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A month ago it was Jason Collins who made waves by coming out as the first openly gay active male in a major U.S. professional team sport. Now Grand Valley State University is making its support for gay athletes known by becoming a member of the You Can Play Project whose mission is to ensure equality respect and safety for all athletes without regard to sexual orientation.
If the adage Its not how you start but how you finish has a place in sports then the 2013 Grand Valley State University baseball team is a perfect example.
The No. 14 NCBWA 2013 Lakers 35-17 have seen it all this season. With stretches of dominance interrupted with periods of inconsistent play including a slow 6-7 start 8211 GVSU put the negatives behind them to play their best ball of the season when it matters most.
After a season that has seen its seen ups and downs its do or die time for the Grand Valley State University baseball team.
The weekend of May 5 brought the Grand Valley State University baseball team its ninth GLIAC titleits first in the last ten years and the first with Jamie Detillion who replaced Steve Lyon as manager.
On Saturday a dream became a reality for Charles Johnson. The former All-American wide receiver from Grand Valley State University was selected 10th in the seventh round by the Green Bay Packers 8211 the 216th overall pick.
After all the workouts meetings and interviews 254 athletes will hear their name called at the 2013 NFL draft. Former Grand Valley State University wide receiver Charles Johnson is just one of those athletes hoping to hear his name this weekend.
After three fourths of the GLIAC baseball season few pitchers have been better than Grand Valley State Universitys senior pitcher Kyle Teague.Teague 5-0 currently ranks third in the GLIAC in wins and second in ERA 1.22.Hes turned into our number one pitcher said head coach Jamie Detillion.
Over 500 people attended the 2013 spring football game but come this fall the Grand Valley State University football team will have a different look compared to the team that was on the field Saturday.
After missing the playoffs the last two seasons the Grand Valley State University football team hopes to break that trend in 2013.
At the beginning of the season the Grand Valley State University baseball team was picked to finish at the top of the GLIAC standings. To this point theyve lived up to those expectations just not the way they envisioned.GVSU 16-11 10-4 GLIAC managed to win two of three games over the weekend against Ohio Dominican University but fell 9-2 on Sunday in the final game of the series snapping a three-game winning streak.
After a slow start to the season it finally looked like the Grand Valley State University baseball team had turned the corner.
While it may be early in the GLIAC season the Grand Valley State University mens baseball team is already showing signs of dominance within the conference.GVSU 12-8 6-1 GLIAC used strong pitching performances from senior Kyle Teague and freshman Patrick Kelly to take both games in the doubleheader on Saturday winning 3-0 and 9-1 over the University of Findlay.The game marks GVSUs sixth win in their first seven conference games.
After every season there are always signature wins that a team can point to that was a turning point in their season.
All athletes have their own unique paths they take to reach success. For senior Grand Valley State University womens golfer Marni Weinstein her persistent work ethic has fueled her journey and transformed her into one of the prominent faces in the GVSU golf program.Nearly four years ago Weinstein wasnt offered a scholarship to play golf at GVSU.
After a disappointing showing in the nonconference portion of their schedule the Grand Valley State University mens baseball team approached their first GLIAC matchup as an entirely new season.
One reason we love sports is because of the unpredictability. Its one of the reasons were enthralled with March Madness.This past weekend Grand Valley State University athletics saw that unpredictable events are not only limited to on the court but can happen off of it as well.The womens softball team has already had ten games canceled due to inclement weather including their last six scheduled contests.On their way to Chesterfield Mo.
As far as the season goes the Grand Valley State University baseball team is not off to the start they envisioned.
In sports if athletes are measured by what they do under pressure and when the game is on the line few may be better than Grand Valley State University closer senior Brad Zambron.Zambron set the GVSU and GLIAC saves record when he recorded his 28th career save in a 5-4 victory over Winona State University.Hes the guy we want in the game with the ball in his hand at the end when the game is on the line said head coach Jaime Detillion.
In the semifinals of the GLIAC tournament the third time was the charm 8212 but not for the Grand Valley State University mens basketball team.