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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2019

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Student Athlete

Spectator attendance at varsity games increases

November 1, 2018 |

Senior Writer
Clint Often, the assistant athletic director for communications and marketing, believes that the “attendance [at varsity sporting events] this year has been terrific.”Read More

Life of a student athlete as told by Maggie Larkin

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer 

Maggie Larkin, a sociology major in the Special Education program, is a freshman on varsity cross country. She has had first-hand experience with jumping into a varsity sport straight out of high school. Larkin ran cross country at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA, she made it to regionals and states during her time there. At the UMW cross country opener, she led the women’s team with a third place finish at 15 minutes and 10 seconds.Read More

How sports can benefit students and the learning process

February 23, 2017 |


The saying, “all work and no play” does not apply to the abundance of student-athletes around the world. In fact, playing sports while in college has a positive impact not only on students’ academics, but their personal lives as well.Read More

Q & A with former varsity softball player Allison Griffith

December 1, 2016 |


Managing time is always an important aspect of a college student's life, but even more so for student athletes. We interviewed Allison Griffith, a sophomore history major in the education program, about how she managed her time last year as a freshman while on the softball team at the University of Mary Washington. Read More