Swimmers Go All-America

  Two individual swimmers and a women’s relay team earned All-America honors at the 2016 NCAA Division III Swimming Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, in March. Steph Hallock ’16 came in 11th in the women’s 50-yard freestyle and 15th in the 100-yard freestyle, earning All-America honors for both. Dallas Tarkenton ’17 achieved the status with an eighth-place finish in the men’s 100-yard butterfly. Hallock was on the women’s 200-yard medley relay team, with teammates Katie Fago ’16, Hannah Hagy ’16, and Anna Corley ’17. That team finished 13th, earning All-America honors. UMW swimmer Shannon Coryell ’17 also competed in the invitation-only event in Greensboro.   … [Read more...]

Athletics Gala to Feature Wong

Jin Wong ’97, assistant general manager of the World Series-winning Kansas City Royals, will speak at the third annual UMW Athletics Gala on May 19 at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. Wong, a business administration major and former All-American center fielder for Mary Washington, exemplifies UMW Athletics’ mission for student-athlete excellence. UMW President Richard V. Hurley, who is retiring in June, also will attend. The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and silent auction bidding; dinner and the program start at 7. A live auction will end the evening. Seats are $130 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. A portion of each ticket purchase is tax-deductible, and proceeds will benefit Mary Washington student-athletes. For information, contact Philip Pierce at 540/654-1153 or by email at … [Read more...]

UMW Dedicates Rosner Arena

The arena in the William M. Anderson Center has a new name in honor of Ron Rosner, a Fredericksburg-area businessman and longtime benefactor of University of Mary Washington athletics. The Ron Rosner Arena was officially named in December during a halftime ceremony at a men’s basketball game. Rosner gave $500,000 to fund the Ron Rosner Athletic Endowment, supporting UMW’s student-athletes and the community. Rosner is founder and chairman of the board of the Rosner Automotive Group, and he’s long been a supporter of UMW and the community. At Mary Washington, he has sponsored lectures by National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths and husband-and-wife journalists Jennifer Griffin of the Fox News Channel and Greg Myre of National Public Radio. “The community has been so generous to me,” Rosner said. “The University of Mary Washington is a great asset to the region and an integral part of the community. I hope my gift will help bolster the university’s already strong athletics … [Read more...]

Women Take CAC Championship

The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team blazed through another stellar season, winning 24 games including the Capital Athletic Conference Championship. Along the way, UMW head coach Deena Applebury earned her 300th career win. It was the Eagles’ sixth CAC championship and the eighth trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament under Applebury, who has coached at UMW since 2003. The program has made 10 NCAA appearances altogether. The Eagles advanced only through the first round of the NCAAs, losing 67-56 to Maryville College of Tennessee in March. But the season saw some great moments for the UMW women, including hard-fought wins over conference rivals St. Mary’s, Christopher Newport, and Marymount. … [Read more...]