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.
To learn more:
- Download the Buff & Blue Fund campaign brochure [PDF].
- View examples of the way your philanthropy to GW Athletics can deliver immediate results.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.