A Week of Trinity Spring Sports, NGWD, and More in Review

WASHINGTON DC—61 degrees and a sun that was surprisingly not deceiving in the dead of DC’s winter was granted to our spring-student athletes who were perhaps wishing upon a star the night before, because Monday, February 3rd marked the official kickoff of spring sports at Trinity Washington University. The Tigers are ready.

While both softball and tennis have now been practicing for a week, new players continue to roll in. An official roster for the spring 19-20 season is said to be finalized by the end of the month.

Softball will throw the first pitch on March 6, 2020 at Gallaudet University. The first home contest will be against Lincoln University on March 20th. A home field for the Tigers is currently to be determined, and all scheduled games are to be double-headers.

Tennis swings away at the first match on March 4th at Sweet Briar College at 2 PM. The first home match will take place on March 16th at 3:30 PM against Lancaster Bible.

Visit https://discover.trinitydc.edu/athletics/ for more on these two teams.

On February 2nd, Trinity student-athletes gathered at health and nutrition seminar featuring guest speaker, Chris Hays. For a full recap:Click Here.

Trinity basketball took on Washington Adventist at home on February 5th while Trinity athletics collaborated with the student admissions department to host an athletic experience event during the game. Several prospective high school students were given the opportunity to experience Tiger basketball as well as meet some of Trinity’s student athletes. For a recap of the game: Click Here.

The Tigers took Thursday, February 6th to shine a light on all women and girls for their annual Women and Girls in Sports Appreciation Luncheon. The event took place in the Trinity Gymnasium, where a plethora of prospective high school student athletes as well their coaches attended. They were able to congregate, enjoy lunch, and become inspired by the powerful words of keynote speaker and play-by-play Washington Mystics announcer, Meghan McPeak. A panel including Trinity student-athletes followed; our Tigers shared their experiences as student-athletes to the many “future” Tigers in attendance.

The busy week in athletics concluded with another luncheon, on a much larger stage: The Capitol One Arena. Trinity’s head athletic trainer, Seanta Cleveland, sat on a panel of five professional powerhouses in sports at the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletics Association (DCIAA) National Girls & Women Sports Day. Among Cleveland, sat Meghan McPeak, Fox Sports radio broadcaster, Kelsey Nelson, NCCU athletic director, Dr. Ingrid McCree, and Bowie State head basketball coach, Shadae Swann. Cleveland shared life experiences as well as encouraging words to everyone in attendance. For video recap and photos: Click Here.

This week, Trinity Athletics will host two home contest where basketball will take on Regent University on Monday, February 10 at 4:30 PM and Central Penn on Thursday, February 13 at 6:00 PM.