George Washington Colonials Logo

George Washington Colonials Logo
The 24 athletic teams representing George Washington University in Washington, DC, use the distinctive monogram logo in buff and blue.

Meaning and history

George Washington Colonials logo history


When the old George Washington Colonials logo was introduced in 1997, some people were probably surprised to see a cartoonish character in a black hat with a black flag in his hands.
In spite of the fact that the emblem was somewhat cluttered and lacked a serious approach, it was used until 2009. Only then the iconic monogram was adopted. While there is nothing but two letters, “G” and “W,” they look unique due to the choice of colors and shape.

George Washington Colonials basketball

George Washington Colonials basketball logo
George Washington University has competed in the NCAA Tournament 11 times. They have made six appearances in the National Invitation Tournament and two appearances in the College Basketball Invitational.

George Washington Colonials baseball

George Washington Colonials baseball logo
The first basketball team wearing the George Washington Colonials logo on their uniforms was fielded in 1891. Today, their home arena is Barcroft Park in Arlington, Virginia. The head coach is Gregg Ritchie.