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The Blue & Gray Press | May 23, 2018

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Jeffrey Leckrone represents UMW at NCAA swimming championship

March 15, 2018 |


Staff Writer

In this age of political and cultural tension nothing can be so refreshing than to come together and celebrate the achievements of the extraordinary individual. Let this be the case for Jeffrey Leckrone, a UMW swimmer, whose qualification for the NCAA Championship in Indianapolis is a major achievement. Being the only swimmer from Mary Washington representing the school at NCAA is not easy, but Leckrone is determined and prepared. His coach, Abby Brethauer, expressed her pride in Leckrone’s work ethic and zeal.Read More

Women’s Lacrosse Awaits Bid to NCAA Tournament Following Amazing Season

April 27, 2017 |


The women’s lacrosse team has had a landmark season this year. It has been one of the most successful since recent years. They made it to the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference, where they faced their personal team to beat, Salisbury. It marked their first shutout game since 1987 against Southern Virginia and on senior day no less.Read More

Men’s basketball scores school records in NCAA tournament

March 19, 2014 |

Chants of “Eagle Nation” could be heard from 1900 fans all throughout the Anderson Center as the final seconds of the University of Mary Washington’s men’s basketball season ticked away Saturday night as the Eagles fell to the Purple Cows of Williams College in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. Considering the team has never won an NCAA tournament game before this year, the game itself is quite a feat.

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Sophomore sets record pace

April 3, 2013 |

Sophomore swimmer Alex Anderson, a new record holder, and nine of his teammates had family members ready to cheer them through the NCAA Division III Championship Swim and Dive meet. The team made the trip to Shenandoah, Texas from March 20-23 to represent the University of Mary Washington.Read More

UMW swims to NCAA finals

March 22, 2013 |

In her third season as the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming teams at the University of Mary Washington, Abby Brethauer is leading her teams to unprecedented success. Earlier this month, Brethauer’s squads announced they were sending 10 athletes to compete at the NCAA Division III Championships, a school record.Read More

Rampey Reflects on Memorable Field Hockey Season

December 6, 2012 |

In mid-August, the University of Mary Washington field hockey team, myself included, got together for the first time to run two miles and test our strength.Read More

College Basketball Tournament Preview

March 10, 2010 |

The trick in the NCAA basketball tournament is figuring out which teams are the real contenders, which teams are pretenders, and which teams are sleepers to go deeper than people would think. In this segment we will delve into teams … Read More

Division 1-A Football Set to Begin

September 2, 2009 |

By Nick Nelson

Mascots, marching bands, cheerleaders and fight songs are all in the air. Grills are being dusted off to prepare for tailgates, and Saturday afternoon is being taken up in everyone’s schedule. This can only mean one thing: … Read More

Sweet Sixteen: As It Should Be

March 26, 2009 |


It seems that the clock has struck midnight early this year for the all the Cinderellas in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This year there does not appear to be any George Masons as the only seed … Read More

March Madness 2009

March 19, 2009 |


When three conferences are able to send seven of their teams to the NCAA tournament, you know that it won’t just be March Madness, but a month of sheer basketball insanity.

The Big East, Big Ten and … Read More