ByGeorge! Online

Feb. 19, 2002

Colonials Round Up

• Men's Basketball Nuggets
Marathon Men... The shorthanded Colonials are getting a lot of minutes from their starting five. GW starters are averaging 32.4 minutes a game and have been on the court for 3,480 of 4,425 total minutes through 22 games. Freshman T.J. Thompson leads the ironmen with 783 minutes each (out of a possible 885 minutes) played thus far.

Monroe Climbs Scoring List... With 17 points against Rhode Island Jan. 26, Chris Monroe broke into the Top 10 on the GW career scoring list. At his current pace of 21.7 points per game, Monroe should break the 2,000-point plateau during his senior season. He would become just the second player in GW history to score 2,000 points joining Joe Holup (’56) who scored 2,226 points during his illustrious career from 1953 to 1956 — before the three-point shot was adopted.

• A-10 ShootOut
For the second consecutive year, the Atlantic 10 Conference presents the Atlantic 10 ShootOut culminating March 9 at the Men’s Basketball Championship in Philadelphia. This year, the conference and official sponsors bring the ShootOut tour to each A-10 campus. The tour will reach Foggy Bottom on Feb. 20 at the Lerner Family Health and Wellness Center and Feb. 23 at Smith Center.

The A-10 ShootOut is a team hoop shooting competition with two new divisions for the 2002 tour. Free and open to all students at A-10 institutions, male, female, and co-ed teams of two will shoot alternating shots from six designated spots on the floor, all with point values based on difficulty. The object is to score as many points as possible in 30 seconds.

Students can register through the A-10 Web site ( or by picking up a registration form at the intramural sports office.

At the end of the qualifying round, male and female division winners will be awarded round-trip airfare to anywhere in the continental United States. The co-ed winners from each campus will be flown to Philadelphia to compete for the overall A-10 ShootOut crown at the Verizon A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship at the First Union Spectrum. The members of the winning team will take home the grand prize of $10,000.

• Inaugural Lacrosse Game Set for March 3
A new set of Colonials are preparing to sport the buff and blue as women’s lacrosse begins as a Division I sport at GW. Under Head Coach Jennifer Morris and Assistant Coach Chrissy Lombard, the Colonials will begin the University’s foray into lacrosse by playing Marist on March 3 beginning at noon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Field. The women will play 17 games, including A-10 Conference play versus Massachusetts, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Temple, St. Bonaventure, Duquesne, and La Salle.

• Women’s Water Polo Ranked Eighth in Preseason Poll
The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) released its preseason Top 10 poll placing GW’s women’s water polo team eighth in the conference heading into the 2002 season.

The Colonials enter their third season as a varsity sport at GW after finishing 14–13 overall in 2001, and posting an impressive 6–2 record in the CWPA. GW received 66 votes overall, second only to Princeton University in the Southern Division’s Mid-Atlantic Region, and fourth overall in the entire Southern Division.

The CWPA expands to 25 teams this season, adding five new members. The schools are separated into the Southern and Northern Divisions, which are each divided into two regions that are determined by geographical locale.
GW opened its season at the Princeton Invitational on Feb. 16, against Massachusetts and Brown. The women’s first home match at the Smith Center is slated for March 9 versus Princeton.

• Gymnastics
GW’s Gymnastics team posted a score of 191.9 to finish third behind Bowling Green State University (192.675) and the University of North Carolina (193.825) in the three-way meet Saturday in Chapel Hill, NC, Feb. 10. Devin McCalla was third in the all-around competition with a score of 38.675, while Jessica Mantak placed sixth in the all-around with a 37.400.


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