March 4, 2003
Colonials Round Up
Womens Basketball Takes Top Tournament
The George Washington University womens basketball team turned
a 7063 victory over Atlantic 10 opponent La Salle into a No. 1
overall seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, claiming the regular season
west division title for the sixth time in Head Coach Joe McKeowns
tenure at GW.
By virtue of its No. 1 seed, GW gets a first round bye in the conference
championship which tips off in Kingston, RI, March 6. In the tournament
GW will face the winner of the match up between the fourth seed in the
east and the fifth seed in the west.
With the west division win the Colonials have proved the experts right.
GW and Temple were tabbed as the teams to beat in the A-10, according
to a pre-season poll conducted by the conferences head coaches.
In the east division the coaches missed their mark as Saint Josephs
stepped out to a commanding 113 conference record over second
place Temples 67 A-10 numbers.
In that same poll, the coaches selected the A-10 pre-season All-Conference
teams. Ugo Oha and Cathy Joens were picked for the first-team, while
Erica Lawrence was named to the third team and Tylon Harris was chosen
for the Preseason All-Rookie team.
Senior Guard Garners A-10 Honors
Cathy Joens was named A-10 Player of the Week, Feb. 23, for her solid
play in GWs 8952 victory over Dayton.
The senior guard scored a game-high 25 points on 918 shooting,
including three from three-point range. Joens also added six steals
and rebounds and recorded three assists in 31 minutes of play. This
is her fourth weekly award this season.
Monroe Takes Aim at Holups Hoops
With three games remaining at press time, senior Chris Monroe is just
75 points behind Joe Holups 2,226 career points.
Monroes 28 points in GWs 7570 loss to Massachusetts
Jan. 25 moved him into second place behind Holup, becoming just the
second Colonial in the 88-year history of GW basketball to reach the
The Colonials team captain, Monroe has scored in double figures
in 38 consecutive games and has 92 double-figure scoring games in 105
career games. He leads the league in scoring with 21.4 points per game.
Conden Ties GW Record, Walter Wins 200th
Ace pitcher Greg Conden won his 30th career game tying a 32-year old
record for career victories. With the Colonials 32 seven-inning
win over Sacred Heart, seventh-year coach Tom Walter recorded his 200th
victory. The game was played in Newport News, VA at Christopher Newports
Captains Field due to inclement weather in Washington, DC.
Greg Conden, who now has started a record 49 games, led the Colonials
to a 32 win with the complete game victory. He improves to 20
for the year while recording his 30th victory of his four-year Colonials
career. For his efforts against Sacred Heart Conden received A-10 Player
of the Week honors. He struck out seven over seven innings of work.
He gave up two runs on six hits and now has an ERA of 2.25 this year.
Womens Tennis Drops One to American,
The GW womens tennis team lost a heartbreaker to American, 43,
Feb. 22, at the Tennis Center at College Park. The loss drops the Colonials
to 13, while American evened their record at 11.
In singles play, senior Tracy Wei gained her first singles victory of
the dual match season, beating Sasha Zerkalova at the No. 1 position,
64, 63. Sevla Gonca secured her second win of the day at
No. 4 singles by eeking out a tough match against Kristina Georgieva,
63, 46, (104). Freshman Estee Bartell continued her
fine play so far this season by beating Brandi Kligman, 61, 60,
at No. 6.
Swimming Sets Five School Records At
GWs womens swimming and diving team put in a strong showing
at the A-10 Championships in Buffalo, NY. The team took third place
with a score of 453. Five GW records were broken during the three-day
championship and the Colonials won three races.
Freshman Maggie Moss set a new GW record in the 100-yd backstroke with
a time of :57.25 while leading off the medley relay. She also set a
new school record in the 200-yd backstroke with a time of 2:03.50 shattering
her previous record by more than a second.
Junior Ruth Dubyel set school records in the 100-yd and 200-yd butterfly
events. Dubyel swam the 100-yd butterfly in a time of :56.14. She then
posted a time of 2:05.31 in the 200-yd butterfly, winning the race as
well as breaking an eight-year-old GW record previously set in 1995
by Stephanie Ballou. Dubyel was honored for her performance by being
named to the A-10 First Team All-Conference.
Junior Kristen Fagley also earned A-10 First Team All-Conference honors.
Fagley finished first in the 200-yd freestyle in a time of 1:52.93.
The womens 400-yd medley relay team (Moss, Kirsten Rasmuson, Dubyel,
and Christina Boland) also set a new school record with a time
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