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The Blue & Gray Press | May 24, 2019

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Women’s varsity swimming holds its winning legacy

November 8, 2018 |

Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington’s women’s swim team is currently, and has been for the past 28 seasons, reigning Capital Athletic Conference champions. Read More

Four year eligibility rule is unfair to student-athletes

October 11, 2018 |

Staff Writer
The four-year eligibility rule in the NCAA is quite controversial amongst student-athletes.Read More

UMW swim teams make waves at NCAA Championships

March 26, 2014 |

Following last weekend’s NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, the University of Mary Washington’s swim team’s season ended but not before the team could gain two All-American honors and break multiple records and a majority of All-Capital Athletic Conference selections.Read More

Aqua Eagles just keep swimming towards season success

January 22, 2014 |

While many University of Mary Washington students spent their winter breaks shielding themselves from the bitter cold of the “Polar Vortex,” members of the UMW swim team were basking in the warm, sunny weather of Puerto Rico.Read More

Swimming kicks off season with win against Generals

October 23, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington Swim Team had a victorious start of the season last Friday, defeating the Washington & Lee University Generals in their first Division III dual meet last Friday.Read More

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

Swim Team Takes Howard

October 10, 2012 |


On Oct. 6, while most of us were recovering from the long week, the Mary Washington men’s and women’s swimming teams rolled into Goolrick Natatorium to collide with Division I Howard University. This particular contest to start … Read More

Three Compete at Division III Swimming Championships

March 28, 2012 |

From March 21-March 24, Indianapolis, In. played host to the top Division III swimmers across the country for the NCAA National Championships. The University of Mary Washington had three swimmers (senior Megan DeSmit, sophomore Amber Kerico and freshman Alex Anderson) earn their way to the Division III pinnacle to compete in the famous IUPUI pool.Read More

Swim Teams Capture CAC Titles

February 22, 2012 |

Last weekend in St. Mary’s City, Md. the UMW women’s swim team did something they have done since their senior swimmers were born. Dominated. The women’s swim team won the Capital Athletic Conference tournament for the 22nd straight year. The … Read More

Swim Teams Drop Senior Day Meet

February 8, 2012 |


This past Saturday, Feb. 3, the University of Mary Washington men’s and women’s swim teams took on the Division I College of William and Mary Tribe in a dual meet, the last home meet of the season … Read More

UMW Winter Sports Recap

January 25, 2012 |

While most of the student population was back home enjoying their leisurely time off for winter break, four different University of Mary Washington sports teams were competing in grueling athletic competitions. The UMW swim teams, the track and field team, … Read More

UMW Swimming Competes at Gettysburg Invitation

December 7, 2011 |


In their last meet of the semester, the men’s and women’s swim teams competed at the Gettysburg Invitational Swim Meet on Dec. 2nd and 3rd. While the team did not win the meet, many members of the … Read More

Swim Teams Sweep Yellow Jackets

November 16, 2011 |

The only thing louder than the Eagles players and fans cheering Saturday, Nov. 12 was the unspoken message the UMW swim team delivered in their sweep of Randolph-Macon: team camaraderie and hard work are the keys to winning.Read More

Swim Team Upends Howard

October 12, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington swim teams held their first home meet in Goolrick Natatorium last Saturday, Oct. 8, against the Howard University Bisons. Both teams came out looking strong, but the Eagles brought home wins in both the men’s and women’s divisions.Read More

UMW Sports While You Were Away

March 9, 2011 |

A lot has happened in the UMW sports landscape since the last Bullet issue, so let’s catch everyone up on the major events that occurred in the past three weeks.

The men’s basketball season came to a close after the … Read More

UMW Swim Teams Win Pair of Weekend Meets

January 19, 2011 |


After many grueling weeks of practice, the University of Mary Washington swim team had an undefeated weekend against Capital Athletic Conference foes.

The Mary Washington men’s team defeated St. Mary’s College of Maryland 121-84 and the women’s … Read More

Fall Sports Seasons Come To a Close

November 17, 2010 |

As the semester ends, the sports teams have begun to look back on the season that was, examining both the strengths and weaknesses of their play and priming for either the spring semester or Fall 2011.

The men’s soccer team … Read More

UMW Swim Teams Crush Competition

November 3, 2010 |


The prominence of Mary Washington’s swimming program was apparent in victories against Frostburg State and Randolph-Macon College Saturday at the Goolrick Natatorium.

The men’s team won 160-87 in an early Capital Athletic Conference match-up. The men excelled … Read More

Brethauer Excited for UMW Career

September 1, 2010 |


After six years as an assistant coach for Columbia University, Abby Brethauer takes the position of head coach for Men’s and Women’s Varsity Swimming at Mary Washington. Following a surprising leave by former coach Matt Sellman, Brethauer … Read More

Swim Closes NCAA Championships — Six UMW Swimmers Garner All-American Honors

March 25, 2010 |

With All-American performances from junior Sarah Crockett and the women’s relay team, the University of Mary Washington swim team finished the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. on March 19 in impressive fashion, with six All-American swimmers.

Crockett had an impressive … Read More

Swim Teams Take CAC Crowns

February 18, 2010 |

This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s swims team crushed the competition and solidified their spots as Capital Athletic Conference champions.

The women won their 20th consecutive championship in the 20-year history of the conference, wearing t-shirts displaying an … Read More

Swim Team Finishes Strong

January 27, 2010 |

Last weekend, Mary Washington’s men’s and women’s teams achieved a resounding sweep of Gettysburg College, with the men tallying a score of 187-75 and the women winning 177-85.

Anchoring the men’s victory were strong relay wins in the 200 and … Read More

Swim Team Continues Dual-Meet Domination

January 20, 2010 |

Last Friday, after close to two months without formal competition, the swim team swept Marymount University during the last home meet of the season. The men won 169-35, and the women won 148-52. The following day, the team traveled to … Read More

UMW Scoreboard

December 2, 2009 |

Sports Scores from the Past Two Weeks

Men’s Basketball: 2-3 (W 97-91 vs. Lynchburg College, L 62-64 vs. Roanoke College, L 43-59 vs. Deleware State Univeristy, W 68-61 vs. Shenendoah University, L71-77 vs. N.C. Wesleyan College) Women’s Basketball: 2-1 … Read More

Fall Sports Seasons in Review

November 18, 2009 |

The fall sports teams here at Mary Washington have all about wrapped up their seasons, so let us take a look back at what were all successful 2009 campaigns.

The volleyball team had an outstanding year, with an overall record … Read More

UMW Scoreboard and Upcoming Events

November 18, 2009 |

Women’s Soccer:

0-1 (L 2-3 to Maryville College in NCAA Division III Tournament).

Cross Country:

Men’s Team placed fourth at NCAA Regionals.

Women’s Team finished 11th at NCAA Regionals.

Seniors Frank DeVar and Brian Fulton advance to NCAA Division … Read More

Swim Team Dominates Double-Dual Meet

November 4, 2009 |

The Men and Women’s swim teams competed in a double-dual meet against both Salisbury University and Gallaudet University on Saturday Oct. 31. Similar to the previous meet against Washington and Lee on Oct. 16, both teams swept the meet- taking … Read More

Swim Team's Season Under Way With 'Blue and Grey Battle Royale'

September 30, 2009 |


On Saturday afternoon, the walls around Goolrick pool were decked to the nines in posters screaming “Go Big Blue” or “Break out the Grey,” marking the arena of the UMW Swim Team’s annual Blue and Grey Battle … Read More

FARTLEK Keeps Swimmers Focused

March 27, 2008 |


At 5:10 a.m. it’s still dark outside. After the grating sound of the alarm clock forces me out of bed and into my UMW sweats that smell faintly of Gain and chlorine, I grab a bottle of … Read More

Swimmer Stays Grounded After Nationals

February 7, 2008 |


Last March, when other students were packing for cruises and trips to Mexico, sophomore Michelle Sawyer found out that she would be spending her spring break at the NCAA Division III National Championships for swimming.

“I didn’t … Read More