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GVL / Matt Read. The GVSU Swim Team Participating in a meet on Saturday, January 13th @ the Recreation Center.

Germany native Moritz Bartels making a splash for GVSU swimming

As practice is winding down, members of the Grand Valley State swimming team do one last rotation of 50 yards before exiting the pool. They’re all on the same page, crawling their way to the finish one by one.  In the middle of the pack is Moritz Bartels, a freshman distance swimmer who is wrapping up an intense race with fellow distance swimmer Dayen Wilson. Bartels gets out of the pool with a wide smile on his face, seemingly not phased by the fact that he just swam 1,200 yards during the practice. 

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Grand Valley vs. Lewis on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

GVSU women’s basketball splits weekend set

The Ashland University women’s basketball team is pretty good. Coming into their Thursday, Jan. 11, matchup with a vengeful Grand Valley State squad, they were riding a Division II record 52-game win streak that the Lakers were keen on snapping. Besides, three of those wins came against the Lakers during the 2016-17 season: one in the regular season, one in the GLIAC tournament and one in the NCAA tournament.

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Myles Miller shoots a three at the game against Northern Michigan Univeristy on December 9th, 2017.

Myles Miller, GVSU men's basketball split weekend series on Ohio road trip

Riding the highs of a five-game winning streak, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team headed to the state of Ohio to face off against GLIAC foes Ashland University and Tiffin University.  The Lakers’ winning streak would end after a closely contested 89-80 loss to the GLIAC heavyweight Ashland Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 11, but a new streak began after GVSU took down Tiffin 80-71 on Saturday, Jan. 13.

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GVL / Matt Read. The GVSU Swim Team Participating in a meet on Saturday, January 13th @ the Recreation Center.

GVSU swimming and diving teams grab victories over Findlay

As the season is winding down for the Grand Valley State swimming and diving teams, the level of performance is increasing. After a dominant performance against rival Wayne State last weekend, GVSU imposed its will on former GLIAC rival University of Findlay. This weekend had more implications than one, as 12 seniors competed for the last time in the Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday, Jan. 13, in Allendale.

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