Mason to Recognize Former Student-Athletes

Posted: January 12, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The year 2006 marks the NCAA Centennial as well the 25th anniversary of women’s championships in the NCAA. George Mason began its athletics tradition with the formation of the men’s basketball team during the 1966-67 season. Tennis was the first women’s sport at Mason in 1972-73.

Currently, Mason boasts 22 varsity sports with nearly 400 student-athletes.

To celebrate the centennial, Mason’s Athletics Department has special events planned, including campus and community events that commemorate 40 years of the student-athlete at George Mason.

As part of the celebration, the department is inviting all former Patriots athletes and their families to attend and be honored at the Mason’s men’s home basketball game against Old Dominion University on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. Up to four complimentary tickets are available by filling out a form online.

Fans can read the complete history of George Mason athletics through the NCAA Centennial link on the school’s athletic web site.

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