meyers and her teammate Lauryn Williams competed today and clinched the silver medal for the US—and the GW community is buzzing with excitement for her and Team USA. “Elana exemplifies the dedication, passion and attitude that

Athletic Alums Offer “Impossible to Miss” Advertising Platform

Have you ever noticed an advertisement in an unusual location and thought it was a brilliant marketing strategy? That strategy is what drives Ezpeezy Advertising, a DC-based urban indoor advertising company that provides companies the opportunity to target and reach their audiences in uninterrupted environments. Founded by Danny Brooker, GWSB BBA ’08 and Tim Johnson,

“Our First Game in Many Years: What a Blast!”

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, a group of GW alumni took the chance to Raise High and support the Colonials by attending their first basketball game in years. It was good timing—not only was it a “Dollar Dog Night,” but the Colonials took down Duquesne with a 71-57 victory. “What a blast!” said Jeffrey Grieco, ESIA

Double Alumna Sets Her Sights on Olympic Gold

With the winter Olympics just a few weeks away, athletes from around the world are gearing up to compete in Sochi. That includes Elana Meyers, SPHHS BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11, a member of the US Women’s Bobsled National Team, who snagged two victories in December at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation’s 2013 World

Near or Far, Don’t Miss Homecoming Weekend 2014!

Itching for an excuse to come back to campus? GW’s 2014 Homecoming Weekend is just around the corner! From Feb. 7-9, the Foggy Bottom campus will be abuzz with several special events to Raise High the Buff and Blue. Festivities kick off on Friday, Feb. 7 with the annual George Washington’s Birthday Bonfire at 6:00pm

DC Alumni Catch Men’s Hoops BB&T Classic Victory

On Sunday, Dec. 8, despite the first snowfall of the season, Colonials fans packed Washington, DC’s Verizon Center to cheer on the GW Men’s Basketball team during the 19th annual BB&T Classic. A pregame reception brought fans together for food, drink and rallying speeches by GW’s director of athletics, Patrick Nero, and Men’s Basketball head

Olympic Hopeful Wins at Bobsled World Cup Race

Have you heard the buzz about Elana Meyers, SPHHS BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11, who brought home a bronze medal in the last winter Olympics? The Sochi-bound bobsledder just claimed two victories at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation’s 2013 World Cup in Park City, UT—and she found time to pen an article about the experience