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Politics isn’t the only game in town.
We don’t just cheer for our 27 varsity teams, we Raise High the Buff and Blue! G-Dub has won team championships in 15 different sports — from basketball to tennis, gymnastics to golf. With an Army of fans loyal to GW, it’s no surprise our teams have thrived in the Atlantic 10 conference and across the country.
In the classroom and in competition, our athletes excel: More than 350 student-athletes make the Dean’s List each semester with a 3.0 or higher GPA. That’s quite a record in any arena.
international student-athletes from 37 countries
Students who play club sports
GW men's basketball record at home since 2013
hours of community service performed annually with recent back-to-back NCAA service championships
All-Americans in 2018-19, including the Atlantic 10’s baseball and softball Player of the Year
Our fans give us the edge at home. It’s what we call a monumental home court advantage. Join the Colonial Army, our official student fan group, and be part of the game, every game.
Learn it and love it: The GW fight song is a tradition at our games. Before long, you’ll raise high the buff, raise high the blue, as if you’ve been doing it your entire life.
Atakan Destici, Men's Water Polo
Class of 2020
"As an international student-athlete, GW has been a great experience for me, both in terms of academics and athletics. I have made great friends and met fantastic people in my time here. As a Colonial, I have learned the significance of teamwork. By working together and trusting each other, my teammates and I were able to win our first conference championship ever."
Playing a Division 1 sport in a high-profile city is an exciting opportunity. You’ll play for loyal fans in a winning environment and prove you can handle the responsibilities of being a student and an athlete. You won’t do it alone: We support our student-athletes from recruitment to Commencement and beyond with an emphasis on individual responsibility and pride in academic accomplishments. From academic support to leadership development, we make sure our student-athletes succeed in their time here and after.
Cydney Crasa, Gymnastics
Class of 2020
Major: Organizational Sciences
"Being part of the gymnastics team which consists of a group of young women who all want to be successful is something that pushes me forward. Undergoing an injury during my first year, being around my teammates and the athletic department as a whole drove me to be better. The GW Athletics Community makes me excited for what's to come and to be fully present in GW moments and opportunities!"
You don’t have to be a varsity athlete to love the game. GW has more than 50 club and intramural sports you can join — from ice hockey to ultimate frisbee. Pro tip: You’ll love playing on the National Mall.
Lerner Health & Wellness Center, our fitness center on Foggy Bottom, has everything you need to stay healthy. From a variety of cardio and strength training equipment to group fitness classes to racquetball courts, you’ll have fun while working out.
Our state-of-the-art fitness center in West Hall is equipped with everything from free weights to recumbent bikes. It’s open to all members of the Mount Vernon Campus community free of charge.