Hall of Famer Joins UMW Team

One of the Washington Redskins’ all-time greats is now a University of Mary Washington Eagle. NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green, who played pro football for 20 years and helped his team win two Super Bowls, has joined the UMW athletics department on a limited basis as a special assistant for student-athlete development and public relations. The announcement was made at the annual UMW sports award banquet in April. Green, 53, will be both adviser and mentor for student athletes. Coming to UMW is a way to keep working with young people, he said, which he’s been doing since early in his pro career. In 1988, Green created the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, which today supports programs for disadvantaged youths in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. “We’re just going to sincerely work to make life better for young people. That’s what I like doing,” he said. Green’s new role with UMW started early this year, when Green called UMW Athletics Director Ken Tyler to … [Read more...]

Student Athletes Soar

UMW names scholar-athletes and athletes of the year

Liz Green ’14 and David Heller ’14 were named UMW scholar-athletes of the year. Green is the 2011 CAC Runner of the Year winner in cross-country and earned all-conference and all-region honors in the 2012 season. The business administration major is from Viera, Fla. Heller is a UMW soccer team member who was an All-Capital Athletic Conference team member. The business administration major is from Alexandria, Va. Lisa Charney ’13 and Alex Anderson ’15 were named the first-ever UMW athletes of the year. Charney is a consensus first-team All America selection who led the UMW field hockey team to a 20-2 record and the CAC Championship. She was named CAC Conference Player of the Year and the national Division III Player of the year, and she was chosen for first team all-region, first team all-conference, and first team all-state recognition. The psychology major from Fairfax, Va., helped UMW reach the NCAA Final Four and scored 25 goals for the … [Read more...]

UMW Takes CAC All-Sports Award

UMW combined seven Capital Athletic Conference championships with six second-place finishes to capture the 2012-13 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award, the Eagles’ first since 2004-05. The award goes to the CAC member that accumulates the most points during the academic year. UMW captured the CAC trophy in men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s cross-country, field hockey, and women’s indoor track and field on the way to scoring 156 overall points. Mary Washington also gained top honors in the Women’s Commissioner’s Award chase for the second time in three years, scoring 90 points in 11 championship sports. … [Read more...]