Our history truly distinguishes Washington College from other selective liberal arts colleges in the country. Prominent among the colonial leaders who worked to establish this institution of higher education to fulfill its mission of preparing the citizens of a new democracy was our nation's first president, George Washington. Our students are young leaders, gifted writers, budding scientists, and determined athletes. The Washington legacy has served as a model for leadership, participation and involvement. The athletics program at WC is highly competitive, producing national champions in lacrosse and tennis within the last three years.