September 26, 2018

Women’s Basketball Team Earns CAC Crown

Freshman guard Elizabeth Dofflemyer scored a game-high 18 points and sophomore Kendall Parker added 16 off the bench to lead the third-seeded No.22 University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team to a 73-55 victory at top-seeded Marymount University in the 2016 Capital Athletic Conference Championship on Feb. 27. UMW head coach Deena Applebury claimed her 300th career win […]

Rogol Receives Athletic Trainer Service Award

UMW Head Athletic Trainer Ian Rogol was awarded the 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award by the National Athletic Trainers Association. This prestigious award recognizes Ian for his many contributions to the profession and the Association. It also recognizes his long record of service at the state and national level. Well done, Ian, and congratulations!

 

Ken Tyler

 

2nd Annual UMW Athletics Gala, May 21

Guess who’s back!

NFL Hall-of-Famer Darrell Green returns to host the second annual UMW Athletics Gala presented by Sodexo Dining Services.

Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan

Spend a star-studded evening with Green, plus fellow Redskins heavyweights, running back Alfred Morris and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Bid on awesome auction items like autographed Redskins memorabilia, tickets to professional sporting events, vacation getaway packages, and more.

Snag a table near special guests Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington President Richard V. Hurley, UMW Athletics Director Ken Tyler, and other VIPs.

The cocktail-attire event – with a social hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, and entertainment – showcases UMW’s athletics department and more than 450 student-athletes, who split their passion between the playing fields and giving back to the Fredericksburg area.

“Our teams do some amazing work in the community and constantly look for ways to make an impact in the lives of youth and children,” said Director of Athletic Development and Promotions Philip Pierce. “They represent UMW and this community every day, and they do it purely for the love of their sport and this campus.”

Last year’s lavish event, featuring Green, plus Redskins DeAngelo Hall netted more than $45,000. The funds go to strengthen recruitment, facilities, and support for UMW’s talented student-athletes, whose Division III status makes them ineligible for athletic scholarships.

Green, who became a UMW special assistant for student-athlete development and public relations in 2013, is one of the NFL’s greatest defensive backs, fastest players, and most pervasive record-setters. A father of four, he formed the faith-based charity Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation in 1988.

Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris

Despite being partially deaf, Kerrigan achieved a cumulative total of 38 career sacks by the end of the 2014 season, becoming the Redskins’ sixth all-time franchise sack leader. Morris, who has six brothers and still drives a ’91 Mazda, became the fourth running back in the Redskins’ franchise history to achieve at least three 1,000-yard seasons.

Three lucky $10 raffle winners will get to pose for a picture with the powerhouse trio and score a football autographed by them. New this year is a $25 “Stock your Cellar Raffle” which will see one lucky winner going home with a wonderful selection of 25 white and red bottles of wine.

Make your game plan now to be part of this “elegant evening for a meaningful mission,” and help the Eagles soar.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://umweagles.com/athletic_dept/gala15, or contact Pierce at (540) 654-1153 or ppierce@umw.edu.

Stan Soper’s Retirement Celebration, April 24, 2:30 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach Stan Soper’s retirement on Friday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. Soper came to Mary Washington in 1983 and is the longest running tenured coach in UMW’s history.

Please note event time change:

2:30 p.m. – Celebration in the Anderson Center Concourse. All of campus is invited to stop by and enjoy cake and beverages as we wish Stan well on his retirement.

3:00 p.m . – Presentation of Department Gifts by Ken Tyler.

 

UMW Hosts Second Annual Athletic Gala

The University of Mary Washington will hold its second annual athletics gala on Thursday, May 21, to benefit UMW Athletics.   2015 Athletics Gala Logo, navy backgroundThe gala, hosted by NFL Hall-of-Famer and former Washington Redskins football player Darrell Green, will be held at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6 p.m. A dinner and guest speakers will follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $130 per seat, or $1,000 for a table of 10. A portion of ticket purchases are tax deductible. Green came in the spring of 2013 as the special assistant for student–athlete development and public relations. He has worked as both an adviser and mentor for UMW student athletes since his arrival. Green will be joined by special guests Alfred Morris and Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Redskins. UMW’s Athletic Department hopes to raise $50,000 this year. Last year, the inaugural gala raised $45,000. Funds raised through the gala will help improve athletic recruitment, facilities, support and programming. “The significant proceeds from the gala allows UMW to improve the overall student-athlete experience,” said Philip Pierce, director of athletic development and promotions. “As a Division III school, UMW receives only a small portion of the NCAA’s budget, meaning that private support is crucial for our regional and national success.” The University of Mary Washington Dining Services by Sodexo is the gala’s exclusive title sponsor. The Eagles’ Athletic Department is still looking for four other patrons. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit umweagles.com/gala, or contact Pierce at (540) 654-1153 or ppierce@umw.edu.

Senior Swimmer Alex Anderson Named UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for February

Senior swimming champion Alex Anderson (right) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. He is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC.

Alex Anderson (right) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. He is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC.

Senior swimming standout Alex Anderson has been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for February.

Anderson led the UMW men’s swimming team to a top-25 ranking and to its 15th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference Championship, and was just the second swimmer in CAC history to gain CAC Swimmer of the Year three times after the February championships.

Anderson won the CAC Championships in every event in which he swam, finishing first in the 50 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 IM. In addition, all four relays in which he swam won conference titles.

He will advance to the NCAA Championships next week, hoping to repeat as national champion in the 400 IM and 200 fly.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month:

September – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
October – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
November – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
December – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)
January – Taylor Johnson (men’s basketball)
February – Alex Anderson (men’s swimming)

 

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Brianne Comden Named Wagner Wealth Management December Athlete of the Month

Sophomore basketball player Breezi Comden (left) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president of Wagner Wealth Management.

Sophomore basketball player Breezi Comden (left) is the Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC.

Sophomore basketball player Brianne Comden has been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for December.

Comden has helped lead the women’s basketball team to an 8-3 start to the season, scoring 11.5 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. She has reached double figures in every game since the beginning of December, including 22 points in an 83-44 win at Shenandoah University. She was named as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her play over holiday break.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month

September – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
October – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
November – Teagan Young (women’s cross country)
December – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)

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UMW Breaks Food Donation Record

The University of Mary Washington collected 4,729 pounds of food in its 2014 STOP Hunger Food Drive, breaking last year’s record of 3,500 pounds of donated food. The food drive donations are given to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank to help feed the local community.   UMW Dining Services collects food donations UMW Dining Services, Sodexo, has sponsored the STOP Hunger Food drive every November since 2005. As part of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow commitments, the Stop Hunger program mobilizes Sodexo’s employees, consumers, clients and suppliers to join forces to end hunger. As part of the food drive, UMW’s Department of Athletics collected 3,242 pounds, a new record for the department. The softball team alone contributed over 1,100 pounds, the largest contribution from any UMW organization this year. UMW Athletics has been a partner sponsor since 2008 and also participates in a conference-wide food collection competition to see which university’s student-athletes can collect the most pounds of food in a one week time period. Collection bins were placed in all campus dining facilities, the Simpson Library and the UMW Bookstore. The bookstore supported the drive by giving discounts to customers who make food donations in the store. UMW Dining Services also sold discounted canned food items during the drive, and coordinated a curb-side collection outside Seacobeck Hall. Student-athletes solicited donations at local food stores and from neighborhood residents, in addition to weighing the donations and loading them into trucks for transportation to the food bank.

UMW Basketball Season Opener, Nov. 15

The UMW Basketball season begins this Saturday, Nov. 15. Check out UMWEagles.com to for game times and to purchase tickets.