The Tribe Club is critical to the success of William & Mary student-athletes. Private gifts raised by the Tribe Club enable our student-athletes to excel at the highest level of competition by funding athletic scholarships, operating needs, and capital projects. Members of the Tribe Club are alumni, friends and advocates for William & Mary Athletics who recognize the value of the intercollegiate athletic experience and enthusiastically participate in the promotion, support and success of William & Mary student-athletes. Join the Tribe Club and take pride in the integral role your contribution plays in the achievements of William & Mary Athletics now and in years to come.
Chairman, John Mitrovic
President, Kathryn Litten
Secretary, Marc Elim
Treasurer, Jessica Muskey
Past-Chairman, Mark Boddy
Metro DC Regional President, Robert Wright
New York Regional President, Brandon Heroux
Peninsula Regional President, Kelley Crisci
Richmond Regional President, Robert McKetta
Tidewater Regional President, Evans Poston, Jr.
At-Large - Metro DC, Ernest Benjamin, Jr.
At-Large - Richmond, Matthew Brantingham
At-Large - Metro DC, Michael Callahan
At-Large - Peninsula, Glenn Crafford
At-Large - Peninsula, Christopher Dawson
At-Large - Tidewater, Jennifer Duffy
At-Large - Peninsula, Gilbert Elston
At-Large - Metro DC, Ronald Holmes
At-Large - Peninsula, Stephen Huebner
At-Large - Other States, Steven Jolley
At-Large - Richmond, Shawn Knight
At-Large - Peninsula, Michelle Krewinghaus
At-Large - Richmond, Jeffrey Lunardi
At-Large - Peninsula, Joshua Lustig
At-Large - Western Virginia, Mark Moran
At-Large - Richmond, C.J. Muse
At-Large - Peninsula, Robert Newsome, Sr.
At-Large - Tidewater, Larry Pendleton, Jr.
At-Large - Peninsula, Barbara Ramsey
At-Large - Other States, Cabell Rosanelli
At-Large - Tidewater, Scott Saal
At-Large - Metro DC, Elizabeth Trumbull
At-Large - Richmond, Missy Wycinsky
Student-Athlete Representative, Brett Barden
Student-Athlete Representative, Katie Webber
W&M Athletics Leads the Way with Nine NCAA Public Recognition Awards
The William & Mary Athletics department was honored once again with the announcement of the NCAA's Public Recognition Awards. The NCAA Public Recognition program honors teams that rank in the top 10% nationally of their sport on the Academic Progress Rating (APR), one of the three major academic success ratings that the national office administers. This is the second year in a row that W&M has earned nine awards, and the sixth in a row with six or more.
The Tribe's nine recognized programs for the 2016-17 school year include men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, and the women's track & field team. For women's soccer this is the first award in the 13-year history of the Public Recognition program, and for the track & field team, it's the first award since 2007-08. The women's golf team was recognized for the seventh year in a row, the men's golf team for the fifth year in a row, and both the men's soccer and swimming programs won for the second year in a row. Women's swimming won for the fourth year in a row, and both the men's and women's gymnastics teams have won for the last three years in a row. In the 13-year history of the recognition program, the Tribe has won 101 awards total.
Coaches of the Year
Since 2000, 134 William & Mary athletes have garnered ‘All-America’ status. This year, two W&M student-athletes represented the Tribe as one of the best athletes in the country at their sport, while two others garnered Academic All-America status. Congratulations to these athletes on such tremendous success.
Antonio Bustamante, Men's Soccer
Leia Mistowski, Women’s Track & Field
Ryder Bell, Men's Soccer (Academic)
Jacopo Gliozzi, Men's Gymnastics (Academic)
Senior Athletes of the Year
These awards are presented on behalf of the Tribe Club to the most outstanding performers from all of William & Mary Athletics in 2017-18. Each year, various senior student-athletes are nominated by their coaches for the Senior Athlete of the Year Award. The impressive pool of candidates is then narrowed to recognize the most impressive male and female performers in the senior year. This year’s winners are Leia Mistowski (women's track & field), pictured to the right, Erin Menges (field hockey) and David Cohn (men's basketball), pictured below.
Leia Mistowski - Women's Track & Field
One of the nation’s top hammer throwers, Leia Mistowski earned NCAA All-America honors during her junior and senior seasons and was selected as the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association Field Athlete of the Year. Additionally, she was a four-time CAA Champion and set the school and conference records in the hammer throw.
Senior Athletes of the Year
Erin Menges - Field Hockey
Honored as the Colonial Athletic Association Defender of the Year during her final two seasons, Erin Menges became just the second player in the league’s history to garner the distinction twice. Additionally, she became the first player in W&M history to be named to all four all-conference teams in her career. Following her senior season, she was Named to the National Development Squad.
Senior Athletes of the Year
David Cohn - Men's Basketball
One of the greatest players in school history, David Cohn finished his career as W&M’s all-time assist leader (490) despite playing just three seasons with the Tribe. Additionally, he owns the program’s records for single-season assists (207 in 2017-18), career assist average (5.3), single-season assist average (6.7 in 2017-18), career assist-to-turnover ratio (2.66) and single-season assist-to-turnover ratio (2.81 in 2015-16). A two-year captain, he was an All-CAA selection in 2018 and signed a professional contract overseas.
Alumni Athlete Giving Challenge
The 2017-18 Alumni Athlete Giving Challenge was extremely successful, as 33.2 % of former athletes, and an impressive 42.8% of young William & Mary alums (graduates within the last 10 years), made gifts to the Tribe. The Men’s Overall Challenge, sponsored by BAM (Brand Activation Maximizer), finished in the following order: 1) Men’s Gymnastics, 2) Men’s Soccer, 3) Men’s Basketball. The Women’s Overall race was a close one: 1) Women’s Gymnastics, 2) Women’s Soccer, 3) Women’s Swimming. The Young Alum competitions were also fun races this year with the Men finishing: 1) Gymnastics, 2) Basketball, 3) Soccer, and the Women finishing: 1) Gymnastics, 2) Lacrosse, 3) Swimming.
10 for the Tribe
Since 2014, the Tribe Club has seen incredible dedication from our student-athletes – not only in competition or in the classroom – but to their team. This stems from 10 for the Tribe, an educational effort that asks student-athletes to pay it forward. Last year, Brett Barden '18 (men's swimming) and Katie Weber '19 (women's gymnastics) spearheaded the effort and maintained 100% participation. Together the duo raised nearly $16,000 in support of William & Mary Athletics, due, in part, to private gifts matching all funds raised 2:1.
One Tribe One Day Success
One Tribe One Day is William & Mary’s effort to acquire as many donors as possible in a single day. This year a record number of donors (12,770) gave to William & Mary, and 2,425 of those donors made a gift specifically to Tribe Athletics. This accomplishment allowed the Athletics Department to capture the most number of Total Donors in the Gerdelman School and Unit Competition, which awarded Athletics an additional $15,000 from One Tribe One Day thanks to the Gerdelman’s! The total Athletics raised during One Tribe One Day was an extraordinary $451,000 to benefit our student-athletes. We appreciate all of our donors who contributed to this incredible effort during the One Tribe One Day!
Ways to Give
Online gifts: Make a gift quickly and securely by clicking here.
Cash gifts: Gifts can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Payments may also be made in monthly or quarterly installments – the perfect way to plan and manage your support of Tribe Athletics within a budget
Matching gifts: Companies and organizations often match gifts made by their employees, doubling – sometimes tripling – the initial gift value and its benefits. Visit www.matchinggifts.com/wm to learn if your employer matches gifts. Please enclose the applicable matching gift form with your contribution.
Unrestricted gifts: Gifts made without any designation go directly toward funding scholarships for women’s athletic programs, men’s basketball and football.
Restricted gifts: Gifts designated to a particular sport or fund. Gifts must have a sport restriction noted on the check or pledge form.
Gifts-in-kind: Athletics costs can be greatly reduced by the donation of products or services for which you receive donor credit at cash value. Gifts-in-kind must be properly appraised through the donor’s efforts.
Special gifts: Gifts other than cash or goods give long term stability to the Tribe Club. Gifts through real estate, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies and other types of bequests can provide positive financial and tax results for both the contributor and Tribe student-athletes. Be sure to consult with your financial advisor before making such a decision.