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The Blue & Gray Press | September 25, 2018

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Racial disparity in UMW varsity athletics

April 26, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Black students at the University of Mary Washington are disproportionately represented in the athletics program. This is clear to see when glancing at some varsity sports rosters. Take for instance the UMW men’s basketball team; more than half of their roster is ostensibly Black. In contrast, Black students make up 6% of the student population.

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UMW and others unite to celebrate Balian’s birthday

November 9, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Over the past few weeks, the UMW community showed up in a big way for 9-year-old Balian from Western Wayne Elementary School in Indiana, who just had his ninth birthday where none of his 30 classmates attended. Dr. John Broome, associate professor for the College of Education here at UMW, heard of Balian’s story from a close friend and sent out emails to his students requesting that they make as many birthday cards as they can for Balian.Read More

Get to know: women’s rugby team holds slew of experienced players

September 21, 2016 |


The University of Mary Washington’s women’s rugby team kicked off their second] conference game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the Battleground Complex against Longwood University. The team pulled through with a 66-0 win against the Lancers. Improving their record 1-1 in the Capital Area Conference.

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Ceremony held for opening of new rugby field

October 29, 2015 |


Saturday, Oct. 24, was not just homecoming for the students of the University of Mary Washington, it was a very special day for the men and women rugby teams, as well as the rest of the athletic department at Mary Washington.Read More

Rugby and Crew teams are welcomed to athletic department

September 17, 2015 |


The start of the 2015-2016 school year saw exciting news for four of the University of Mary Washington’s sports teams. The men’s and women’s rugby and men and women’s crew teams have been upgraded from being a club organization to being a team sport under the umbrella of athletics, but not a varsity team.Read More

Rugby teams qualify for national tournament

November 12, 2014 |


Late last spring, the women’s rugby team at the University of Mary Washington was crowned the national champion after their 36-22 win over California State Northridge in the Division II national championship game. This year, the Eagles will have the opportunity…Read More

Women's Rugby captures National Championship over summer

September 3, 2014 |


What does Florida State University, the University of Connecticut and the University of Mary Washington all have in common? If you answered that all three won a national championship earlier this year, then you are correct.Read More

Women’s Rugby Headed To National Stage

March 30, 2011 |

The women’s rugby team tasted victory in Shippensburg, Pa. last weekend, placing third in the finals of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union Division-II tournament with a 10-5 win over Temple University.

The team reached the third-place game by defeating Salisbury … Read More

Women’s Rugby No.1 in the State

November 10, 2010 |


Last Sunday, the Mary Washington women’s rugby team scored their first win at the Virginia Rugby Union state championship since the fall semester of 2007.

The team played against the College of William … Read More

Longwood Devastates Mary Wash

October 23, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team gave it their all this past Saturday at the Battlegrounds, but unfortunately came up just a kick short in a heartbreaking 14-13 loss to Longwood University.

Players didn’t really … Read More