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The undergraduate schools maintain a restrictive Early Action admissions program, as students who have applied through anEarly Decision process at another school are not permitted to apply early to Georgetown.[85] 94% of students accepted for the class of 2014 were in the top 10% of their class and had SAT scores ranging from 660–760 in Critical Reading, and 670–770 in Math.[86] HP Pavilion G72-b15EV CPU Fan

Georgetown accepts both the SAT and ACT, though does not consider the writing portion of either.[87]Over 55% of undergraduates receive financial aid, and the university meets 100% of demonstrated need, with an average financial aid package of $23,500 and about 70% of aid distributed in the forms of grants or scholarships.

Georgetown University has three campuses in Washington, D.C.: the undergraduate campus, Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX CPU Fan

the Medical Center, and the Law Center. The undergraduate campus and Medical Center are together in the Georgetown neighborhood and form the main campus. Other centers are located around Washington, D.C., including the Center for Continuing and Professional Education atClarendon in Arlington, Virginia. Transit between these locations and the Washington Metro is supplied by a system of shuttles, known as GUTS buses.[89] HP Pavilion dv7-3080eg CPU Fan

Georgetown also operates a facility in Doha, Qatar, and villas in Alanya, Turkey andFiesole, Italy. In their campus layout, Georgetown's administrators consistently used the traditional quadrangle design.

Georgetown University's undergraduate campus and medical school campus are situated on an elevated site above the Potomac River, overlooking Northern Virginia. HP Pavilion dv9233ca CPU Fan

The main gates, known as the Healy Gates, are located at the intersection of 37th and O Streets, NW. The main campus is just over 104 acres (0.4 km2) in area and includes fifty-four buildings, student residences capable of accommodating 80% of undergraduates, and various athletic facilities.[91] Most buildings employ collegiate Gothicarchitecture and Georgian brick architecture. HP Envy 14-1195la CPU Fan

Campus green areas include fountains, a cemetery, large clusters of flowers, groves of trees, and open quadrangles.[92] Georgetown received a B grade on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, and new buildings and major renovations are required to meet LEED Sliver criteria.[93]

The main campus has traditionally centered on Dahlgren Quadrangle, although Red Square has replaced it as the focus of student life.[94HP Pavilion dv6-2115sf CPU Fan

] Healy Hall, designed byPaul J. Pelz in Neo-Medieval style and built from 1877 to 1879, is the architectural gem of Georgetown's campus, and is a National Historic Landmark.[95] Both Healy Hall and the Georgetown University Astronomical Observatory, built in 1844, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[96] HP Pavilion dv7-3067nr CPU Fan

The medical school is on the northwestern part of the main campus on Reservoir Road, and is integrated with Georgetown University Hospital.[97] The school uses many of the townhouses in the Georgetown neighborhood east of the main campus for upperclassmen housing, institutions, and alumni facilities. Additionally, the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences both have classroom buildings in this area.[97HP Pavilion dv7-1129wm CPU Fan

] Georgetown Visitation, a private Roman Catholic girls high school, is northeast of campus, on land adjoining the undergraduate campus.[98]

In late 2003, the university completed the Southwest Quadrangle Project, and brought a new 907-bed student dorm, an expansive dining hall, an underground parking facility, and new Jesuit Residence to the campus.[99] HP Pavilion G72-b15EV CPU Fan

The school's first performing arts center, named for Royden B. Davis, was completed in November 2005, and the new business school building, named for Rafik Hariri, opened in Fall 2009.[100] Future construction plans include a unified sciences center and expanded athletic facilities.[101] As a location, Georgetown is ranked nationally as the second best college town by the Princeton Review.[102] HP Pavilion dv6-2140se CPU Fan

Despite this, main campus "town and gown" relations are often strained by facilities construction, enlargement of the student body, as well as noise and alcohol violations.[103]Crime is also a persistent issue, with campus security responding to 257 crimes in 2008.

The Law Center campus is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on New Jersey Avenue, near Union Station and consists of five buildings. SONY Vaio VGN-SZ6RXN/C CPU Fan

First-year students at the Law Center can live in the single on-campus dormitory, the Gewirz Student Center.[105] Most second- and third-year students, as well as some first-year students, live off-campus. As there is little housing near the Law Center, most are spread throughout the Washington metropolitan area.[106] The "Campus Completion Project",HP Pavilion dv7-2130ev CPU Fan

finished in 2005, saw the addition of the Hotung International Building and the Sport and Fitness Center. G Street and F Street are closed off between 1st and 2nd Streets to create open lawns flanking McDonough Hall, the main building on the campus.

In December 1979, the Marquesa Margaret Rockefeller de Larrain, ACER eMachines G520 CPU Fan

granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, gave the Villa Le Balzeto Georgetown University.[108] The Villa is in Fiesole, Italy, on a hill above the city of Florence. The Villa is used year-round for study abroad programs focused on specialized interdisciplinary study of Italian culture and civilization.[109] HP Pavilion dv5-2132dx CPU Fan

The main facility for the McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies was donated to Georgetown in 1989 by alumnus and formerUnited States Ambassador to Turkey George C. McGhee.[110] The school is in the town of Alanya, Turkey within the Seljuq-eraAlanya Castle, on the Mediterranean. The Center operates study abroad programs one semester each year, concentrating onTurkish language, architectural history, and Islamic studies.[111] Compaq Presario CQ60-307ea CPU Fan

In 2002, the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development presented the School of Foreign Service with the resources and space to open a facility in the new Education City in Doha, Qatar.[112] SFS-Qatar opened in 2005 as a liberal arts and international affairs undergraduate school for regional students.[113] HP Pavilion dv6-2010sa CPU Fan

In December 2007, Georgetown opened a liaison office in Shanghai, China to coordinate with Fudan University and others.[114] In 2008, the Georgetown University Law Center in conjunction with an international consortium of law schools established the Center for Transnational Legal Studiesin London, England.

The Georgetown undergraduate student body, at 7,590 as of 2012,[5] is composed primarily of students from outside the District of Columbia area, Toshiba Satellite A40-702 CPU Fan

with 34% of new 2010 students coming from Mid-Atlantic states, 11% being international students and the remainder coming from other areas of the US.[116] The student body also represented 129 different countries, with 9% being international,[63] including over 330 undergraduate and 1,050 graduate students who chose to come to Georgetown as a study abroad destination in 2009–10.[117] SONY Vaio VGN-AR21B CPU Fan

As of that year, the racial diversity of the undergraduate student body was 62.3% white, 8.8% Asian, 6.3% black, and 5.9% Hispanic; Additionally, 55.2% of undergraduates are female.

Although it is a Jesuit university, only 41% of the student body identify as Roman Catholic, while 22% identify as Protestantas of 2009.[118] Georgetown employs a full-time rabbi, as 6.5% of undergraduates are Jewish.[118] SONY Vaio VPC-EB3E1E/PI CPU Fan

It was the first U.S. college to have a full-time imam, to serve the over four-hundred Muslims on campus.[119] Georgetown also sponsors student groups for Bahá'i, Buddhist, Hindu, and Mormon traditions.[120] The student body consists of both religious and irreligious students, and more than four-hundred freshmen and transfer students attend a nonreligious Ignatian retreat annually, called ESCAPE.[121][122] SONY Vaio VPC-EB3E1E/WI CPU Fan

A 2007 survey of undergraduates also suggests that 62.8% are sexually active, while 6.2% identify as LGBTQ.[118][123]Discrimination can be an issue on campus, and three-fourths of a 2009 survey considered homophobia a campus problem.[124]Newsweek, however, rated Georgetown among its top "Gay-Friendly Schools" in 2010.[125] SONY Vaio VGN-FS660/W CPU Fan

In 2011, College Magazine ranked Georgetown as the tenth most hipster U.S. college,[126] while People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals considered it the third most vegan friendly small U.S. school.[127]

Almost all undergraduates attend full-time.[128] A majority of undergraduates, 76%, live on-campus in several dormitories and apartment complexes, including all underclassmen.[129] HP Pavilion G61-631NR CPU Fan

As of 2011, 1255 undergraduates and 339 graduate students live off-campus, mostly in the Georgetown,Glover Park, Burleith, and Foxhall neighborhoods.[130] Although many of the University's hall directors and area coordinators attend graduate level courses, on-campus housing is not available for main campus graduate students.[131] The school hopes to build such housing by 2020.[132] HP Pavilion dv6560el CPU Fan

All students in the Medical School live off-campus, most in the surrounding neighborhoods, with some in Northern Virginia and elsewhere through the region.As of 2012, 92.89% of Georgetown University undergraduates are involved in at least one of the 179 registered student organizations which cover a variety of interests: student government, club sports, media and publications, HP Pavilion dv6-2128ca CPU Fan

performing arts, religion, and volunteer and service.[134] Students also operate campus stores, banks, and medical services. Students often find their interests at the Student Activities Commission Club Fair, where both official and unofficial organizations set up tables.[135] The Georgetown University Student Association is the student government organization for undergraduates.HP Pavilion dv7-3004el CPU Fan

There are also student representatives within the schools, to the Board of Directors, and, since 1996, to the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

Georgetown's student organizations include one of the nation's oldest debating clubs, the Philodemic Society, founded in 1830,[137] and the oldest university theater group, the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society.[138] HP Pavilion dv7-4050ev CPU Fan

Nomadic Theatre, founded in 1982 as an alternative troupe without an on-campus home, produces "plays which educate and challenge all members of the university community through thought-provoking theatre."[139] The Georgetown Improv Association, founded in 1995, performs monthly long-form improvisational shows on-campus at Bulldog Alley in addition to hosting "Improvfest", one of the oldest improv festivals in the country.[140] HP G42-367TU CPU Fan

There are a total of seven a cappella groups on campus, including The Georgetown Chimes, the Phantoms, Superfood, The GraceNotes, the Chamber Singers, Essence, Harmony, the service-oriented Saxatones, and the all-male Capitol G's.[141] These groups perform annually at the "D.C. A Cappella Festival", held since 1991, and the "Cherry Tree Massacre" concert series, held since 1974.[ HP Pavilion dv5-1172el CPU Fan

The Georgetown University Band is composed of the Georgetown Pep Band and the Georgetown Wind Ensemble, and performs on campus, in Washington, D.C., and at post-season basketball tournaments.[144]

In addition to student organizations and clubs, Georgetown University is home to the nation's largest entirely student-owned and -operated corporation, Students of Georgetown, Inc. Toshiba Satellite A105-S4084 CPU Fan

Founded in 1972, "The Corp" operates three coffee shops and two grocery stores, and runs storage and airport shuttles for students.[145] The business has annual revenues of over $1.3 million, which are directly re-invested into the Georgetown student body through Corp Philanthropy, which gave out over $50,000 in scholarships and donations to Georgetown groups in 2010–11.[146] HP Pavilion dv4-1038tx CPU Fan

Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union is the oldest and largest all student-run financial institution, with over $16 million in assets and 12,000 members.[147] The Georgetown University Student Investment Fund is one of a few undergraduate-run investment funds in the United States, and hosted CNBC's Jim Cramer to tape Mad Money in September 2006.[148] HP Pavilion dv7-3060sb CPU Fan

Another student-run group, the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, "GERMS", is an all-volunteer ambulance service founded in 1982 that serves campus and the surrounding communities. Georgetown's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit, the Hoya Battalion, is the oldest military unit native to the District of Columbia,[149] and was awarded the top ranking among ROTC programs in 2012.[150] HP Pavilion dv7-6055sf CPU Fan

The proportion of ROTC students at Georgetown was the 79th highest among universities in the United States as of 2010.[151] GUGS, the Georgetown University Grilling Society, has been a Georgetown tradition since 2002, selling half-pound hamburgers in Red Square on most Fridays.

Georgetown University student organizations include a diverse array of groups focused on social justice issues, SONY VGN-CS108D  CPU Fan

including organizations run through both Student Affairs and the Center for Social Justice. Oriented against gender violence, Take Back the Night coordinates an annual rally and march to protest against rape and other forms of violence against women.[153]Georgetown Solidarity Committee is a workers' rights organization whose successes include ending use of sweatshops in producing Georgetown-logoed apparel, DELL XPS M170 CPU Fan

and garnering pay raises for both university cleaning staff and police.[154] Georgetown Students for Fair Trade successfully advocated for all coffee in campus cafeterias to be Fair Trade Certified.[155]

Georgetown has many additional groups representing national, ethnic, and linguistic interests. Georgetown's has the second most politically active student body in the United States according to the Princeton Review.[102] HP Pavilion G72-b15SV CPU Fan

Groups based on local, national, and international issues are popular, and political speech is protected on campus. Student political organizations are active on campus and engage their many members in local and national politics. The Georgetown University College Republicans represent their party, while the Georgetown University College Democrats, the largest student organization on campus in 2008, represent theirs.[156] HP G62-120ES CPU Fan

The reproductive rights organization H*yas for Choice is not officially recognized by the University as its positions onabortion are in opposition to University policy, prompting the asterisk in "Hoyas."[157] While not financially supported by the school, the organization is permitted to meet and table in university spaces.[158] HP Pavilion dv6-3034ss   CPU   Fan

The issue contributes to Georgetown's 'red light' status on free speech under the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education rating system.[159] In 2010, the "Plan A: Hoyas for Reproductive Justice" campaign led several protests against the school policy against the sale of birth control on campus,[160] and in 2007, HP Pavilion dv7-3165ef  CPU Fan

Georgetown University Law Center students protested the University's decision to cease funding for a student's internship at Planned Parenthood's litigation department despite funding it previous years.[161] Law Center studentSandra Fluke petitioned the university to change its health insurance policy to include coverage for contraception for three years prior to addressing the issue before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in 2012HP X16-1000 Series CPU Fan

. Though the remarks Rush Limbaugh subsequently directed at Fluke were criticized by Georgetown administrators as both misogynist and vitriolic,[162] the school remains opposed to the coverage of contraception.

Georgetown University has several student-run newspapers. The Hoya is the University's oldest newspaper. It has been in print since 1920, and since 1987, has been published twice weekly.[164] IBM ThinkPad Z61m  CPU Fan

The Georgetown Voice, known for its weekly cover stories, is a newsmagazine that was founded in March 1969 to focus more attention on citywide and national issues.[165] The Georgetown Independent is a monthly journal of news, commentary and the arts.[166] Founded in 1966, theGeorgetown Law Weekly is the student-run paper on the Law Center campus, and is a three-time winner of the American Bar Association's Best Newspaper award.[167ACER Aspire One D250 CPU Fan

]The Hoya and The Georgetown Voice both run online blogs, and there are other popular blogs written about the school and its sports teams.

he Georgetown Academy, restarted in 2008 after a hiatus, targets traditionalist Catholic readers, and the Georgetown Federalist, founded in 2006, purports to bring a conservative and libertarian viewpoint to campus.[ ACER Ferrari 4000 CPU Fan

Other political publications include the Georgetown Progressive, an online publication run by the Georgetown University College Democrats, and Counterpoint Magazine, a liberal monthly founded in the spring of 2011.[170] The Fire This Time is Georgetown's minority newssource.[171] The Georgetown Heckler is a humor magazine founded on the Internet in 2003 by Georgetown students, releasing its first print issue in 2007.[172] HP G42-367TU CPU Fan

The Gonzo was a former student humor magazine, published from 1993 to 1998.

The University has a campus-wide television station, GUTV, which began broadcasting in 1999. The station hosts an annual student film festival in April for campus filmmakers.[173] WGTB, Georgetown's radio station, is available as a webcast and on 92.3 FM in certain dormitories. Toshiba Satellite L350-146 CPU Fan

The station was founded in 1946, and broadcast on 90.1 FM from 1960 to 1979, when university president Timothy S. Healy gave away the frequency and broadcast capabilities to the University of the District of Columbiabecause of WGTB's far left political orientation. The station now broadcasts through the Internet in its headquarters in the Leavey Center. HP Pavilion dv8335ea CPU Fan

Although Jesuit schools are not obliged to disassociate from Greek systems, many do, and Georgetown University officially recognizes and funds only one of the many Greek organizations on campus, Alpha Phi Omega, the national co-ed community service fraternity. Despite this, other Greek organizations also persist on campus, although none requires members to live in fraternal housing.[175] Dell Vostro 3400 CPU Fan

Additionally, Georgetown University students are affiliated, in some cases, with fraternities at other nearby universities and colleges.[176]Active fraternities at Georgetown include Delta Phi Epsilon, a professional foreign service fraternity and sorority; Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional co-ed business fraternity; Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed community service fraternity; APPLE MG62090V1-Q020-S99 CPU Fan

Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish social fraternity; and social fraternities Sigma Phi Epsilon, Zeta Psi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Zeta Beta Tau. Delta Phi Epsilon was founded at Georgetown in 1920, and members of their Alpha Chapter include Jesuits and several deans of the School of Foreign Service.[177] The Delta Phi Epsilon foreign service sorority, founded in 1973, is the only sorority active at Georgetown.[178] APPLE 15" Macbook Pro Unibody CPU Fan

Georgetown's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, affiliated with the campus Hillel, was established in 2002.[179] Sigma Phi Epsilon chartered its chapter as a general social fraternity in 2007.[180] The Omega Lambda chapter of professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi replaced Delta Sigma Pi, which lost its charter in 2006.[181] The Zeta Psi chapter, named Gamma Epsilon, was chartered in March 2009 after a year as a colony. Gateway 6020GZ CPU Fan

Annual events on campus celebrate Georgetown traditions, culture, alumni, sports, and politics. In late April, Georgetown University celebrates Georgetown Day.[183] Besides the full-day carnival, the day rewards the best professor of the year with the Dorothy Brown Award, as voted by students. Toshiba Satellite Pro M30-891 CPU Fan

Halloween is celebrated with public viewings of alumnus William Peter Blatty's film The Exorcist, which takes place in the neighborhood surrounding the university.

Homecoming coincides with a home football game, and festivities such as tailgating and a formal dance are sponsored by the Alumni Association to draw past graduates back to campus.[185] Toshiba Satellite Pro M30-782 CPU Fan

The largest planned sports related celebration is the first basketball practice of the season. Dubbed Midnight Madness, this event introduces the men's and women's basketball teams shortly after midnight on the first day the teams are allowed by NCAA rules to formally practice together.[186] In 2013, Georgetown will again host the east regional finals round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.[187] HP Pavilion dv5-1050eo CPU Fan

Georgetown University hosts notable speakers each year, largely because of the success of the Georgetown Lecture Fund and the Office of Communications.[188] These are frequently important heads of state who visit Georgetown while in the capital, as well as scholars, authors, U.S. politicians, and religious leaders. SONY VGN-SZ220 CPU Fan

The Office of the President hosts numerous symposia on religious topics, such as Nostra Ætate, Pacem in Terris, and the Building Bridges Seminar.

Georgetown fields 23 varsity teams and the Club Sports Board supports an additional 23 club teams. The varsity teams participate in the NCAA's Division I. Dell Studio XPS 1645 CPU Fan

The school generally competes in the Big East Conference, although the football team competes in the Division I FCS Patriot League, the sailing team in Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, and the rowing teams in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. U.S. News & World Report listed Georgetown's athletics program among the 20 best in the nation.[190] ACER eMachines 7230 CPU Fan

Georgetown's student athletes have a 94% graduation success rate,[191] and over one-hundred have gone on to play professionally.[192]The school's teams are called "Hoyas", a name whose origin is uncertain. Sometime before 1893, students well versed in classical languages invented the mixed Greek and Latin chant of "Hoya Saxa", translating roughly as "what (or such) rocks." DELL Latitude E4300 CPU Fan

The school's baseball team, then called the Stonewalls, began in 1870, and football in 1874, and the chant likely refers to one of these teams.[193] By the 1920s, the term "Hoyas" was used to describe groups on campus, and by 1928, campus sports writers started using it instead of the older team name, the "Hilltoppers."[194][195] The name was picked up in the local publications, and became official shortly after. SONY Vaio VGN-A29LP CPU Fan

Jack the Bulldog has been the mascot of Georgetown athletics programs since 1962, and the school fight song is There Goes Old Georgetown.The men's basketball team is particularly noteworthy as it won the NCAA championship in 1984 under coach John Thompson. The current coach is his son, John Thompson III, who coached the team to the Final Four in the 2007 NCAA tournament. HP Pavilion dv7t-6100 CTO CPU Fan

The team is tied for the most Big East conference tournament titles with seven, and has made twenty-seven NCAA tournament appearances.[196][197] Well-known team alumni include Sleepy Floyd, Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, Jeff Green, and Roy Hibbert.[198]Georgetown's NBA alumni are collectively among the highest earners from a single program.[199] HP Pavilion dv7-3163cl CPU Fan

Besides basketball, Georgetown has been nationally successful in both cross country and track and field,[200] and in 2011, the women's cross country team won Georgetown's only other NCAA Championship.[201] The sailing teams have also won eight Intercollegiate Sailing Association national championships since 2001,[202] while the rowing teams are perennial contenders.[203] HP Pavilion dv7-4140ed CPU Fan

The men's and women's lacrosse teams have both been ranked in the top ten nationally,[204][205] as have both soccer teams, with the men making the national championship game in 2012,[206] and the women making the national quarterfinals in 2010.[207] The rugby club team also made it to the Division II Final Four in 2005 and 2009. Compaq Presario CQ60-155ep CPU Fan

Georgetown graduates have found success in a wide variety of fields, and have served at the heads of diverse institutions both in the public and private sector. Immediately after graduation, around 54–61% of undergraduates enter the workforce, while others go on to additional education.[209] Georgetown graduates have been recipients of 23 Rhodes Scholarships,[210] 21Marshall Scholarships,[211] and 26 Truman Scholarships.[212HP Mini 110-3000sd CPU Fan

] Georgetown is also one of the top-ten yearly producers of Peace Corps volunteers as of 2010,[213] with 35 active and 866 total volunteers since 1961.[214] Georgetown alumni have a median starting salary of $55,000 with a median mid-career salary of $110,000.[209] NNDB, the Notable Names Database, lists 364 notable alumni as of 2013.[215] Compaq Presario CQ60-155ep CPU Fan

Twelve current or former heads of state are alumni. Former President of the United States Bill Clinton is a 1968 graduate of the School of Foreign Service, and others include Laura Chinchilla, current President of Costa Rica, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former President of the Philippines, Saad Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and Alfredo Cristiani former President of El Salvador.[ SONY Vaio VPC-EA46FM/B CPU Fan

Six alumni serve in the United States Senate, and thirteen in the House of Representatives. Current congressional alumni include Dick Durbin, Senate majority whip, and Steny Hoyer, House minority whip.[219] Governors includePat Quinn of Illinois, John Lynch of New Hampshire, and Luis Fortuño, of Puerto Rico.[220] On the U.S. Supreme Court, alumni include current Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and former Chief Justice Edward Douglass White.[215] Toshiba Satellite L500-1XL CPU Fan

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, Don Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias (Crown Prince of Spain), King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud of the Saudi Arabia royal family, and Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark are among the royals who attended Georgetown. Besides numerous members of the senior diplomatic corps, HP Mini 110-3000sd CPU Fan

graduates have also headed military organizations on both the domestic and international level, such as former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former National Security Advisor General James L. Jones.[221] Notable alumni in business include Patricia Russo, former Alcatel-Lucent CEO, William J. Doyle of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals, HP Pavilion dv7-3162nr CPU Fan

Wizards, and Mystics franchises and former America Onlineexecutive.[222][223] Leonsis is among four other undergraduate alumni who own professional sports teams, making Georgetown the most popular undergraduate university for major North American sports franchise owners.[224] Actor Bradley Cooper, People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2011, is also a Georgetown graduate. HP 480481-001 CPU Fan

The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. Part of the NCAA's Division I, the Hoyas field 23 varsity level sports teams, most of which participate in the Big East Conference, with the exception of the Division I-AA Patriot League in football. In late 2012, Georgetown and six other Catholic, non-FBS schools announced that they were departing the Big East for a new conference.[1] HP 622029-001 CPU Fan

The rowing and sailing teams also participate in east coast conferences. The men's basketball team is the school's most famous and most successful program, but Hoyas have achieved success in a wide range of sports.

The team name is derived from the mixed Greek and Latin chant, "Hoya Saxa," (meaning "What Rocks") which gained popularity at the school in the late nineteenth century. Toshiba Satellite L555-12P CPU Fan

The name Hoyas came into use in the 1920s. Most teams have their athletic facilities on the main campus of Georgetown University. The men's basketball team plays most of their home games at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. and the baseball team plays at Shirley Povich Field in Cabin John, Maryland. Lee Reed took over as the school's athletic director in April 2010. HP GB0507PGV1-A CPU Fan

The University admits that the precise origin of the term "Hoya" is unknown.[2] At some point before 1893, students well-versed in classical languages combined the Greek hoia or hoya, meaning "what" or "such", and the Latin saxa to form Hoya Saxa!, or "What Rocks!"[3] This cheer may either refer to the stalwart defense of the football team, or to the baseball team, which was nicknamed the "Stonewalls", or to the actual stone wall that surrounds the campus. HP Pavilion dv7-1135nr CPU Fan

After World War I, the term "Hoya" was increasingly used on campus, including for the newspaper and the school mascot. In 1920, students began publishing the campus's first sports newspaper under the name The Hoya, after successfully petitioning the Dean of the College to use it instead of the proposed name, The Hilltopper. "Hilltoppers" was also a name sometimes used for the sports teams.[2] Dell Latitude E6510 CPU Fan

By the fall of 1928, the newspaper had taken to referring to the sports teams as the Hoyas. This was influenced by a popular half time show at football games, where the mascot, a dog nicknamed "Hoya," would entertain fans.[5]

Georgetown's unique team name has caused opponents to mock Georgetown with chants including "What's a Hoya?"[6] Harrison High School, located in Kennesaw, DELL DC280005FF0 CPU Fan

Georgia, is the only other institution in the country licensed to share this name. However,Georgetown Preparatory School, which separated from the University in 1927, uses the name "Little Hoyas" for its sports teams and shares the University's blue and gray color scheme.

Georgetown's nickname is The Hoyas, but its mascot is "Jack the Bulldog." HP KSB0605HB CPU Fan

Various breeds of dogs have been used by the sports teams as mascots since the early 1900s. Several notable bull terriers like Sergeant Stubby and "Hoya" were used at football games in the 1920s, as was a Great Dane in the 1940s. However in 1951, the school suspended its football program because of the increasing cost of the game financially and academically, which left the school without an official live mascot.[7] HP 580696-001 CPU Fan

In 1964, the school permitted exhibition football games to resume, and students financed the purchase of a young English bulldog named Royal Jacket, whom they intended to rename "Hoya", but he only responded to the callname "Jack". This breed was chosen to represent the school because of their "tenacity." The athletics department subsequently adopted as its logo a drawing of a bulldog sporting a blue and gray freshman beanie.[8] HP Pavilion dv7-4014eo CPU Fan

The original Jack retired in 1967, but the name was carried over to his successors. In 1977, the university began the tradition of dressing up a student in a blue and gray bulldog costume, replacing the live bulldog, though several dogs periodically joined the costumed mascot during the 1980s and 1990s.[7]

In 1999, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., with the help of the Hoya Blue fan club, revived the tradition of an official live bulldog named Jack, to work along with the costumed mascot.[9] DELL Studio 1555 CPU Fan

When Pilarz left for the University of Scranton in 2003, taking Jack with him, Georgetown secured a new bulldog puppy and found anotherJesuit, Christopher Steck, S.J., to care for him. The current bulldog is named "John S. Carroll," a play on the name of Georgetown's founder, which name allows for continuation of the "Jack the Bulldog" nickname.[10] HP G62-339WM CPU Fan

After Jack injured his leg in 2012, two Georgetown parents donated a younger bulldog puppy, who the school refers to as "Jack Jr."Blue and gray are the official colors of Georgetown University and its athletic teams. The colors are an important reminder of the school's past. During the American Civil War, Prussian blue was commonly used in Union uniforms, while cadet grey was used inConfederate uniforms.[12] HP Pavilion dv5-1145ev CPU Fan

These colors were introduced by the rowing team in 1876, who deemed blue and gray "appropriate colors for the [Boat] Club and expressive of the feeling of unity between the Northern and Southern boys of the College." Girls from neighboring Georgetown Visitation sewed the original uniforms together for the team and presented the Boat Club with a blue and gray banner reading "Ocior Euro" (Swifter than the Wind).[13] HP F787 CPU Fan

The basketball and lacrosse teams use gray as their primary color in home jerseys, with blue in away jerseys. White is also frequently used as an accent to these colors, and is actually the main color in the football and baseball teams' away jerseys and the soccer team's home jerseys. Campus spirit groups often encourage students to "bleed Hoya blue," a slogan used on teeshirts and bumper stickers sold to fans.[14] HP Pavilion dv7-3155eb CPU Fan

Fans are generally encouraged to wear gray to home games, and sellouts are referred to as a "gray out."[15] Though various shades are used, the primary ones suggested by the school's identification policy are pantone 409 and pantone 282, which is the same shade as Oxford Blue.

The Georgetown Fight Song, known as "There Goes Old Georgetown", is actually an amalgamation of three songs, DELL Studio 1458 CPU Fan

only the oldest of which, 1913's "The Touchdown Song", contains the lyric "here goes old Georgetown". Students combined a version of "The Touchdown Song" with "Cheer for Victory", written in 1915, and "The Hoya Song", written in 1930, both of which are included in their entirety.[16] The authors of these songs, and of the combined version, are unknown.[17] Toshiba Satellite A505-S6970 CPU Fan

Georgetown's fight song is rare among U.S. university fight songs for mentioning other colleges by name. Specifically, it mentions Yale University, Harvard University, Princeton University, College of the Holy Cross, the United States Naval Academy, and Cornell University, who were all rivals of Georgetown in the early to mid-20th century, and mocks their fight songs. HP Pavilion dv6-3090si CPU Fan

In recent years the Hoyas only play Cornell and Holy Cross regularly (in football), and many of these schools no longer use the fight songs that Georgetown's song mocks.

The Georgetown University men's Basketball team is perhaps the most well-known Hoya program. Georgetown's first intercollegiate men's basketball team was formed in 1907.[22] HP G60-215EM CPU Fan

John Thompson III, son of the accomplished Hoyas coach John Thompson, is the current head coach. The Hoyas historically have been well regarded not only for their team success, but also for their ability to generate players that after graduation succeed both on the court, such as Patrick Ewing, and off, such as Paul Tagliabueand Henry Hyde.[23] Toshiba Satellite A100-011 CPU Fan

The team has reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four five times including the 1984 national championship, and has won the Big East Tournament seven times, and has also won or shared the Big East regular season title seven times.[24][25]

The women's basketball also plays in the Big East Conference, and are coached by Terri Williams-Flournoy. DELL XPS M1210 CPU Fan

The team was first formed in 1970, and joined the Big East in 1983. They play their home games on campus at McDonough Gymnasium.[26] The women's team so far has not seen the same success as the men's, and have only been invited to the NCAA tournament three times, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1993 and 2011, and the second round in 2010.  HP G62-120SL CPU Fan

They have been invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, five times, progressing furthest in 2009 by reaching the fourth round.

Rowing at Georgetown has a distinguished history since the founding of the Boat Club in 1876. The team was however suspended from 1909 to 1920 due to lack of interest, and involvement in World War I. HP Pavilion dv6-2117eo CPU Fan

Georgetown added a men's lightweight team in 1963, a women's team in 1975, and a women's lightweight team in 1996.

Under the guidance of coaches Tony Johnson and Miranda Paris, Georgetown competes as a member of the top leagues in American rowing, the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges and Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges. Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5950 CPU Fan

Georgetown's four crew teams have seen success in recent years, including trips to the Henley Royal Regatta and entry into the Eastern Sprints for the men's heavyweight and lightweight teams and second-in-the-nation finishes for both men's and women's lightweight teams.[31][32] Many Georgetown oarsmen and -women have gone on to represent the United States on national and Olympic teams.[33] SONY Vaio VGN-BZ11MN CPU Fan

The university currently rents space in Thompson Boat Center, though has ongoing plans to build a new boathouse closer to campus.[34] Notable Georgetown crew alumni include walk-on Mike Vespoli, the founder and chief executive officer of Vespoli USA, Inc.[35]

The sailing team under coach Mike Callahan has been ranked #1 national in the ICSA Sailing World College Rankings on multiple occasions.[36] SONY Vaio VGN-TX91S CPU Fan

Andrew Campbell was named male sailing athlete of the year in 2002 and 2005.[37] He helped led the team to the first of their eight Intercollegiate Sailing Association national championships since 2001.

The men's soccer team was organized in 1952, and have made four NCAA Tournament appearances, in 1994, 1997, 2010, and 2012. Toshiba Satellite A100-849 CPU Fan

They play in the Big East Conference, and have made it to the Big East Tournament 19 times, and advanced to the finals in 2012.[40] They are coached by Brian Wiese, and play their home games on campus at North Kehoe Field.[41] The women's soccer team began play in 1991, have been coached by Dave Nolan since 1999, and share the same home field. Gateway MT6400 CPU Fan

The women's team has been to the NCAA Tournament twice, in 2007 and 2010, when they advanced to the quarterfinals.[42]Five players from the men's soccer team have played professionally for Major League Soccer: Phil Wellington (drafted in1996), Brandon Leib (1997), and Eric Kvello (1999), Dan Gargan 2004 (Selected 43rd overall in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft), Jeff Curtin 2005 (1st round draft Pick #14 overall). ] Toshiba Satellite A100-849 CPU Fan

Ricky Schramm, who played on the 2006 Hoyas, was drafted in the 3rd round by D.C. United. Women's team star Ingrid Wells has played on the United States U-23 women's national soccer team and for Göteborg FC.Both the men's and women's lacrosse teams have been highly competitive in recent years, both in conference and tournament play. Dell Vostro 3350 CPU Fan

A men's lacrosse team was first organized in 1951, and entered Division 1 play in 1970.[21][44] The team played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference until the 2010 season, when the Big East Conference created a men's league. The men's team made the NCAA Tournament each season from 1996–2007, reaching the Final Four in 1999.[45]ACER Aspire 4733 CPU Fan

The women's lacrosse team was formed in 1977, and won the first 6 consecutive Big East titles from 2001–2006. The Lady Hoyas reached the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship final in both 2001 and 2002. In 2005, their first season under new coach Ricky Fried, the team went 13–5 and made the NCAA Tournament for the 8th straight year.[21] ACER Aspire 3003LCi CPU Fan

Both the men's and women's teams play their home games on Multi-Sport Field.

The football team at Georgetown was first formed on November 1, 1874, with the earliest recorded games dating to 1887.[19] By the 1940s, Georgetown had one of the better college football teams in America, and played in the 1941 Orange Bowl, where they lost 14–7 to Mississippi State. HP Pavilion dv7-6187cl CPU Fan

As the college game became more expensive after World War II, however, Georgetown's program began to lose money rapidly.[46] The Hoyas last successful season was 1949, when they lost in the Sun Bowl against Texas Western.[46] However the program was losing too much money, and on March 22, 1951, the university's president canceled the football program. HP Pavilion dv7-1128ca CPU Fan

In 1964, Georgetown allowed its students to start a football program as an exhibition-only club sport.[48] Varsity football resumed in 1970 at what later became known as the Division III level.[49] Today, Georgetown plays at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision, competing in the Patriot League and perennially plays against Ivy League schools. HP Pavilion dv6-3216us CPU Fan

The Hoyas have also begun a cross-town rivalry with Howard University for a championship known as the D.C. Cup.[50]"Big Jim" Ricca, an NFL defensive end and offensive lineman, graduated in 1949 and was the last Hoya to play in an NFL game.[51] In 2007, the Washington Redskinsmade Alex Buzbee a reserve player, becoming the first Georgetown player on an NFL team since Ricca retired in 1956.[52] HP Pavilion dv6565el CPU Fan

The 2011 Georgetown Football teamfinished 8-3, which was their first winning season since the 1999 campaign, giving them a second place in the conference.

Georgetown has been nationally successful in both cross country and track and field.[53] The men and women's track and field teams practice off-campus at Duke Ellington Track in neighboring Burleith. DELL Latitude E6410 CPU Fan

The men's and women's teams have both been ranked #1 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in recent years, both nationally and in the Mid-Atlantic Region.[54] In 2011, the women's cross country won Georgetown's only other NCAA Championship by besting Big East rivalVillanova.[55] Chris Miltenberg, women's cross country coach, won the 2011 NCAA coach of the year for women's cross country.[56] HP Pavilion dv6-2066dx CPU Fan

Patrick Henner is the director of men's and women's track and field as of 2012.

Baseball is Georgetown's oldest sport, with the first recorded game taking place in 1866, and the team formally organized and sanctioned in 1870. The Hoyas have seen little national success, with no appearances in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship since the event was established in 1947. HP 610777-001 CPU Fan

The team was once known as the Stonewalls, and is one possible source of the Hoya Saxa cheer famous among all Georgetown sports teams. The Hoyas play their home games at Shirley Povich Field, a 1,500 seat stadium located in Bethesda, Maryland and named for Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich. The stadium was built in 2000. Samsung MCF-913PAM05-40 CPU Fan

The Hoyas also utilize three lighted batting cages and two bullpen areas located on campus above Yates Field House, and adjacent to Kehoe Field

The Georgetown University Rugby Football Club is the intercollegiate men's rugby union team that represents Georgetown in the USA Rugby Division II competition. HP Pavilion dv7-2140eo CPU Fan

It was founded in the spring semester of 1967 by former members of the Washington D.C. Rugby Football Club including graduate student Michael Murphy.[65] In 2005, Georgetown's first reached the Final Four of the USA Rugby Collegiate Division II National Tournament. The "Hoya Ruggers" again reached for the semifinals in 2009 in Palo Alto, California, and have had an undefeated 2009-10 season.[66] HP Envy 15-1060ea CPU Fan

A women's rugby team was founded in 2000, and plays in Division II in the Potomac Rugby Union (PRU).[67] They have won the PRU championship four consecutive times from 2006 to 2009. They have also been invited to the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union tournament three times, and were runners-up in 2006-07. HP Pavilion dv4-2140us CPU Fan

Georgetown's ice hockey team plays in the ACHA Division II in the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League (ACCHL) as one of three teams whose primary conference is not the Atlantic Coast Conference. Since joining this conference in 2003, the team has won the conference championship four times, in 2004-05, 2006–07, 2007-08, and again in 2012-13.[69] COMPAQ Presario F500 CPU Fan

The team previously played in the Division III Mason-Dixon Collegiate Hockey Association, where it won the league championship in 1997, 1999, and 2000.[70] In 2001 and 2002, they were invited to the national tournament of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, which the team had joined in 1999.[71] Coach Brad Card now leads the team, taking over the bench for Coach John Kokidko.[64] HP Pavilion dv2310ca CPU Fan

The team plays its home matches at the Washington Capitals' practice arena, Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Arlington, Virginia at the Ballston Common Mall. Compaq Presario C554US CPU Fan,HP Pavilion dv9660ef CPU Fan,DELL Vostro 1510 CPU Fan

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