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2014-15 GEORGETOWN ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS The 2014-15 college athletics year was another in a string of highly successful seasons for Georgetown, starting with championships and postseason appearances in the fall. The men’s soccer team reached the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, the women’s soccer team reached the third round of the NCAAs and both cross country programs finished among the top-20 teams in the country. The success continued during the winter as the Georgetown men’s basketball team finished in second place in the BIG EAST Conference and reached the NCAA Tournament and the swimming and diving team set numerous records en route to a second place finish in the league championship. And in the spring, both lacrosse programs excited fans with tremendous play and the Hoyas baseball team reached the BIG EAST Tournament for the first time in more than 25 years.
FALL HIGHLIGHTS MEN’S SOCCER
The Hoyas finished the season with a 14-4-5 overall record and advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Completed first season under Head Coach and Georgetown graduate Rob Sgarlata (C’94, SCS ‘12). Sgarlata is the 31st head coach in program history.
Sophomore defender Joshua Yaro was named a first team All-American and junior Brandon Allen was a third team AllAmerican. Yaro was also named the TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Year, while freshman Arun Basulijevic was selected the Soccer America Freshman of the Year. Senior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez was selected by the Columbus Crew in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft and Tyler Rudy was picked up by the New England Revolution.
WOMEN’S SOCCER The Blue & Gray finished the season with an 11-5-6 overall record. Georgetown advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight year and played in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game. Senior Daphne Corboz was selected a second team AllAmerican and was also named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and the Midfielder of the Year Corboz, who was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, was selected by Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League Draft but signed a professional contract with Manchester City in England.
CROSS COUNTRY The Georgetown women’s cross country team finishes fourth at the 2014 NCAA Championships to end another successful season that saw the Hoyas win the BIG EAST Championship and the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship. All-American Katrina Coogan won both the BE and MidAtlantic Region individual titles, a feat that had not been accomplished by a Hoya since 2007. atrina Coogan, Samantha Nadel and Andrea K Keklak earn All-America honors, a recognition that goes to the top 40 at the NCAA meet. The Georgetown men’s cross country team finished 17th overall, a big return to the national stage after missing the NCAA meet in 2013.
Georgetown led the Patriot League and set a program record with 45 student-athletes on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (eligible with a 3.2 GPA during the fall semester). Senior defensive end Alec May led Division I FCS in sacks per game (1.5) and became the 25th player in program history to earn All-America honors. He is the fourth Hoya to earn AllAmerica honors since the program joined the Patriot League in 2001. The Hoyas had six players earn All-Patriot League honors, including May and senior linebacker Nick Alfieri, who were both selected to the First Team.
VOLLEYBALL Georgetown won two non-conference tournament titles, winning the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Invitational, hosted by Penn, and the Tiny Laster Memorial Classic, hosted by Hampton. Senior libero MacKenzie Simpson recorded her 1,000th-career dig on August 30 against George Mason. Senior Danielle White recorded her 1,000th-career kill on October 10 at Villanova. Senior Alex Johnson recorded her 1,000th-career kill on October 3 at Marquette and 1,000th dig on October 19 against St. John’s, joining a select few in program history to have reached both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career.
FIELD HOCKEY Under first year Head Coach Shannon Soares, the Georgetown field hockey team won six games, the most since the 2010 season. The season featured marked improvement in several statistical categories including: goals scored, goals allowed, shutouts earned, goal differential and attendance. Sophomore Aliyah Graves-Brown was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and the Hoyas had two studentathletes selected to the weekly honor roll over the course of the season. GU also returned to campus after an eight year absence.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The Hoyas finished the season with a 22-11 record, including a 12-6 mark in the BIG EAST Conference, earning the No. 2 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament.
The Georgetown men’s indoor track & field team finished 22nd at the NCAA Championships, the best showing since 2008 when they tied for 17th.
Head Coach Kevin Warne was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year and led the program to a 10-6 record, its most victories since 2007.
The men’s distance medley relay (DMR) team finished fourth `at NCAAs, the first time the Hoyas scored points in that event since 2009 (8th place) and the best showing since they finished fourth in 2006.
The Hoyas’ victory over in the semifinals of the Championship was the first postseason win since
Georgetown was selected to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time under Head Coach John Thompson III and advanced to the third round. The Hoyas ranked among the top-25 teams in the country in the RPI Ratings and were among the top-10 teams in the country according to strength of schedule, while playing in the the nation’s second-toughest conference in the country. Junior guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera was selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team and also earned first team all-district and all-region honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers Association.
Hoyas Ryan Manahan and Sabrina Southerland set new school records in the men’s and women’s 800-meter run on the same day at a regular season meet at Penn State. Katrina Coogan turned in her best showing with a fourth-place showing in the 3,000-meter run at NCAA Championships as the Hoyas tied for 30th at the national meet.
SWIMMING & DIVING
Freshmen forwards Isaac Copeland and L.J. Peak were named to the AllBIG EAST Rookie Team.
Georgetown had a program-high 23 men and women named All-BIG EAST, following a second place at the BIG EAST Championships in February.
Head Coach Jamie Holder was named the BIG EAST Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year.
Freshman guard Dorothy Adomako named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Freshman guard Dorothy Adomako also earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention Two Hoyas won BIG EAST Weekly Honors
The Hoyas earned CSCAA Team Scholar All-America honors with a team grade point average above a 3.0. Georgetown Swimming & Diving broke eight program records during the BIG EAST Championships in February.
Marquette BIG EAST program’s 2007.
Freshman midfielder Craig Berge was named a USILA All America Honorable Mention, the first freshman in program history to receive the honor. Georgetown had six All-BIG EAST selections including first teamers Bo Stafford and Nick Marrocco.
named Player of the Year since BIG EAST baseball began in 1985. Collins joins Brian O’Hare, who was named the Pitcher of the Year in 1996, as the only Georgetown baseball major award winners. Collins was also named to the AllBIG EAST First Team at both catcher and designated hitter, becoming the first Georgetown player to earn multiple All-BIG EAST First Team selections in his career. Last season, as a sophomore, Collins earned selections to the first team as a designated hitter and the second team as a catcher.
GU climbed to No. 14 in the USILA Coaches Poll, the team’s highest ranking since 2009.
Additionally, three other Hoyas were named to All-BIG EAST teams. Four players named to the All-BIG EAST team is the most in Georgetown baseball history. Junior right-handed pitcher Matt Smith was named to the first team while senior shortstop Ryan Busch and sophomore right-hander David Ellingson were selected to the second team.
The Georgetown baseball team advanced to its first BIG EAST Championship since 1986. The fourthseeded Hoyas were eliminated after losing to top-seeded St. John’s (21) and third-seeded Seton Hall (51). Junior catcher Nick Collins was named to the All-Tournament Team.
GU was the 2015 BIG EAST Regular Season Co-Champion
The Hoyas finished the season with a 25-28 overall record.
Adrianne Devine and Caroline Tarzian were invited to the North/ South Senior All-Star Game
The Hoyas were named the NCAA. com Team of the Week after consecutive wins over ranked opponents (No. 14 Loyola, No. 9 Marquette).
Collins was named the BIG EAST Player of the Year becoming the first Georgetown baseball player to be
Adrianne Devine was named Second Team All-South Region Six Hoyas were named All-BIG EAST including three on the first team
The Hoyas completed their 10th season of play in 2015. Georgetown posted a record of 15-32 overall and 5-14 in BIG EAST play. Theresa Kane and Samantha Giovanniello finished the season with 43 and 42 hits, re-spectively, to lead the team. Kane was 21-of-27 in stolen bases as a freshmen, a total that placed her second in the conference. Senior Megan Hyson was second in the conference in strikeouts with 182. Hyson recorded her second career no-hitter in Georgetown’s final game of the season, a 7-1 victory, over Seton Hall on May 3. For her effort she earned the final regular season Pitcher of the Week Honors from the BIG EAST.
Head Coach Mike Callahan was named the MAISA (Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association) Coach of the Year Georgetown defends its Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Match Racing Cham-pionship, utilizing the same lineup from the 2013 match racing national championship Georgetown represents the United States in the World University Match Racing Champi-onship, earning gold and upsetting defending champion Australia along the way Georgetown sailing, wins the MAISA Team Race Conference Championship, earning a berth to the ICSA Team Race National Championship, held May 29-31 in Newport, R.I.
The Hoyas have a record of 8-7 with one match remaining in the 2014-15 season.
Cole Berman was named First Team All BIG EAST.
Freshman Peter Beatty leads the way for the Blue & Gray with a record of 10-4 in singles play.
The Hoyas finished as the runner-up at the BIG EAST Tournament and won two tournaments during the year, the Lady Blue Hen Invitational in the fall, and then the Hoya Invitational in the spring Freshman Jacquelyn Eleey was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year after capturing the individual title a tthe BIG EAST Tournament.
SAILING The sailing team has qualified for all three spring national championships and currently is in second place of the semifinals of the Women’s College Sailing
Georgetown recorded 10 wins to mark the fifthstraight season that GU has double digit wins. The Hoyas are led by Victoire Saperstein who has a record of 11-4 in singles play this season. She has been playing from the No. 1 spot this year.
MEN’S ROWING The Georgetown heavyweight men’s rowing team swept races three races from both Gonzaga and Virginia at the George Washington Invite on Saturday, April 11. The Hoyas also claimed the George Cup by rallying to defeat George Washington and Rutgers in the varsity eight race on Sunday, April 26.
WOMEN’S ROWING The Georgetown women’s rowing team placed fifth at the Patriot League Championships with 27 points. Seniors Meaghan Keefe and Keara Schmeiser were both named to All-Patriot League Rowing Teams following the Championships. Additionally, senior Laura Collins and sophomore Christina Johnson were selected to the 12-member Academic
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD Track & field will send 23 student-athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Champi-onships East Prelims The Hoyas won six events at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, tallying three relay events and three individual events. Joe White, a standout All-American and freshman, won his third and fourth BIG EAST titles of his career, continuing to be undefeated in fi-nals events at conference championships Katrina Coogan was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for District II.
HONORS AND AWARDS CROSS COUNTRY All-Americans Katrina Coogan Samantha Nadel Andrea Keklak
First Team 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Men’s All-Americans Joshua Yaro
Mid-Atlantic Region Women’s Athlete of the Year Katrina Coogan
Third Team 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Men’s All-Americans Brandon Allen
Mid-Atlantic Region Champion Katrina Coogan BIG EAST Champion: Katrina Coogan
WOMEN’S SOCCER MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist Daphne Coroboz
FIELD HOCKEY All-BIG EAST Second Team Aliyah Graves-Brown
NSCAA All-American, Second Team Daphne Corboz
MEN’S SOCCER BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year Joshua Yaro BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Arun Basuljevic First Team All-BIG EAST Brandon Allen Joshua Yaro Second Team All-BIG EAST Tomas Gomez Keegan Rosenberry Tyler Rudy Alex Muyl BIG EAST All-Rookie Team Arun Basuljevic Christopher Lema First Team 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire AllGreat Lakes Region Brandon Allen Joshua Yaro Second Team 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region Tomas Gomez Third Team 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire AllGreat Lakes Region Keegan Rosenberry
ECAC Offensive Player of the Year Daphne Corboz NSCAA All-Northeast Region Daphne Corboz (First Team) Emma Newins (First Team) Rachel Corboz (Third Team) Marina Paul (Third Team) BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Daphne Corboz BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Daphne Corboz All-BIG EAST First Team Daphne Corboz Marina Paul All-BIG EAST Second Team Sarah Adams Rachel Corboz Emma Newins All-BIG EAST Rookie Team Rachel Corboz Elizbeth Wenger
VOLLEYBALL All-BIG EAST Second Team Terese Cannon MEN’S BASKETBALL NABC All-District 5 First Team D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera USBWA All-Region First Team D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera All-BIG EAST First Team D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera All-BIG EAST Rookie Team Isaac Copeland L.J. Peak WOMEN’S BASKETBALL BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST BIG EAST All-Freshman Team (unanimous) Dorothy Adomako INDOOR TRACK & FIELD First Team All-Americans Katrina Coogan (relay) Katrina Coogan (individual) Becca DeLoache Piper Donaghu Samantha Nadel (relay) Cole Williams Joe White (relay) Billy Ledder Amos Bartelsmeyer Ryan Manahan Second Team All-Americans Ahmed Bile Samantha Nadel (individual) Joe White (individual) BIG EAST Champions Joe White (400m, 4x400m) Nathaniel Gordon (500m, 4x400m) Cole Williams (1,000m)
Ryan Manahan (Mile, 4x400m) Billy Ledder (4x400m) Becca DeLoache (500m) Sabrina Southerland (1,000m) Samantha Nadel (3,000m, DMR) Jocelyn Hubbard (DMR) Piper Donaghu (DMR) Madeline Chambers (DMR) BIG EAST Men’s All-Conference Squad Christian Alvarado (DMR) Amos Bartelsmeyer (800m, 4x800m relay) Ahmed Bile (800m) Ryan Gil (4x800m relay, DMR) Nathaniel Gordon (500m, 4x400m relay) Jonathan Green (5,000m) Billy Ledder (1,000m, 4x400m relay) Michael Lederhouse (4x800m relay) Ryan Manahan (Mile, 4x400m relay) Andrew Ogle (DMR) Joe White (400m, 4x400m relay) Cole Williams (1,000m, 4x800m relay) Zach Zingsheim (DMR) BIG EAST Women’s All-Conference Squad Becca DeLoache (500m, 4x800m relay) Madeline Chambers (DMR) Katrina Coogan (800m, 3,000m) Piper Donaghu (DMR) Jocelyn Hubbard (4x400m relay, DMR) Heather Martin (4x400m relay) Samantha Nadel (3,000m, DMR) Hannah Neczypor (800m, 4x800m relay) Haley Pierce (5,000m) Jasmine Robinson (4x400m relay) Kelsey Smith (Mile) Kristen Walsh (4x400m relay) Kennedy Weisner (1,000m, 4x800m relay)
HONORS AND AWARDS (Cont.) SWIMMING & DIVING Men David Chung (800 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay) Jared Cooper-Vespa (One-meter Diving, Three-meter Diving) Samuel Delise (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Breaststroke) Matt Glockenmeier (400 Medley Relay) Chandler Hinson (800 Free Relay, 200 Freestyle, 400 Free Relay) Will Leach (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Freestyle, 400 Free Relay) Jack Muehlheuser (400 Medley Relay) Cal Rohde (800 Free Relay) Greg Romanov (1,650 Freestyle) Daniel Ross (800 Free Relay, 200 IM, 400 IM, 400 Free Relay) Michael Smigelski (200 Free Relay) Martin Vanin (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 100 Fly, 400 Medley Relay) Michael Young (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay) Women Emma Cammann (200 Free Relay) Katie Duncalf (400 Medley Relay, 200 Backstroke) Erica Fabbri (800 Free Relay, 50 Freestyle, 200 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Freestyle, 400 Free Relay) Molly Fitzpatrick (100 Breaststroke, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Breaststroke) Bailey Page (800 Free Relay, 50 Freestyle, 200 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay) Sarah Jaklitsch (3-meter Diving) Lauren Kahan (3-meter Diving, 1-meter Diving) Kirstin Peterson (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay) Christine Ryan (800 Free Relay, 500 Freestyle, 400 Free Relay) Nicole Tronolone (800 Free Relay)
BASEBALL BIG EAST Player of the Year Nick Collins All-BIG EAST First Team Nick Collins (catcher) Nick Collins (designated hitter) Matt Smith All-BIG EAST Second Team Ryan Busch David Ellingson EAST-ABCA/Rawlings All Region Team Nick Collins ECAC Second Team Nick Collins MEN’S GOLF All BIG EAST Cole Berman Division I PING All-Northeast Team Cole Berman Sam Madsen WOMEN’S GOLF BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Jacquelyn Eleey All-BIG EAST Jacquelyn Eleey MEN’S LACROSSE USILA All American Craig Berge - Honorable Mention North-South Team Bo Stafford - South Team Reilly O’Connor - South Team All BIG EAST Bo Stafford - First Team Nick Marrocco - First Team Reilly O’Connor - Second Team
Craig Berge - Second Team Michael Mayer - Second Team Charlie Ford - Second Team BIG EAST Coach of the Year Kevin Warne WOMEN’S LACROSSE First Team All-BIG EAST Adrianne Devine Caroline Tarzian Kristen Bandos Second Team All-BIG EAST Corinne Etchison Megan Marinelli Maddy Fisher Second Team All-South Region Adrianne Devine North/South Senior All-Star Game Adrianne Devine Caroline Tarzian MEN’S TENNIS All-BIG EAST Peter Beatty WOMEN’S TENNIS All-BIG EAST Victoire Saperstein OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD Second Team All-Americans Darren Fahy Ryan Gil Collin Leibold Sabrina Southerland Honorable Mention All-Americans Jonathan Green Cole Williams Madeline Chambers Katrina Coogan Joe White BIG EAST Champions Joe White (800m, 4x400m) Ryan Gil (3,000m Steeple)
Nathaniel Gordon (4x400m) Billy Ledder (4x400m) Daniel Anderson (4x400m) Andrew Ogle (4x800m) Ahmed Bile (4x800m) Amos Bartelsmeyer (4x800m) Cole Williams (4x800m) Katrina Coogan (1,500m) Aleta Looker (4x800m) Piper Donaghu (4x800m) Jocelyn Hubbard (4x800m) Heather Martin (4x800m) BIG EAST Men’s All-Conference Squad Daniel Anderson (4x400m relay) Amos Bartelsmeyer (4x800m relay) Ahmed Bile (4x800m relay) Richard D’Ambrosio (long jump) Ryan Gil (3,000m steeplechase) Nathaniel Gordon (4x400m relay) Matt Howard (3,000m steeplechase) Stephen Kersh (10,000m) Billy Ledder (800m, 4x400m relay) Collin Leibold (5,000m) Andrew Ogle (4x800m relay) Joe White (800m, 4x400m relay) Cole Williams (1,500m, 4x800m relay) BIG EAST Women’s All-Conference Squad Madeline Chambers (10,000m) Katrina Coogan (1,500m) Piper Donaghu (800m, 4x800m relay) Jocelyn Hubbard (4x800m relay) Aleta Looker (4x800m relay) Heather Martin (4x800m relay)
GROUND BREAKS FOR THOMPSON ATHLETICS CENTER Standing on the site where a building will be built bearing his name, former Georgetown University Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Thompson Jr. was joined by family, friends and many former players as ground was officially broken for the John R. Thompson Intercollegiate Athletics Center on Friday morning on the Hilltop.
lowed on the dais by William J. Doyle (C’72), the chair of the “For Generations to Come” campaign, Irene Shaw, member of the Board of Regents, Paul Tagliabue (C’62), Chair of the Board of Directors, Emily Hall (C’15, the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) and Frank Rienzo, Intercollegiate Athletics Director Emeritus.
The Thompson Center is expected to be completed in August 2016. The $62 million project will be completely supported through philanthropy. The four-story, 144,000-square-foot Thompson Center will be constructed adjacent to McDonough Arena and include practice courts, team meeting rooms, men’s and women’s basketball coaches' offices, and weight-training and sports medicine rooms for all varsity athletes. The new facility also includes a Student-Athlete Academic and Leadership Center, an auditorium, team meeting facilities for varsity programs and a new venue for the Georgetown Athletics Hall of Fame.
Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia introduced Thompson. “We are different and better than we were 42 years ago when John Thompson joined this community,” he said. “John provided us with a new way to imagine, to interpret our values and enabled all of us to see possibilities for what we could be that had not been realized before he joined this community.”
On a bright and clear Friday morning on the Hilltop, more than 500 people – including former players such as Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and Allen Iverson, all of whom played for Thompson Jr., and more recent players ranging from Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, Otto Porter Jr. and Henry Sims, who played for current Head Coach John Thompson III – came to the site for the official groundbreaking of the facility.
He spoke for about 10 minutes, talking about his relationship with President DeGioia, about many of his former players – “he shot everything he got in his hands,” Thompson said of Iverson – and some of his close co-workers, from men’s basketball trainer Lorry Michel to former academic advisor Mary Fenlon.
The morning started with a welcome from the Hoyas’ current head coach, who introduced Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed. The invocation was conducted by Edward Glynn, S.J., the president emeritus at Gonzaga University, St. Peter’s College and John Carroll University. He was fol-
When Thompson stood to take the podium, the entire crowd came up for a standing ovation, finally sitting down after Thompson reminded them “we can’t be here all day.”
John Thompson Jr.’s name is synonymous with success. From 1972 to 1999, he compiled 596 wins, the most of any coach in the history of Georgetown University and the magnitude of his achievements is undeniable. On the court, he amassed league-leading records against all BIG EAST Conference opponents (233-122) and captured 13 BIG EAST Championships, seven regular season titles and six tournament championships. Thompson’s Hoya teams earned 24-consecutive invitations to postseason play, appeared in three NCAA Final
Fours (1982, 1984 and 1985) and won the NCAA Championship in 1984. “Without the help of a lot of people that are in here now, it would’ve been impossible to succeed,” he said. Thompson talked about successes – from the 1984 NCAA title and BIG EAST Championships – and losses – from the 1985 NCAA Championship game to the 1988 Olympics. However, he said he gains the most satisfaction in seeing the success that many of his players have had off of the court as well. “It’s not the graduation rate, it’s what you do with the education that’s important,” Thompson said. “This school is defined by more than just victories. This is an educational institution.”
Awards have been awarded
Association of America Team Academic Award
Federal Graduation Rates, 4-Class Average and Student-Athlete Graduation Success Rate
There were many academic highlights during the course of the 2014-15 academic year for Georgetown University student-athletes and teams. Among those included 10 programs being recognized by the NCAA with Public Recognition Awards, more than 250 student-athletes were selected as BIG EAST Academic All-Stars and more than 500 finsihed wtih grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher (more than 75 percent of the studentathlete population.
95% Student-Athlete Graduation Success Rate
Student-Athletes Grab National Academic Honors
GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE 10 teams received Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA as the top 10% in their sport nationally • Baseball - 996 • Field Hockey - 1000 • Men’s Golf - 1000 • Softball - 1000 • Women’s Cross Country - 1000 • Women’s Lacrosse - 1000 • Women’s Soccer - 1000
87% Four-Class Average 88% Federal Athletes
Institutional Accomplishments 3.22 Department GPA for 2014-15 265 student-athletes received University honors (Dean’s List or higher) during the year – 38% of the student-athlete population 16 teams had at least 30% of their respective team achieve Dean’s List or higher honors – Field Hockey, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Tennis, Volleyball, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Men’s Cross Country & Indoor/Outdoor Track, Women’s Cross Country & Indoor/Outdoor Track 533 student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or higher during 2014-15 – 76% of the student-athlete population Four BIG EAST teams earned a 3.4 team GPA or higher for 2014-15
• Women’s Swimming & Diving - 1000
• Women’s Tennis – 3.453
• Women’s Indoor Track & Field - 1000
• Women’s Swimming & Diving – 3.431
• Women’s Volleyball - 1000
• Volleyball – 3.43
Sixth-straight year in which Georgetown has had at least 12 teams (Football and Women’s Rowing were also recognized) receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards Two Georgetown programs – field hockey and women's swimming & diving – were among 129 programs nationally to be recognized for earning perfect scores in each of the 10 years the Public Recognition
• Field Hockey – 3.422 290 student-athletes selected to the BIG EAST AllAcademic Team Men’s Lacrosse has had three consecutive semesters at 3.0 GPA or higher – first time the team has been 3.0 GPA for academic year Men’s Golf had a record high 3.347 GPA The men’s and women’s soccer teams were receipients of the National Soccer Coaches
Track & field All-American Katrina Coogan was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women’s Track & Field as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Coogan, a seven-time AllAmerican on the Hilltop, had an impeccable cross country season that saw her win the individual BIG EAST Conference and Mid-Atlantic Region title while leading the Hoyas to both team titles ... At the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Coogan added two more All-America accolades as she led off for the seventh-place Hoyas in the women’s distance medley relay and finished fourth in the women’s 3,000-meter finals ... She made the finals site of the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, competing in the women’s 1,500-meter run ... Coogan is a human science major at Georgetown. Seniors Katrina Coogan of the cross country/track & field team and Matt Hollenbeck of the baseball team were named the BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete award winners in February 2015 ... As the BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete award winners, both Coogan and Hollenbeck will receive $2,000 scholarships. Coogan, a human science major, won the BIG EAST Championship and Mid-Atlantic Region individual titles, both times leading her squad to the team title. For her efforts, the All-American was named the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Female Athlete of the Year, the first time a Hoya has earned the distinction since 2007. She was named an AllAmerican following a 16th-place performance at the NCAA Championships en route to a fourthplace podium finish for the Blue & Gray. The senior middle distance runner has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) all-academic teams in
both cross country and track & field all three years on the Hilltop.
against average (GAA), 71 saves and nine shutouts.
Hollenbeck, a Preseason All-BIG EAST selection in 2015, had a strong campaign for the Hoyas last season, both as a starter and out of the bullpen. The southpaw made 18 appearances on the mound, compiling a 5-2 record and a 3.18 ERA. He led the pitching staff in ERA, tied for the team lead in wins and finished second with 50 strikeouts.
Senior women’s golfer Mackenzie Boydston was selected as an All-American Scholar by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) in July … More than 700 collegiate women’s golfers were selected in the three divisions (I, II and III) … The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in college athletics, with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 … Boydston, a business administration major in the McDonough School of Business, carries a 3.591 cumulative grade-point average … This is the second-straight year that Boydston has earned All-American Scholar honors from the WGCA … Boydston played in all 10 tournaments during the 2014-15 year and finished second on the team with a 77.68 stroke average … She posted two top10 finishes, placing fourth in the Lady Blue Hen Invitational during the fall and taking sixth at the Hoya Invitational during the spring.
Off of the diamond, Hollenbeck, an accounting major, has been named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in each of his first three years. He helped organize a group of Hoya baseball players to volunteer at DC Central Kitchen, helping prepare meals for D.C. public school lunches and prepare food for the Capital Food Fight, a cook-off between local chefs to raise funds for the DC Central Kitchen.
The Georgetown University cross country program picked up five accolades from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) the Division I All-Academic individuals as well as the teams to earn All-Academic status were announced ... Both the men’s and women’s team earned the distinction while three women receive the individual nod.
Senior women’s soccer player Emma Newins was named a Second Team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ... To be named to the Scholar All-America Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team ... A three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star selection, Newins is an accounting major who carries a 3.60 GPA ... Newins was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection in 2014 ... She started 20 games and finished the season with a 1.19 goals-
Katrina Coogan, Andrea Keklak and Samantha Nadel were the three to be named All-Academic for the women ... The distinction went to all studentathletes who finished in the top 15, or among the top10 percent at an NCAA regional meet while also carrying a grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher ... Both the men’s and women’s squads were named All-Academic teams as they both achieved an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
When not training nor studying, Coogan finds time to participate in community service activities with her team. Before the holiday season, the team participated in Operation Christmas Child, a week-long effort with the track & field / cross country program where the team spent their time decorating and filling shoeboxes. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world.
The indoor season saw Coogan, Piper Donaghu, Nadel and Madeline Perez named All-Academic,
while on the men’s side, Matt Howard, Stephen Kersh, Billy Ledder, Michael Lederhouse and Collin Leibold were recognized ... Both the men’s and women’s squads were named All-Academic teams for the second-straight season. The women’s lacrosse team was recognized by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association with a team academic honor, while three individuals – Lindy Firstenberg, Megan Marinelli and Betsy Holland – were selected to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
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COMMUNITY SERVICE The ultimate developmental goal for universities is preparation of young people for success in the next phase of their lives. A key measure of their development as citizens is their first landing immediately following graduation--the attainment of a position consistent with the student’s goals in terms of employment, service or additional education and their ability to execute that position as valuable citizens. For that reason personal strategic planning is a component of each level of Georgetown Athletics’ leadership training program - Hoyas Lead. Freshmen are introduced to the concept, provided with a resource book called “Career Ball” and taught how to utilize web-based Optimal Resume to begin the process of planning with basic resumes and cover letters. Sophomores have a basic check-in and education about effective influencing up for networking purposes. Juniors and Seniors are provided with weekly bulletins connecting them to the resources available through the Career Education Center. They are also invited to dedicated student-athlete recruiting and networking opportunities on campus, special events such as etiquette dinners, and skills-driven sessions provided through department staff and alumni (e.g. resume review and mock interview sessions). Most organizations now recognize the merit of values and policies that explicitly prioritize responsible behavior and good citizenship, both internally and externally. Many professional sports organizations now have offices of Corporate Social Responsibility that are dedicated to connecting with the local community through community service, education, advocacy, and partnership. It is imperative that university athletic departments engage in their local communities in the same way and this is most effectively done through student-athletes. The priority of Georgetown’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is
Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR). This requires a thoughtful approach to developing projects that meet three objectives--provide practical experiences of servant leadership with appropriate reflection; develop regular, meaningful, and visible connections with the surrounding community; and, encourage student-athletes to proactively gain awareness of relevant social issues beyond their immediate context. The Georgetown ISR program includes team specific, one-off events as well as departmentwide one-off (single day of service), longitudinal (multiple touch points over the course of an academic year), and global opportunities (service trips to particularly unique environments). All ISR activities include intentional post-event debriefings that encourage reflection on the experience, how it relates to the student-athletes’ individual identities and core messages, as well as the impact of the serviced completed. Many schools are now attempting to quantify their impact in local communities and we began a more deliberate and systematic effort on this front with a pilot effort using “Helper/Helper”. While adoption has been slow initially, we’re confident we will be able to determine very specific results of our ISR activities across the department. This year’s Helper/ Helper statistics include the following hour counts from departmental activities (but does not include all team initiatives): 114 - Field Hockey 112 - Swimming and Diving 80 - Softball 59 - Track 40 - Men’s Golf 39 - Women’s Basketball 22 - Sailing 10 - Women’s Lacrosse 8 - Women’s Crew 4 - Men’s Crew
While all college students face difficult choices and risks associated with sociocultural phenomena, student-athlete are often uniquely exposed due to life-long isolation within athletic environments, overprotection, and overexposure through media. The sociocultural education/advocacy component of the leadership program requires active connection with the constituencies on campus that are the primary resources for education and advocacy. This includes the LGBTQ Center, the Women’s Center, Health Education Services, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA). Georgetown provides programming sessions for all student-athletes each semester that address current events or significant issues in society. While there is clear benefit in increasing awareness and utilizing student-athlete voices, a primary concern in the early stages of young adult development is formation of sufficient self-awareness and self esteem to mitigate the risk of dangerous behavioral patterns (e.g. coping through the use of substances, accession to social activities that can be on-ramp to addiction, etc.) To that end, Athletics maintains an ongoing dialogue and co-sponsors events with groups on campus, creating context specific programming for teams and coaches as requested, and providing emergent counseling and crisis management support for administrators, coaches, and teams. In the 2014-15 academic year this included small group dialogues on racial inclusivity and department-wide education and advocacy work in the area of sexual violence. As a center for learning within the university, the role of Athletics dictates that there is a rich grounding for our work in current academic research and theory in regard to influence and human behavior. The great benefit athletics from a developmental citizenship perspective is the ability to synthesize important lessons from physical and social sciences and apply those lessons within the very practical context of daily athletics practice and competition.
We strive to be a leading edge research home for influencing theory and practice in coordination with significant silos in the Georgetown community with allied interests. One goal of this component is to develop and continually update an academically anchored leadership curriculum around the fundamental Hoyas Lead conceptual framework. Freshmen and sophomores are required to pass through the appropriate series of classes (ATHL 051 and ATHL 053) that teach the theory of Unstructured/ Informal (UI) Influence. Juniors and Seniors have the option of participating in Hoyas Lead - Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP), which combines mentoring, discussion, field experience, and individual coaching in the use of Structured/ Positional/Formal (SPF) Influence. The Georgetown men’s basketball team spent a day visiting with classes and answering questions from elementary school students at Cesar Chavez Charter School for Public Policy in the Parkside neighborhood of Washington, D.C. … The Hoyas, who visited the school as part of a relationship with Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice, arrived at the school in the Northeast section of the District, early in the morning and split into groups … The groups were led by the team’s seniors, Tyler Adams, Aaron Bowen, Mikael Hopkins, Joshua Smith and Jabril Trawick … The players spoke to the sixth graders about the importance of hard work in their academics and graduating from high school and college … The high school graduation rate in D.C. is 56 percent … After their visit in the classroom, the team and the sixth graders went to the gymnasium. There, the Hoyas went through some shooting and dunking drills and took photos with the kids. During the holiday season, the Georgetown men’s and women’s soccer coaches took a break from cleaning up after successful seasons to give back to a group of people they had never met … The coaches were approached by a Georgetown staff member to donate a soccer ball or two to an orphanage in Kenya called Flying Kites … Flying Kites is a home, primary school
and scholarship program for orphaned children in Kenya … In the foothills of Kenya's mountains, it serves as a refuge for orphaned children who have nowhere to turn … Children who have suffered the effects of abuse and homelessness are given the tools they need to thrive … In the wider community, the organization provides scholarships to critically poor families, so that fewer children end up with nowhere to turn … A group of volunteers was leaving the D.C. region and wanted to bring over some sporting goods for the children in the soccer-crazed country .. The men's team had practice balls and gladly handed them over, while the women's team had balls which were perfect for recreational use … In total, it was 18 soccer balls for the orphanage that previously had none. In December, Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Thompson III, along with junior center Bradley Hayes and freshman forward Isaac Copeland visited the Sunshine Learning Center in Southeast Washington, D.C., where they helped to fit young children with winter jackets ... The Coats for Kids drive was part of the BB&T Classic, held on Dec. 8 at Verizon Center ... They spent nearly two hours with classes of kids from Wards 7 and 8 in D.C. who were provided with brandnew winter jackets and a snack ... Thompson sat down and read a book to a group of kids, while Hayes and Copeland danced and took pictures with them ... The Children’s Charities Foundation has distributed new winter coats to more than 6,500 children from (30) thirty local charities and community organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In the spring, members of the Georgetown men's soccer team and staff participated in Georgetown's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's Day festivities at Leavey Center … It was the third-consecutive year that the team has shaved their heads for a cause … More than 40 participants shaved their heads in solidarity with pediatric cancer patients often who lose their hair during treatment … The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds childhood cancer research, in large part through their signature head shaving events. In 2015 alone, the Foundation has raised $26,663,075, which will be
directed to "carefully selected research grants.” The Georgetown University women's basketball team spent its Easter Monday at one of the most historic events in the Nation's Capital … The players volunteered at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll in conjunction with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition … The team had the afternoon shift, arriving after the First Family attended the event, but the crowds were still covering the South Lawn … After a brief tutorial, each player was given a station in the Eggtivity Area along with other athletes including members of DC United, the DC Divas, Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz and volunteers with the NFL's Play 60 initiative … The Eggtivity Area included three lanes of obstacles including tunnels, speed ladders, footballs, hurdles and the opportunity to end it with a dive into the endzone … The players aided children going through as well as setting up the different obstacles for the 35,000 people who would attend the event … Midway through the shift, players were added to the President's Court, the official outdoor court of the White House also located on the South Lawn … There, the student-athletes helped with 10-minute clinics partnering with NBA Cares and including NBA greats such as Bernie Bickerstaff and Gheorghe Muresan. The members of the Georgetown Women's Basketball team took to Twitter in March to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama's #GimmeFive campaign … As part of the fifth anniversary of Let's Move!, the First Lady is encouraging Americans across the country to give out high-fives for healthy choices … She also challenged Americans to #GimmeFive things they are doing to eat better, be more active, and lead a healthier life … The video featured members of the squad giving five things they like to do to stay healthy and concludes with the same dance the First Lady performed to Uptown Funk.
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