In 1960, the George Washington University baseball team won the Southern Conference championship, which was a significant achievement for the program. The team was coached by Hall of Famer Walter “Mike” Michie, who was in his 12th season at the helm of the Colonials.
The team had a strong season, finishing with a record of 12-3 in conference play and 16-6 overall. They were led by standout players such as first baseman Jerry Koller and pitcher John Murphy, who both earned All-Southern Conference honors.
In the conference tournament, the Colonials defeated Davidson and Furman to advance to the championship game against The Citadel. In a hard-fought game, George Washington came out on top, winning by a score of 7-6 to claim the Southern Conference championship.
The championship marked the first time that the George Washington baseball team had won a conference title, and it remains a notable achievement in the history of the program. The team went on to play in the NCAA Tournament, but they were eliminated in the first round by Western Michigan.