WASHINGTON — George Washington College’s sports activities groups will now be referred to as the Revolutionaries, the varsity introduced Wednesday.
Revolutionaries replaces Colonials, which had been GW’s title since 1926. Officers made the choice final 12 months to drop the previous title after figuring out it now not unified the group.
GW stated 8,000 totally different names had been advised and 47,000 factors of suggestions made throughout the 12-month course of. Revolutionaries gained out over the opposite last decisions of Ambassadors, Blue Fog and Sentinels.
“I’m very grateful for the lively engagement of our group all through the event of the brand new moniker,” president Mark S. Wrighton stated. “This course of was actually pushed by our college students, college, workers and alumni, and the result’s a moniker that broadly displays our group — and our distinguished and distinguishable GW spirit.”
George the mascot will keep and a brand new emblem developed quickly for the Revolutionaries title that takes impact for the 2023-24 faculty 12 months. The college is a part of the Atlantic 10 Convention.