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GVL / Luke Holmes - Chris Dorsey (14) protects the ball from the defender. GVSU Men’s Basketball lost to Ferris State University on Monday, Jan. 30, 2016.

Versatile guard Chris Dorsey finds way into starting lineup in first year with men's basketball

Grand Valley State junior Chris Dorsey is a man of many talents. He can score, pass, play different positions, defend the rim and just about anything else on the basketball court. His most important talent, though, transcends the hardwood. Leading a fast break down the floor? Forget about it. Feeding a perfect pass to a teammate? That’s definitely up there. No, Dorsey’s most impressive talent is his ability to do one thing: work hard.

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Quick hits: Starks earns GLIAC Player of the Week

Juwan Starks, a senior guard on the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team, earned GLIAC North Division Player of the Week honors after his performance in two home victories against Northwood and Lake Superior State. Starks averaged 22.5 points in the two games and made 10-of-13 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.

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GVSU shooting club qualifies for first ever appearance in NRA Championship

The GVSU Shooting Club had a performance for the record books in the NRA Intercollegiate Indoor Metric Position Smallbore Rifle Sectional and Precision Air Rifle Standing Sectional Feb. 11 at the Jackson County Sportsman’s Club. The Lakers’ four-man smallbore team finished second overall in the sectional with a score of 1967. The air rifle team finished second overall as well, with a score of 2095.

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GVL / Kevin Sielaff – Meghan Datema (18) takes a face-off at mid-field. The Lakers take the victory over Tiffin University Friday, April 1, 2016.

2017 GVSU lacrosse squad looking to build off last year's early postseason exit

Picture a flower pot. Inside lies fine soil and even deeper rests one small seed. With enough time and care, that seed will bloom into a ripe, green stem. From the stem blooms a flower. The stem is Grand Valley State’s women’s lacrosse team and the inaugural flower on the branch was its 2016 season where the team made its first ever NCAA tournament appearance. The Lakers lost in the first round to No. 4 Dowling College by a single goal.

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Quick hits: GVSU women’s cross country named USTFCCCA Division II Scholar Team of the Year

After Adams State captured the top spot in 2015, the Grand Valley State women’s cross country team reclaimed its spot as the 2016 Division II Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Lakers won the award for the fifth time in seven years as the highest finishing team at the NCAA Championships that achieved All-Academic Team honors.

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