UMW President Richard V. Hurley Receives National Recognition Award

President Richard V. Hurley

The College Orchestra Directors Association has recognized University of Mary Washington President Richard V. Hurley for his support of the university’s collegiate orchestra program. UMW Philharmonic Director Kevin P. Bartram presented Hurley with the national award during the orchestra’s “March Musical Mix” concert on Saturday, March 17. The College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) is the largest professional organization of collegiate orchestra conductors across the country. The award honors individuals within member colleges and universities who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the work of college and university orchestras. National CODA President Anthony Holland said that Hurley “surpasses expectations as a supporter of the Arts and of his community. It is apparent that President Hurley has demonstrated extraordinary faith in the ability of the UMW Philharmonic to promote the institution as a community partner. He sets an example for all of … [Read more...]

UMW Women’s Basketball Falls to George Fox in NCAA Tourney Sectional Final


Third-ranked George Fox University shot a remarkable 53.1% from the field in topping seventh-ranked University of Mary Washington, 68-45, on Saturday evening at the Anderson Center in Fredericksburg, Va. The Eagles close their historic season with a record of 30-1, while the Bruins improve to 31-0. George Fox jumped out to an early lead, making their first four shots, and led 10-4, with less than three minutes expired. The Bruins gradually built their lead to 11 at 21-10 with 8:20 remaining, but three straight baskets cut the deficit to 21-16 with 4:49 to play. A three pointer in the final minute of the half gave the Bruins a 10-point halftime lead at 31-21. In the second half, the Bruins continued to shoot exceedingly well, making 14-25 field goals including 4-8 three pointers. In all George Fox made 10-19 long-range attempts. After George Fox upped the lead to 15 with 11:03 to play, the Eagles tried once more to cut into the deficit, and an Amanda Witmer three pointer cut the … [Read more...]