Athletics

At GW, we believe a world-class university deserves a world-class athletics program. Our goal is to build champions in the classroom, in the community, and in competition.

With 27 varsity programs and more than 30 club and intramural offerings, we engage our students, our campus community, our alumni, and our fans through the spirit of healthy living and competition. With your help, we can take GW Athletics to new heights.

Support Champions, Give to GW Athletics

To learn more:

Student-Athlete Testimonials

  • Brian Mojica

    Brian Mojica - Men's Water Polo

    Brian Mojica, '15 - Men's Water Polo

    "GW student-athletes are taught to aim for excellence in everything we do. With resources like the Carbonell Academic Center...we have the tools to do just that."

  • Jack Persons

    Jack Persons - Men's Golf

    Jack Persons, '15 - Men’s Golf

    “One of the most amazing experiences at GW has been working with the Salute Military Golf Association.... It’s a special way...to give back to our nation’s heroes through the sport we all love to play.”

  • Rachel Quinn

    Rachel Quinn - Women's Lacrosse

    Rachel Quinn, '15 - Women’s Lacrosse

    “When I came to GW, I wanted to serve my community. Volunteering at [Camp Kesem GW] is a great chance to give kids a time to escape...and to cope with their parents’ illnesses in other ways.”

  • Victoria Valos

    Victoria Valos - Softball

    Victoria Valos, '15 - Softball

    “Because of [donor] generosity, my teammates and I were able to travel to some of the best programs in college softball. These contests gave our program national exposure....”

  • Kelsey Newman

    Kelsey Newman - Volleyball

    Kelsey Newman, '15 - Volleyball

    “Having the opportunity to compete within walking distance of our national monuments...reminds us that we not only represent our team and the university, but also our nation’s capital.”

  • Francisco Dias

    Francisco Dias - Men's Tennis

    Francisco Dias, '15 - Men’s Tennis

    “I was attracted to GW because it offered me a chance to receive a world-class education while competing at the highest level of college athletics.”

Where to Give

Victoria Valos

Boost Resources for Our Athletes

The Buff & Blue Fund provides all GW student-athletes with uniforms, up-to-date training facilities and equipment, team travel, meals, the finest coaches, recruiting support, academic support programs, and other essentials for maintaining the quality of every GW team and sport. Additional resources will support sport-specific training, nutritional options, and safer and more efficient transportation to competitions.

Enhance the student-athlete experience
Adewole

Take Facilities to the Next Level

Recent renovations made to the Barcroft Baseball Park, Mount Vernon Athletics Complex, and the Charles E. Smith Center were made possible, in part, by philanthropy.  Our fields and courts are used regularly by intercollegiate teams, club sports, intramural teams, and recreational groups. These facilities need frequent upgrades to match the level of competitions that they host.

Contact us for more information on supporting athletic facilities

Supporting Champions

  • Tennis Photo

    Athletics Slider: Men's Tennis

    This year, GW men's tennis became back-to-back A-10 champions, garnering their fourth A-10 title in five years and earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

     
  • 2015 Women's Volleyball team accepted the Buff & Blue Fund Challenge.

    Slider: Buff & Blue Fund Challenge Raises $80,000

    Accepting the Buff & Blue Challenge from Gil Cisneros, BA '94, volleyball and softball teams stepped up with 100% participation.

  • Student Athletes at Commencement

    Athletics Slider: Well-Round Student Athletes

    It’s often difficult for athletes to study abroad. Through philanthropic support, teams can travel and experience other cultures and countries, creating well-rounded student-athletes who are engaged as leaders.

  • Women's Squash

    Athletics Slider: Women's Squash

    Our women's squash team won its first Kurtz Cup Championship at the College Squash Association Team Nationals, finishing 2014 ranked No. 9 in the country — the highest in program history. 

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