Sports

Swim Teams Dominate CAC

Claudia Keller ’21 was named the women’s rookie of the year for the CAC.

By Clint Often The UMW women’s swim team captured an unprecedented 28th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championship on Feb. 25, while the men claimed their 18th straight conference title. The women finished with 913 points at the four-day meet. UMW head coach Abby Brethauer was honored as the CAC coach of the year. Claudia Keller ’21 was named the women’s rookie of the year after finishing first in the 1,650-yard and 500-yard freestyle and swimming in the winning 800-yard freestyle relay. The UMW women are the only team in any Capital Athletic Conference sport to have won every championship since the advent of the CAC in 1991. On the men’s side, the Eagles captured the 2018 title with 905.5 points. Brethauer was also named the men’s coach of the year in the league. The Eagles gained five first-place finishes at the championships. Jeffrey Leckrone ’19 competed in the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in breaststroke and individual medley. … [Read more...]

Basketball Teams End Successful Seasons

Kendall Parker ’18 drives down the court. Photo by Sue Spencer.

UMW men’s and women’s basketball each won first-round games in this year’s Capital Athletic Conference tournament. UMW men had six players score in double figures to defeat Frostburg State University, 82-78. Eric Shaw ’18 scored 20 points, with seven rebounds and six assists. A.J. Robinson ’20, Khiorie Stewart ’19, Drew Johnson ’21, Jacob Williams ’19, and Johnnie Cronin ’19 also fueled the victory. They ended at 19-9, their best season since 2013-2014. Shaw was named men’s first-team all-CAC for the second year. Johnson was named men’s rookie of the year for the CAC. Against Salisbury in the CAC first round, the UMW women prevailed 50-42, with 11 of those points from Tory Martin ’21 and 10 from Megan Comer ’19. Jordan Pamlanye ’19 grabbed 10 rebounds, and Kendall Parker ’18, Claire Mocarski ’21, and Emily Thompson ’20 also contributed. The Eagles ended their 14th consecutive winning season with a 14-13 record. … [Read more...]

Athletic Hall of Fame Gets New Members

Three athletes who earned All-American status in their sports were inducted into UMW’s Athletic Hall of Fame in February. Also inducted was the 2006-2007 women’s basketball team, which took its 31-3 record to the NCAA Division III Final Four. Individual inductees were: Debbie Bruen Flores ’07, who led the UMW women’s basketball team to three NCAA tournament appearances, including the trip to the Final Four in 2007. Kevin Foeman ’06, a pitcher who led UMW baseball to three NCAA Tournament appearances. He holds Mary Washington career records for wins, strikeouts, and complete games. Dale Parker ’07, the first UMW swimmer to gain an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA Championships. He was the CAC Swimmer of the Year in 2005 and 2007. … [Read more...]

Athletics Gala Planned

Christy Copper ’91, a highly decorated tennis player and UMW athletics philanthropist, will give the keynote address at the fifth annual UMW Athletics Gala. The event is at 6 p.m. May 17 in Chandler Ballroom at the University Center. For tickets, go to umweagles.com/gala or contact Philip Pierce at 540-654-1153 or ppierce@umw.edu. … [Read more...]

Rogol Honored

Ian Rogol is head athletic trainer.

Head athletic trainer Ian Rogol has been named to the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association 2018 Hall of Fame for his dedication and service to the organization and to student athletes. … [Read more...]