A TALE OF TWO HOYAS

Nov. 18, 2005

By PATRICK J. McARDLE

Heralded high school athlete is recruited to attend Georgetown, goes on to storybook college athletic career, wins national title and first team All-America recognition, is drafted by New York franchise, makes immediate impact in professional ranks as rookie-of-the-year and then as league all-star. Sound familiar? It should, because it is the story of two former Hoya athletes.

Patrick Aloysius Ewing (C'85) and Alfred Charles Blozis (C'42) at a cursory glance are rather diverse individuals. Ewing studied arts, Blozis studied sciences; Ewing played basketball, Blozis' sports were track and football; Ewing is still in his prime, Blozis lost his life in World War II 50 years ago.

Yet there are some compelling parallels here. In the lives of each of these two well-known Hoyas are meaningful examples of strength and grace, of growth and learning, of modesty and respect, and of courage and perseverance.

The most prominent sports columnist of his day, the late Arthur Daley of the New York Times, once wrote of Blozis: "He was the most magnificent physical specimen that these eyes have ever seen. He was a breathtaking sight ... and one of the finest athletes ever to compete in the college show." At 6'6", 245 lbs., his imposing stature, especially for an athlete, was exceedingly rare in 1942.

His fellow Hoyas called him Big Bertha, a nickname he earned for opening truck-size holes in opposing lines with his size, strength and speed. In track and field, he was the dominant collegian in the country in weight-throwing events. Blozis set and broke his own world records in the shot put and would have been the odds-on favorite for this event in the 1940 and 1944 Olympic Games had they not been precluded by World War II.

Invited to play in the college all-star football game after graduation, Blozis began to pal around with then-Virginia star and future Redskin Bill Dudley. One day at practice, Blozis coaxed Dudley into betting all the hot-shot quarterbacks that they couldn't throw the football farther than Blozis could. The passers took the bait, and he out-threw each one of them. Blozis wasn't finished, though. He took all the winnings and had Dudley bet all takers on the squad that he could throw the ball 90 yards. Of course no one, not even Dudley, knew that this oversized lineman was a world record holder in the shot put. Practice came to a halt as Dudley arranged 4-to-1 odds for Blozis. Then the Hoya all-star stood in the end zone and let loose with a throw that went 93 yards on the fly.

In 1941, United Press International honored the three outstanding male athletes of the prior 12 months. The awardees were: Ben Hogan, golf immortal; Joe Louis, legendary heavyweight prizefighter; and Al Blozis, son of Georgetown.

Equally gifted, Patrick Ewing is a superstar by today's standards. Head basketball coach John Thompson once described his star player as "the period that ends all sentences." Standing 7 ft. tall and 240 lbs., he was labeled by the press as the "Hoya Destroya." He led his team to three Big East basketball championships and three NCAA finals. He was the MVP of the Final Four in the Hoyas' 1984 NCAA championship year and is the all-time leading rebounder and shot-blocker in Georgetown history. In finishing his college career, he was selected the National Player of the Year and the first pick in the 1985 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. Ewing won his first Olympic gold medal while still an undergraduate and his second as a member of the famed Dream Team in Barcelona in 1992. Last year, he surpassed former star guard Walt Frazier to become the all-time leading scorer in Knicks history.

Ewing and Blozis both played large roles in the two most dramatic and electrifying contests in the 125-year history Hoya sports. In 1940, two of the top football teams in the nation met before a standing room-only crowd at Fenway Park in a game termed by sportswriter Grantland Rice as one of the most exciting ever played. Blozis and his teammates saw the Hoyas' 23-game unbeaten streak halted in a heartbreaking finish against Boston College, 19-18 (on an intentional time-killing safety by Eagle quarterback Charlie O'Rourke). Forty-one years later in New Orleans, Ewing led the Hoya charge against the favored North Carolina Tar Heels in an NCAA championship basketball game that remains among the most-watched and most-talked-about in the history of college basketball. This time, another stunning ending saw Georgetown fall just short of an NCAA championship by the score of 63-62 (on a last minute jump shot by a North Carolina freshman named Michael Jordan).

Before ever arriving at Georgetown, both Ewing and Blozis had already gotten an education on the streets. Eleven years old and newly arrived in Boston from his native Jamaica, Ewing was so tall and unfamiliar with American life that he was not only teased by the older kids but also ignored at pick-up games at the local hoop courts. "Everyone looked at me like [I was] some kind of freak," he recalls. "The older guys taunted me. They told me I would never be anything. They said I would never learn the game." But he did learn, and quickly. Within three years, he became the center of a high school dynasty that lost only one game in four years.

The most widely sought-after prep senior in the country, Ewing narrowed his list of college choices to Georgetown and Boston College. But the inclusion of the Boston school, his coach later acknowledged, was simply a hometown courtesy. Once while attending a Boston basketball game, he was given a standing ovation as Boston College students, eager to see Ewing in an Eagle uniform, chanted his name. Later, when announcing his college choice at a press conference in Boston, he recounts: "As soon as I said I was going to Georgetown, half the room got up and walked out."

As a gangly youth at Dickinson High School in Jersey City, NJ, Blozis, son of a 300-lb. Lithuanian immigrant laborer, towered over his schoolmates. "I had to go by a park on the way home," he was once quoted as saying, "and that's where the high school track team worked out. I was a big kid then and these track kids were very cocky. Every afternoon when I'd walk by, they'd give me the razz berry. They'd dare me to come over and put the shot. I got kind of sick of the same thing every day so I went over one afternoon and beat the best they could do." It wasn't long before young Blozis found himself on the varsity track team.

After he won the New Jersey state shot put championship, Blozis began to draw the attention of the college football coaches. Dickinson High had just a few years earlier provided a couple of linemen to Fordham University, where they teamed with Vince Lombardi as part of the famed Seven Blocks of Granite. But for Blozis, the choice came down to Georgetown and Notre Dame. He ended up choosing the Hilltop because of the opportunity to live and study in the nation's capital.

As the list of accolades grew in Ewing's and Blozis' respective years at Georgetown, their modesty seemed to grow along with it. People used to blame Coach Thompson for me not talking to the press," recalls Ewing, "but that was just me. Sometimes Coach Thompson begged me to do it, but I wouldn't. I did some interviews, just not all of them. I didn't want the attention. And I didn't want my teammates to feel they weren't part of things. And I had to go to school. I had a social life. I had other things."

Ewing remains unfazed by his fame, courteous, but intensely private. According to one broadcaster, "He has really done the impossible. You never read about him." Well, almost never. Sports Illustrated ran a piece on Ewing a year ago, but relied entirely on third-person interviews. One New York Post sportswriter quoted in the story observed: "Oh man, Patrick doesn't let anybody in. Even if you get him, you don't get much. But you know what? I like him anyway. Like every time he leaves the locker room, even if I haven't even talked to him that night, he comes over and makes it a point to shake my hand."

Blozis was careful as well not to allow the press to detract from his teammates. "He was so unassuming you wouldn't notice him," his coach once said, "(He] never sought publicity, but when the photographers came around, he was always the one they wanted and I think some of the other players were a little envious of him." Yet Blozis' record-breaking feats kept him in constant demand. He was featured in Life, Parade, and The Washington Post magazines.

"There was always something lonely about him," wrote Vince Flaherty of the Washington Times-Herald in 1945. "He didn't talk much -- never spoke about his athletic triumphs. Whenever I wrote something about him, even when everybody in America was writing about him, he always caught me aside and thanked me, as if I had performed some terrific favor."

Persevering through adversity brought great athletic success to both Blozis and Ewing, but it was a characteristic that would mark each of their lives in other ways. Upon graduation, Blozis attempted to enlist in the service. The branches of the armed forces, one by one, turned him down because of his size. But Blozis refused to give up. After two seasons playing professional football for the New York Giants, he obtained a size waiver and reported for duty. Then, like many well-known athletes and personalities of the day, Blozis was disappointingly assigned to Special Services, the recreation branch of the military. But military sports were not how PFC Blozis intended to spend the remainder of the war. He found a way into the infantry, earned his lieutenant bars and along the way smashed the Army grenade-throwing record with a toss of more than 94 yards (35 yards was considered respectable).

Just before shipping out to the European theatre, Blozis delighted his fans and Giant teammates one last time when he returned to the Polo Grounds, slipped back into his old uniform and helped his team clinch the Eastern Division title. One month later, on a mountainside in France, several of his men were missing in a fierce snowstorm. A scouting party was needed to look for them and Lt. Blozis assigned himself to the job. He never returned. At age 26, Al Blozis, the Georgetown giant, was dead.

Ewing's shining moment also involved a painful reminder of mortality He was a junior at Georgetown when he called home and learned that his mother had died. She had been his first role model, working extra hours to secure a better life for her children in this country. "It was very, very hard," relates Ewing. "I wanted to quit school. I went home, but my family sent me back." He might easily have given up the taunting chants, the slurs against his intelligence, and the objects thrown at him and his teammates and left Georgetown for the lucrative life of the NBA. But he forged on. By his own account, the proudest and happiest moment in his life came a year-and-a-half later when he fulfilled an earlier promise to his mother to graduate.

Ewing is still looking ahead. Alonzo Mourning (C'92), Georgetown's All-American center and Ewing's summertime basketball companion says his NBA rival is "always playing, always working on his game. You know that turnaround jumper he has that's so automatic now? Well, I remember when it wasn't. That shot is the result of who knows how many hours of hard work that Patrick put in after he turned pro, after he had the big contract. That's the kind of thing that makes people around here respect him so much."

The two most accomplished athletes in Georgetown's history are also among the best role models. "Georgetown aspires to excellence in athletic performance. I hope that is evident from time-to-time in the play of our teams," says Frank Rienzo, director of athletics at Georgetown for the past 23 years. "But more importantly, in the Jesuit tradition, we believe that virtue finds expression through service to others. And one of the ways we provide service to others is by exhibiting our talents as part of something larger than ourselves. For more than 10 percent of our undergraduates at Georgetown, this something larger is intercollegiate athletics.

"We believe that the lasting value of athletics is that they foster the personal growth and development of the individual." Rienzo adds. "Al Blozis and Patrick Ewing exemplify those values and serve as model student-athletes for the thousands who have followed them."

Coach Thompson's postscript upon Ewing's graduation remains as apt today and is equally true for Blozis:" ... [They] will never leave Georgetown. You don't forget people like that." Each summer, Ewing returns to McDonough Gym with fellow alumni and NBA stars Alonzo Mourning (C'92) and Dikembe Mutombo (SLL'91). They play against each other, support each other, and work with several of the younger Georgetown players, helping to continue the Hoya legacy of exceptionally talented centers. "This wouldn't have happened without Patrick" John Thompson says. "He's the one who would call on the road and ask, `Coach, how's [Alon]Zo doing? You want me to give him a call?' One of the things that is sometimes missed about Patrick is his enthusiasm for others' performances."

Following graduation in 1942, Blozis sent a letter to the undergraduate Dean of Men, Rev. Richard Law, S.J.: "May I come down to Georgetown before I leave. I would like to see some of my very dear friends and especially you, Father. If only I had four more years to go. With the education you get at Georgetown, I would be tops in all [areas] ... I want to thank you, the faculty and boys for their kindness."

Fifty years ago, Alfred Blozis was listed as Missing In Action by the United States War Department, just two months prior to the end of the war in Europe. A simple white cross marks his grave in St. Avold, France.

Patrick Ewing is the all-star starting center of the New York Knicks professional basketball team.

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BEDN
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February 23
11:00 AM
Creighton
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February 23
6:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
February 23
9:30 AM
Pittsburgh
Conway, S.C.
February 23
2:30 PM
Coastal Carolina
Conway, S.C.

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February 23
1:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
February 23
6:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
February 23
TBA
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Geneva, Ohio

BEDN
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February 23
All Day
BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 23
All Day
BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 24
12:00 PM
Providence
Capital One Arena

CBSSN
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February 24
2:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
February 24
9:30 AM
Pittsburgh
Conway, S.C.
February 24
12:00 PM
Saint Josephs
Conway, S.C.
February 24
12:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.

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February 24
12:00 PM
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Towson, Md.

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February 24
All Day
Charleston Womens Regatta
Charleston, S.C.
February 24
All Day
Navy Quad Team Race
Annapolis, Md.
February 24
All Day
BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 24
TBA
Day 4
Geneva, Ohio

BEDN
Live Scoring
February 24
All Day
BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships
Staten Island, N.Y.
February 25
2:00 PM
Providence
McDonough Arena

BEDN
Watch
February 25
1:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
February 25
12:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Conway, S.C.

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February 25
11:00 AM
William & Mary
Williamsburg, Va.
February 25
All Day
Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic
Kiawah Island Resort; Kiawah Island, S.C.
February 25
All Day
Navy Quad Team Race
Annapolis, Md.
February 25
All Day
Charleston Womens Regatta
Charleston, S.C.
February 26
7:00 PM
Marquette
Capital One Arena

FS1
99.1 WNEW-FM
February 26
All Day
Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic
Kiawah Island Resort; Kiawah Island, S.C.
February 27
2:30 PM
George Washington
Arlington, Va.
February 27
3:00 PM
Mount St. Marys
Cooper Field
February 27
All Day
Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic
Kiawah Island Resort; Kiawah Island, S.C.
February 28
3:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
Cooper Field
March 2
1:00 PM
Lafayette
Nats Academy
March 2
3:00 PM
Lafayette
Nats Academy
March 3
5:00 PM
Villanova
Wells Fargo Arena

FOX
TBD
March 3
3:00 PM
Mount St. Marys
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 3
12:30 PM
Columbia
Nats Academy
March 3
3:00 PM
Howard
Nats Academy
March 3
1:00 PM
Hofstra
Hempstead, N.Y.
March 3
1:00 PM
Delaware
Cooper Field
March 3
All Day
ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 3
All Day
GW/Georgetown Team Race
Washington, D.C.
March 3
All Day
ODU Womens Regatta
Norfolk, Va.
March 3
All Day
Bob Bavier Team Race
Charleston, S.C.
March 3
All Day
IC4A Indoor Track & Field Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 4
11:30 AM
Dartmouth
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 4
3:00 PM
UMBC
Nats Academy
March 4
12:00 PM
Nova Southeastern
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
March 4
All Day
IC4A Indoor Track & Field Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 4
All Day
Bob Bavier Team Race
Charleston, S.C.
March 4
All Day
GW/Georgetown Team Race
Washington, D.C.
March 4
All Day
ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 4
All Day
ODU Womens Regatta
Norfolk, Va.
March 5
9:00 AM
Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, Fla.
March 5
9:00 AM
Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, Fla.
March 5
All Day
The Battle at Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek Golf Club; Boulder City, Nev.
March 6
4:00 PM
Northeastern
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 6
3:00 PM
Lynn University
Boca Raton, Fla.
March 6
3:00 PM
Marist
Cooper Field
March 6
All Day
The Battle at Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek Golf Club; Boulder City, Nev.
March 7
12:00 PM
Western Michigan
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 7
8:00 PM
Arizona State
Tempe, Ariz.
March 8
10:00 AM
Barry
Miami Shores, Fla.
March 8
12:00 PM
Barry
Miami Shores, Fla.
March 9
12:00 PM
Western Michigan
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 9
7:00 PM
Grand Canyon
Phoenix, Ariz.
March 9
All Day
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
College Station, Texas
March 9
All Day
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
College Station, Texas
March 10
2:00 PM
Saint Josephs
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 10
12:00 PM
Iowa
Phoenix, Ariz.
March 10
6:00 PM
Minnesota
Phoenix, Ariz.
March 10
12:00 PM
Hobart
Cooper Field
March 10
3:00 PM
Penn
Cooper Field
March 10
All Day
Womens Intersectional Regatta
Annapolis, Md.
March 10
All Day
John Jackson Team Race
Washington, D.C.
March 10
All Day
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
College Station, Texas
March 10
All Day
Virginia Scrimmage
Charlottesville, Va.
March 10
All Day
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
College Station, Texas
March 10
All Day
Virginia Scrimmage
Charlottesville, Va.
March 11
12:00 PM
Saint Josephs
Port Charlotte, Fla.
March 11
11:00 AM
Iowa
Phoenix, Ariz.
March 11
All Day
Womens Intersectional Regatta
Annapolis, Md.
March 11
All Day
John Jackson Team Race
Washington, D.C.
March 14
3:00 PM
Coppin State
Shirley Povich Field
March 16
3:00 PM
Princeton
Shirley Povich Field
March 16
11:00 AM
Eastern Illinois
Charleston, S.C.
March 16
3:30 PM
Jacksonville State
Charleston, S.C.
March 16
7:00 PM
James Madison
Harrisonburg, Va.
March 16
3:00 PM
Old Dominion
Norfolk, Va.
March 17
1:00 PM
Princeton
Shirley Povich Field
March 17
4:00 PM
Princeton
Shirley Povich Field
March 17
11:00 AM
Jacksonville State
Charleston, S.C.
March 17
1:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
March 17
10:00 AM
Middle Tennessee State
Norfolk, Va.
March 17
1:00 PM
Villanova
Cooper Field
March 17
1:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
March 17
All Day
Maryland Invitational
College Park, Md.
March 17
All Day
Maryland Invitational
College Park, Md.
March 17
All Day
Graham Hall Team Race
Annapolis, Md.
March 17
TBA
Temple
Arlington YMCA
March 17
All Day
Southern New England Team Race
New London, Conn.
March 17
All Day
Womens Intersectional Regatta
St. Mary's City, Md.
March 18
1:00 PM
Princeton
Shirley Povich Field
March 18
10:00 AM
Texas
Charleston, S.C.
March 18
All Day
Womens Intersectional Regatta
St. Mary's City, Md.
March 18
All Day
Southern New England Team Race
New London, Conn.
March 18
All Day
Graham Hall Team Race
Annapolis, Md.
March 19
All Day
Briars Creek Invitational
The Golf Club at Briar's Creek; Johns Island, S.C.
March 20
All Day
Briars Creek Invitational
The Golf Club at Briar's Creek; Johns Island, S.C.
March 21
4:00 PM
Navy
Shirley Povich Field
March 21
3:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Cooper Field
March 21
7:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Cooper Field
March 23
5:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio
March 23
11:00 AM
Marquette
Yates Field House
March 23
All Day
Slomin Autism Championship FAU
Osprey Point - Boca Raton, Fla.
March 23
TBA
Rhode Island
Yates Field House
March 24
3:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio
March 24
12:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.
March 24
2:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.
March 24
TBA
North Carolina
Ludwig Field (College Park, Md.)
March 24
7:30 PM
VCU
Richmond, Va.
March 24
11:00 AM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
March 24
12:00 PM
Florida
Cooper Field
March 24
1:00 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.
March 24
2:00 PM
Boston University
Arlington YMCA
March 24
All Day
Slomin Autism Championship FAU
Osprey Point - Boca Raton, Fla.
March 24
All Day
Princeton, Drexel & GW
Princeton, N.J.
March 24
All Day
Admiral Moore Team Race
Throggs Neck, N.Y.
March 24
All Day
Hanbury Trophy Team Race
Newport News, Va.
March 24
All Day
Occoquan Challenge
Fairfax Station, Va.
March 24
All Day
Delaware
Washington, D.C.
March 24
All Day
St. Marys Team Race
St. Mary's City, Md.
March 24
All Day
Occoquan Challenge
Fairfax Station, Va.
March 25
1:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio
March 25
12:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.
March 25
All Day
Slomin Autism Championship FAU
Osprey Point - Boca Raton, Fla.
March 25
All Day
Hanbury Trophy Team Race
Newport News, Va.
March 25
All Day
Admiral Moore Team Race
Throggs Neck, N.Y.
March 25
All Day
St. Marys Team Race
St. Mary's City, Md.
March 25
All Day
Princeton
Washington, D.C.
March 27
3:00 PM
Delaware State
Shirley Povich Field
March 28
2:00 PM
Kent State
Nats Academy
March 28
2:30 PM
Richmond
Richmond, Va.
March 28
7:00 PM
Maryland
College Park, Md.
March 29
6:00 PM
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, N.C.
March 29
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Nats Academy
March 29
2:00 PM
St. Johns
Nats Academy
March 30
4:00 PM
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, N.C.
March 30
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Nats Academy
March 30
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
March 30
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
March 30
All Day
Florida Relays
Gainesville, Fla.
March 30
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 30
All Day
Florida Relays
Gainesville, Fla.
March 30
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 31
1:00 PM
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, N.C.
March 31
10:00 AM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
March 31
12:00 PM
Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
March 31
12:00 PM
Denver
Cooper Field
March 31
All Day
Class of 2004 Cup vs. Harvard
Boston, Mass.
March 31
All Day
Team Race Challenge
Ithaca, N.Y.
March 31
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
March 31
All Day
Florida Relays
Gainesville, Fla.
March 31
All Day
Florida Relays
Gainesville, Fla.
March 31
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 31
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 31
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 1
All Day
Team Race Challenge
Ithaca, N.Y.
April 2
All Day
ECU Intercollegiate East Carolina
Brook Valley Country Club - Greenville, N.C.
April 3
3:00 PM
Coppin State
Hanover, Md.
April 3
All Day
ECU Intercollegiate East Carolina
Brook Valley Country Club - Greenville, N.C.
April 4
3:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Md.
April 4
3:00 PM
George Washington
Washington, D.C.
April 4
11:00 AM
St. Francis Brooklyn
Washington, D.C.
April 4
2:00 PM
Denver
Denver, Colo.
April 6
3:00 PM
Xavier
Shirley Povich Field
April 6
7:00 PM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
April 6
3:00 PM
George Washington
GW Tennis Center
April 6
All Day
Sun Angel Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 6
All Day
Bryan National Intercollegiate
Bryan Park; Greensboro, N.C.
April 6
All Day
GW Invite
Washington, D.C.
April 6
All Day
GW Invite
Washington, D.C.
April 7
1:00 PM
Xavier
Shirley Povich Field
April 7
1:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
April 7
3:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
April 7
12:00 PM
Butler
Cooper Field
April 7
3:00 PM
Providence
Cooper Field
April 7
All Day
Sun Angel Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 7
All Day
Yale & MIT
Cambridge, Mass.
April 7
All Day
MAISA Team Race Championship
Ithaca, N.Y.
April 7
All Day
GW Invite
Washington, D.C.
April 7
All Day
Virginia Quad Meet
Charlottesville, Va.
April 7
All Day
Princeton Invitational
Springdale Golf Club - Princeton, N.J.
April 7
All Day
Virginia Quad Meet
Charlottesville, Va.
April 7
All Day
Bryan National Intercollegiate
Bryan Park; Greensboro, N.C.
April 7
All Day
GW Invite
Washington, D.C.
April 8
1:00 PM
Xavier
Shirley Povich Field
April 8
1:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
April 8
TBA
Wake Forest
Ludwig Field (College Park, Md.)
April 8
All Day
Princeton Invitational
Springdale Golf Club - Princeton, N.J.
April 8
All Day
Harvard & Columbia
Cambridge, Mass.
April 8
All Day
Bryan National Intercollegiate
Bryan Park; Greensboro, N.C.
April 8
All Day
MAISA Team Race Championship
Ithaca, N.Y.
April 11
3:00 PM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
April 11
4:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 13
3:00 PM
George Mason
Shirley Povich Field
April 14
2:00 PM
George Mason
Shirley Povich Field
April 14
12:00 PM
Butler
Nats Academy
April 14
2:00 PM
Butler
Nats Academy
April 14
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C.
April 14
2:00 PM
Penn State
University Park, Pa.
April 14
1:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
April 14
2:00 PM
Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tenn.
April 14
All Day
Owen Trophy
Kings Point, N.Y.
April 14
TBA
George Washington
Washington, D.C.
April 14
All Day
Thompson Trophy
New London, Conn.
April 14
All Day
Knecht Cup
Mercer Lake, N.J.
April 14
All Day
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
April 14
All Day
GW Womens Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 14
All Day
Navy Spring Regatta
Annapolis, Md.
April 14
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Redwood Shores, Calif.
April 15
1:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 15
11:00 AM
Butler
Nats Academy
April 15
All Day
GW Womens Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 15
All Day
Navy Spring Regatta
Annapolis, Md.
April 15
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Redwood Shores, Calif.
April 15
All Day
Owen Trophy
Kings Point, N.Y.
April 15
All Day
Thompson Trophy
New London, Conn.
April 16
All Day
Rutherford Intercollegiate Penn State
PSU Blue Course - University Park, Pa.
April 17
6:00 PM
UMBC
Baltimore, Md.
April 17
6:00 PM
Towson
Nats Academy
April 17
All Day
Rutherford Intercollegiate Penn State
PSU Blue Course - University Park, Pa.
April 18
6:00 PM
Virginia
Nats Academy
April 18
3:00 PM
UConn
Cooper Field
April 19
3:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 19
3:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 20
3:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
April 20
All Day
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 20
All Day
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 20
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Island Clubhouse; Callawassie, S.C.
April 20
All Day
Mt. SAC Relays
Torrance, Calif.
April 21
1:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
April 21
12:00 PM
Villanova
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 21
2:00 PM
Villanova
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 21
TBA
Clemson
Winston-Salem, N.C.
April 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Washington, D.C.
April 21
12:00 PM
Villanova
Washington, D.C.
April 21
12:00 PM
Villanova
Washington, D.C.
April 21
12:00 PM
Marquette
Cooper Field

BEDN
Watch
April 21
3:00 PM
NJIT
Cooper Field
April 21
All Day
Mt. SAC Relays
Torrance, Calif.
April 21
All Day
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 21
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Island Clubhouse; Callawassie, S.C.
April 21
All Day
Class of 2006 Cup vs. Princeton
Princeton, N.J.
April 21
All Day
MAISA Womens Championship
Norfolk, Va.
April 21
All Day
Penn & Princeton
Princeton, N.J.
April 21
All Day
Arrigan Memorial Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 21
All Day
Cherry Hill Invitational
Camden, N.J.
April 21
All Day
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 22
1:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
April 22
12:00 PM
Villanova
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 22
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Island Clubhouse; Callawassie, S.C.
April 22
All Day
Arrigan Memorial Regatta
Washington, D.C.
April 22
All Day
MAISA Womens Championship
Norfolk, Va.
April 24
7:00 PM
George Washington
Shirley Povich Field
April 25
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 25
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 26
TBA
First Round
Cayce, S.C.
April 26
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 26
TBA
First Round
Cayce, S.C.
April 26
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
7:30 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 27
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
All Day
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 27
TBA
Quarterfinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 27
TBA
Quarterfinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 28
7:30 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 28
1:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 28
3:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 28
1:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.
April 28
1:00 PM
Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
All Day
Class of 2006 Cup vs. North Carolina
Lake Garner, N.C.
April 28
All Day
America Trophy
St. Mary's City, Md.
April 28
TBA
Semifinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 28
All Day
Cornell & Penn
Ithaca, N.Y.
April 28
TBA
Semifinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
1:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

BEDN
April 29
TBA
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.
April 29
TBA
Championship
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
All Day
America Trophy
St. Mary's City, Md.
April 29
All Day
Dartmouth
Hanover, N.H.
April 29
TBA
Championship
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Golf Club - Callawassie Island, S.C.
April 29
All Day
Eastern Sprints
Worcester, Mass.
April 30
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Golf Club - Callawassie Island, S.C.
May 1
7:00 PM
Mount St. Marys
Shirley Povich Field
May 1
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Callawassie Golf Club - Callawassie Island, S.C.
May 3
TBA
BIG EAST Semifinals
Villanova, Pa.
May 4
7:00 PM
Villanova
Shirley Povich Field
May 4
All Day
Kehoe Twilight Meet
College Park, Md.
May 4
All Day
Kehoe Twilight Meet
College Park, Md.
May 5
7:00 PM
Villanova
Shirley Povich Field
May 5
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Nats Academy
May 5
2:00 PM
Seton Hall
Nats Academy
May 5
TBA
BIG EAST Championship
Villanova, Pa.
May 6
1:00 PM
Villanova
Shirley Povich Field
May 6
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Nats Academy
May 9
7:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore
Shirley Povich Field
May 11
4:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
May 11
All Day
Patriot League Championships
Camden, N.J.
May 11
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 11
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 12
2:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
May 12
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 12
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Geneva, Ohio
May 13
1:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

BEDN
May 13
All Day
Eastern Sprints
Worcester, Mass.
May 15
7:00 PM
UMBC
Shirley Povich Field
May 22
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 23
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 24
All Day
ICSA Womens National Championships
Norfolk, Va.
May 24
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.
May 24
All Day
NCAA East Preliminary Championships
Tampa, Fla.