The George Washington Colonials are thirteen women’s and eleven men’s teams that play for George Washington University in NCAA Division I. Most of them participate in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Selected sports are represented in the Collegiate Water Polo Association, College Squash Association, Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, Intercollegiate Sailing Association, and East Atlantic Gymnastics League. The university does not currently have a football program: it existed from 1881 to 1966, after which it was abolished due to disproportionately high costs and a lack of spectators.
Meaning and History
The previous emblem, like the name of the sports department, reflects America’s historical past. It depicts the very George Washington, who stood at the origins of the United States. True, the image is rather caricatured: the drawn character runs with a furious expression on his face and holds a large blue flag with the letters “GW” in his left hand. He lifted his leg to jump over the Colonials George Washington University sign. The first word is yellow and, thanks to the unusual font, immediately catches the eye. The name of the university is white and barely noticeable.
In 2009, sports teams adopted a new logo because the old one was overwhelmed. The first president of the United States was replaced by a simple monogram consisting of “G” and “W.” The letters are golden, with white highlights and a blue outline. The same sign was used in 1997-2008, as secondary.
1997 – 2008
2009 – present
George Washington Colonials Basketball Logo
The George Washington Colonials basketball team played its first season in 1912-1913. Her achievements include participating in two CBI events, six National Invitation Tournaments, and eleven NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournaments.
George Washington Colonials Baseball Logo
The university introduced the baseball team in 1891. They have won at least eight championships. He currently plays home games at Tucker Field (Barcroft Park).