Women's Tennis Participates in 2013 Cycle for Survival

Women's Tennis

Feb. 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - On Sunday morning, the Georgetown University women's tennis team followed up a Saturday victory by traveling to Equinox Bethesda, a fitness club and one of the home sites for Cycle For Survival. It was the second-consecutive year that Georgetown student-athletes and coaches have participated in the indoor cycling event to raise money to fund research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a "rare cancer" is one with a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States. Many rare cancers are drastically underfunded, leaving patients with limited treatment options. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the nation's preeminent center for research and treatment, is committed to changing that.

Not only did the tennis team, along with the men's lacrosse squad, cycle hard and raise the energy level in the room on Sunday morning, they also raised $1,400. After defeating George Washington, 4-3, on Saturday at Yates Fieldhouse, the Hoyas used the morning spin as a team workout and a good cause. They cycled in shifts for more than four hours to benefit the cause.

Overall, the 2013 event is over five days in 10 cities with 27 rides, 2,750 bikes and 13,000 participants.

 

 

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Schedules

February 2
6:00 PM
Drexel
Philadelphia, Pa.
February 3
TBA
Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.
February 13
12:00 PM
Towson
Yates Field House
February 23
TBA
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio
February 25
11:00 AM
William & Mary
Williamsburg, Va.
March 4
12:00 PM
Nova Southeastern
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
March 5
9:00 AM
Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, Fla.
March 8
10:00 AM
Barry
Miami Shores, Fla.
March 16
3:00 PM
Old Dominion
Norfolk, Va.
March 17
10:00 AM
Middle Tennessee State
Norfolk, Va.
March 23
TBA
Rhode Island
Yates Field House
March 24
11:00 AM
Navy
Annapolis, Md.
March 28
2:30 PM
Richmond
Richmond, Va.
April 6
3:00 PM
George Washington
GW Tennis Center
April 19
3:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 21
12:00 PM
Villanova
Washington, D.C.