August 12, 2020

Eagle Nation Day – Free Family Fun Festival!

Eagle Nation Day is back! On Saturday, Sept. 10, UMW Athletics is opening the gates to the Battleground Athletic Complex for this annual free kid-friendly festival! The one-day free carnival began in 2013 as a vision to connect Mary Washington student-athletes with children and youth from the surrounding area. This year’s theme is “Healthy Habits, Happy Kids!” Sadly, only one in three children are physically active every day. It is never too early to start creating healthy life habits for children, and UMW Athletics is teaming up with community partners to spread the word!

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EAGLE NATION DAY 2016 FAST FACTS

#10: FREE Family Fun – Admission is free for all children and adults!

#9: Location & Time – Rain Make-UP Date is Sunday, Sept. 11 (same time and details). The Battleground Athletic Complex: 1200 Hanover St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The gates to Eagle Nation Day will open at 9 a.m. and festivities will wrap up at noon, before UMW Women’s Soccer plays the Coast Guard Academy at 12:30 p.m. and UMW Field Hockey hosts Franklin & Marshall at 1:00 p.m.

#8: Parking – Fill up the Battleground Parking Lot first, which is an immediate left when turning into the complex off of Hanover St. Once that lot is filled, we will have our parking team direct folks to parking along Hanover, and the overflow lot. Campus Police will also be assisting with the event to keep everyone safe and smiling!

#7: Fredericksburg Field House – The Fredericksburg Field House, four-time E.N.D. partner, are bringing their giant inflatables!

#6: UMW Riding/Hazelwild Farm – The UMW Riding team, four-time partner, will be bringing their horses from Hazelwild Farm! Horse rides around the complex are free for all children and adults!

#5: B101.5 LIVE & Mascots – B101.5, four-time partner, will be live on air all morning! Don’t miss your chance to meet UMW’s mascot Sammy D. Eagle, B101.5’s Buzzy the Bee, and some of their best mascot friends!

#4: Bubble Ball Sports of America – Second-time partner, BBSA will have parents and children rolling and laughing in giant bouncy hamster-balls. Just wait and see!

#3: Paragon Gymnastics – First-time partner Paragon Gymnastics will be bringing out tons of tumbling equipment and providing a safe space for all to practice their favorite Olympic routine!

#2: Chick-fil-A – Chick-fil-A, second-time partner, will be supplying 1,000 chicken sandwiches for young and old! It will be first come, first serve and we ask all guests to only take one sandwich so everyone can enjoy a bite to eat!

#1.5: Sylvan Learning Center – Two-time partner, the folks from Sylvan will be joining up with UMW Professor Andrea Smith to host “Learning with LEGOs” and “K’NEX Engineering”, an interactive play space for those who rave for robotics!

#1: This year’s THEME!!! – “Healthy Habits, Happy Kids!” Did you know children are now spending more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen? We want to encourage every child to get outside and play for at least an hour a day! Second-time partners, Fredericksburg Parent & Family and The Doctor Yum Project will be showcasing some simple ways to improve pediatric wellness through a healthy diet!

For more information regarding Eagle Nation Day 2016 contact Philip Pierce at ppierce@umw.edu or (540)654-1153.

2nd Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament

Calling all UMW faculty, staff and friends:

After a very successful inaugural tournament in 2015, UMW Athletics is excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament will return for Family Weekend 2016!

The Eagle Club is the fundraising arm of UMW Athletics. Its mission is to maximize opportunities and strengthen support services for Mary Washington’s student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. The inaugural EC Golf Tournament raised just over $10,000!

Included in the $150 cost to play is a $50 “Flight Level” donation to the Eagle Club. The tournament will also provide range balls, free drinks on the course, a pre-tournament lunch and post-tournament dinner, great prizes and more! Golfers may sign up individually, with a pair, or as an entire foursome.

Click here for more details and to register today!

Contact Eagle Club Director Philip Pierce (540)654-1153 or ppierce@umw.edu with any questions or with interest to register with cash/check.

The event will return to Augustine Golf Club, home of UMW Men’s Golf, which begins their first season as a varsity sport this fall. The program will be immediately eligible for CAC and NCAA championships. Women’s Golf will be UMW’s 23rd sport program and will begin play next fall.

A message from the Director of Athletics, Ken Tyler:

The Eagle Club Golf Tournament is an opportunity to celebrate and support the University of Mary Washington’s tradition of athletic excellence. Whether you’re a scratch golfer, a weekend hacker, or you’ve never picked up a club, your support of this event will make an immediate impact on the success of our student athletes and the quality of our athletic programs. Our goal is to have all athletic programs across all eras represented. The event is more than just an opportunity to get together. We want you to reconnect with old teammates, visit old friends and make new ones, and meet the staff. But we do this with purpose: the golfing will be great, but we gather to support UMW student-athletes.

We have a great tradition and great pride because of many present and past who have supported those who wear the navy and gray. Let’s keep it going. I look forward to seeing you show your commitment at the 2nd Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament. Thank you!

Kait Brogan Named Wagner Wealth Management March Athlete of the Month

Sophomore tennis All-American Kait Brogan has been named as the March winner of the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month.

Brogan led the 18th ranked Eagles to a 9-1 record in the month, with the only loss coming to the No. 1 ranked team in the country, Pomona-Pitzer College. Individually, Brogan stepped up to one singles in the lineup, finished with a 7-1 record in singles and finished with a 5-2 record in doubles play.

She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, Senior Vice President, Investments, of Davenport & Company LLC

She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, Senior Vice President, Investments, of Davenport & Company LLC

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month

September – Emma Olson (volleyball)
October – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
November/December – T.J. Jones (men’s basketball)
January – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)
February – Dallas Tarkenton (men’s swimming) and Anna Corley (women’s swimming)
March – Kait Brogan (women’s tennis)

 

 

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Ultimate Subaru Spotlight: Women’s Lacrosse Faculty Liaison Gwen Hale

Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The faculty liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success.  Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team, and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program.  Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson.

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1.      Faculty Liaison’s Name: Gwendolyn Hale 

2.      Sport: Women’s Lacrosse

3.      Years at UMW: Four

4.      Position/Title: Writing Center and Writing Intensive Program Director

5.      What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly describe your favorite memory playing or watching it.  My favorite sport growing up was baseball. I used to go to a lot of Atlanta Braves games with my family, but I also played softball for years in school. I always played first base and was the fourth hitter on the roster. (Guess who could hit the ball out of the ballfield but not run fast?) I grew up in the South, so lacrosse was not something that was regularly played in our schools.

My favorite memory of baseball would be that I was with my family and not on the ballfield. One summer, I got chickenpox, and even though I could not play, I wanted to see my teammates play. Given that I was still contagious, my mother took me to the ballfield and we sat outside the fence in the outfield on a hillside in the shade.  Even as I itched, my mother and I yelled for my team.

Also, my brother wanted to be the pitcher for his baseball team. My dad worked a lot, so my mother would go into the backyard with my brother and me and help us practice. As my mom squatted as the catcher, my brother nailed her in the eye with a baseball, causing a huge black eye. My mother worked to hide the black eye not because she was ashamed but because she did not want to embarrass my brother. She always worked to support us in all that we did.

6.      Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? I love going to Sammy T’s or Spirits downtown on Caroline simply because I can take my dog Doodle with me.

 7.      If you could pick one superpower to have, what would it be and why? I would have the power to grow amazing, lush grass on my lawn instead of having to be out nearly every day feeding, watering, and cutting it. I would be the “Grass Master.”

 8.      Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why?

I love, love, love hockey.  Having lived in Nashville, I used to go and see the Predators play with my friend Smallwood a lot. I love the action—the grace that is applied while ice skating and controlling a puck. Also, I would be lying if I did not admit that the fights are a pretty awesome part of the game as well. Having seats on the glass when the players hit the glass in front of you is pretty amazing.  Plus, if I could play any position in hockey, it would be the goalie.

9.      If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room which words would you choose?  Honor, Determination, & Loyalty.

10.  What does a great leader look like to you? A great leader is the person who not only tells others how to go about a task, but shows them by doing. A great leader will never ask someone to do something they will not do themselves. I learned this not only by watching my mother but by working at McDonald’s. Others respect you more if you not only give clear guidance but also help accomplish the task by getting your hands dirty. Finally, a great leader always offers praise and forgives quickly.

11.  What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes?  Dick Gregory’s autobiography Nigger. He discusses not only his triumphs as an athlete but also the obstacles he faced regarding his race and socioeconomic status.

12.  What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate?

Even though you may be desperate for a job, remember that you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. Be yourself because you do not want to hide elements of yourself and not be comfortable in your work environment. Everything else will fall into place and you will find your tribe.

13.  Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be?

Greg Louganis, Jackie Robinson, Martina Navratilova, & Balian Buschbaum

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Hwy, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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Ultimate Subaru Spotlight: Get to know Softball’s Faculty Liaison David Rettinger

Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The Faculty Liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success. Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team, and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program. Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program, contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson.

Dave-Rettinger-Pic-300x200Faculty Liaison’s Name: David Rettinger

Sport: Softball

Years at UMW: 9

Position/Title: Assoc. Prof. of Psychological Science; CHLS Executive Director

What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly describe your favorite memory playing or watching it. To play it was Judo. Watching was baseball. I remember being 7 or 8 and being allowed to stay up late to watch the Yankees win a World Series game. I was hooked for life.

Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? We mostly eat lunches out, and the whole family loves Basilico. It’s a really good Italian deli with excellent desserts, something for our whole family.

If you could pick one superpower to have, what would it be and why? I’m a psychologist, so I’ll say ESP. It would be so much easier to understand behavior that way.

Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why? Baseball. I enjoy the pace and anticipation of it.

If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room, which words would you choose? Teamwork, preparation, intensity.

What does a great leader look like to you? Great leaders come in many shapes and sizes, many styles. What they all have in common is intense desire to achieve their goals and respect for their team. No leader ever succeeded unless a united, well-prepared team succeeded as well.

What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes? I’m a big fan of Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely. For fiction, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick.

What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate? “Look out for that car.” Sometimes topical and direct is best.

Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be?

Bo Schembechler – a legend to all of us Wolverines out there

Babe Ruth – I’d like to know if all of those stories are true

Jesse Owens – To hear the story of the ’36 Olympics

Venus Williams – To ask advice about sustaining excellence

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Highway, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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Anna Corley and Dallas Tarkenton Named Wagner Wealth Management February Athletes of the Month

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Junior swimmers Dallas Tarkenton and Anna Corley, who both qualified individually for the NCAA Championships, have been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month for February.

Tarkenton led the UMW men’s team to its 16th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championship, and 22nd overall, and will advance to the NCAA Championships in several weeks, competing in the 100 yard butterfly (in which he is seeded eighth), as well as the 200 IM and 200 butterfly.

Corley was named CAC Swimmer of the Year after leading the Eagle women to their 26th straight CAC Championship. She qualified individually in the 200 IM, in which she is seeded 10th, and will also swim the 100 yard breaststroke and the 200 yard backstroke. She will also swim on all relays, as the Eagles saw relays advance to NCAAs as well.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month

September – Emma Olson (volleyball)
October – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
November/December – T.J. Jones (men’s basketball)
January – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)
February – Dallas Tarkenton (men’s swimming) and Anna Corley (women’s swimming)

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Comden Named January Wagner Wealth Management Athlete

Junior Brianne Comden (right) is the January Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC

Junior Brianne Comden is the January Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC

Junior women’s basketball star Brianne Comden has been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for January.

Comden led UMW to an 8-1 month, scoring 14.9 points per game as the Eagles improved to 16-3 on the season. She scored a career-high 28 points in a win against Frostburg State, and also scored 25 at Wesley College in another CAC victory for UMW.

She leads the team with 14.7 points per game for the season, with a 56.2 shooting percentage and adds 5.5 rebounds per game.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month:

September – Emma Olson (volleyball)

October – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
November/December – T.J. Jones (men’s basketball)
January – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)

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Ultimate Subaru Spotlight: Men’s Golf Faculty Liaison Joe Romero

Ultimate Subaru Spotlight; Get to Know Men’s Golf Faculty Liaison Joe Romero

Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The faculty liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success. Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program. Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson.

Men's Golf will be UMW's newest NCAA Division III sport team starting this Fall 2016.

Men’s Golf will be UMW’s newest NCAA Division III sport team starting this Fall 2016.

Faculty Liaison’s Name: Joseph M. Romero

Sport: Men’s Varsity Golf

Years at UMW: 15

Position/Title: Professor of Classics

What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly describe your favorite memory playing or watching it. I had favorite sports according to the season: in fall football, winter basketball, spring soccer, summer baseball. Golf I didn’t take up until high school.

Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? The Sunken Well

If you could pick one super power to have, what would it be and why? I like attainable superpowers, so I wish I could complete the ultimately ultra-marathon by running continuously from Athens to Sparta!

Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why? Soccer, because my son loves it and I love watching him play it (goal keeper).

If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room which words would you choose? Chances are they would be in Greek: arête means courage and excellence (you’ll need these), nike means victory (you want this), and eris means strife (you can’t avoid this).

What does a great leader look like to you? The emperor Augustus, because he became heir to the Roman Empire at age 19 and had to figure out a way to improvise, stay alive, and become the kind of person someone would want to follow. But not only did he achieve and retain power (for 45 years!), he did so through what was almost universally acknowledged as good government.

What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes? Homer’s Iliad

What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate? Dream big, but then formulate a rational plan for how to achieve it. And if/when it fails, keep at it!

Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be? Ben Hogan (golf), Vince Lombardi (football), Bill Bradley (basketball), Ann Trason (ultramarathon)

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Hwy, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night, Feb. 17

UMW Athletics invites all UMW Faculty and Staff to the UMW Basketball double header on Feb. 17 and enjoy “Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night” with family and friends.

Faculty and Staff members will need to have their Eagle One ID at the door, but can bring an UNLIMITED number of family and friends as guests for the game – FREE OF CHARGE!

Thank you, Eagle Family, for all you do! We hope to see you on Feb. 17 at the Anderson Center. Don’t forget to rock the gray and blue and show your Eagle pride!

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November Wagner Wealth Management Student-Athlete of the Month

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  Junior men’s basketball star T.J. Jones has been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for November.

  Jones opened the season with a game-high 23 points as Mary Washington topped then-#26 ranked Randolph-Macon College on the road in the season opener. He has continued to impress, gaining CAC Player of the Week Honor Roll twice. He leads the 3-2 Eagles with 19.0 PPG.

  UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month

  September – Emma Olson (volleyball)
October – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
November – T.J. Jones (men’s basketball)

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