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AU to host National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships

(04/02/18 3:19pm)

American University will host the 43rd National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA) Championships in Bender Arena the weekend of April 6-8. AU earned the right to host the tournament after the volunteer coaches, Miyako Yerick and Masters Richard-Duane Chambers and Ryan Huang, from the AU Taekwondo Club submitted a bid on behalf of the school. 

AU wrestling drops tightly-contested dual meet to Drexel

(02/12/18 4:53pm)

After eight grueling, physical matches, AU wrestling’s dual meet against Drexel Sunday in Bender Arena came down to the final bout between two nationally ranked wrestlers. Redshirt junior Josh Terao, ranked ninth at 133 pounds, and Drexel’s Austin DeSanto, ranked fourth, wrestled a back-and-forth match that was ultimately decided by a DeSanto takedown in sudden victory overtime. DeSanto’s win handed Drexel a 25-16 team victory.

Wrestling secures 32-11 victory over Bucknell

(02/05/18 11:46pm)

Freshmen Gage Curry and Eric Hong earned comprehensive victories to lead the AU wrestling team to victory against Bucknell Sunday in Bender Arena. Hong followed up his major decision victory against Binghamton on Friday by earning a first period fall against Bucknell (3-12, 2-6). Curry earned a 15-1 technical fall victory to close out the meet for the Eagles.

Mental edge

(12/15/17 9:54am)

One year after coming to AU, mental performance coach Brian Levenson continues to build relationships with student-athletes, contributing to their success as athletes and individuals. Levenson uses open conversations with athletes and coaches to identify and enhance skills relevant to success on the playing field.

Preview: Volleyball hosts Patriot League Tournament this weekend

(11/16/17 7:42pm)

The AU women’s volleyball team will hope to ride the momentum from their 16-game winning streak to a 15th Patriot League title this weekend. For the fifth year in a row, the Eagles will host the Patriot League Tournament after securing the top seed in the league. The Eagles posted a 15-1 record in the league, and have been undefeated since a Sept. 26 four-set loss on the road to Navy.

AU cross country and track’s new coach aims to steer team toward new chapter

(10/26/17 4:14pm)

Four months ago, Sean Graham received a phone call from Matt Centrowitz Sr. about the longtime American University coach’s plan to step down from his role at AU. Graham, an assistant coach with Kentucky at the time, didn’t think much of the call in the moment. Graham and the Kentucky track and field team were busy preparing for the Southeastern Conference and NCAA championship meets. It wasn’t until after Kentucky wrapped up its season that Graham took time to reflect on the coaching vacancy at AU.

Women’s volleyball completes five-set comeback against Navy

(10/22/17 3:26pm)

At halftime Friday night in Bender Arena, the AU volleyball team lacked fluidity and consistency in their offensive approach, trailing Navy by two sets to none in a game with major implications in the Patriot League. Navy had beaten the Eagles in their previous meeting on Sept. 26 and a loss would make it unlikely that the team would once again be regular season conference champions.

Women's volleyball cruises to three-set victory against GW

(10/12/17 4:36pm)

The AU women’s volleyball team secured a dominant 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 victory over non-conference opponent George Washington Wednesday night in Bender Arena to end their four-game homestand. The Eagles never trailed in any set and controlled the tempo of play throughout to claim their sixth consecutive victory after losing to Navy Sept. 26.